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Old 09-01-21, 07:33 AM
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top506 Almost forgot - there's also the '85 Coleman Columbia. Oddly enough - I took the stove out of it.
And if I could find a Coleman Colorado - I'd buy it in a heartbeat

R you pulling that behind your white and yellow I.M. , what chainrings are you using?
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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 favorite Ironman, and it is so much Fun. I ride it only on our river walk...and the next gravel ride.

Those ultra II tires are 23s but they were 12 bucks each and brand new...so there's that.
This pic doesn't do justice to this awesome paint.
Changes hopefully coming soon.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
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 favorite Ironman, and it is so much Fun. I ride it only on our river walk...and the next gravel ride.

Those ultra II tires are 23s but they were 12 bucks each and brand new...so there's that.
This pic doesn't do justice to this awesome paint.
Changes hopefully coming soon.
Those are nice bikes, I have one that a guy gave me like yours that's a early 84 model as it has the 83 headbadge and downtube logo. then the steer tube is gold not silver like you see in the catalog. I will eventually find one in my size.
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Hey I'm still alive! Anyone remember me? I retired and started a long time dream of rebuilding my old hot rod. I have managed to ride a little but have slowly gone down hill. I'll be back and embarrass some youngsters again on my Purple Haze. Just have to finish the hot rod and get back in shape.
Man I want this frame in a 56cm so badly. You have a good looker there.
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My future son in law has been riding my wife’s MV when he visits over the last couple years and used it on a couple local tris. He has a carbon tri-bike at home in New York. He has entered a Vintage Triathlon located in Portugal and was going to borrow a bike there. Until…..he…….found……this;


only issue was a stubborn seatpost binder bolt that responded to Liquid Wrench FTW!
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My future son in law has been riding my wife’s MV when he visits over the last couple years and used it on a couple local tris. He has a carbon tri-bike at home in New York. He has entered a Vintage Triathlon located in Portugal and was going to borrow a bike there. Until…..he…….found……this;


only issue was a stubborn seatpost binder bolt that responded to Liquid Wrench FTW!
That is truly Awesome!
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Ok. Back from the HNH with the report:

My father had a medical procedure the week before so I ended up having to go to Abilene first before heading to WF. Put 520 miles on my rental car in 4 days. It also meant I didn't get a chance to head through txsailor's area till the return trip.

Lord Voldetunes finished in 5:42. He said it was a great ride. Gave it a 10 out of 10.

Unfortunately, I got heatstroke and gave up at mile 99. My watch said 102 something, but I did not cross the line. I think the temp got to 97. I had been spending plenty of time at the SAGs cooling off before heading to the next one. At the 95 SAG, family was texting looking for me at the line. So, I mounted my bike and headed out when I shouldn't have. Started getting dizzy. Pulled over, hurled, then decided to not make it a serious problem. Rode in a truck with the AC blowing on me. By the time I was dropped at the line, I was as good as new. For me to complete it, I'll have to find a way to not overheat on the ride.

Other than that, I would give the ride a 10 out of 10 as well. I think there were over 10,000 riders. The route is an easy route. The heat and wind make it hard. That's it's calling card. I rode with a 52/40 11-28.(and a 3rd ring for show) Never even got on my 40/28. Wasn't even really affected by the wind. Went into tri mode and ground it out at a low cadence. Spent at least half the ride in the drops. Overall cadence avg. was 69rpm! I tried to maintain 85-90 out of the wind. That tells you how windy it is. One weird thing for the people who live in a high humidity area. I was wearing sun sleeves on my arms/legs. After the ride, the sleeves and my shoes were dusty! Not dirty/grimy, dusty. It's so dry and your sweat evaporates so fast that the dirt didn't get ground in with moisture. Weird. It also means dehydration can become a problem.

I can't say enough about how good the organization/execution/ support etc. at the ride is. The town and people go out of their way to have a great event. Good Expo. $10 all you can eat spaghetti supper night before. $10 all you can eat pre breakfast. Really well supported SAGs with med tents. Instead of coolers with liquids, they have people pouring iced water/Gatorade/pickle juice straight into your bottles!(maybe not the best idea during a Rona year) The SAGs get closer together as you get closer to the end. Free showers the night before and after and a fire hydrant spewing water after the finish line to cool you off. A really nice event. More of a bucket list type of event. I will check with RT. That might go into his rotation as an every 3 or 4 year event. For me, I will have to find a way to keep cool while riding or spend 30 minutes at each SAG. Now I will switch to my phone so I can add pics. Here is the website: If you need a hotel room, you need to get it way in advance of the event.

https://www.hh100.org/

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Old 09-01-21, 02:45 PM
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I think there were 4 Centurions there.

Mine, the Road Warrior:


A female around my age 2 parking spaces from me:



Got to find RT's. Didn't get a pic of the other one.
Edit, found it. Also RT and his lady:



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Old 09-01-21, 03:06 PM
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I gave my bike one 2 mile test ride then shipped it. Pulled it out, put the stem and seatpost in and it was good to go. No adjustments needed. It was flawless. The Microshift brifters work well also. If you want to know the difference in ride feel between the IMs and the Turbos, there isn't much. For me, the Turbos seem to be slightly smaller than the IM's for the 56 size. Even though the measurements say they're the same with almost identical geometry, the Turbos feel smaller.

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Old 09-02-21, 08:33 PM
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While I skipped the Hotter 'n' Hell Hundred this year, my calendar reminded me that Friday was the sixth anniversary of resuming cycling after a 30+ year hiatus. Usually I aim for a ride-my-age/metric century thing. I did half that distance with a casual group ride Friday evening, stopped at home for an ice pack on my neck and percussion massager to loosen up the spasms, then headed back out and finished with 66 miles.

Can't say it was fun after the 50 mile mark. My neck was aching so much I could barely hold up my head the final few miles home. Barring a medical miracle I doubt I'll ever attempt another full century ride. Or (gasp) switch to a recumbent. Or fill a spare water bottle with diluted pain meds to swig throughout the ride. I did take about 300mg total CBD over the course of several hours Friday night and while it's relaxing, it's not really an effective pain reliever for me, at least not for pain over level 5 or 6. It's roughly comparable to a fistful of ibuprofen or excedrin, minus the stomach upset and side effects from taking too many NSAIDs. I do have prescription muscle relaxers but there's no way I can ride a bike after taking those -- my legs turn to jello.

But I might try for the 50 or metric century version of the HHH next year, we'll see.
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While I skipped the Hotter 'n' Hell Hundred this year, my calendar reminded me that Friday was the sixth anniversary of resuming cycling after a 30+ year hiatus. Usually I aim for a ride-my-age/metric century thing. I did half that distance with a casual group ride Friday evening, stopped at home for an ice pack on my neck and percussion massager to loosen up the spasms, then headed back out and finished with 66 miles.

Can't say it was fun after the 50 mile mark. My neck was aching so much I could barely hold up my head the final few miles home. Barring a medical miracle I doubt I'll ever attempt another full century ride. Or (gasp) switch to a recumbent. Or fill a spare water bottle with diluted pain meds to swig throughout the ride. I did take about 300mg total CBD over the course of several hours Friday night and while it's relaxing, it's not really an effective pain reliever for me, at least not for pain over level 5 or 6. It's roughly comparable to a fistful of ibuprofen or excedrin, minus the stomach upset and side effects from taking too many NSAIDs. I do have prescription muscle relaxers but there's no way I can ride a bike after taking those -- my legs turn to jello.

But I might try for the 50 or metric century version of the HHH next year, we'll see.
The Metric looked like a good route. Same directional loop as the 100, but a shorter distance. You'd still get the essence of the full ride.
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Edit, found it. Also RT and his lady:





I miss that jarhead.

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Lord VoldeTunes is still doing good deeds for riders in need. His generosity is unsurpassed.
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Lord VoldeTunes is still doing good deeds for riders in need. His generosity is unsurpassed.
Not Surprised.

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Man I want this frame in a 56cm so badly. You have a good looker there.
Small world, Shoota. This one has been for sale near in Tulsa for a few weeks:https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7440683448118/
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Small world, Shoota. This one has been for sale near in Tulsa for a few weeks:https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...7440683448118/
Yeah I messaged her already but I'm not in for that price.
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I picked one up as a retirement gift to myself. It was an Ebay junker that, I think, cost as much to ship as the purchase price.

It's a Master Ironman that the OP has as a 1988 model.

If I remember, I'll post a picture when the forum lets me.
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I picked one up as a retirement gift to myself. It was an Ebay junker that, I think, cost as much to ship as the purchase price.

It's a Master Ironman that the OP has as a 1988 model.

If I remember, I'll post a picture when the forum lets me.
Looking forward to it.
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Hey, does anyone out there have an IM in 58cm? I've got a line on one, listed as 56cm, but the headtube looks longer and the pump peg higher than all the other 56s I see. If somebody could post a picture of a 58, it would help me decide whether to drive 70 miles each way to buy it. Or even direct me to a post on this thread with one!

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Hey, does anyone out there have an IM in 58cm? I've got a line on one, listed as 56cm, but the headtube looks longer and the pump peg higher than all the other 56s I see. If somebody could post a picture of a 58, it would help me decide whether to drive 70 miles each way to buy it. Or even direct me to a post on this thread with one!

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Bingo. The one I'm looking at has gotta be a 58, then. Which is my size.....
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Yeah I messaged her already but I'm not in for that price.
Seller seems very patient on that one! I've got a nice yellow 56 in Tulsa that I'd probably let go for the right price/buyer. I've already done all the work, though, so would probably want almost as much as that one. That early indexing works insanely well.
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Seller seems very patient on that one! I've got a nice yellow 56 in Tulsa that I'd probably let go for the right price/buyer. I've already done all the work, though, so would probably want almost as much as that one. That early indexing works insanely well.
That's Nice.
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