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09-12-21, 05:33 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

I'm not surprised about the ride that's a keeper....

I'm not surprised about the ride that's a keeper.
I actually had one, of course it was a bit smaller. It was light and right, my son owns it now.
Until you actually see this color scheme in person...
09-10-21, 05:25 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

That's Nice. Yep, Centurion got it right with...

That's Nice.
Yep, Centurion got it right with that component group.
09-10-21, 05:19 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/houston-vinta...

https://houston.craigslist.org/bik/d/houston-vintage-centurion-ironman-road/7375592728.html
09-08-21, 05:01 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Looking forward to it.

Looking forward to it.
09-04-21, 11:21 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Not Surprised.

Not Surprised.
09-01-21, 01:57 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

That is truly Awesome!

That is truly Awesome!
09-01-21, 11:00 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Took the tractor tires off my gravel bike, put a...

Took the tractor tires off my gravel bike, put a 14-30 cassette, took 2 chain links off.
I gotta tell you I love this bike. First because RT gifted it to me, also it rides probably second to my...
09-01-21, 05:43 AM
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Posted By texaspandj

Hello Ironkids. Today I push the reset button....

Hello Ironkids.
Today I push the reset button. After almost 7 years of being a stay at home Dad/Trophy husband, my daughter is finally, I say finally, in school (1st grade).
The strange thing is...
08-07-21, 02:51 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

seypat can you post the day and time of the HnH...

seypat can you post the day and time of the HnH please?
Also what day y'all are set to arrive.
Thanks
08-07-21, 02:48 PM
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Posted By texaspandj

Yep, yep. The cable thing iircc was first used...

Yep, yep.
The cable thing iircc was first used by the russian olympic team. Then Mark Allen used it in the Hawaiian Ironman world championship. It's the Ironman that he had to be put in the hospital...
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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Views: 13,461
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: 1,871
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: 887
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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Views: 1,242
Posted By texaspandj

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

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