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Old 02-08-19, 11:02 PM
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If everybody's favorites are a 56, maybe I'M riding the wrong size? I Can't decide between the '86 62cm or the '57 60cm or the '89 58cm. Maybe I'll get a Turbo or Elite or Prestige and forget about the Ironman thing.
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Iron Butt



Since this is the only one I've got. ... it's my favorite.
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Its a beaut Clark!
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Old 02-09-19, 07:36 AM
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I think I found @texaspandj a 85'
call fernando ask if it's a 56

https://offerup.com/item/detail/581886262/

Thanks Mark but that's a 58cm I ride a 54 however I would go one size up or down if need be. My search Continues...
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Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post


Iron Butt



Since this is the only one I've got. ... it's my favorite.
JD , Dallas

JD with the Rarity of that color scheme One is all you need... Basically, (as the kids say) you could mic drop.

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Old 02-09-19, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
If everybody's favorites are a 56, maybe I'M riding the wrong size? I Can't decide between the '86 62cm or the '57 60cm or the '89 58cm. Maybe I'll get a Turbo or Elite or Prestige and forget about the Ironman thing.
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The black expert with out the Avenir decal SN is N8M6072
The blue smoke on the water expert is N9E5786
The purple fade 88 doesn't have it its # is N8B0017
that seems to match up with the thought that Avenir decals were added sometime in early 1989 mfg frames, which is why the black expert doesnt have it, its a late 1988 mfg frame.
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
If everybody's favorites are a 56, maybe I'M riding the wrong size? I Can't decide between the '86 62cm or the '57 60cm or the '89 58cm. Maybe I'll get a Turbo or Elite or Prestige and forget about the Ironman thing.
I'm more of a 60-62cm kind of guy
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Iron Maiden Centurion Update

My granddaughter & I spent Friday evening putting her bike together. Kudos to my wife who let us do it in the kitchen since its cold and our garage is unheated. We got it together and put it on my trainer. Everything works well and fit seems close. Its 7 speed now but has the triple crank that Saypat sent. We put the wheels off my 89 on it for now until we figure out how how we are going to configure it with the wheels we got from SeedsBeleize. I suspect it will end up with Dura-Ace down tube shifters but she also has the option of brifters. We don't have bar tape on it yet. She ordered some but she is keeping it secret what color it is. Knowing that girl it may be chartreuse or something wild. What ever it is we will go with it, after all its her bike. Pictures when we get to take it outside.
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I thought I posted pic for this.
Ahh yes the 24" junior models. totally overlooked that. looks like they were also offered in 1986,1987 also as the Signet model
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Old 02-10-19, 10:47 AM
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I miss @frantik. Cool cat.
Cheers Robbie! I got an update to my Ti Diamondback in the works.. currently at 20.57 lbs with way too much bling and some restomod action too. I'll be sure to post it in my progress thread so you can check it out
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My granddaughter & I spent Friday evening putting her bike together. Kudos to my wife who let us do it in the kitchen since its cold and our garage is unheated. We got it together and put it on my trainer. Everything works well and fit seems close. Its 7 speed now but has the triple crank that Saypat sent. We put the wheels off my 89 on it for now until we figure out how how we are going to configure it with the wheels we got from SeedsBeleize. I suspect it will end up with Dura-Ace down tube shifters but she also has the option of brifters. We don't have bar tape on it yet. She ordered some but she is keeping it secret what color it is. Knowing that girl it may be chartreuse or something wild. What ever it is we will go with it, after all its her bike. Pictures when we get to take it outside.
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Originally Posted by TXsailor View Post
My granddaughter & I spent Friday evening putting her bike together. Kudos to my wife who let us do it in the kitchen since its cold and our garage is unheated. We got it together and put it on my trainer. Everything works well and fit seems close. Its 7 speed now but has the triple crank that Saypat sent. We put the wheels off my 89 on it for now until we figure out how how we are going to configure it with the wheels we got from SeedsBeleize. I suspect it will end up with Dura-Ace down tube shifters but she also has the option of brifters. We don't have bar tape on it yet. She ordered some but she is keeping it secret what color it is. Knowing that girl it may be chartreuse or something wild. What ever it is we will go with it, after all its her bike. Pictures when we get to take it outside.
Awesome, keep it going. Looking forward to seeing pics.
Yup its been cold... And wet. I had to go to Austin Friday night same thing there including sleet.
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Just given this little guy , i know not a Centurion to say, but close. a 1990 Diamond Back Expert tg.


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But it says Centurion right on it . Given is nice .
Some interesting exchanges .
Early 90's centurion/diamondback Expert TG!
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Rides nice! I started the overhaul (ft wheel perfect, rear slight pits on NDS). Setting up stand to do BB & headset and a good cleaning in the basement. Too cold for a long ride. 58-60 my normal size but will see how 56 works with a longer seatpost.
Not that I am "hooked" but I have read this thread thru to page 60 so far to learn more.
This is not a cult, right?
Must read more now.
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Define cult . IMO pass on the Kool-Aid .
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Pretty Dang Nice '86 54cm!
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Its a beaut Clark!
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The hits just keep on coming.....
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Nice don't need sunglasses to see it! I am getting used to yellow fade which is a bit wild for me.
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My granddaughter & I spent Friday evening putting her bike together. Kudos to my wife who let us do it in the kitchen since its cold and our garage is unheated. We got it together and put it on my trainer. Everything works well and fit seems close. Its 7 speed now but has the triple crank that Saypat sent. We put the wheels off my 89 on it for now until we figure out how how we are going to configure it with the wheels we got from SeedsBeleize. I suspect it will end up with Dura-Ace down tube shifters but she also has the option of brifters. We don't have bar tape on it yet. She ordered some but she is keeping it secret what color it is. Knowing that girl it may be chartreuse or something wild. What ever it is we will go with it, after all its her bike. Pictures when we get to take it outside.
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What replacement brake pads do y'all like for Suntour GPX or comparable brakes? I'm about the redo the handlebar, tape, cables and housings, might as well do the pads too. I'm still using the original Suntour, which have been okay but feel pretty hard now. I'm usually thinking more of go! than whoa! on the Ironman, but I should give a little more thought to stopping.
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What replacement brake pads do y'all like for Suntour GPX or comparable brakes? I'm about the redo the handlebar, tape, cables and housings, might as well do the pads too. I'm still using the original Suntour, which have been okay but feel pretty hard now. I'm usually thinking more of go! than whoa! on the Ironman, but I should give a little more thought to stopping.
For the same look, the Bell pads at Walmart work fine. Higher quality Tiagra pads will work fine.

I like to go with pad holders, and GPX calipers look great with the polished holder/pad combos from Jagwire and others.

None come with the toe-in adjustment, that I've seen. When I get pads that do, I'm usually missing a concave washer or two...
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