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09-09-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By TXsailor

She said a magnet sticks to it so its steel. She...

She said a magnet sticks to it so its steel. She is in Alabama and I am in Texas so I haven't seen it except in the pictures she sent. She is looking for a place to hang it in her house, she loves...
04-12-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

Don't tell anyone but the people who follow this...

Don't tell anyone but the people who follow this thread like all things Centurion.
04-11-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

My wife is a pretty accomplished seamstress. She...

My wife is a pretty accomplished seamstress. She has done car interiors, boat canvas, doll clothes, kid clothes you name it. She is mostly self taught. I have a small fortune tied up in her sewing...
04-10-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

As soon as she rides it a little so we can see...

As soon as she rides it a little so we can see how she wants the brake levers and we get some bar tape on it I'll take some & post them. She is pretty busy homeschooling her 5 girls and still working...
04-09-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

I have Ultegra brakes like yours on two Ironman...

I have Ultegra brakes like yours on two Ironman bikes. One has Exage levers and the other has new Tektro levers. They work great. The bike I am building for my daughter has them too. On hers I used...
04-07-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

Well since we are talking about our corona rides...

Well since we are talking about our corona rides I've been out the last 3 days for a total of 110 miles. Today I was kinda tired and didn't get out until it was nice and warm. My Garmin said it was...
04-05-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

I got out on my Purple haze today

Here are some pictures. I rode 51 Socially Distant miles.
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04-01-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

The '56 Belair...

You good folks seem to appreciate my old hot rod. Here is the background on it. My Dad stumbled on it from a lady who got it in a divorce and offered her $2000. She laughed at him but then a few days...
03-31-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

Yep I had over 20 years in and often worked 6 and...

Yep I had over 20 years in and often worked 6 and sometimes 7 days a week. 140 mile round trip from my house. I worked on the F-16 F-22 & F-35. It was a good job but now its time to do some things...
03-31-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

Not much Ironman content but wanted to share

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Retirement day gifts
My retirement party at Lockheed was canceled due to...
03-24-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,652
Posted By TXsailor

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Strumey

I have a 61 Schwinn Racer that I am going to spend more on...
03-20-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,652
Posted By TXsailor

My situation is a bid strange or at least to me....

My situation is a bid strange or at least to me. My official retirement day is March 31st. We think we have everything in place and although will be on a greatly reduced income we think we will be...
03-20-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,652
Posted By TXsailor

I still have plenty from the last ammo crunch and...

I still have plenty from the last ammo crunch and lots of components to load more. Maybe I can trade 1,000 primers and a roll of toilet paper for a 3rensho in my size:roflmao2:
03-10-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 15,742
Posted By TXsailor

I know its nothing like Eroica but if you are...

I know its nothing like Eroica but if you are needing a ride this year with some friends and things are under control by then come up to Wichita Falls and do the Hotter 'N Hell. Several Forum members...
02-17-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-2x-VITTORIA-Open-Cors...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-2x-VITTORIA-Open-Corsa-EVO-CX-320TPI-Limited-Edition/223862345914?hash=item341f3c50ba:g:kOMAAOSwhZ1d~2Q7

How would these look on my Miami Vice?
02-15-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

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RJ the bike guy stuck seat post removal tools....
02-04-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6,625
Views: 598,952
Posted By TXsailor

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This Vetta saddle for my 87 Miami Vice courtesy of seypat Thanks Patrick!
02-01-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By TXsailor

You never know if you are going to jump stumps or...

You never know if you are going to jump stumps or hop rocks, you can't be caught with the wrong bike for the job!

Cool bike, it will draw some attention with those colors!
01-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,771
Posted By TXsailor

I don't even remember what bikes I had as a kid...

I don't even remember what bikes I had as a kid but I always wanted a "english racer" while the other kids had stingrays and such. When I got a paper route I got a 3 speed to deliver my papers with....
01-26-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

Yep that's it! The seller told me the seat post...

Yep that's it! The seller told me the seat post was free but I checked it when I picked it up and it wasn't. I haven't talked to him (he left the bikes on the porch and went to bed, he works a worse...
01-22-20, 02:41 AM
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Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

It did! No pictures yet but it looks like all the...

It did! No pictures yet but it looks like all the rest of the MV bikes. It came with two other steel bikes, a Specalized Hard Rock Ultra and a Bianchi Main Street. They are in fair shape and after...
12-31-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

My plans are to hopefully retire this spring and...

My plans are to hopefully retire this spring and ride all I can with my daughter & granddaughter. They are busy and our schedules clash but if mine is more relaxed I can better make it fit theirs. My...
12-31-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By TXsailor

Happy New Year to everyone near and far. Ride...

Happy New Year to everyone near and far. Ride those beauties in 2020!
12-26-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 217,956
Posted By TXsailor

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My cat has good taste in boxes
12-26-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,598
Posted By TXsailor

My 22 year old granddaughter's aluminum bike...

My 22 year old granddaughter's aluminum bike won't fatigue cause it sits while she rides her steel bike. The youngsters aren't all clamoring for the new stuff.
12-24-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

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Christmas for the real Iron Maiden

She likes it!
Some of you may remember...
12-24-19, 06:07 PM
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Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

Yes that is the Sunset Cemetery. The roads are ok...

Yes that is the Sunset Cemetery. The roads are ok nothing really special. I ride them because that's what we have and I can ride from home. From my house I do the full service road loop and back...
12-19-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,431
Posted By TXsailor

I trust Bike Forum members way further than most...

I trust Bike Forum members way further than most people and wouldn't hesitate to send money to one. I haven't bought a bike from a member but all the other dealings I have had have exceeded my...
12-08-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By TXsailor

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12-07-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By TXsailor

Tell me about my Salsa

This followed me home. My wife just rolled her eyes and said "It only has one speed"...
12-03-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 638
Posted By TXsailor

Like this? 53-11 Short 7800 Dura Ace. ...

Like this? 53-11 Short 7800 Dura Ace.
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11-24-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,278
Posted By TXsailor

In today's throw away society so much good stuff...

In today's throw away society so much good stuff goes to the landfill. People think that since a Walmart bike is junk in a year or so a old relic like that Panasonic just needs to go to the scrap...
11-20-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,373
Posted By TXsailor

Reminds me of a video about a ride called Repack....

Reminds me of a video about a ride called Repack. The early mtb folks from WTB named it that because on their old coaster brake bikes the brakes would be so hot at the bottom they required a repack...
11-18-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

I have had quite a few people say "cool bike" or...

I have had quite a few people say "cool bike" or something to that effect when they see my purple haze or blue smoke on the water Ironmans but for some reason when I rode with my sister in law at the...
11-16-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 289,947
Posted By TXsailor

Thanks Doc! I would use the old one but I am out...

Thanks Doc! I would use the old one but I am out of super gluehttps://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/980x2000/20191109_141851_e6b1bae5a212e12da34a3414012f8a7ea33d9c7f.jpg
Always...
11-10-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,037,476
Posted By TXsailor

While not quite the steal some of you have found...

While not quite the steal some of you have found I bought these form our local thrift store for $74 and change a few weeks ago. I have them both rideable without much work. I may restore the Racer....
10-31-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

New project

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10-19-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By TXsailor

Say what you want but my wife loved her Schwinn...

Say what you want but my wife loved her Schwinn with FFS and Positron. In fact she still has it. She is not and never has been a die hard cyclist and liked being able to shift down while rolling to a...
10-13-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By TXsailor

It looks like a nice cruising around town bike...

It looks like a nice cruising around town bike and is nice shape. I think you did good!
10-08-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By TXsailor

They were reasonable.A few quick...

They were reasonable.A few quick...
10-04-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,695
Posted By TXsailor

Here's the R400 It has the complete RX100...

Here's the R400 It has the complete RX100 groupset. One owner before me. It was sold new in 91....
09-28-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,878
Posted By TXsailor

My High Sierra has 175 crank arms which could be...

My High Sierra has 175 crank arms which could be the reason hers makes her knees come up too far if it does too.
09-09-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,134
Posted By TXsailor

The marine world uses it too. Their stuff really...

The marine world uses it too. Their stuff really takes a beating being in the sun day after day.
08-24-19, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

My sister in law was riding along in the HHH on...

My sister in law was riding along in the HHH on her Miami Vice and a girl rode up beside her and complemented her on her cool bike. Then she pointed to her downtube shifters and said what are those...
08-24-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

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Ready to ride the Hotter 'N Hell 100. You...
08-10-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

Since I pulled the triple drivetrain off to put...

Since I pulled the triple drivetrain off to put on my blue & white Expert for Ragbrai I needed something for my Purple Haze Ironman. I came up with this Dura-Ace setup 39-53 chain rings & 11-28...
08-01-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

Lets see.... here are some abstract thoughts We...

Lets see.... here are some abstract thoughts We learned that the green nozzle at the gas pump isn't diesel like it is in Texas. We dodged a bullet there Jack's card didn't read the first time and he...
07-30-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

I have problems with my shoulders and neck...

I have problems with my shoulders and neck hurting on longer rides and figured I would be miserable on the day after day pace if Ragbrai. I did hurt at the end of the first few days but as the week...
07-28-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

Ragbrai on Ironman

My daughter granddaughter (Iron Maiden) & I rode 470 miles in 7 days. My daughter had to have her bb serviced but the Centurions performed flawlessly. We climbed hundreds of 6-8% grades and a few...
07-14-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9,376
Views: 909,313
Posted By TXsailor

The lady on the left bought them for our team....

The lady on the left bought them for our team. She's the owner of our local health food store. Here is the back with her...
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