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07-14-21, 02:42 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Oh that's gonna be nice. Have you tore it...

Oh that's gonna be nice.
Have you tore it completely down yet?
And cleaned and polished all components?
And stared at it for a long time?
07-12-21, 09:18 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Bahaha. Yeah, maybe we should get one for RT so...

Bahaha.
Yeah, maybe we should get one for RT so we can all hang on and let him pull us in. Reportedly he's in great condition and I'm definitely not.
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...
07-11-21, 11:05 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Well Dang it, if you do the hunerd I will too.

Well Dang it, if you do the hunerd I will too.
07-11-21, 07:58 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I'm right with you on that 12mph thing. IS...

I'm right with you on that 12mph thing.
IS there a 50 miler?
07-10-21, 06:39 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

The last year Ironman was 1989 and here's mine. ...

The last year Ironman was 1989 and here's mine.
I think I may end up doing the HnH on this One.
Any Texans joining?...
07-07-21, 03:53 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

So seypat, you have the '85? So the '86 is the...

So seypat, you have the '85?
So the '86 is the one I Now Want!
Possibly, it just does not exist.
The hunt is On.:D
06-25-21, 02:51 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

My racing wheels has a 28 cog for a Dura Ace RD...

My racing wheels has a 28 cog for a Dura Ace RD no problems.
Although all my bikes are currently running black wall I think I'd put tan wall on that Centurion Prestige.
06-25-21, 11:27 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Hey seypat, are you going to do a full tear down...

Hey seypat, are you going to do a full tear down and rebuild.
Are you building back to specs?
Also, I want your BIKE!
06-24-21, 05:09 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Admittedly, I'm that guy who gets enjoyment out...

Admittedly, I'm that guy who gets enjoyment out of passing the latest greatest lighhtest when I'm on my Ironman. I know, I know, it's immature. However the good thing is I can always blame my bike...
06-24-21, 06:37 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

MAN!!! seypat LOVIN' that Prestige. Dang It,...

MAN!!!
seypat LOVIN' that Prestige.
Dang It, now I want One.
It's my size too.
Personally, I think that's one Centurion that would be hard to improve from OEM.
I say start another thread to get...
06-22-21, 10:48 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Here's my favorite bike to do anything but...

Here's my favorite bike to do anything but especially time trial/ triathlon.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/255x408/1622258756412_ebf998871390085cec7a508cffa6afc4279976b5.jpg...
06-22-21, 06:02 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Dude, that's a lot of running and awesome. You...

Dude, that's a lot of running and awesome.
You know, there are Duathlons. :D Run bike Run. And more importantly they come in different distances. Plus, in your area there's generally a lot of them....
06-21-21, 08:56 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Maybe it is fate. What's the size? Check this...

Maybe it is fate. What's the size?
Check this out IronKids.
It's small but I could manage. It's not Ironman but Centurion (ciocc). ...
06-21-21, 08:51 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

'89 Apex :thumb:. I think only one other person...

'89 Apex :thumb:.
I think only one other person was riding a vintage.
I should have used my mtb shoes but figured I could save time by not changing to running shoes in the transition however I...
06-21-21, 08:03 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

How's your summer going? As last mentioned, I...

How's your summer going?
As last mentioned, I was getting ready to race in a Austin triathlon. I was on my '86 Ironman and cut the bike portion short. I was DQ'd. Surprisingly, I felt good on the...
06-16-21, 08:40 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

^^^ Those wheels (dark tires) make it look mean...

^^^ Those wheels (dark tires) make it look mean and as RT would say "All Business".
I definitely like it.
06-13-21, 06:38 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

MY '85 Ironman has 8 speed Campy and my '88...

MY '85 Ironman has 8 speed Campy and my '88 Ironman has 8 speed Dura Ace. The campy is good but clunky compared to the Dura Ace.
Also my 7402 Dura Ace RD shifts the 28 just fine.
05-28-21, 09:32 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

The white chainring might look good. However,...

The white chainring might look good. However, even though your '86 is a beater, I think going as modern as possible will do it justice and make the HnH less stressful... maybe.
IF I do the HnH I'll...
05-28-21, 06:30 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Here's my '89 Ironman Master with full 7700....

Here's my '89 Ironman Master with full 7700....
05-28-21, 06:21 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Cool. I think Doc has one. That '87 Ironman...

Cool. I think Doc has one.
That '87 Ironman Master would be awesome with the 7700 group too.
05-26-21, 07:18 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

That's cool. Best Ironman from the '87 group me...

That's cool. Best Ironman from the '87 group me thinks.
05-26-21, 07:11 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Hey IronHeads! Glad to see this thread is back...

Hey IronHeads! Glad to see this thread is back from the dead.
I was sick for 2 weeks so no training but didn't want to let my cycling buddy down for the gravel ride this past weekend. As a matter of...
05-01-21, 05:33 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Back when I first replied to this thread I...

Back when I first replied to this thread I related a story about my '86 Ironman. I couldn't afford one in '86 but in late '87 I could but I didn't like the newest version. So I bought a pinarello...
05-01-21, 04:26 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Recently there was a turbo saddle on V-sales I...

Recently there was a turbo saddle on V-sales I didn't need but I wanted. It stayed on a bit, then I said screw it I'm gonna go for it but thankfully (I guess) someone bought it.
But I didn't let a...
04-28-21, 09:56 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/img_20210428_100416_3_2_ee1f35baf753af12d4959bf84ce0f733217976e5.jpg
This is my '84 Comp TA which uses the old style boss and screw...
04-28-21, 04:09 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Hey y'all. Update, still converting my buddy's...

Hey y'all.
Update, still converting my buddy's Centurion lemans into a gravel bike. We're doing a 60 mile gravel ride near the end of May. Anyways, I put a long cage rear derailleur, 10 speed...
04-19-21, 02:58 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1640x2000/img_20210315_174053_6_2_87a6d5ef29554e868117d5cb41ad892ac612865c.jpg...
04-19-21, 02:47 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

My '84 Centurion Comp TA gravel bike. The frame...

My '84 Centurion Comp TA gravel bike. The frame was a a gift from Robbie Tunes. It's the precursor to the first year Ironman. Currently this is my most fun bike to ride.
I wasn't sure what to do...
04-12-21, 05:15 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

The thing about Robbie Tunes is that he owned...

The thing about Robbie Tunes is that he owned just about every brand of bike at one time or other and so when he compared them to the Ironman it wasn't just "heresy".
Here's another "heresy", the...
03-30-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,669
Posted By texaspandj

That particular action on those frame pumps make...

That particular action on those frame pumps make guys revert back to their teenage years and they go way too fast...slow it down son.
03-27-21, 02:47 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Here's an advertisement that shows the Ironman...

Here's an advertisement that shows the Ironman was spece'd with tricolor group....
03-26-21, 04:35 AM
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Views: 799
Posted By texaspandj

In '88, Centurion came out with two versions of...

In '88, Centurion came out with two versions of the Carbon for the U.S. market. Both versions used identical frames. They were only set apart by their components and decals. The Ironman had Shimano...
03-24-21, 04:04 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

I'm curious to know is there a Brakeset that the...

I'm curious to know is there a Brakeset that the largest tire allowed is limited only by the frame itself and not the calipers?
03-23-21, 04:10 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Cool.

Cool.
03-22-21, 11:28 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Gotcha :thumb:. I like me some Italian...

Gotcha :thumb:.
I like me some Italian bikes...not so much their components.
03-22-21, 04:16 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

What brake calipers are you using?

What brake calipers are you using?
03-21-21, 04:29 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

That came out Great. Nice job.

That came out Great. Nice job.
03-18-21, 06:35 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Hmmm, I might be interested in the frame alone. ...

Hmmm, I might be interested in the frame alone.
Pm me.
03-15-21, 06:05 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

More pics because I like this bike. ...

More pics because I like this bike.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20210315_174053_6_a3f71120e996bf4dece2becd346ecb7595de3be5.jpg
The stem says raliegh and the...
03-15-21, 05:53 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Finally it's done... sorta. The fact is the 42×30...

Finally it's done... sorta. The fact is the 42×30 may not be enough for the gravel ride me and my biking buddy are doing at the end of May. I mean I'm in the the 28 a lot and that's on the river...
03-07-21, 01:39 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Oh jeez that's Nice.

Oh jeez that's Nice.
03-05-21, 03:59 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I'm not done with this yet but I had to post...

I'm not done with this yet but I had to post about it.
I wasn't sure what direction to take this beautiful frame that was gifted to me by the infamous RT. But when my biking buddy signed us up for a...
03-03-21, 09:13 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

^^^Awesomely Awesome!

^^^Awesomely Awesome!
02-24-21, 05:33 PM
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Views: 520
Posted By texaspandj

Speaking only on durability between those two,...

Speaking only on durability between those two, Shimano is the way to go.
02-24-21, 12:53 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Last year, due to the pandemic, I competed in...

Last year, due to the pandemic, I competed in Zero triathlons. So this year I planned on doing 3 or 4. So a few weeks ago I was searching for some Texas Triathlons and found a duathlon in march that...
02-23-21, 06:24 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Currently 76° with a high of 78. You must be...

Currently 76° with a high of 78.
You must be living right indeed.
I Guess I'm not because the group I wanted to get is no longer listed and the seller never responded to email.
The group was a...
02-22-21, 06:34 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

My Sunday didn't go as planned. The seller...

My Sunday didn't go as planned.
The seller didn't respond to my email and I didn't ride my Ironman. Plus, we had a gig saturday night and although I wasn't hung over, my stomach wasn't used to...
02-20-21, 05:59 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Things in Cen-Tex are 100% better, this being...

Things in Cen-Tex are 100% better, this being Texas we still have 50% more to go.:D
I plan on riding my '85 tomorrow if I don't make the road trip for a group set for the Centurion TA as highs are...
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