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09-15-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,086
Posted By Hackman61

Yep. I haven't been able to commute for at least...

Yep. I haven't been able to commute for at least a week on my bike. I just look at it in the garage and spin the tires to keep the sealant moving.
09-14-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,086
Posted By Hackman61

570...ouch

570...ouch
09-14-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,086
Posted By Hackman61

Current AQI in Tacoma is 283. I haven't ridden in...

Current AQI in Tacoma is 283. I haven't ridden in almost two weeks. Ugh. Update: Just rose to 321
09-09-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
Posted By Hackman61

Take a close look at the Salsa Journeyman gravel...

Take a close look at the Salsa Journeyman gravel bike. Rides great on the pavement and will tackle the trails and dirt roads as well. If... you can find one, should be right in your wheelhouse at...
08-31-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,206
Posted By Hackman61

For about $1000 you could get into a Salsa...

For about $1000 you could get into a Salsa Journeyman gravel bike. I absolutely love mine and ride it on pavement, trails, gravel and even do a little commuting with it. Most comfortable bike I...
07-22-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By Hackman61

Happened to me. 2nd floor apartment, bike on the...

Happened to me. 2nd floor apartment, bike on the balcony, gone in the morning. Guy had to be Spiderman to get to it but he did.
07-08-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Hackman61

I have the exact same noise on my new Salsa...

I have the exact same noise on my new Salsa Journeyman. Very slight and only hear it when the bike is on the stand. I'll have to check the brake mount alignment. Like most of us...the little noises...
07-02-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Hackman61

Thanks Tangerine. A little turn of the barrel...

Thanks Tangerine. A little turn of the barrel adjuster and the rub has almost disappeared. It's still got a little rub but I think it's flexing when I push hard on the down stroke. I'll continue...
06-25-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Hackman61

So is that just a limit screw adjustment? ...

So is that just a limit screw adjustment? clockwise or counter?
06-25-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Hackman61

Thanks Wheels... I try to trim out the FD as much...

Thanks Wheels... I try to trim out the FD as much as I can but can't seem to move it much after it has shifted. My old friction shifters I was able to trim it out really easily.
06-25-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Hackman61

So, I rode my new bike to work today, about 20...

So, I rode my new bike to work today, about 20 miles round trip. I noticed that the front brake cable end was rubbing against the disc. It was making a lovely light grinding sound all the way into...
06-25-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By Hackman61

NBD 1st real gravel bike

So I picked up my new Salsa Journeyman Claris 650b in matte gray today. OMG. What a comfortable ride. I should have done this a long time ago. So after a few quick adjustments and a few trips up and...
05-05-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Hackman61

Good point. It has a 3x8 Shimano Altus with...

Good point. It has a 3x8 Shimano Altus with trigger shifters and your standard V-brakes. 11-32 cassette, 48/38/28 front rings.
05-04-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Hackman61

Flat to Drop Bars on a Sirrus

I'm wondering what it would involve to switch from a flat bar 8 speed to a drop bar 8 speed with brifters? I really love the riding position of my Sirrus but really would like drop bars and...
04-06-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By Hackman61

Yesterday was fabulous. Got in a nice 20 mile...

Yesterday was fabulous. Got in a nice 20 mile ride. Wind has been up the last few days, ugh. With "stay at home" the roads and paths are pretty nice to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,817
Posted By Hackman61

My Fizik Argo Tempo R3 came today. Put it on my...

My Fizik Argo Tempo R3 came today. Put it on my Ironman and took it for a quick 12 mile spin. After just one ride I can tell it's going to be better than my old Selle Italia. Well, at least for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,817
Posted By Hackman61

I just ordered that same saddle. Comes this...

I just ordered that same saddle. Comes this weekend. I too am going away from a Selle Italia Q-Bik. Ouch that sucker hurts.
03-06-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Hackman61

Thanks Top. Did you put those rings together...

Thanks Top. Did you put those rings together with the sugino crank? What are the teeth if I can ask?
03-06-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Hackman61

Oh Robbie you are wicked. So it begins...

Oh Robbie you are wicked. So it begins...
03-05-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Hackman61

What Sugino triple set up is that?

What Sugino triple set up is that?
03-05-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Hackman61

Simple Green, elbow grease and a rag. Oh, and...

Simple Green, elbow grease and a rag. Oh, and patience. I've since replaced the tape with new white Cinelli cork tape. It's clean.
03-05-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Hackman61

My IM has the original 105 set on it. I am...

My IM has the original 105 set on it. I am willing to acquire just about anything in order to make it a little better for hills. I'm not a downhill speed junkie, too old for that. I like the...
03-04-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Hackman61

Wow. So many options to consider. Sounds like I...

Wow. So many options to consider. Sounds like I could spend quite a few dollars on this project. Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I love reading them all!
03-03-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,297
Posted By Hackman61

Triple for an Ironman?

Hey fellas, especially you Ironman dudes. I have the 87 IM Expert with standard 52/42 biopace chainring with the small 6 speed freewheel. 11/24 I think. It's great on the flats but I'm wondering...
02-20-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 442,325
Posted By Hackman61

Yep, SKS Bluemels matt black

Yep, SKS Bluemels matt black
02-12-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Hackman61

Thanks for your comments Riddle. I'm looking...

Thanks for your comments Riddle. I'm looking forward to the experience. I think my Sirrus and I will have fun, wet or not.
02-11-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,501
Views: 442,325
Posted By Hackman61

Here's my 2017 Sirrus. Found on Offer Up for a...

Here's my 2017 Sirrus. Found on Offer Up for a steal. I added a few things and cleaned her up real nice. Super smooth bike. ...
02-11-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Hackman61

Well it seems like most responses are leaning...

Well it seems like most responses are leaning toward taking the Sirrus with the triple crank. Man I still kind of want to use the Ironman just because. Which I know makes no sense. The triple will...
02-11-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Hackman61

Thanks for the comments everyone! Ive done the...

Thanks for the comments everyone! Ive done the STP a few times and its ok once things string out. Ive got lots of patience and never ride with a "race" mentality . So I have no problem letting all...
02-11-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Hackman61

The Ironman has the original 105 set up.

The Ironman has the original 105 set up.
02-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Hackman61

Yep. Hills are short but steep. One really long...

Yep. Hills are short but steep. One really long ( 1mile) constant grade but the rest are step rollers.
02-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 584
Posted By Hackman61

Bike Selection for upcoming ride

Hey folks. I'm here in the PNW and the annual Chilly Hilly ride is in two weeks. It will be my first time participating in this ride. 33 miles and 2193 ft. of elevation. I have to choose which...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 26,964
Views: 17,105,215
Posted By Hackman61

1987 Centurion Ironman Expert. Lugged steel and...

1987 Centurion Ironman Expert. Lugged steel and very fast.
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01-27-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,138
Posted By Hackman61

I'm hoping to do the annual Seattle to Portland...

I'm hoping to do the annual Seattle to Portland ride in July. Roughly 205 miles. Back to back centuries. I did it back in 91 and 92 but its been a long time since. I'm building my saddle time...
01-27-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25,708
Views: 2,590,523
Posted By Hackman61

Put in 17 miles today. Roads were still wet from...

Put in 17 miles today. Roads were still wet from the pounding rain the past week in the Tacoma. WA area. Used my Sirrus with the fenders to keep the gunk off me and the bike....
12-16-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By Hackman61

Thanks everyone! Great ideas for me to look...

Thanks everyone! Great ideas for me to look into. I appreciate all of the responses!. I've never tried bibs but it sounds like they're worth a try.
12-15-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By Hackman61

Looking for quality bike shorts

I'm looking for some quality bike shorts but I don't want to spend a ton of money. I ride 99% on the road, no dirt. Do any of you folks have some ideas or want to share what you are using? A ton...
12-11-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 671,897
Posted By Hackman61

32 year old Ironman. Not me, the bike. ...

32 year old Ironman. Not me, the bike.
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11-18-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9,741
Views: 992,479
Posted By Hackman61

Thanks Mark!

Thanks Mark!
11-18-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Hackman61

Thanks Andrew. I was thinking the same thing. ...

Thanks Andrew. I was thinking the same thing. The rear brake works, just make it like that.
11-18-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Hackman61

Good question. I'll have to take a look tonight...

Good question. I'll have to take a look tonight when I get home. Thanks for the input!
11-18-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Hackman61

Front brake release Shimano 105

So I have a single pivot, Shimano 105 front brake. The black release trigger (lack of a better word) is not functioning correctly. I'm baffled on how to adjust it/reset it in order for it to work...
11-17-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9,741
Views: 992,479
Posted By Hackman61

Finally had a very brief chance to ride my 87...

Finally had a very brief chance to ride my 87 Ironman Expert today after about 10 days with a sinus/head cold and basic crud. I spent some time cleaning, detailing, putting on a new chain, put on...
11-06-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 99,847
Posted By Hackman61

Thanks Mark!

Thanks Mark!
11-06-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 99,847
Posted By Hackman61

Hey fellas...I have a question. What color is the...

Hey fellas...I have a question. What color is the red on the 1987 Ironman Expert? (Don't say red.) I'm kind of color blind and different shades of color give me a hard time. I'm thinking kind of a...
11-05-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,398
Posted By Hackman61

Recently bought my wife a very nice used...

Recently bought my wife a very nice used Specialized Sirrus Sport. She's a good strong rider but refuses to wear a helmet. (she's a farm girl) I recently bought a new Kask since I had a Bell that...
11-05-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9,741
Views: 992,479
Posted By Hackman61

Texas...staying as original as I can. That's an...

Texas...staying as original as I can. That's an Ironman in my opinion. Now if I can just get it clean. I did order a new chain in case I can't free up that link that makes the chain jump.
11-05-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 99,847
Posted By Hackman61

Say...the chain on my 87 IM Expert has a link...

Say...the chain on my 87 IM Expert has a link that is super stiff. If I want to just replace the chain which one do I go with? It's 6 speed Shimano 105. KMC or Shimano? I'm thinking the KMC...
11-04-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9,741
Views: 992,479
Posted By Hackman61

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Cleaned a little and installed pedals.
Tried a picture of the new IM. Found a...
11-04-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9,741
Views: 992,479
Posted By Hackman61

Working on that Texas...I"ll try to post some...

Working on that Texas...I"ll try to post some tonight.
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