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Old 07-12-21, 09:18 PM
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Easier to hang on to him while going uphill. Design flaw, IMO. Lots of power loss.
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.
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Slight update on the Prestige. A couple of days ago, I got a package from a man we'll call "nobody." I opened it up and these were in it! By coincidence, I have a wheelset with Mavic MA40s.(the clincher versions of the Mavic GP4 tubulars that came on the Prestige originally) I'm going to swap the MA40s with the GP4s then mount the tires. It will retain the original look and add some spice. I need to take pictures for Fleslider first.


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Speaking of a man called nobody, I got to thinking about that funny Western movie "My name is Nobody." Those were some hilarious quick draw scenes! How does this relate to Centurion IM bicycles? Well, I think that the man called nobody that sent me the tires bears more that a passing resemblance to the star of the movie Terrance Hill. No wonder he always has good luck with the ladies while he is riding his Ironman bicycles. If only we had some pictures from the person who sent me the tires in his younger days for comparison. You be the judge.

Edit: I managed to come up with pics of the person in question in his younger days! You can decide if there is a resemblance. Take a real close look at the pics. One of those other people in the pics might have a bike named after him.



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Slight update on the Prestige. A couple of days ago, I got a package from a man we'll call "nobody." I opened it up and these were in it! By coincidence, I have a wheelset with Mavic MA40s.(the clincher versions of the Mavic GP4 tubulars that came on the Prestige originally) I'm going to swap the MA40s with the GP4s then mount the tires. It will retain the original look and add some spice. I need to take pictures for Fleslider first.


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?
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Nice. Panaracers? I think they make the Soma Supple Vitesse SL shoes on my Ironman right now. Best tires I've ever ridden, surprisingly durable for being superlight (as the SL name implies). As supple with butyl tubes as my Conti GP Classic skinwalls *with* latex tubes, although the GP Classic tread should wear longer due to the thicker raised center tread strip.

Yeah, those Terrence Hill movies were great. Loved 'em since I was a kid when they first came out. I still rewatch them whenever they're on TV. Those movies were to Clint Eastwood spaghetti Westerns as Galaxy Quest was to Star Trek. A humorous homage, not just a parody.
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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?
I've stared at it quite a bit. I'll try to get it done this week so I have plenty of time to plan the packing. I decided to put off any painting on the Black Turbo and finish it as well for a backup. We started hill repeats as part of training 2 weeks ago. I'm getting visibly smaller/less round, but not really losing any weight. Still sitting around 2 bills. I don't know if that is too heavy for a Prestige frame. It's a small frame, so it should be ok. But just in case, the Max Rockatansky will be ready

I cut a pinky toenail too short earlier this week and it separated. So, no running this week. Riding the bike instead. Wife and daughter are looking at colleges this weekend, so I should get a long, hot, humid ride or 2 in.

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I only bought this so this thread wouldn't get buried and lost forever. I'm just a giver I guess.
Well that, and it was my size, and cool, and $50.
I believe it's an '89 Master. Some scuffs that should clean up nicely and luckily no rust that often accompany these.
These seem a bit more rare than the '88's (smoke) or maybe I just haven't noticed.
Bonus: He had 2 Coleman 508 stoves at $20 each that I scored - because I have issues


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I only bought this so this thread wouldn't get buried and lost forever. I'm just a giver I guess.
Well that, and it was my size, and cool, and $50.
I believe it's an '89 Master. Some scuffs that should clean up nicely and luckily no rust that often accompany these.
These seem a bit more rare than the '88's (smoke) or maybe I just haven't noticed.
Bonus: He had 2 Coleman 508 stoves at $20 each that I scored - because I have issues

Nice score!
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I only bought this so this thread wouldn't get buried and lost forever. I'm just a giver I guess.
Well that, and it was my size, and cool, and $50.
I believe it's an '89 Master. Some scuffs that should clean up nicely and luckily no rust that often accompany these.
These seem a bit more rare than the '88's (smoke) or maybe I just haven't noticed.
Bonus: He had 2 Coleman 508 stoves at $20 each that I scored - because I have issues

Nice score! I have an ‘89 Hard Rock, too.
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Coleman issues? Really? You want to talk about Coleman issues?



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Coleman issues? Really? You want to talk about Coleman issues?



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You have weird military and health paranoia issues
I don't have a military stove yet, but I have (11) 502's, (2) 508's, (4) more modern single burners I can't recall the #'s. I also have 5 suitcase stoves including one 3 burner and a red diamond aluminum. Also 3 propane grille / stoves. I also have 6 lanterns, 4 of which are the red 200a's and 2 big hats. Not that its a contest or anything I have an Optimus 111 and a few Svea's, but those don't count.

Nice collection

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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


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Both nice collections!

I've resisted taking on that collection hobby. I console myself with the fact that I may only have and use one Coleman 425, it's the one my parents bought when they were expecting me: because they were going to be camp cooking for a family now!
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Wazzzzzuuuuupppp IM Nation! The HNH is just around the corner. Lord Voldetunes and I need a roll call of who'll be there. I'm finishing up the bike this afternoon so I can test ride tomorrow. Let us know.

Update on the Lord Voldetunes epic Ride Across Wisconsin. 231 miles in one day! That speaks for itself. No other words are needed.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Took another look. Is that a combo bottle holder/sissy bar? Never seen one like that.
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Yes it was. I thought it was odd too.
Old school triathlon rig, late 80s-early 90s I think. The "Wild West" days of triathlon product innovation.
I don't recognize that specific overall design with water bottle and other(?) attachment points, but the basic "sissy bar" portion was meant to push your butt against to drive a bigger gear.
I seem to recall it was an Aussie (Velocity?) or Kiwi company that produced the one most advertised.
Another short-lived product was a cable that attached to the head tube or stem at one end and then to a belt worn by the rider at the other end.
There's a photo out there somewhere of Mark Allen using this cable.
Same concept of providing a forward force (a pulling force this time) to counter the rearward force of pushing the crank over the top.
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Old school triathlon rig, late 80s-early 90s I think. The "Wild West" days of triathlon product innovation.
I don't recognize that specific overall design with water bottle and other(?) attachment points, but the basic "sissy bar" portion was meant to push your butt against to drive a bigger gear.
I seem to recall it was an Aussie (Velocity?) or Kiwi company that produced the one most advertised.
Another short-lived product was a cable that attached to the head tube or stem at one end and then to a belt worn by the rider at the other end.
There's a photo out there somewhere of Mark Allen using this cable.
Same concept of providing a forward force (a pulling force this time) to counter the rearward force of pushing the crank over the top.
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 for internal bleeding. He was pacing off Dave Scott all day until the run at which point he decided he could outrun The Man, and hence the hospital stay. In Mark Allen's book he said he was in the hospital bed and Dave was on TV complaining about Mark tapping his toes during the swim .
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Wazzzzzuuuuupppp IM Nation! The HNH is just around the corner. Lord Voldetunes and I need a roll call of who'll be there. I'm finishing up the bike this afternoon so I can test ride tomorrow. Let us know.

Update on the Lord Voldetunes epic Ride Across Wisconsin. 231 miles in one day! That speaks for itself. No other words are needed.
seypat can you post the day and time of the HnH please?
Also what day y'all are set to arrive.
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seypat can you post the day and time of the HnH please?
Also what day y'all are set to arrive.
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The ride is on Saturday August 28. I'm supposed to arrive Thursday at DFW around 6:00pm.

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I'm gonna pass on the HnH this year. Neck pain is preventing longer rides -- I can manage 25-30 miles or 90-120 minutes, but that's about all. I've tried to push myself to do some longer rides, at least 50 miles this year -- including an attempt to ride from my place on the west side of Fort Worth out to Mineral Wells and back last weekend. But it's no-go. I can manage about two hours in the saddle before neck spasms force me to quit. If I'm gonna do the HnH, I want to do the full ride.

At this point the only way I could manage is with a soigneur on call. It's not too bad if I stop every hour or so to stretch, massage, etc., but at that rate I'd miss the cutoff time for finishing the full century.

I'm gonna call my health care provider next week and see about anti-inflammatory injections for the neck and injured shoulder. But the pandemic has delayed most non-urgent care. And I suspect they'll be more cautious about neck injections than shoulder. Last time I had an anti-inflammatory injection in the shoulder, the ortho doc did it on the spot during a routine checkup. But I doubt they'll treat the neck the same way.
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I'm gonna pass on the HnH this year. Neck pain is preventing longer rides -- I can manage 25-30 miles or 90-120 minutes, but that's about all. I've tried to push myself to do some longer rides, at least 50 miles this year -- including an attempt to ride from my place on the west side of Fort Worth out to Mineral Wells and back last weekend. But it's no-go. I can manage about two hours in the saddle before neck spasms force me to quit. If I'm gonna do the HnH, I want to do the full ride.

At this point the only way I could manage is with a soigneur on call. It's not too bad if I stop every hour or so to stretch, massage, etc., but at that rate I'd miss the cutoff time for finishing the full century.

I'm gonna call my health care provider next week and see about anti-inflammatory injections for the neck and injured shoulder. But the pandemic has delayed most non-urgent care. And I suspect they'll be more cautious about neck injections than shoulder. Last time I had an anti-inflammatory injection in the shoulder, the ortho doc did it on the spot during a routine checkup. But I doubt they'll treat the neck the same way.
Maybe next year, then. Is that old, big hotel still standing in Mineral Wells? I can't remember the name, but it was famous BITD.

Edit: I think it's this one.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Hotel_(Mineral_Wells,_Texas)

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Maybe next year, then. Is that old, big hotel still standing in Mineral Wells? I can't remember the name, but it was famous BITD.

Edit: I think it's this one.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bake...l_Wells,_Texas)
Yeah, the Baker Hotel is still there, an abandoned shell. Every few years someone announces grand plans for revitalizing and reopening the hotel. Same again a couple of years ago, by a young local guy who's a photographer and journalist, in the "town boosterism" sense. But the stagnant economy and pandemic makes it unlikely the hotel will reopen in any significant way.

The problem with a limited re-opening -- say, just the ground floor -- means dealing with the complications from the entire deteriorating building: vermin, leaks, vandalism and theft, etc. It's an all or nothing proposition. No point in trying to open just the ground floor as a sort of museum, gift shop, tourist attraction, etc.

For better or worse, Mineral Wells is like many small Texas towns, including the one where my grandparents lived. Towns that developed around a single income source were destined to fail when that single income source failed. Sometimes it's a rail station that relocates elsewhere. Sometimes its an oil patch that dries up. With Mineral Wells it was that trendy spa and magical waters thing.

Best thing for that hotel would be to film a sequel to The Shining featuring the Baker Hotel as a gigantic haunted house, a sort of Texas Chainsaw Hotel Massacre thing. Maybe throw in some Aurora Alien legend stuff. Play up some of Kubrick's themes about Native American spirits possessing the hotel and inhabitants -- we certainly had plenty of that up until the 20th century. With a soundtrack featuring Rubberneck by the Toadies. That would suit our statewide obsession with violence, death and mythology.
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Yeah, the Baker Hotel is still there, an abandoned shell. Every few years someone announces grand plans for revitalizing and reopening the hotel. Same again a couple of years ago, by a young local guy who's a photographer and journalist, in the "town boosterism" sense. But the stagnant economy and pandemic makes it unlikely the hotel will reopen in any significant way.

The problem with a limited re-opening -- say, just the ground floor -- means dealing with the complications from the entire deteriorating building: vermin, leaks, vandalism and theft, etc. It's an all or nothing proposition. No point in trying to open just the ground floor as a sort of museum, gift shop, tourist attraction, etc.

For better or worse, Mineral Wells is like many small Texas towns, including the one where my grandparents lived. Towns that developed around a single income source were destined to fail when that single income source failed. Sometimes it's a rail station that relocates elsewhere. Sometimes its an oil patch that dries up. With Mineral Wells it was that trendy spa and magical waters thing.

Best thing for that hotel would be to film a sequel to The Shining featuring the Baker Hotel as a gigantic haunted house, a sort of Texas Chainsaw Hotel Massacre thing. Maybe throw in some Aurora Alien legend stuff. Play up some of Kubrick's themes about Native American spirits possessing the hotel and inhabitants -- we certainly had plenty of that up until the 20th century. With a soundtrack featuring Rubberneck by the Toadies. That would suit our statewide obsession with violence, death and mythology.
I think that's the one. They also had the Crazy Water Hotel. I think it's still standing as well.

Ghosts of the Crazy Water Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas.
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He stole my trainer bike! Then he has the nerve to complain about the DT shifters. Go ride your Miyata ATB, man.

At least he knows not to touch Bandit or I’ll skin him alive.

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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 that she was supposed to start kindergarten school last year but we opted for remote learning and challenging it was! I had been looking so, so forward to working out every day but the pandemic hit and well you know. In retrospect, I'm glad I got to spend one more year at home with my Daughter.
Today starts s new chapter in my life and a renewed commitment to health, well being and RIDING. I'll basically have all day to work out EXCEPT for the adding a room to our house (I'm doing myself). Which btw we have Only 2 more morgage payments left! 🎉
I've been under the weather so to speak for over 2 weeks now and not quite a 100% but very excited about my prospects. So my current goal is to run 3 miles one Day and ride 20 the next. Ill do that til November then shut down the biking and focus on running. I'll run 3 miles daily with one longer run on weekends. In December I'll up the distance to 6 miles daily running. When January comes I'll be swimming, running and biking daily... well those are the plans anyway.
When RT left us it kinda took the wind out of my sails. Couple that with markwesti going silent and I haven't been as active here. But I think I'm back and I'm thankful we still have seypat, Doc, C-cat, fleslider and the rest of you Ironkids here. I'm indebted to all of Y'ALL.
The weather here Cen-Tex has been mild, in fact this has been the least amount of 100 degree days since 1919! BTW, Still waiting for a Ride report of the HnH 100.
My regular riding buddy has been busier than ever and we've had fewer rides this summer however I did hook-up with a local mtb group (super nice guys). Also I've been Riding with one of my buddies from my early martial arts days. We were riding almost daily up til I got sick. I'm about 75% to 80% healthy now. We plan on riding 26 miles Sunday. That'll be the longest ride he's ever done. More about him later.
Alright Ironkids, keep the rubber side down.

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It doesn't appear I've ever posted my completed MiamiVice edition. Complete with 8s Sachs Ergo and Sachs/Huret Rival drivetrain/brakes.

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