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Old 05-09-19, 11:22 AM
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@texaspandj , this reminds me of my friend crazy Dave . Not to be confused with my friend psycho Billy . Anyhow Dave was a long distance rider I'm talking across State across Country . Dave rode a Gios (it was his only bike) I'm not sure of the year for the bike but early to mid 80's non aero . On a short ride , 100 miles Long Beach to San Diego and on the return trip (the next day) he was pleased with himself and bike about joining a group of CF bike rider because when they tried to drop him he dropped them !

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That looks like Dura Ace to me...

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No affiliation, no idea how current the pics are (ad was posted recently, but who knows how old the pics actually are), but there is/was a very nice looking Comp TA on Delaware Craigslist. Looooong stem! I don't have the time or inclination to follow up on it, but perhaps one of you IronGents do.

https://delaware.craigslist.org/bid/...883043906.html
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Old 05-10-19, 07:56 AM
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Better pic coming if and when weather finally cooperates.
Well I purchased some bike shorts from walmart yesterday. They're by zefal. It has a Lot of padding and come in three sizes, S/M, L/XL, and XL/XXL. For comparison, Academys bike short are 6 dollars more and I wear Med. So I got the S/M. Although they fit well enough, the grip around the leg is Not tight. Probably made for someone with Massive Muscle legs like seypat. I'll use them on my long ride Sunday, and see if they hold up.
My goal is to ride my Carbon every Sunday long ride. However I still haven't found training wheels I like, at the price I can umm... appreciate, (It'll happen soon enough). Til then I think I'll ride my Miami Vice this Sunday. Here's it's current look. It has original everthing except: seatpost, saddle, bars, gripshift, and a 13-26 freewheel.

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Old 05-10-19, 09:07 AM
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50 years ago they used to call the 426 Hemi the "elephant motor", and some of the best were built by Ed Pink.
Sweet pink elephant!
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Switching to 54's, so...
56x56 NotYourDaddy's Ironman goes. F/F/HS with Look CF fork, FSA headset.
56x56 Carbon-R goes. F/F/HS (improved fork on this 1991 Asian market model)
56x56 Turbo goes (black) F/F/HS

I have a 54 '89 Master and 54 '84 Comp TA which will be it.
Plus the funny bike frame to be finished.

I'll get over it.
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Pics of the black turbo please.
Going on a long (ish) ride but I wanna check out the Turbo I'm interested in when I get back.
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Old 05-12-19, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Switching to 54's, so...
56x56 NotYourDaddy's Ironman goes. F/F/HS with Look CF fork, FSA headset.
56x56 Carbon-R goes. F/F/HS (improved fork on this 1991 Asian market model)
56x56 Turbo goes (black) F/F/HS

I have a 54 '89 Master and 54 '84 Comp TA which will be it.
Plus the funny bike frame to be finished.

I'll get over it.
Step back take a breath , once dey gone dey gone.
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We've seen this happen before with RT, But not to move down a size. I'll probably skip this round because I ride a 54cm. However I'll be looking to his next smaller frame size "everything must go" sale.

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Old 05-13-19, 04:46 AM
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Components pulled.
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Im hoping he decides to circus big and then wants to start clearing out 60-62cm frames.
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@fleslider , how is the Zunow coming along ?
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Three of us did the local Sunday ride on our Ironmen. an 87, an 88, and an 89. Fun day.


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Old 05-14-19, 11:16 AM
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Another one of the Summertime Blues IM's has surfaced in Texas. 61cm

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Old 05-14-19, 12:20 PM
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Three of us did the local Sunday ride on our Ironmen. an 87, an 88, and an 89. Fun day.


Sounds like a lot of fun and each bike is pretty impressive.
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Three of us did the local Sunday ride on our Ironmen. an 87, an 88, and an 89. Fun day.


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Originally Posted by nesposito View Post
Three of us did the local Sunday ride on our Ironmen. an 87, an 88, and an 89. Fun day.


That's the ticket!
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@fleslider , how is the zunow coming along ?
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
Another one of the Summertime Blues IM's has surfaced in Texas. 61cm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Centur...4AAOSw3AFcp34G
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
Another one of the Summertime Blues IM's has surfaced in Texas. 61cm

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Centur...4AAOSw3AFcp34G
Gorgeous bike.
Too bad about that top tube ding, but the upside is it makes the bike affordable.
I would try to convince the seller that shipping can be half what he lists, if done through bikeflights or shipbikes.
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Skinwalls and Ironmen rule.

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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Looks nice but is a bit small. I am a fan of the smoke/marble grey + white paint scheme, and came across one locally for a good price and in my size. I posted in on the "seen one of these CL/ebay" thread even! Too many bikes to move out, and perhaps more honestly, as a complete bike, I really look for framesets to put my preferred set of components on. If everything looks pretty decent, then I don't want to cannibalize a perfectly rideable bike just for a frameset...unless I really want it. So I said no to that and then over time bought a few framesets for good deals. I think my preferred IM look is the early '85-86. The yellow and pink half-committed paint schemes aren't my jam, though the smoked/marbled look is great. Unicrown fork is not attractive to me, however, so it looks like the early ones are the ones for me.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Skinwalls and Ironmen rule.

I just switched from skinwalls to these Continentals on Mavic MA40 rims yesterday. I wanted the darker look. I hope I'll still be allowed in the club.

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@76SLT , interesting color match up . White bag , saddle , bar tape , frame accents not to mention toe straps and bidon cage . The black works for me .
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I rode my Miami Vice 40 miles Sunday, it was a good ride but surprisingly easy. Unfortunately, for the next two days I was sick and didn't do anything. But finally I ride today. Actually I did a triathlon. I biked, ran, and "mowedthelawn" which is french for cut the grass.
I was on my '89 Summertime Blues and I felt great. I gad just eaten lunch and decided to ride the flat 26 mile route. However its been raining for a month and part of the country road was closed so it ended up being only 22 miles. I wasn't too bummed because the 4 miles that I lost was the only incline but it's 2 miles, nothing serious as I'm usually in 4219 going up. Anyways, the ride was just so easy and my run right after was just as easy. Maybe my training finally paying off.
My '89 Shifts so well and runs so smoothly even on a 2 mile stretch of chip seal. But I'm thinking of putting road bars back on. Just till I get a Dura Ace 9 speed, then back on the aero bars will go. I'll need some DT shifters @canklecat and I won't do it til I get my gripshift for my '86 next week....if I do it. When I finally get me an '85 it's definitely gonna be and stay with road bars.

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This Ironman would make RT go down to a 52cm, hehe, but seriously.
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