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Old 01-09-21, 10:28 AM
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If this was The Price is Right, I'd go a strategic 54.
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Its a 58 possibly a 60...dang frame pump is throwing me off.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Its a 58 possibly a 60...dang frame pump is throwing me off.
Well its a 58... The seller updated the ad.

The weird thing is I emailed the seller this morning and told them I think it might actually be a 58, and I sent a link to a short YouTube video they can use to figure it out.
They must have measured and updated the ad based on what I told them.
But they haven't responded to my inquiry about the bike! I thought my email was nice and I left my phone number.
Or maybe someone else told them too.

Oh well, I really don't need it!
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Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
Oh well, I really don't need it!

Liar. I don't see an IM in your inventory. However, the price is a bit high for a long drive and IMO, the least desirable of IM fades.
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Originally Posted by classtime View Post
i would say 58.
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Old 01-09-21, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo View Post
I think 56cm. Def not 53, as they came in 2cm increments starting with 48 up to, I think, 64. Don (referring to the ad that claimed 53cm)
The Carbon one? I agree.
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
Liar. I don't see an IM in your inventory. However, the price is a bit high for a long drive and IMO, the least desirable of IM fades.
100%
I want one, but that one, at that price isnít worth chasing too hard.
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Old 01-09-21, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
100%
I want one, but that one, at that price isnít worth chasing too hard.
It will come to you.
I mean, not like clicking your heels together to get back to Kansas, but they're out there.
They are like pretty girls. Not all that rare, great to find, and worth the wait.
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Originally Posted by turky lurkey View Post
Good morning Bike Forums!
Please help me with the sizing on the bike in the ad below?

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...256733896.html

The seller has it listed as a 53 cm, but it looks more like a 58 cm to me (hopefully).
I am a thinking about pursuing it but its a 4+ hour round trip so I don't want to go if its too small.
Thanks
That's a long trip.
Nice bike, decent price.
Based on the pictures, the seller drinks, so it may be worth the drive to tell him those 6 $20's are $50's.
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Today I'm scheduled for a long ride. However, this

It doesn't snow very often in Cen-Tex...it'll melt by tomorrow.


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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Today I'm scheduled for a long ride. However, this

It doesn't snow very often in Cen-Tex...it'll melt by tomorrow.


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I'm guessing your daughter was super excited!
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Today I'm scheduled for a long ride. However, this

It doesn't snow very often in Cen-Tex...it'll melt by tomorrow.


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That looks to be great snow for a snowball fight!
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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo View Post
I think 56cm. Def not 53, as they came in 2cm increments starting with 48 up to, I think, 64. Don (referring to the ad that claimed 53cm)
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The Carbon one? I agree.
Was talking about Post #9608: This bike in CL link, but I've fallen behind the conversation. Don
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According to my mickey mouse phone we're on page 385, so here's my '85.

8 speed campy Brakeset, Crankset, FD, RD, Hubs, Cassette, and Chain. Shimano OEM 600 HS, Turbo Saddle and Stem. Shimano Aero Seatpost. Also non-original Super Deluxe Badass "Shiney' Centurion Carbon-R aluminum fork.

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Old 01-13-21, 11:31 AM
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Continuing the page 385.

My 85 is still in pieces, but here is as received image of it. it came from the Original owner who also had the 85 Catalog on the site.

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oops i made page 386, ok lets see those 1986 IM's!
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Got this today

What could it be?

Took 10 minutes to get to this point...even with help from a bowie knife.

Took another 10 min to get here. It's a Centurion Comp TA! Courtesy of Robbie Tunes.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Got this today

What could it be?

Took 10 minutes to get to this point...even with help from a bowie knife.

Took another 10 min to get here. It's a Centurion Comp TA! Courtesy of Robbie Tunes.
looks to be a early Comp TA, with the 83 Graphics and gold color headtube.
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I have an '85,'86,'87,'88,'89 Ironman...Now I have the Pre-Ironman.
RT sent it to me.
I was gonna post the question, who will be the first to post a 'New" Ironman this year? I Won! Technically it's not an Ironman, so someone can still be the first in 2021.
The other question, how long will it take for me to get it on the road?


52cm, Shimano 600 HS. It's really light. And the red is Very Nice. I think I have everything needed to get it road ready.
I'm very grateful, Thanks@RobbieTunes.

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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
I have an '85,'86,'87,'88,'89 Ironman...Now I have the Pre-Ironman.
RT sent it to me.
I was gonna post the question, who will be the first to post an Ironman this year? I Won! Technically it's not an Ironman, so someone can still be the first in 2021.
The other question, how long will it take for me to get it on the road?


52cm, Shimano 600 HS. It's really light. And the red is Very Nice. I think I have everything needed to get it road ready.
I'm very grateful, Thanks@RobbieTunes.
Nice! RT was the king of generosity. Keep the flame burning.
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Same as my 85

Originally Posted by fleslider View Post
Continuing the page 385.

My 85 is still in pieces, but here is as received image of it. it came from the Original owner who also had the 85 Catalog on the site.

I found your pic interesting as I too have an 85. I posted it a few years ago and havenít ridden it much or serviced it yet. Reason I am posting is mine also has the aero brake levers and the short stem. Discussion from before said they had been changed as the levers were from an 86. Mine is the 58cm frame and it seemed quite stock, but I figured there were more knowledge folks here. Mine had some tri bars on it so I assumed the change was made to not have cables in the way. I will be curious as to the originality of yours. Pretty color scheme that year.
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Nice! RT was the king of generosity. Keep the flame burning.
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 it done by the weekend.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
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 it done by the weekend.
My 83 SR Semi Pro is that color combo. As you said, the red is fantastic.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
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 it done by the weekend.
Man, that is BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see how you build it up! Having a red '85 Ironman myself, I definitely know what you're talking about. It's hard to capture just how deep, rich, and vibrant the colors are on camera. It's so much better in person!

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