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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.
07-10-21, 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?...
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, 08:51 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...
06-13-21, 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, 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....
05-26-21, 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...
04-19-21, 02:58 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

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

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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...
03-30-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,653
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.
03-26-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
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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...
03-15-21, 06:05 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

More pics because I like this bike. ...

More pics because I like this bike.
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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 4230...

Finally it's done... sorta. The fact is the 4230 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...
03-05-21, 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...
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...
02-19-21, 10:19 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Shame on Shimano for making quality, inexpensive,...

Shame on Shimano for making quality, inexpensive, dependable, components that allow us to take them for granted.
Chevys and buicks helped build this land.
Ferrari= campagnola IS way more than a...
01-31-21, 08:18 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Page 389 time to Post your '89s. Here's mine...

Page 389 time to Post your '89s.
Here's mine after a short 18 windy miles that I rode with my cycling buddy. I felt pretty good although I got dropped s few times. He was on his '88 Master Ironman...
Forum: Foo
01-30-21, 07:23 AM
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Views: 6,804
Posted By texaspandj

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nlLcBQPQ96Q

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nlLcBQPQ96Q
01-29-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By texaspandj

Quoting from the magazine article, " Otherwise,...

Quoting from the magazine article, " Otherwise, there's nothing you need to do but put in the miles and enjoy one of 1987's hottest bikes equipped with what's destined to be a most popular component...
Forum: Triathlon
01-26-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,179
Posted By texaspandj

LoL. Here's two of three bikes I use in...

LoL.
Here's two of three bikes I use in Triathlon.
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01-22-21, 03:24 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

My '88 Ironman. Using previously posted pic as...

My '88 Ironman. Using previously posted pic as nothings changed.
01-14-21, 01:34 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Page 387 so here's my '87. Mostly OEM, however...

Page 387 so here's my '87.
Mostly OEM, however it's been converted to 7 speed.
​​​​​​ Non-original 7 speed dura ace Freewheel, gripshift, aerobars, DA pedals, Shimano aero seatpost, and triathlon...
01-13-21, 09:09 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Yep yep. The frame is so light. And the red...

Yep yep.

The frame is so light. And the red is fantastic looking. If someone has an '85 Ironman they know what I'm talking about.
It's gonna be a fun project, the problem is, I'll probably have...
01-13-21, 06:08 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I have an '85,'86,'87,'88,'89 Ironman...Now I...

I have an '85,'86,'87,'88,'89 Ironman...Now I have the Pre-Ironman.
RT sent it to me:eek:.
I was gonna post the question, who will be the first to post a 'New" Ironman this year? I Won! Technically...
01-13-21, 05:23 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Got this today ...

Got this today
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What could it be?...
01-13-21, 12:56 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Total gentrification doesn't mean your bike will...

Total gentrification doesn't mean your bike will be safe, just as being poor doesn't make you a thief.

To OP, What size? Here's one near Austin that may repair your broken...
Forum: Triathlon
01-07-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By texaspandj

I'd try slowtwitch.com.

I'd try slowtwitch.com.
01-06-21, 06:45 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

I have high arches and luckily I'm easy on shoes....

I have high arches and luckily I'm easy on shoes. The best training shoes I ever used were the nike sock trainers, second was the original nike air max. Because of my high arches I need a cushioned...
Forum: Foo
12-31-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,330
Posted By texaspandj

My reliable Magic 8 ball said " Ask again...

My reliable Magic 8 ball said " Ask again later".
Forum: Foo
12-31-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,483
Posted By texaspandj

But drinking beer is how I get my PT done. It's...

But drinking beer is how I get my PT done. It's Elbow therapy.
12-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,934
Posted By texaspandj

For a long time one "Orthodoxy" was that the...

For a long time one "Orthodoxy" was that the Centurion Ironman expert was the same frame as the Centurion Ironman Master. It was repeated over and over. However we now know they differ in several...
12-29-20, 07:55 PM
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Views: 24,147
Posted By texaspandj

Sloping Top Tubes.

Sloping Top Tubes.
12-27-20, 08:41 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

People say I wish I had done that or why didn't I...

People say I wish I had done that or why didn't I do that? Well, why not do it? As my instructor used to say and I now repeat to my students and to you, "Everybody talks about doing it, but you're...
12-25-20, 08:05 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Merry Christmas Y'all.

Merry Christmas Y'all.
12-24-20, 06:28 AM
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Views: 569
Posted By texaspandj

If that had been one of those GCN videos, it...

If that had been one of those GCN videos, it would have taken them 25 minutes to explain that.
12-22-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,105
Posted By texaspandj

There is no room for your Logic and Common Sense...

There is no room for your Logic and Common Sense on this thread.:notamused:
12-21-20, 07:51 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

No problem, I'll try to find the ad. Sure pm...

No problem, I'll try to find the ad.
Sure pm me.
One thing, they were specific, so it was offered as Shimano, campy and suntour compatible. Shimano was the most popular. I'd try releasing the cable...
12-20-20, 09:06 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Those are the original 1st generation cool ones....

Those are the original 1st generation cool ones. They were originally designed to compete with bar end shifters. I have an ad that shows them used for touring and racing. Triathletes adapted them to...
Forum: Foo
12-16-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,180
Posted By texaspandj

I've always pictured HG being chased by hound...

I've always pictured HG being chased by hound dogs and being put behind bars...Dang! I was right.
12-16-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,567
Posted By texaspandj

I think the OP should have put this on the 50+ or...

I think the OP should have put this on the 50+ or C&V. He would have got zero to very little snark.
At 57 I'm still as competitive as ever. I think it's a mindset and not necessarily a competition...
12-16-20, 08:22 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Exactly, training for what? Training for life,...

Exactly, training for what? Training for life, maybe?
I was talking with one of my black belts who's 50 yo about how we train for a fight we hope never happens. We call it keeping our swords sharp.
Forum: Foo
12-15-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,180
Posted By texaspandj

No matter how bad things seem to be We have it...

No matter how bad things seem to be We have it way better than people 200 years ago. Even Kings didn't have it as good as we have it now. If you're hungry, no need to hunt your food, you just go to...
12-13-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,051
Posted By texaspandj

" Impressive, most impressive, but you are not a...

" Impressive, most impressive, but you are not a Jedi yet".- Darth Vader.
Yes You Are.
12-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,222
Posted By texaspandj

Ironman bike was available '85 - '89 and I had...

Ironman bike was available '85 - '89 and I had one Ironman for each year '86 - '89 and could never find an '85 til 2020. The straight is complete, I'm done getting bikes...other than to flip. ...
12-10-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,623
Posted By texaspandj

Generally speaking, people who buy and Ride...

Generally speaking, people who buy and Ride vintage are Vintage.
Bitd I rode 52-42 13-21 I stayed in the big ring about middle of freewheel, when a hill came up I'd put it in the small ring and...
Forum: Foo
12-09-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,681
Posted By texaspandj

I miss markwesti. I actually had his physical...

I miss markwesti. I actually had his physical address but it was wrapped up in a parts box that was stored in my shed and it was smudged from humidity...or my tears.

I also miss canklecat ....What...
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