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01-21-23, 02:28 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Man, I Love this Bike. I already have this year...

Man, I Love this Bike.
I already have this year Ironman (86) and size (54cm) but I'd be inclined to buy it again if the logistics were right.
Man, what I gotta do to get it... besides come up with...
12-31-22, 07:18 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Make it a great and fit 2023, IronKids.

Make it a great and fit 2023, IronKids.
11-30-22, 05:41 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Oh Yeah. Both look really nice and that Miami...

Oh Yeah.
Both look really nice and that Miami Vice really pops.
11-23-22, 05:39 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Oh yeah, the Ironman OEM wheels are so nice...

Oh yeah, the Ironman OEM wheels are so nice looking and performing.
My Centurion Comp TA was gifted to me as a frame (from you know who) has been one of my favorite rides. I used the araya ctl...
11-19-22, 05:58 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Agreed. And Also Those Forks.

Agreed.
And Also Those Forks.
10-18-22, 11:42 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Pics?^^^

Pics?^^^
10-12-22, 03:38 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

One of these. ...

One of these.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x719/20211106_182442_1_a5c3318f4216abc3593f4b5b84901f48d171eab1_cb56a2485a1cffe836003b3b8a540bbd8f2b1eb1.jpg
Scattered...
10-11-22, 03:51 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

I've been meaning to post on here for the last...

I've been meaning to post on here for the last few weeks just wasn't looking forward to using my phone to do it. Hopefully I'll get the laptop going since my tablet is out.
My initial plan to run...
10-11-22, 02:23 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

An Ironman is still an Ironman and therefore will...

An Ironman is still an Ironman and therefore will be a great ride.
Looking forward to it's completion.
08-24-22, 06:00 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Posting this pic for posterity's sake. Last...

Posting this pic for posterity's sake.
Last weekend at a music venue, Me with two of my grandsons. I'm 188 lbs! Meanwhile I was about the same weight as my grandson when I was a freshman like he is...
08-23-22, 12:28 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I started my pre training to pre season today. In...

I started my pre training to pre season today. In other words I'm trying to get in shape enough to start training in January.
I ran 3 Miles at a pedestrian pace that I could maintain the whole way....
08-22-22, 02:02 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Dang It! It hits some worse than others but so...

Dang It! It hits some worse than others but so glad to hear from you and glad you're on the mend.
Im not on here as much as I used to but you were conspicuous in your absence. I'm thinking now that...
08-19-22, 02:15 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

A cold front has hit Cen-Tex, temperatures in the...

A cold front has hit Cen-Tex, temperatures in the 90s predicted for the next two weeks.:D
And just in time for me to start working out again. I'll start running Tues which is my daughter's first day...
08-13-22, 09:40 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Here's my Ironman (midnight rider) , set up for...

Here's my Ironman (midnight rider) , set up for triathlons. 126 spacing but with a little persuasion I put Dura Ace 8 speed on it. ...
08-12-22, 06:31 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Here's RT's Carbon build. Shows what's capable. ...

Here's RT's Carbon build. Shows what's capable.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/940x919/1989_centurion_carbon_r_26946_59_b0409157e33312f55fc2c05a8491395bfa530eba.jpg
08-12-22, 03:41 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Oh yeah that's an '88. The Carbon and Ironman...

Oh yeah that's an '88.
The Carbon and Ironman had identical frames.The Carbon had Dura Ace while the Ironman had 600 tricolor. They both used downtube shifters.
The frame bb flexes slightly as does...
06-28-22, 09:20 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Nice '89 Ironman JD. I have one as well, in...

Nice '89 Ironman JD.
I have one as well, in same "Summertime Blues" color scheme.
06-28-22, 09:18 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Nice shot of a Nice Bike. I have an '85 as...

Nice shot of a Nice Bike.
I have an '85 as well, in same "OG" color scheme.
05-31-22, 06:52 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Here's one in the Dallas area. ...

Here's one in the Dallas area.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x450/01414_foozdcxkrdfz_0jm0ew_600x450_d41cd3020a92d8d22c81d55a688757d4d5cacfe0.jpg...
05-19-22, 05:58 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Agreed. Those '85s are really smooth riders and...

Agreed.
Those '85s are really smooth riders and the forks are the best looking of all the Ironman.
Also the '85s aren't easy to come by. When you find one in your size, seize it.
04-29-22, 02:22 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I'd ask her. But you can't go wrong with a...

I'd ask her. But you can't go wrong with a metallic blue. Those component choices should do the trick.
This would've been a great question for HWSNBN. He had a way with color combos.​​​​
04-28-22, 02:58 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Heehee, guaranteed no stuck seatpost. Good one...

Heehee, guaranteed no stuck seatpost. Good one Mr. Westi.
Looks 54ish, that's bargain-priced.
04-02-22, 07:51 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Hey Mr. Westi, that looks like a 56 to me. No...

Hey Mr. Westi, that looks like a 56 to me.
No odd number increments. However, I've noticed the early Ironman ('85, '86) tend to be a bit taller in the headtube. But the seat tube remained the same....
03-19-22, 05:43 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

What's up Ironkids? After 5 months of...

What's up Ironkids?
After 5 months of Inactivity, I made a plan to ride 2 times a week and I did it! Yay me.
I rode with my friend Mike and it was fun. We rode our river walk for about 10 miles. I...
02-28-22, 05:47 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Well C-Cat, sorry to hear that, However glad...

Well C-Cat, sorry to hear that, However glad you're coming out of it.
Also, coincidentally,I haven't ridden since October of 2021 either. I got the super cooties on the last week of Aug but...
02-04-22, 11:18 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I Likey...a Lot! Is that a 56? The red...

I Likey...a Lot!
Is that a 56?
The red accents :thumb:
Yeah, the 7400 brake levers aren't great, but I'd be on the hunt for some.
Congratulations, is ok if I'm a bit envious?
01-01-22, 06:51 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Happy New Year Iron kids. Let's make it a good...

Happy New Year Iron kids. Let's make it a good one and Keep the Fire burning.
12-14-21, 04:27 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

My '88 in Midnight Rider colorway. ...

My '88 in Midnight Rider colorway.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TLbnWr1-Qsc...
12-11-21, 09:48 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

My '85 has a pump peg.

My '85 has a pump peg.
11-29-21, 07:16 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

It's a 32. You're lucky to get a 28 to fit. ...

It's a 32.
You're lucky to get a 28 to fit.
It's not a 650b conversion however I think my Comp TA may have been made to run 27 inch wheels.
11-25-21, 09:57 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Happy Thanksgiving IM nation. After today go...

Happy Thanksgiving IM nation.
After today go out and ride your trusty IM steed and remind yourself why the Centurion Ironman is the most underrated bike on BF.
11-18-21, 07:21 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Here's my post.

Here's my post.
11-08-21, 05:49 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

^^^ Boy that looks Nice.

^^^ Boy that looks Nice.
11-07-21, 06:52 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

That is one of the Coolest lines, "Climbing all...

That is one of the Coolest lines, "Climbing all over furniture like rascals".

I realize now that I forgot to add the precursor Centurion Comp TA that RT gifted me. I think another Pic is in order....
11-06-21, 05:47 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x719/20211106_182442_1_a5c3318f4216abc3593f4b5b84901f48d171eab1.jpg
Used canklecat advice. '85 -'89 Ironman. The '85 and '89 are road bike...
11-06-21, 04:55 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1242/20201201_123244_1_9488ed4b6c93d6c92510f459de15c70936d6bed8.jpg
My '85 slightly modern build. 8 speed campagnolo veloce group. (The...
10-26-21, 03:46 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I've been riding some Saturdays with a mtb group...

I've been riding some Saturdays with a mtb group in our Cameron park. They're really a good group of guys. Usually the 10-15 guys will eventually break off in to 2 halves. Fortunately I've been able...
10-23-21, 09:22 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20211023_101841_0_499d14bfdf8619ba42ba358a4352d02ad68e704d.jpg
Doh!
10-23-21, 09:17 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

In the 1960s, Bruce Lee hurt his back while...

In the 1960s, Bruce Lee hurt his back while lifting weights. He had to be in traction for a few months. During this time he wrote a book with illustrations (by him) and it shows an arm lock and...
10-22-21, 09:58 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I've mentioned my new biking buddy Mike. I met...

I've mentioned my new biking buddy Mike.
I met Mike when I was 14 and he was 10. His oldest brother is one of my karate instructors and that's when I met him. He was 3 belts ahead of me when I...
10-20-21, 01:34 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

So much has happened/changed in my life. I've...

So much has happened/changed in my life. I've been wanting to write about it here but I kept putting it off.
First my now 7 year old daughter is now officially in school (1st grade). 2nd RT isn't...
10-17-21, 06:21 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

It looks good 👍. The pic angle is really COOL.

It looks good 👍.
The pic angle is really COOL.
10-12-21, 05:40 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

DANG!!! Mr. Westi in the house.

DANG!!!
Mr. Westi in the house.
09-12-21, 05:33 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

I'm not surprised about the ride that's a keeper....

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...
09-10-21, 05:25 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

That's Nice. Yep, Centurion got it right with...

That's Nice.
Yep, Centurion got it right with that component group.
09-01-21, 11:00 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Took the tractor tires off my gravel bike, put a...

Took the tractor tires off my gravel bike, put a 14-30 cassette, took 2 chain links off.
I gotta tell you I love this bike. First because RT gifted it to me, also it rides probably second to my...
09-01-21, 05:43 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Hello Ironkids. Today I push the reset button....

Hello Ironkids.
Today I push the reset button. After almost 7 years of being a stay at home Dad/Trophy husband, my daughter is finally, I say finally, in school (1st grade).
The strange thing is...
08-07-21, 02:48 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Yep, yep. The cable thing iircc was first used...

Yep, yep.
The cable thing iircc was first used by the russian olympic team. Then Mark Allen used it in the Hawaiian Ironman world championship. It's the Ironman that he had to be put in the hospital...
07-12-21, 02:48 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I remember that kinda luck with Ironman bikes was...

I remember that kinda luck with Ironman bikes was happening to someone else. RT suggested kissing a baby, flirting with an elderly, petting a strangers dog, saying hello to your neighbor, etc. Or...
07-12-21, 02:32 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

That may be my new mantra. Actually I haven't...

That may be my new mantra.
Actually I haven't ridden on the road since May. I've been riding our river walk on my gravel bike, it's the Centurion Comp TA that RT gifted me. It's just so much fun to...
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