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Old 03-29-20, 07:12 PM
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Can I swap my 6-speed MF 6208 (13-21) for a 7 speed freewheel? Maybe something with a bit more low end?

Would the width be the same, or close? Will my 600 shifters have enough clicks? (Front is a 53/42 Biopace.)



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SunRace 7 speed, 13-28?
Stick with a 6-speed, MF-6208, 13-24?
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You can get a 7 speed freewheel, but wait until someone answers your question about indexed shifters. All I run are friction shifters. I don't know about the indexed mode. Let me summon one of the experts. rccardr
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If you use a 7 speed freewheel you'll have to use the friction mode as your 6 speed will Not click 7 speed.
Also if you use a vintage shimano 7 speed freewheel you'll have no problems, however, if you use a new shimano 7 speed freewheel with the rivets on the back of the Low sprocket you will likely need a spacer in order for the small sprocket to clear the frame.
Lastly if you decide to go 7 speed SiS click shifting, you can go 105, 600, or Dura Ace 7 speed shifters and it will work just fine with that 105 rear derailleur.

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Well I rode my '88 Carbon Ironman today but Only 18 miles. Last week I rode my Miami Vice 17 fun filled miles. Maybe my next ride I'll finally make 20 miles.
The ride was good even with the narrow width 20 hard as rock tires. I think the sexy flexy forks and carbon frame softened the Ride to the point where it was like riding steel. I stated my MV has a 7 speed 13-28 freewheel but it's actually a 13-26. Now, the '88 Carbon Ironman Does have a 12-28 8 speed cassette. I think I prefer the 26 for my type of riding.
Although I enjoyed the ride today it was a little cool with temp 70 and a bit cloudy. Wouldn't you know it, i was 5 miles from home when the sun came out and I felt pretty good as my ride ended.

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How to mechanic headset bearing service continued.
Reinsert the stem/handlebar assembly into the headset/tube. Hand tighten the top bearing cup until it snugs up and you feel resistance. Check that the fork is not loose, but moves freely. Similar to the BB bearings you want the magic point with some bearing load. Not loose, but moving freely. When you find it, tighten the lock ring down while holding the upper cup steady. This is tricky because the tool for the cup has to be thin. I am using a big pair of vice grip needle nose pliers with thin fingers.

This is what I use for Ironman headsets.
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Good to see The Carbonman again. Forgot how good it looks. Looks like Spring has arrived in Central Texas.
Was able to get Old Ironbutt out for 36 enjoyable miles today.
Ironbutt gives a wave and howdy to Carbonman ...
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This is what I use for Ironman headsets.
There it is. I knew someone would have the correct tool.
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86' 56cm Ironman , nice shape friendly price . Not mine .
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Not much Ironman content but wanted to share


Retirement day gifts
My retirement party at Lockheed was canceled due to the virus but I was told to come in to pick up my stuff turn in my badges and process out. The powers to be said NO PARTY! When I got there everyone gathered up in a socially acceptable group to say good bye. They had some things they had gone together and bought for me. I mentioned a while back that the stores were sold out of Spam due to the hoarding. Well they took care of that.

Ironman content...I'm going to wear that Spam jersey when I ride my Ironman tomorrow. We aren't allowed to take pictures in the plant so I spread my goodies out on my hood and took one at home.
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That is amazingly Awesome.
Congratulations on your retirementTXsailor
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Both my May races were cancelled and one was moved to September...the day before my other race.

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Originally Posted by TXsailor View Post

Retirement day gifts
My retirement party at Lockheed was canceled due to the virus but I was told to come in to pick up my stuff turn in my badges and process out. The powers to be said NO PARTY! When I got there everyone gathered up in a socially acceptable group to say good bye. They had some things they had gone together and bought for me. I mentioned a while back that the stores were sold out of Spam due to the hoarding. Well they took care of that.

Ironman content...I'm going to wear that Spam jersey when I ride my Ironman tomorrow. We aren't allowed to take pictures in the plant so I spread my goodies out on my hood and took one at home.
You commuted between Bowie and Lockheed? Yikes. That wasn't bad up until about 10-15 years ago when 287 turned into a giant parking lot. Remember when you could drive 287 and see maybe one car every 15 minutes? Now it's 15 cars in a space for 5.

Enjoy your retirement. Bet you won't miss that commute.
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You commuted between Bowie and Lockheed? Yikes. That wasn't bad up until about 10-15 years ago when 287 turned into a giant parking lot. Remember when you could drive 287 and see maybe one car every 15 minutes? Now it's 15 cars in a space for 5.

Enjoy your retirement. Bet you won't miss that commute.
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 with my family. All those trips and I was in one wreck. It wasn't serious and no one was hurt.
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Retirement day gifts
My retirement party at Lockheed was canceled due to the virus but I was told to come in to pick up my stuff turn in my badges and process out. The powers to be said NO PARTY! When I got there everyone gathered up in a socially acceptable group to say good bye. They had some things they had gone together and bought for me. I mentioned a while back that the stores were sold out of Spam due to the hoarding. Well they took care of that.

Ironman content...I'm going to wear that Spam jersey when I ride my Ironman tomorrow. We aren't allowed to take pictures in the plant so I spread my goodies out on my hood and took one at home.
Love the airplane model. Nice! Also like the 56 Chevy in the background

Congrats on the retirement.
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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 with my family. All those trips and I was in one wreck. It wasn't serious and no one was hurt.
I commuted between Wise County, Fort Worth, Mid Cities and Dallas during the 1980s-90s but that wasn't too bad. It was long before the massive traffic brought on by Alliance Airport and related industries.

Back then I tried bicycle commuting but it turned out to be a death wish. Drivers were much more hostile then toward cyclists. It's not too bad now compared with back then.
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Unbelievable! I just acquired an IronMan in a never before seen color. Also a model I've never seen before. Sweet, let me take a pic and post it.
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Retirement day gifts
My retirement party at Lockheed was canceled due to the virus but I was told to come in to pick up my stuff turn in my badges and process out. The powers to be said NO PARTY! When I got there everyone gathered up in a socially acceptable group to say good bye. They had some things they had gone together and bought for me. I mentioned a while back that the stores were sold out of Spam due to the hoarding. Well they took care of that.

Ironman content...I'm going to wear that Spam jersey when I ride my Ironman tomorrow. We aren't allowed to take pictures in the plant so I spread my goodies out on my hood and took one at home.
Congratulations on the retirement. Time for a new chapter in life. That 56 is looking good. We need some pics of that. Speaking of Chevys, if you happen to see a maroon 65 Impala SS ragtop cruising around Bowie, I might have a story about it.

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Both my May races were cancelled and one was moved to September...the day before my other race.

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"Good", more time to train.
Two timin, that's great. Makes it more interesting. I did a triathlon once and had the worst bike ride of my life. The next day did another triathlon and had the best ride. So don't discount it.
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For those not digging my new IM, this 80's jam from Canuckizstan might help.

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"Good", more time to train.
Two timin, that's great. Makes it more interesting. I did a triathlon once and had the worst bike ride of my life. The next day did another triathlon and had the best ride. So don't discount it.
My 5k PR is the second race of two I did that weekend, so Iím not going to say Iíll do poorly at all. But the venue is over 2 hours away and hailing there for 6:30am check-in two days in a row is another issue. Husband is suggesting that I just go down and stay for the weekend...by myself. Woohoo! Although, Iíd miss my Sherpa. He hauled my bike through the wooded trails for me before and after the race last time.
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Both my May races were cancelled and one was moved to September...the day before my other race.

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I've had running/cycling events cancelled/postponed in March, April and May so far. Don't know about June yet. Marathon Training Team is supposed to start at the end of May. I'm guessing the first weeks/month of that will be virtual/solo also. On the positive side, I'm saving some coin. And.....I got the email this morning that I got picked in the lottery for the MCM. For all of the Jarheads/other armed forces and people that want to pay tribute, this is a special anniversary year. They are doing it up bigger than usual. The medals are going to have actual volcanic ash/black sand in them. Oorah!
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Retirement day gifts
My retirement party at Lockheed was canceled due to the virus but I was told to come in to pick up my stuff turn in my badges and process out. The powers to be said NO PARTY! When I got there everyone gathered up in a socially acceptable group to say good bye. They had some things they had gone together and bought for me. I mentioned a while back that the stores were sold out of Spam due to the hoarding. Well they took care of that.

Ironman content...I'm going to wear that Spam jersey when I ride my Ironman tomorrow. We aren't allowed to take pictures in the plant so I spread my goodies out on my hood and took one at home.
It looks like you had a lot of friends wanting to wish you the best and your work was much appreciated by them based on all the "Spam" they bestowed on you .
I Like the Tri-5 and the Vettes not bad either...congrats!
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