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Old 06-15-22, 03:11 PM
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No real consensus on the "model" the best represents the "classic" IRONMAN, but since the IM originally started on Oahu it would be a Comp TA, preceding the Dave Scott version. Being partial to Hawaii I would vote for the pink and yellow. Anyone have an M.V. master, I have only seen experts.
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Old 06-16-22, 04:19 PM
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Still up !

But with gas hovering close to $5 in the area --- 400 miles round trip probably wont happen



Hmmmmmmmm -- a stop off at In N Out burger might make it worthwhile though
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This is my size and if it had the O.G. Wheels, it would be mine. $125
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This guy is finally finished.

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Old 06-28-22, 08:46 PM
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Haven’t posted here in awhile …Old Iron Butt is still cranking up the miles … Doing the Tour de Carrollton tomorrow @32 miles.
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This guy is finally finished.

Nice shot of a Nice Bike.
I have an '85 as well, in same "OG" color scheme.

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Old 06-28-22, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post
Haven’t posted here in awhile …Old Iron Butt is still cranking up the miles … Doing the Tour de Carrollton tomorrow @32 miles.
JD Dallas

Nice '89 Ironman JD.
I have one as well, in same "Summertime Blues" color scheme.

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Old 06-29-22, 09:12 AM
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The hotness continues!
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Took Don Johnson out for a ride today…..

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Old 07-04-22, 01:53 PM
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Added a better fitting saddle.


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Old 07-05-22, 07:59 AM
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The saddle, the hoods, the gumwalls.

Yup, good stuff right there.

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Added a better fitting saddle.
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Old 07-12-22, 08:24 AM
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Found what was probably a great value back then....

Sorry for the poor scan.

If you can find a 1985 Buyer's Guide, find a Columbus SL with chromed lugs, NR shifters, FD, RD, tubular wheels, and all-Italian components, for $789.

For those that don't think it's a Cinelli, note the ad. Literally, "Cinelli Team Centurion."

Again, sorry for the poor pic. The light is not good in the storage unit.

With 9-sp Racing T, Chorus/Aerohead wheels, zero-setback Thomson.

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Dave Scott Diamondback?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/38457976068...em598abd722e:g
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Old 07-13-22, 12:53 PM
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^^^^^ Posted in the eBay/CL "are you looking" thread a coupla days ago, IIRC.
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Old 07-13-22, 07:07 PM
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This is Cool.
I have video of Dave Scott riding a DB in a triathlon circa 90/91...but not that one. fleslider has the the one I've seen on video.



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Old 07-17-22, 09:55 AM
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This one popped up in Bicycling, July 1982 issue. Thought the Centurion aficionados would appreciate a copy.

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Interesting picture SpeedofLite , thanks . In 83' Centurion introduced the Turbo Centurion Turbo (non aero) . What are the bikes in the picture ?
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Interesting picture SpeedofLite , thanks . In 83' Centurion introduced the Turbo Centurion Turbo (non aero) . What are the bikes in the picture ?
Dura Ace AX, looks like Turbo seat stay caps, but the Comp TA caps were similar.
My guess is one or the other. markwesti , you have a TA, insight?
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bamboobike4 Hi , I built a Comp TA a while back . It was set up with a frame and fork by a banned BFer , it was a fun build . My thought was to get it to look stock as possible . In the end I sold it because it was a bit big for me , I ride a 56cm and it was a 58cm .
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Old 07-17-22, 07:45 PM
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Based on the pics, looks like those are Comp TA’s with either DA AX or 600AX.
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The lighting in the add is probably playing tricks on me. The 2 bikes look like they have different seatstays and fork crowns. Doesn't look like a Turbo. 83 Turbo has a straight rear brake bridge. 84 has a curved one. Here's the 79 catalog. I'll try to find something for the 81/82 years.

https://velobase.com/Resource_Tools/...log-full79.pdf

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It also appears that the headtube decal is the TRN logo on the team's jerseys. I think the standard headtube decal on 82 models was a metal badge. My wife's 82 mixte has one along with other 82's I find on the net.
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Originally Posted by SpeedofLite View Post
This one popped up in Bicycling, July 1982 issue. Thought the Centurion aficionados would appreciate a copy.

Here's a more important question about this photo. Are those World Champion stripes on the caps? If so, was Centurion taking liberties with the ad or did they actually earn them?
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Here's a more important question about this photo. Are those World Champion stripes on the caps? If so, was Centurion taking liberties with the ad or did they actually earn them?
Silly, they were on sale.
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Ironman update news….

1. Monday night shootout: I’ve never averaged 20 mph, outside of a triathlon leg, and certainly not in the last 10 years, and not on the shootout. Took the Ironman out last Monday, decided to start solo, sort of chased a guy, was joined by his three friends, who laid down the rules: 1-min pulls, no jumping out. I joined. After about 10 miles, I heard “spot on.” I figured I’d last a while and then drop. 10 became 20, and I hear “we are at 20.7 (I was just watching and riding.). Next thing I know, we’re rolling in, 29.76 miles at 20.6 mph. They brought out the beer, and said they’d tried for well over a year, could not crack it with 4 guys, but 5 was the charm. The very next questions were about the Ironman.

2. I signed up a couple of weeks ago for a TdF party (today.)
12 indoor CompuTrainers and we all did the Prologue, probably 40 riders.
2-man teams, chosen at random. I brought the Ironman. UPDATE from the results: 21.7, team placed third and $100 for me!
(UPDATE: 2 locals' named drawn from a hat, then a Pro added. Times from the Prologue and our same run of the same course were added together. My local teammate was a fast guy, and my Pro was Pogacar! My job (unbeknownst to me) was, I guess, not to "lose it too badly."

One of the guys was there with his sons and grandsons (who won).
All he wanted to talk about was the Ironman.

Bonus: talking to a nice couple about our age, his pride and joy is his 2013 Colnago Master.
We traded phone pics like a pair of grandfathers. His wife was eye-rolling and laughing.

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