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Old 09-10-21, 09:26 AM
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Man that's a deal right there. Wish it was closer
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Old 09-11-21, 01:22 PM
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Looking forward to it.

Here ya go!
I've got to say, the ride is just lovely.
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Old 09-12-21, 05:33 AM
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Here ya go!
I've got to say, the ride is just lovely.
I'm not surprised about the ride that's a keeper.
I actually had one, of course it was a bit smaller. It was light and right, my son owns it now.
Until you actually see this color scheme in person and in the sunlight it's hard to appreciate the iridescent purple.
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I've changed the brake levers on my 86 Ironman to 105/SLR, they seem to fit me a little better. Here is a current pic,

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Hi All. Been awhile. I am finally getting around to a winter of re-paints. First up is my '88 Ironman Expert. When first built up and compared against a '92 PDG Paramount and a '79 Trek 930, it didn't grab me. Now though I'm going to try again. I'm thinking the problem, in part, might be the atrocious paint job. I am decidedly not a fan of the Ironman paint design. This one is red/white fade. I am a solid color guy and not a red bike guy.
The fixed cup and headset came off this morning. I'm leaving the pressed in cups. I don't see the Centurion sticky; did Robbie take it with him when he left, or maybe a vengece thing by the forum? Anyway, I'm looking forward to a new bike, without actually having to buy one.
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Old 10-12-21, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by daverup View Post
I've changed the brake levers on my 86 Ironman to 105/SLR, they seem to fit me a little better. Here is a current pic,

There's a reason why when the 105 slr brakeset came out that Dura Ace riders replaced them with it.
To this day, they're hard to beat.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Hi All. Been awhile. I am finally getting around to a winter of re-paints. First up is my '88 Ironman Expert. When first built up and compared against a '92 PDG Paramount and a '79 Trek 930, it didn't grab me. Now though I'm going to try again. I'm thinking the problem, in part, might be the atrocious paint job. I am decidedly not a fan of the Ironman paint design. This one is red/white fade. I am a solid color guy and not a red bike guy.
The fixed cup and headset came off this morning. I'm leaving the pressed in cups. I don't see the Centurion sticky; did Robbie take it with him when he left, or maybe a vengece thing by the forum? Anyway, I'm looking forward to a new bike, without actually having to buy one.
Seeds - this the one you're thinking of?
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Old 10-12-21, 08:55 AM
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I've changed the brake levers on my 86 Ironman to 105/SLR, they seem to fit me a little better. Here is a current pic,

When I got my 1985 Ironman last month, it had long since had its non-aero 6207 brake levers replaces with generic Shimano aero levers. I looked around, and I found that while you can find the correct 6207 levers by the dozen, hoods are another question entirely. Oh, there were some gum hoods, but the originals were black, and there were none of those. So I decided to go with slightly newer 6209 aero levers, to make it closer to original.


This pic is from after the "shakedown cruise". Still needs just a bit of work on fit, but the ride is great and it just feels like it wants to go fast.

The 'Bernard Hinault' model turbo saddle is original. It's looking kinda old and worn, but still pretty comfy. Still felt pretty good after 22 miles, but not sure how it will do for longer rides.
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Old 10-12-21, 09:07 AM
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Good looking bike ^^^ . Love the red .
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Originally Posted by daverup View Post
I've changed the brake levers on my 86 Ironman to 105/SLR, they seem to fit me a little better. Here is a current pic,

Hot! I like the way this color combo takes on a slight blue/silver hue away from the sun.
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Old 10-12-21, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
Good looking bike ^^^ . Love the red .
That red really pops in the sun, as texaspandj can confirm.
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Old 10-12-21, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
When I got my 1985 Ironman last month, it had long since had its non-aero 6207 brake levers replaces with generic Shimano aero levers. I looked around, and I found that while you can find the correct 6207 levers by the dozen, hoods are another question entirely. Oh, there were some gum hoods, but the originals were black, and there were none of those. So I decided to go with slightly newer 6209 aero levers, to make it closer to original.


This pic is from after the "shakedown cruise". Still needs just a bit of work on fit, but the ride is great and it just feels like it wants to go fast.

The 'Bernard Hinault' model turbo saddle is original. It's looking kinda old and worn, but still pretty comfy. Still felt pretty good after 22 miles, but not sure how it will do for longer rides.
Very clean and shiny! I like shiny, like the kid in the Christmas Story likes Santa.
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Old 10-12-21, 09:48 AM
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@Frank S - I will assume you picked yours from CL. I was looking at buying one of the two that were both listed around the same time. Congrats to you.
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I've changed the brake levers on my 86 Ironman to 105/SLR, they seem to fit me a little better. Here is a current pic,
Swap the calipers also for 105 SLR and you will be golden.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Hi All. Been awhile. I am finally getting around to a winter of re-paints. First up is my '88 Ironman Expert. When first built up and compared against a '92 PDG Paramount and a '79 Trek 930, it didn't grab me. Now though I'm going to try again. I'm thinking the problem, in part, might be the atrocious paint job. I am decidedly not a fan of the Ironman paint design. This one is red/white fade. I am a solid color guy and not a red bike guy.
The fixed cup and headset came off this morning. I'm leaving the pressed in cups. I don't see the Centurion sticky; did Robbie take it with him when he left, or maybe a vengece thing by the forum? Anyway, I'm looking forward to a new bike, without actually having to buy one.
Robbie painted one all white with black graphics. It looked fantastic.
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
Swap the calipers also for 105 SLR and you will be golden.
I've got a pair of the BR-L490 calipers, but they are not in great shape. I'll probably stay with the Ironman 600 calipers for now, they are much nicer looking.
I'm guessing the SLR levers are better matched with the SLR calipers, so I might try them if I can get them looking better.
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I've got a pair of the BR-L490 calipers, but they are not in great shape. I'll probably stay with the Ironman 600 calipers for now, they are much nicer looking.
I'm guessing the SLR levers are better matched with the SLR calipers, so I might try them if I can get them looking better.
I replaced the original 36 year old brake pads with Kool Stop pads, and between those and the 6209 levers, I think the original brakes are pretty good. Much better than the Arabesque calipers on my 82 Lotus.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 View Post
Hi All. Been awhile. I am finally getting around to a winter of re-paints. First up is my '88 Ironman Expert. When first built up and compared against a '92 PDG Paramount and a '79 Trek 930, it didn't grab me. Now though I'm going to try again. I'm thinking the problem, in part, might be the atrocious paint job. I am decidedly not a fan of the Ironman paint design. This one is red/white fade. I am a solid color guy and not a red bike guy.
The fixed cup and headset came off this morning. I'm leaving the pressed in cups. I don't see the Centurion sticky; did Robbie take it with him when he left, or maybe a vengece thing by the forum? Anyway, I'm looking forward to a new bike, without actually having to buy one.

Monochrome works for me:





Came to me as a rather clapped out '87 MV.

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Good looking bike ^^^ . Love the red .
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Monochrome works for me:





Came to me as a rather clapped out '87 MV.

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This is what I'm talking about with the blue hue. Some of the frame looks dark blueish. Sweet! Similar to the awesomeness of the Iris/silver.


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Very clean and shiny! I like shiny, like the kid in the Christmas Story likes Santa.
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Is it a sticky?
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Is it a sticky?
No. Whenever I want to refer to it, I go to 'Advanced Search' and type "Ironman information"
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