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Old 05-19-16, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by texaspandj
Beautiful. Excellent. Pure envy from me. Congratulations and welcome. What are your plans with that beauty? Keeping it stock or not?
When I got it home I made some modifications, mostly pulled from my other Ironman.

Flite saddle
Dual pivot 600 Ultegra brakes
105 9 speed shifters
Soma highway one bars
H Plus son archtype/ultegra wheels
Speedplay pedals
Crankset, bb, derailleurs and seat post are stock


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nice secret granny action! if you look at the top of this page you can see my massive 34t with XT RD - and its not enough, i need a triple like you have. but i'd say if the above frame is an asian market version, its not the same version as your version... if that makes sense.
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Originally Posted by seypat
Here is a picture of mine (the Asian market bike) in Storming Of Thunder Ridge mode. Also have the new rims. Sun ME14A with 14Ga. straight spokes. Nice and stiff. The mods for the ride are Shimano FC-6206 600 triple with 50/36/28 rings, a 13-30 cassette and a Deore MT60 RD to handle it. I'm a real pathetic climber so I need all of it. That crankset is kind of a compact double with a granny included! The good part is that the middle ring is small enough that it hides the granny. Stealth! The Deore looks OK, but the mtn cage is not as attractive as a road triple cage. Not as attractive as the RD-1050, at least on this bike. That's the best job I have done yet cutting/sizing cable housing. I usually cut them a little short.

Looking good seypat. Nice and neat. I like that wrap.
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I picked up mine just across the bay a couple months ago for $20 more. I feel like it's tough to make a bare frame work in terms of $ without a full group laying around. Seems like you guys have picked out some inconsistencies, I'm super interested to hear more of the story.
yes we need pics of your IM! yeah he wants $140 for just the frame, but considering its interesting tidbits, it might be worth it -

there is a sticker on one side that might hold a clue, or it might just be a sticker.


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The black and silver carbon is wicked looking! It might just be me, but the seatstay tubes on the mystery MV look way beefier than normal. The Centurion decal doesn't wrap as far around the tube. It could be an actual pro bike.
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Old 05-19-16, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jetboy
yes we need pics of your IM! yeah he wants $140 for just the frame, but considering its interesting tidbits, it might be worth it -

there is a sticker on one side that might hold a clue, or it might just be a sticker.


That is just a Powerbar sticker.
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That is all kick-ass.

Just sayin!

Originally Posted by poke em
When I got it home I made some modifications, mostly pulled from my other Ironman.

Flite saddle
Dual pivot 600 Ultegra brakes
105 9 speed shifters
Soma highway one bars
H Plus son archtype/ultegra wheels
Speedplay pedals
Crankset, bb, derailleurs and seat post are stock


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Re: the yellow/lavender "MV" for sale:
1-BB shell lugs are not consistent with any Ironman I know of, and not any Turbo's, Comp TA's, or even Lemans of the years of that paint scheme.
2-my opinion is that the frame decals are add-ons.
3-The R chain stay protector has been painted over, and long ago.

All of which lead me to believe this is a re-paint, perhaps of a collection of parts, Centurion or otherwise.
I'm leaning towards Shogun based on the seat stay caps, with a Centurion fork.

Re: the red/white Centurion by the same seller:
1-The fork crown was not found on any red/white Ironman models, not even seypat's overseas model.
2-the seat cluster lug is off where it flows into the ST. I know I've seen a frame like that, but I don't think it was a Centurion.
3-the decal font is off on the DT and the seat stays.
4-the fork ends have eyelets

I don't know what it is, perhaps an older Lemans re-painted. Looks a lot like the older Lemans.
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The ad said the red and white one is an Accordo.
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That possibly fake Miami Vice also has a brake bridge that isn't consistent with an Ironman. It looks like it has a diamond shaped lug where the bridge ties into the seat stay. On my 85 and 88 there's no lug. I assume the other years are the same.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
That is all kick-ass.

Just sayin!

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by poke em
Thanks!

Really really nice. So inspiring, I'm sure I'm not the only one your Ironman makes one want one. I will have one if it's the last thing I do, I mean Ironman I get.

Captain RT to the rescue, here I was thinking/hoping it was a possible pro MV. Good detectiving with the bb shell.

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Re: the yellow/lavender "MV" for sale:
1-BB shell lugs are not consistent with any Ironman I know of, and not any Turbo's, Comp TA's, or even Lemans of the years of that paint scheme.
2-my opinion is that the frame decals are add-ons.
3-The R chain stay protector has been painted over, and long ago.

All of which lead me to believe this is a re-paint, perhaps of a collection of parts, Centurion or otherwise.
I'm leaning towards Shogun based on the seat stay caps, with a Centurion fork.

Re: the red/white Centurion by the same seller:
1-The fork crown was not found on any red/white Ironman models, not even seypat's overseas model.
2-the seat cluster lug is off where it flows into the ST. I know I've seen a frame like that, but I don't think it was a Centurion.
3-the decal font is off on the DT and the seat stays.
4-the fork ends have eyelets

I don't know what it is, perhaps an older Lemans re-painted. Looks a lot like the older Lemans.

You are right about the MV. I haven't seen an Ironman with chrome rear dropouts Plus the stays are not usually sculpted where they connect to the dropouts. The seat stays are wrapped around the seat lug, just like my Schwinn Prologue, which was built by Panasonic.
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Just picked up this beaut,

1987 Master 62cm

Some items are not original but shes in good shape, Cinelli Handlebars and Stem. and 105 Brakes and levers. Dont worry Pedals and Dork Disc have been removed. this is how i got it, i will post pics after i get it cleaned up .







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Originally Posted by fleslider
Just picked up this beaut,

1987 Master 62cm

Some items are not original but shes in good shape, Cinelli Handlebars and Stem. and 105 Brakes and levers. Dont worry Pedals and Dork Disc have been removed. this is how i got it, i will post pics after i get it cleaned up .







Looking good as is. A little elbow grease and that thing will shine like a diamond. I really like that color, I think that's my favorite master color.
As you know those brake components are not original. And although The 105 is a step down from the 600, for that year the 105 brake levers with the SLR are much better than the 600 levers. Those are some deep drop handlebars. Congratulations on another sweet acquisition.
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Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing? What am I seeing, besides pure awesomeness? I think I finally got something to contribute to the dahell thread. Why is the wheel base so long and why is there so much tire clearance and why am I posting it on this thread?
Anyways, what ya think?
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Originally Posted by texaspandj
Looking good as is. A little elbow grease and that thing will shine like a diamond. I really like that color, I think that's my favorite master color.
As you know those brake components are not original. And although The 105 is a step down from the 600, for that year the 105 brake levers with the SLR are much better than the 600 levers. Those are some deep drop handlebars. Congratulations on another sweet acquisition.

Yeah it look like it was a rider, besides those 105 having SLR , you can actually find hoods for them, unlike the 600 Aero levers. i also have a Trek 560 that has 600 and i swapped to 105 levers so i would have hoods.

it also has a rear 600 ultegra Shifter (7 Speed) so im figuring i will take it up to 7 speed , making it more of a rider..
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This just popped up on the local CL. Would fit my girlfriend nicely, and be a solid upgrade from her '89 DX-2000, but it looks pretty rough.
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ghah, someone left that IM outside. sad-
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Man, looks like my size. Seller definitely isn't going to maximise their value there.

I went ahead and hit up that CL seller about the rusty '89 since you have to move unbelievable fast and get lucky to get any kind of reply out here. Got a couple better pics of the rust, what do you all think? I asked if it had been used as an indoor trainer because that would explain the location of the rust but they said no, just served as a regular commuter to/from school.





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Another
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Um, no.
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Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing? What am I seeing, besides pure awesomeness? I think I finally got something to contribute to the dahell thread. Why is the wheel base so long and why is there so much tire clearance and why am I posting it on this thread?
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Nice bike, but he wants people to chase the reserve. Don't play that game.

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