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Old 11-08-15, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Both of them look good, and the price on that red Master is great, worth a pickup and shipping, no doubt.

If that red one was closer and a 56cm, it would be gone and en route to me or already here.

My new "goal" is to get one of each year, and I'm giving myself 2 years.
The red looks like a 58. The black one looks like a 54. I'd turn the black one into a tuxedo (black and white). Judging by the looks of those hoods must be in excellent condition and comes with a trainer? Wow.
R.T. it's a big circle. You have inspired so many Ironman enthusiast and now you're being inspired by us (I thinks).

My 86 classic is complete and will never change from its current setup unless I can find some original 6 speed grip shifters.(no hurry)

My 88 yellow fade Master is complete and will never change either unless I get a shimano aero post. Again no hurry.

That leaves my purple haze half way complete,and 56 Miami vice I may be looking to trade for a smaller 54,52 or50.
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Sidenote : RobbieTunes does that include the expert and master each year? Hah.

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Question , If IM's are made with Tange 1 tubing . Did they use Tang 2 , (red background) on the forks ?
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Originally Posted by markwesti
Question , If IM's are made with Tange 1 tubing . Did they use Tang 2 , (red background) on the forks ?
I've often wondered, but the catalog scans say Tange 1 tubing in the forks, as well.
A Tange rep told me he thinks the unicrown forks were Tange Prestige.

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Sidenote : RobbieTunes does that include the expert and master each year? Hah.
Well, '85 to '89 would be 5.
Possible.

'85 to '89 each model would be 8.
Not unrealistic.

Having every color, now that's a cool thing. That's getting into museum territory.
Hahahahahahaha...get them all, get them all!

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Thanks RT , that is interesting . I vaguely have heard of Tange Prestige . I think this article has been posted before , anyway it's a good read .
Tubing Article ? Nothing is better than a bike that fits

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Originally Posted by nesteel
I suppose Campy 9 speed on an Ironman would be blasphemous?
No, I don't think it would be. That's my opinion, anyway. The bar position was for a full-on sprint triathlon.

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Campy Yes!
Shimano..Yes!
SRAM...? Not sure how i feel about SRAM on a CIM

Anybody done that?
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Originally Posted by fleslider
Campy Yes!
Shimano..Yes!
SRAM...? Not sure how i feel about SRAM on a CIM

Anybody done that?
Give me time, eh?

Actually, a guy I know built a Schwinn Tempo with full Apex, used Gore cabling, and it really, really came out great.
If I were to do something like that, I'd probably not use the SRAM crankset, just not my preference for a steel frame.
I'd go with an older FSA Octalink or ISIS crankset/BB combo, then run the SRAM stuff.

Around here, a 1x10 would work pretty well with the SRAM L brake lever and a WiFli cassette/RD.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
No, I don't think it would be. That's my opinion, anyway. The bar position was for a full-on sprint triathlon.

That looks sharp.
Hmmmm. I have a Campy group squirreled away just waiting for me to find a Miami Vice. Not in a hurry though.
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I am a paycheck or two away from going with the white apex on a different frame- but see no reason not to use it on an ironman!

On another note I have switched back to the sea foam master with 600 for commuting and I just like it better than the ultegra 9 speed brifter on the red fade. (which I have commuted with for a few months) may just be the gearing fits my riding better or may just be that I am getting old
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Originally Posted by jetboy
I am a paycheck or two away from going with the white apex on a different frame- but see no reason not to use it on an ironman!

On another note I have switched back to the sea foam master with 600 for commuting and I just like it better than the ultegra 9 speed brifter on the red fade. (which I have commuted with for a few months) may just be the gearing fits my riding better or may just be that I am getting old
First you're not Old. However you are getting older. Or is it better? Or smarter? I'd say judging by your choice in bikes it's the latter.
As stated in a previous post your red fade is one of my favorites. If you've made any changes to it since your last pic post, an updated pic would be nice.
Just curious what is your sea foam master sporting and what is the difference in gearing between the two?
Later
Sidenote: R.T. that Miami vice sure was nice. My 56 is clean, not sure it's That clean.

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Originally Posted by texaspandj
Sidenote: R.T. that Miami vice sure was nice. My 56 is clean, not sure it's That clean.
+1, jetboy is not old, just seasoned well.

Thanks. That MV now resides with an Apple exec, who races it regularly.
He has modern stuff, but finds passing people on the MV sends a subtle message.
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@rccardr Hey, now I really love that frame! Really nice color combo! Haven't seen that one before, or perhaps not done up in a way that was noticeable. Very nice!
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a good touch up paint to match the "Miami Vice" colors?
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Originally Posted by texaspandj
Just curious what is your sea foam master sporting and what is the difference in gearing between the two?
Later
no updates in pics other than its a bit dirtier! the gearing would be hard to make more different: sea foam is 6 speed 600 with 14-28t with Biopace , red fade is 9 speed brifter ultegra 12-23t

its probably just because I am commuting not racing I really do not use the 9 speed to its max. in the places I could reach such speeds, its too dangerous to do so.
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Originally Posted by Jaredn
Does anyone have a recommendation for a good touch up paint to match the "Miami Vice" colors?
I would say check the centurion ironman information thread, however I can't seem to find it anymore. (Anyone know what happened to it?) Maybe you should try looking on some earlier post on this thread, I think it's listed here somewhere.
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I can't find it, either, and I started it....WT(-)?
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maybe it died in a database rebuild. Was it called "ironman information"? Because there are simply tons of threads about these bikes
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Originally Posted by unterhausen
maybe it died in a database rebuild. Was it called "ironman information"? Because there are simply tons of threads about these bikes
Isn't there tons of threads about every bike on bike forums? Doesn't explain why it was deleted and others that have been dead for years and have no real relevance are still here.
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On another note. I'm waiting for parts and will be posting my updated Purple haze on this "Post your Centurion Ironman.. For the love of 80s paint jobs!" thread real soon. Later.
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[h=1]Ironman Information Thread[/h]
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As usual we don't know a good thing til its gone.
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It was just playing peek-a-boo
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pic of the sea foam after the commute home. yes that is not bar tape, its moto exhaust wrap with plenty o electrical tape holding it on. fireproof! it was what I had on hand and I am poor after some serious vet bills. it actually feels pretty nice. another thing i realized I like is that Flite saddle which is a recent addition.

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Way cool. I really like that bike and those colors. I see we share a taste for stems and seatposts of similar ilk. I can send you some bar wrap, just PM me your mailing address.

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pic of the sea foam after the commute home. yes that is not bar tape, its moto exhaust wrap with plenty o electrical tape holding it on. fireproof! it was what I had on hand and I am poor after some serious vet bills. it actually feels pretty nice. another thing i realized I like is that Flite saddle which is a recent addition.

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My '86 Ironman:



Other than the frame, I had all the parts here. Went economical as I could, so other then the chain, it had to be what was tucked away. Even the bar tape was "previously enjoyed"
Need to change out the stem for something japanese, and the seatpost actually belongs to my RB-1 project, and must be returned to the build box.
6400 Crankset, RD, FD, shifters, and brakeset.
Tange headset.
Shimano cheapish sealed BB
105 hubs with Veloflex rims.
The pedals will be replaced as soon as I dig out the Ritchey Logics I hid somewhere
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