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09-24-20, 01:02 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Things have pretty much come to a halt at my...

Things have pretty much come to a halt at my repair business. Had just one last week and none so far this week. However someone called and asked if I wanted some bikes. She said she was going to use...
09-23-20, 06:10 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Fast, lightweight and agile...you failed to...

Fast, lightweight and agile...you failed to mention Good Looking.
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 03:35 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

I was disappointed when I went to pick up my...

I was disappointed when I went to pick up my girlfriend and she said we can't go see the blues Brothers movie because she has to babysit her 10 yo cousin. No problem, we'll take him with us. But no,...
09-22-20, 09:56 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Awesome and welcome. Lofty goals and hope you...

Awesome and welcome.
Lofty goals and hope you can post some pics soon. My goal eventually evolved into, to get my favorite color scheme from each year '85-'89.
09-22-20, 06:23 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Nope, I feel as safe as I could with out earbuds....

Nope, I feel as safe as I could with out earbuds.
However...if I lived downtown in a big city I wouldn't wear them. In fact I would DISLIKE living anywhere that I wouldn't have the option to wear...
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Views: 442
Posted By texaspandj

I recently purchased this cousin to that DB...

I recently purchased this cousin to that DB ascent.
Mine is a DB Apex. I absolutely love it. I wouldn't trade it for any other mountain bike.
...
09-20-20, 04:18 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

An IronPerson Bike. RIP.

An IronPerson Bike.
RIP.
09-15-20, 08:13 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

The 48cm used regular 700c wheels both front and...

The 48cm used regular 700c wheels both front and back. However the 46cm used a 24 inch front wheel with a 700c rear wheel.
Those were the only two sizes available in the "women's" model.
09-15-20, 07:12 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Im not a Centurion expert but I think that's a...

Im not a Centurion expert but I think that's a Accordo RS.
I think you should stick with 50cm. That peach colored IM one in previous post would work for you if they decide to sell it.
09-14-20, 05:44 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

^^^ Cool 50cm Centurion. FYI Not an Ironman.

^^^ Cool 50cm Centurion. FYI Not an Ironman.
09-13-20, 02:16 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Since the 100 mile "Ride" I haven't ridden any of...

Since the 100 mile "Ride" I haven't ridden any of my IM bikes. The day after I rode my DB mountain bike on our short river trail several days in a row til the rains came. Since then it's stop raining...
09-12-20, 03:25 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Thanks for the response. I thought about using...

Thanks for the response. I thought about using the original front derailleur as I have all the original take off parts. however I really want to go modern chainring but with a similar shiny look of...
09-11-20, 10:25 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Fantastic build. :thumb:

Fantastic build. :thumb:
09-10-20, 04:45 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Wow, keeping it civil...and on subject. I use...

Wow, keeping it civil...and on subject.
I use the ifrogs 10 hour earbuds plugz in-ear headphones+mic sweat resistant. I just Bluetooth my phone and listen to Only good music.
I like that they have...
09-10-20, 10:50 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

I like it, too bad it's too big for you...and me.

I like it, too bad it's too big for you...and me.
Forum: Foo
09-10-20, 08:41 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Do you have to be drunk to answer?

Do you have to be drunk to answer?
09-07-20, 06:28 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

New to me Diamond back Apex. PO pic. It's set up...

New to me Diamond back Apex. PO pic. It's set up to be road friendly. The PO did a good job. I've only overhauled front hub and replaced saddle with a turbo. I think it's an '89. I plan to keep it a...
09-07-20, 07:03 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

My response to anything Robbie post is usually...

My response to anything Robbie post is usually Dang RT.
Looks like fun.
09-07-20, 02:20 AM
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Views: 539
Posted By texaspandj

What are your plans with it? You keeping it,...

What are your plans with it? You keeping it, restoring it, selling it?
09-07-20, 02:16 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Congratulations on your great find. That's an '87...

Congratulations on your great find. That's an '87 expert its original 105 components would be identical to the Miami Vice on this same page.
Cool thing about this era in Shimano components were...
09-06-20, 04:28 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Nice looking Miami Vice, such vibrant colors....

Nice looking Miami Vice, such vibrant colors. Congratulations and welcome.
Gorgeous and stunningly beautiful really. Everytime I look at it new words come to mind.
Inspiring me to wax my MV.
09-06-20, 07:00 AM
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Views: 539
Posted By texaspandj

I Like that bike. Is the red one his? I like the...

I Like that bike. Is the red one his? I like the pink one too.
09-04-20, 07:06 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

I would think similar with the allez having...

I would think similar with the allez having quicker handling than the Ironman. However I'm only guessing as I have no anecdotal evidence.
You could look up the differences in geometry and...
09-03-20, 08:43 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I've ridden my Diamond Back Apex 3 days in a row...

I've ridden my Diamond Back Apex 3 days in a row until the rain came and spoiled the party.
I had posted how I planned to get a WM bike after repairing then test riding them..they took me back to...
09-02-20, 01:09 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Dura Ace 7400 THRU 7700 is a you pick em. Gun...

Dura Ace 7400 THRU 7700 is a you pick em.
Gun to my head, 7400 series.
08-31-20, 03:41 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

A hunerd is a hunerd is a hunerd

Your Epic ride brought back haunted hunerd memories for me...I actually had to get a Cold bottle of water to down after reading your post.
You did it! 100 miles or 100 is all the same to me.
08-30-20, 10:32 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

lol, +1

lol, +1
08-30-20, 09:04 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

I did my 26 mile route on my '86 Ironman. Then...

I did my 26 mile route on my '86 Ironman. Then another on my '87 Ironman, then another on my '88 Ironman, then 20 miles on my '89 Ironman and finally 2 miles on my Diamond Back Apex, Total 100 Miles!...
08-29-20, 07:27 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Looks great. It came with white cable housing...

Looks great.
It came with white cable housing and a regular Freewheel.
Looking forward to your finished build.
...
08-28-20, 08:19 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Well, I shaved my legs, wiped down bikes, removed...

Well, I shaved my legs, wiped down bikes, removed saddle bags and aired up tires.
Ice chest will be filled with two bags of ice, 6 pack of Dr Pepper, water, koolaid, watermelon, pimento cheese...
08-28-20, 03:35 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x337/00u0u_39kc0vzisu7_0ci0ln_600x450_c59427656a235345335f5f37b624ab1e1506d2df.jpg
Here it is. It's a 1x...7. Currently set up as a street...
08-28-20, 12:15 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Generally I take Nov and Dec off then resume...

Generally I take Nov and Dec off then resume riding in Jan in preparation (hopefully) for some spring triathlons.
But I talked my cycling buddy into, instead of a complete off season how bout ; Sept...
08-28-20, 11:16 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Wish I could help but I only know Ironman sizes...

Wish I could help but I only know Ironman sizes by length of headtube.
08-28-20, 11:14 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Metric version? That's AWESOME! I like that.

Metric version? That's AWESOME!
I like that.
08-27-20, 08:27 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

It's so close to the ride Saturday. The 100 mile...

It's so close to the ride Saturday. The 100 mile ride will not be a walk in the park like it is for RT but I feel confident I'll at least complete it. My biggest hindrance is the "Covid 15" I'm...
08-25-20, 07:20 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Yeah the headtube is small on the 700c meanwhile...

Yeah the headtube is small on the 700c meanwhile the smaller wheel requires the larger headtube.
Well you got the shorter top tube going for you, hopefully it'll work.
08-24-20, 12:28 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

The 48cm came with matching sized wheels while...

The 48cm came with matching sized wheels while the 46cm came with the smaller front wheel. The pic you posted is a 48cm. It's similar to the regular Ironman except for a slightly shorter top tube....
08-24-20, 11:30 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

FYI, this is a 48cm with 700c Wheels.

FYI, this is a 48cm with 700c Wheels.
08-23-20, 07:47 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Super Cool and to top it off your jersey has my...

Super Cool and to top it off your jersey has my Spirit Animal on it.
08-23-20, 08:26 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Yep, it sucks when things don't work to your...

Yep, it sucks when things don't work to your standards but it's awesome when you figure it out.
08-23-20, 08:15 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Agreed. That looks more like a before pic than...

Agreed. That looks more like a before pic than an after.
Looking good, keep it going R.T.
08-21-20, 08:09 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20200818_184343_9d863e978aa667e23d1686670cfe9e6ff9ef3e6b.jpg
Rusty Crusty...
08-21-20, 07:57 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Schwinn pixie stingray convertible

This week has been slow with bike repairs. Fortunately we're going to open our business again (in a safe manner) next month.
So since it's been slow I asked my son to get the schwinn pixie out of...
08-21-20, 11:01 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

That's awesome. I love the look of that...

That's awesome. I love the look of that particular year of DA brifters. Of course I like DA period over anything else including campy.
Are you still insisting on keeping your Ironman stock?
08-21-20, 05:46 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

C-Cat, I feel you on the overdoing it esp in the...

C-Cat, I feel you on the overdoing it esp in the heat. I've been mostly no work out this week but I'm excited about the challenge of the 100 mile ride so I feel I'm ready. Still not in shape the way...
08-19-20, 08:50 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

I've been using aerobars since their inception. ...

I've been using aerobars since their inception.
The main difference from a regular road bike setup is the saddle position. With an aerobar setup you need to be pushed forward a bit. Since you've...
08-19-20, 08:36 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

We finally got a cool front in Cen-Tex so now in...

We finally got a cool front in Cen-Tex so now in the 90s. Good thing too as the 100 mile self imposed ride on the 29th is fast approaching. I'm not sure my riding buddy will ride it with me. He rode...
08-13-20, 04:25 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Or just use a lighter.

Or just use a lighter.
08-13-20, 04:21 AM
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Views: 1,198
Posted By texaspandj

1. Use the same hub and rim, new nipples, have a...

1. Use the same hub and rim, new nipples, have a wheel builder tension and true it.
^^^THIS^^^
08-13-20, 04:11 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Usually at this time of the season I'm much...

Usually at this time of the season I'm much lighter, in fact I'm just as heavy now as if I'm in the off season however I'm climbing well despite the extra weight. The equalizer for me has been...
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