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Old 06-20-20, 06:29 PM
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madpogue thanks for the quick response. Any idea what it's worth? I fell in love with an 88 ironman master that I picked up 5 years ago. So I saw this and had to get it. I am not sure if I should clean it up and make it look pretty or keep it with the patina as the carbon coating is aging and turning a little brown and flaking off. I just don't want to remove any of the cool decals or nostalgia of the bike.
Your and all Carbon Ironman are '88s and '88 Ironman have the coolest decals.
There is a thread of a BF member completely stripping the clear off a centurion carbon. It's a really cool read. As I recall he ordered new decals. Eventually RT purchased that same centurion carbon. He eventually was rid of it but that's a whole other story.
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1990 Diamondback Master TG Centurion

Here's my addition to this thread, a 1990 63-64 cm or 25" Diamondback Master TG Centurion. I doubt I'll be keeping it for long, however, as the frame is way, way too big for me.

The backstory on this is that my father - for some reason as it's also far too large for him - purchased this bike about 10 years ago and it pretty sat untouched in my parents' garage since then. About a week ago, I was visiting my folks and was helping them clean out the garage. I asked my dad what he was going to do with the bike and he said that he would 'get rid of it'.

Well, I volunteered to take it off his hands, so I stripped it down so I could transport it back home six hours away in my VW Golf. The handlebars were slightly bent and dinged-up and the chain had rust on it, so into the recycling bin they went. The tires were dry rotted and the brake pads rock solid, so off they came. What was left of a Cateye computer (just the wiring) went into the garbage along with the saddle as it had seen better days. But overall, the frame and fork are in excellent condition for 30-year of age and I'm impressed with the Made in Japan quality. I love the paint job and wish the frame was in my size as I would gladly keep it and ride it.

I have plans for the Shimano 105 groupset (minus to too long 175mm crankset) and Mavic 190 FB wheelset - that's why the frame is pretty much stripped. I'll most likely post the frame for sale or trade here in the forum in the near future.

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1990 Diamondback Master TG Centurion Tange OS

1990 Diamondback Master TG Centurion Chainstays

1990 Diamondback Master TG Centurion Front

1990 Diamondback Master TG Centurion Headtube

1990 Diamondback Master TG Centurion Fork

1990 Diamondback Master TG Centurion WSI Inc, Camarillo, California

1990 Diamondback Master TG Centurion Avenir Tange OS Decal

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Pretty sure I will passing this on tomorrow. I have owned three 'Miami Vice' bikes. The many years of owning an Ironman will be over. This one was truly in perfect condition.

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Here is my 86 Ironman with Shimano 600. I hope to add a pair of 600 pedals soon. I stumbled upon this beauty when I was stationed in Hawaii and brought it back to Rhode Island with me when I came back.
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Here is my 86 Ironman with Shimano 600. I hope to add a pair of 600 pedals soon. I stumbled upon this beauty when I was stationed in Hawaii and brought it back to Rhode Island with me when I came back.
Favorite year...so far.
Looking good.
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Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
Pretty sure I will passing this on tomorrow. I have owned three 'Miami Vice' bikes. The many years of owning an Ironman will be over. This one was truly in perfect condition.

Hope to find one in half decent shape one day. Gorgeous, hope it's going to an enthusist.
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If the fight seems lost, some of us throw our hands in the air and walk away. Still fewer of us leave the country. But I digress.
I came in here to say my '88 Expert will go on the block in the Fall/Winter. Here in Mexico. I'm selling off half the fleet, and it didn't make the cut. A '80 Trek 414 beat it out. In part due to paint. The 414 paint is exquisite, and a solid color. The Expert is two-tone, and red(I never liked a red bike). And the old Treks just fit me like no other bike I've ever experienced.
I found this thread on page three. I've come back to say that, with the IM being mentioned a couple times in the best bike of the decade thread, I'm reconsidering. It has my best tires on it, my best pedals, and soon will have my favorite saddle too. And I will put it through the paces.
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I found this thread on page three. I've come back to say that, with the IM being mentioned a couple times in the best bike of the decade thread, I'm reconsidering. It has my best tires on it, my best pedals, and soon will have my favorite saddle too. And I will put it through the paces.
Awesome.
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Originally Posted by oceanstaterider View Post

Here is my 86 Ironman with Shimano 600. I hope to add a pair of 600 pedals soon. I stumbled upon this beauty when I was stationed in Hawaii and brought it back to Rhode Island with me when I came back.
Su-weet!
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We'll another month is coming to an end but a new one is beginning (half-full glass kinda thing). And I haven't worked out near as much as planned. So New plan, only biking 6 days a week. I'm not losing any weight so might as well just enjoy riding.
In other news, we reopened our business at the beginning of June and only to a literal handful of students. However due to the increased virus cases in Texas we've decided to close at least the month of July. It's unfortunate and we could stay open however we all would have to wear mask while working out (punching bag, jumping rope, kicking drills, squats, etc) which would be very uncomfortable and risk a 1000 dollar fine for each person violation. So doors close again. Reality check, two of our students had to be tested because of contact with a positive case. They're waiting on results. So at this time I'd like to give another shout out to those who encouraged me and my new as Seypat so eloquently put it "side hustle". Thanks guys. Believe it or not it's keeping me busy enough and it's been rewarding in a lot of unexpected ways.
Now on to IRONMAN shhhstuff. I'm wondering if The Ride will happen. I'm riding everyday just in case so no more running.

All four of my Ironman have black cable housing and for me that means black saddle, wrap, cages, and hoods. But I'm changing one if my Ironman to white Cable housing. Will it be my '86 red and white Classic, '87 fushcia and marigold Miami Vice, '88 Carbon Midnight Rider, or the '89 cobalt blue and white Summertime Blues Ironman?

I think i have some white brake levers hope they're 105, and my buddy is giving me some white cages.

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I found this thread on page three. I've come back to say that, with the IM being mentioned a couple times in the best bike of the decade thread, I'm reconsidering. It has my best tires on it, my best pedals, and soon will have my favorite saddle too. And I will put it through the paces.
I took it out this morning, and the verdict is it's no match for the Trek, comfort wise. Probably faster, but that's not my thing anymore. If I still have the frame set next time I come north, I'll check and see if anyone wants it.
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Hi , fine people . My 86' IM has under gone a few changes , I can always go back or change a few degrees more . After I got done it hit me that black tires would be a good idea . So I would really like your input .
First picture , the old chrome / silver look . Note the lumpy Cinelli bar tape .
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Changes I made . Chrome Prestige Tange fork , black Tange Headset , Newbaums blk bar tape , black Tektro brake calipers , black bottle cage , black big chain ring , black chainstay protector . Red bullseye jocky wheels .
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Hi , fine people . My 86' IM has under gone a few changes , I can always go back or change a few degrees more . After I got done it hit me that black tires would be a good idea . So I would really like your input .
First picture , the old chrome / silver look . Note the lumpy Cinelli bar tape .
IMG_0191 by mark westi, on Flickr
Changes I made . Chrome Prestige Tange fork , black Tange Headset , Newbaums blk bar tape , black Tektro brake calipers , black bottle cage , black big chain ring , black chainstay protector . Red bullseye jocky wheels .
IMG_0602 by mark westi, on Flickr
IMG_0611 by mark westi, on Flickr
IMG_0600 by mark westi, on Flickr
that is a kick ass fork. also I don't mind the lumpy tape as I have the same Cinelli and while its sort of.. large.. it feels great.

that said, tan walls on an IM, not my thing. but different strokes for different folks!
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@jetboy , I'm thinking some black tires too . I will save the tan walls as I have a decent set of clincher wheels that I will use . Thanks for the reply .
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markwesti your Ironman is one of my all time favorites. The sleekness, simplicity, racing color way. Those o ring tanwalls are SSSWWEET!
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How are y'all rides going?
I rode 4 out of a planned 7 days. 1 of those days I ran, and another day (Saturday I went canoeing with my wife, which with my wife turned into a 2.5 hour workout) and the other skipped day I was tired. Hopefully this week I'll be more consistent.
It's been hot and reportedly it's gonna get hotter and not just in Texas but most of the country is in the path of a heat wave.
Yesterday after riding early with my cycling buddy I started changing one of my Ironman from black cables to white (pics to come) I rode again and it was HOT...and humid. However it was overcast so I had that going for me.
Keep the rubber side down Ironkids.
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Looks like the fork is bent.
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How are y'all rides going?
I rode 4 out of a planned 7 days. 1 of those days I ran, and another day (Saturday I went canoeing with my wife, which with my wife turned into a 2.5 hour workout) and the other skipped day I was tired. Hopefully this week I'll be more consistent.
It's been hot and reportedly it's gonna get hotter and not just in Texas but most of the country is in the path of a heat wave.
Yesterday after riding early with my cycling buddy I started changing one of my Ironman from black cables to white (pics to come) I rode again and it was HOT...and humid. However it was overcast so I had that going for me.
Keep the rubber side down Ironkids.
I got up yesterday morning to do a run, then a ride after. I was at the inlaws. They live on the water in Lancaster County VA so it's always high humidity. It's about 8:30 so I check the forecast for rain. Nothing on the forecast so I put on my stuff and walked out of the bedroom. Look out the window and it's......raining! WTF? I sit down and wait. It quits in about 30 minutes. I check the weather again and it's now 82 degrees and 100% humidity. F that. I check the weather for the late evening. By 8pm it was supposed to be 78 with lower humidity. So, I ran last night after I came back to my house. No bike ride. BTW, it started raining again in the morning about an hour after the first rain. Good thing I didn't head out.

I was going to take a swim in the river, but it was loaded with jelly fish. No swim, either.

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How are y'all rides going?
I rode 4 out of a planned 7 days. 1 of those days I ran, and another day (Saturday I went canoeing with my wife, which with my wife turned into a 2.5 hour workout) and the other skipped day I was tired. Hopefully this week I'll be more consistent.
It's been hot and reportedly it's gonna get hotter and not just in Texas but most of the country is in the path of a heat wave.
Yesterday after riding early with my cycling buddy I started changing one of my Ironman from black cables to white (pics to come) I rode again and it was HOT...and humid. However it was overcast so I had that going for me.
Keep the rubber side down Ironkids.
Here's some questions for you. Now that you've been on the repair side for a while, what are the most common situations you need to repair? What are the average Joe or Jane bringing in to get fixed?
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Hi , fine people . My 86' IM has under gone a few changes , I can always go back or change a few degrees more . After I got done it hit me that black tires would be a good idea . So I would really like your input .
First picture , the old chrome / silver look . Note the lumpy Cinelli bar tape .
IMG_0191 by mark westi, on Flickr
Changes I made . Chrome Prestige Tange fork , black Tange Headset , Newbaums blk bar tape , black Tektro brake calipers , black bottle cage , black big chain ring , black chainstay protector . Red bullseye jocky wheels .
IMG_0602 by mark westi, on Flickr
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IMG_0600 by mark westi, on Flickr
Shiny! I like shiny.
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That's a weird looking photo. The bike looks so much taller than it is long. I'm glad I'm not tall. With my build, there's no way I could ride a frame with a short TT in relation to the ST.

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