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Old 11-24-19, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
It looked better in the small photos....size of seatbolt?
I don't know the size. Safety Cycle is local. LA or Torrance. Take the frame in.
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Old 11-25-19, 08:28 AM
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I rode 17 yesterday. My lungs felt funny deep breathing and I had a couple coughing fits. However my legs felt fresh and strong, like I could ride 50. But the best part was how my '89 performed and felt. I was dialed in fit wise. Initially I thought my stem was too long because of pressure on my triceps on a previous 50 miler with my riding buddy. But I didn't feel any of that this time....of course I might feel different on a longer ride.
One thing I realize is when riding long with rode bars when I get fatigued I want to "lay" down on my aerobars. But I gotta tell ya, the road bars were fun...I felt like a bikie.
The shifting was smooth, the gearing was correct, ride was excellent. The fit for the smaller frame size was spot on...

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Old 11-25-19, 08:47 AM
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Ironman Corral.
At the end of last month (oct 27) I rode my Carbon Ironman in a 1/2 Ironman. Since then I've only ridden once, my '89 Ironman , Due to illness. So now, 4 weeks later I plan on a short ride today using my '89 Summertime Blues Ironman again. I love that thing. I made some adjustments and still may need a shorter stem, I'd love to have an original nitto, (anyone have one?). As it is, it's a bit longer, compensating for the shorter top tube than I'm used to. We'll see.
The month of Nov has been a bust as far as working out hopefully Dec will be better. Heres my goals for Dec leading into the new year and season. I plan on running 5 days a week mon thru fri, and riding only one day with my riding partner on Sundays. Lifting weights 3 days a week M,W,F. Also stretching everyday. When Jan comes the real training will start.
The last pics I posted of my Ironman bikes were with my phone, not so great. So new pics with my tablet are in order but I'm gonna leave my accessories on this time. So what are your riding goals leading into the new year IronKids?
I'm guessing you have some kind of a fitness/martial arts training studio/business? 5 days a week running? Make sure those nagging connective tissue injuries don't start creeping in.You have to have some time for recovery.
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Old 11-25-19, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
any idea what size binder bolt it takes..just found out mine was missing?
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Do you mean length of the binder bolt?
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Old 11-25-19, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Do you mean length of the binder bolt?
Yes, the length...I take it that a Sugino has the right dia..correct?
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Old 11-25-19, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
Yes, the length...I take it that a Sugino has the right dia..correct?
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Here is one from an 86'. Note it is keyed. Left side 16mm. Right side is 19mm. Screwed down together, the length is 19cm between the heads. Unscrewed is about 29mm between the heads.

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Thanks 88 and 86 the same...any extras you are willing to part with, if so will you PM me?
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Here is another pic with one listed as a 22mm. 22m is the length on both from the outside of the heads. The length of the one in the bag is 16mm between the heads.

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Old 11-25-19, 09:42 AM
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Thanks 88 and 86 the same...any extras you are willing to part with, if so will you PM me?
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I'm taking the one from the bag and making sure it works. Hold on.

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Old 11-25-19, 09:54 AM
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I'm taking the one form the bag and making sure it works. Hold on.
The one from the bag was not long enough to engage. Let me figure out why and repost.

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Who knew seatpost binder bolts could be so exciting? Anyway, I got the one from the bag to engage, but only for a thread or two. It is a no go. Here is a side to side comparison. If you look at the keyed side, the original is 4mm longer from the key to the other end. It is 11mm from the key/14mm from the inside of head to the other end. If you need another one, look for one with those dimensions.


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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Who knew seatpost binder bolts could be so exciting? Anyway, I got the one from the bag to engage, but only for a thread or two. It is a no go. Here is a side to side comparison. If you look at the keyed side, the original is 4mm longer from the key to the other end. It is 11mm from the key/14mm from the inside of head to the other end. If you need another one, look for one with those dimensions.

HOW EXCITING AND EXASPERATING....I sent you a pm with a link to one that I found, could you take a look and see it that on will work...I am in the dark here.
Thanks for all of the trouble
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I usually buy the longer seatpost binder bolts and then cut down the 'nut' side as required. A Dremel with HD cutting wheel also makes it easy to change the shape of the key if necessary.
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Old 11-25-19, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
HOW EXCITING AND EXASPERATING....I sent you a pm with a link to one that I found, could you take a look and see it that on will work...I am in the dark here.
Thanks for all of the trouble
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I thought I responded to your PM. I guess not. Anyway, the one that you linked should work.
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Old 11-25-19, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
I usually buy the longer seatpost binder bolts and then cut down the 'nut' side as required. A Dremel with HD cutting wheel also makes it easy to change the shape of the key if necessary.
That's a good idea.
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Old 11-25-19, 06:20 PM
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I Googled @texaspandj
Bahaha, good one Mr. Westi.
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I Googled @texaspandj
See, I joke that somehow I managed to join a vintage bicycle cult and people think I'm nuts. Glad there are fancy certificates to verify membership.
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The snow finally melted so I took my new bike out on my hilly shakeout route. (I'm never more than 2 miles from my house.) Time was 2 minutes faster than my last ride. It's so smooth. Stopped at the park to tighten up the seat, had to take a picture.

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Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
spray bottle?



On a serious note you can get a basic trainer on CL for a song if he really wants to do the ride to nowhere with you
I took your advice and picked up a trainer for him yesterday. I even got him a computer since he's obsessed with his speed. Now he'll stay off my bike, hopefully.
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
I usually buy the longer seatpost binder bolts and then cut down the 'nut' side as required. A Dremel with HD cutting wheel also makes it easy to change the shape of the key if necessary.
How was the Tour de Tucson?
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I Googled @texaspandj
We need to bring those back.
People forget we're legit.
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How was the Tour de Tucson?
A very nice 108 mile morning jaunt, thank you very much. Rode a recently completed project bike, pics to follow after T-giving.
Kept looking for Gail but we never met up. Lotsa Rotarians, tho.
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A very nice 108 mile morning jaunt, thank you very much. Rode a recently completed project bike, pics to follow after T-giving.
Kept looking for Gail but we never met up. Lotsa Rotarians, tho.
I think she liked it. The logistics were difficult for her, but no doubt she enjoyed the ride, as did you.



Sneak peak

Plenty of work to do yet
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I think she liked it. The logistics were difficult for her, but no doubt she enjoyed the ride, as did you.



Sneak peak

Plenty of work to do yet
Sweet, but that doesn’t look like a 54 cm frame!
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