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Old 11-10-19, 07:22 PM
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Jeepers...

An Ironman with Dura Ace, and inner tube wrap. Pretty sure I threw up in my mouth a little. Sandra Bullock with a mustache. Maybe Ironman Empire can provide...

Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
My tablet battery charge ran out right when I was about to take a pic of
my '89. Since my bike was clean , I went ahead and used my phone. Bad pic but good bike.
A run down on change of components from basically stock to Dura Ace 7700 9 speed.
BB, Crankset, FD, RD, Brifters, Brakeset, and Chain are all Dura Ace. Ultegra hubs on some mavic hoops.
Walmart (bell) cables and inner tube wrap for that frugal look
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The inner tube Works for me. Check out how good it looks.


Haha, well admittedly it's not as cushioned as the tube wrap on my other bikes. My other bikes have aero bars and I don't use all the tube whereas on this road bar I Gotta stretch the tube a bit. I'm thinking of using 26 inch mountain bike tube instead.
Here's a close up pic.

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Originally Posted by markwesti View Post
^^^^ This bike looks extra good to me because I like a little extra seat post showing . Not too much just a little . Big ring small cog noted .
Well Mr Westi, this is a 52cm instead of my preferd 54cm. So I need the extra seatpost. Since it's my only "road bike" and the one I plan on riding on club rides, it works out good. When most last decade bikies see my bikes they think my 54cm are too big. Mostly because they are used to seeing the new carbon bikes with slanted top tubes that show a LOT of seatpost. So this'll fit ride in. Hehe
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Old 11-10-19, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
An Ironman with Dura Ace, and inner tube wrap. Pretty sure I threw up in my mouth a little. Sandra Bullock with a mustache. Maybe Ironman Empire can provide...
Ugh! That tube wrap almost makes it a 2 bagger or a Cincinnati Bengal. That rubber could get abrasive on a long ride. Which is a segway. But first, I think I owe tex a favor. I can send him out some good stuff. The question for the thread is which color? I have blue, black or white. Take a look and let me know. The blue is sweet. I have it on an old French bike with a matching Zefal Solobloc pump. Styling and profiling!

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Old 11-10-19, 08:40 PM
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Back to the Segway. "That rubber wrap could get abrasive on a long ride." Well, today is the anniversary of the USMC. Tomorrow is Veteran's day. So thank you Robbie and the rest of the vets on here for your service to the country.
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Old 11-10-19, 09:04 PM
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You're thinking, "where did that segway come from?"

Well, remember I ran the Marine Corps Marathon a couple of weeks ago. When I entered the Wear Blue Mile,(look it up) it started raining about as hard as it was when Forest Gump and Lieutenant Dan were caught in the hurricane. In fact, I was having kind of a Lieutenant Dan moment. "FTS, this is the ****tiest race I have ever ran!" Then I started looking at those pictures with the people standing behind them holding flags. My attitude changed immediately. Suddenly, it was a great day to be running! About that time I got passed by, or passed a young lady on a racing cart/wheelchair. She was in her early 20s at best. The cart was not a hand cranker, but a wheel pusher instead. Two things stuck out about this girl. One, she was extremely attractive. Two, she was pushing the wheels barehanded. No gloves on those delicate hands. I thought about how tough she was or at least her palms were because..........those wet rubber wheels are abrasive and will chew up her palm skins after a while. I know mine would have been chewed up.

There is your segway.

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Why do we keep talking about those silly little two-wheeled electric platform thingies that people started buzzing around the sidewalks on about five years ago? I thought they died the death they deserved.....
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Old 11-10-19, 10:20 PM
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Why do we keep talking about those silly little two-wheeled electric platform thingies that people started buzzing around the sidewalks on about five years ago? I thought they died the death they deserved.....
This was a paraplegic racing cart. The young lady had no use of her legs. Her arms were her only method of locomotion.
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Originally Posted by jim dandy View Post
Send him the Blue ...
JD
You guys are crazy. Im good with the tube wrap, all my bikes have it, it's my signature move.
Besides JD, you already have blue wrap on a Summertime Blues Ironman, we'd look like twins.

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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
You guys are crazy. Im good with the tube wrap, all my bikes have it, it's my signature move.
Besides JD, you already have blue wrap on a Summertime Blues Ironman, we'd look like twins.
The Waco Flash has spoken. Your call. It might be bad mojo to change your signature wrap. Here is a close up of the blue. Pure cane sugar. Sweetness overload!

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Friends don't let friends drink and wrap.

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Friends don't let friends drink and wrap.
Ha, that's the problem, I was drinking when I built it and not drinking when I wrapped it.
I think I did Rap drunk once, it started off with " I'm a bubble gum (w)rapper and I'm here to say" and believe it or not, it got Worse.
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I knew I was maybe missing something when I was still searching CL and No it wasn't the wrap. THE WHEELS!!!
Soooo, I switched the '88 to the '89 and vice versa. Ta Da, now I just gotta switch out cassettes. Here's the pics. I feel better Now.

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Deal of the century right here folks. For sure. Don't know what it is, but a Comp TA it's not.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...014819170.html
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I knew I was maybe missing something when I was still searching CL and No it wasn't the wrap. THE WHEELS!!!
Soooo, I switched the '88 to the '89 and vice versa. Ta Da, now I just gotta switch out cassettes. Here's the pics. I feel better Now.
Do you store your bikes in a dentist's waiting room?
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Do you store your bikes in a dentist's waiting room?
Where else do you take a bike for a cleaning ?
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Where else do you take a bike for a cleaning ?
I'd love for someone to floss my bike. I feel like I've been missing spots.

On a side note, I asked my husband to get my bike into the trainer (there was a skewer and computer issue.) I came home to this. It's got Dora the Explorer on it.


It's a-Dora-bell!
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It's got Dora the Explorer on it.


It's a-Dora-bell!
Groan.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Deal of the century right here folks. For sure. Don't know what it is, but a Comp TA it's not.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...014819170.html
Looks like most messenget bikes Ive seen, but in a lot better shape, which means beat up and washed. Also looks like a Nishiki.
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Off topic, but just in case we have any IM patrons in the Evansville Indiana area, let's give a huge shout out to the Purple Aces of Evansville University! They defeated #1 ranked Goliath Kentucky last night in basketball. It might be crazy in that town today.
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Off topic, but just in case we have any IM patrons in the Evansville Indiana area, let's give a huge shout out to the Purple Aces of Evansville University! They defeated #1 ranked Goliath Kentucky last night in basketball. It might be crazy in that town today.
Possibly as crazy as Seattle which in the span of two days won an MLS cup (Sounders) and took down the last undefeated team in the NFL, Go Hawks! Ok back to your regularly scheduled IM programming

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/bi...978146019.html Terry designed 49cm IM in coral and white for sale up the road in Bellingham. Oddly both wheels appear to be 700c I believe the original had a smaller front wheel 650a?

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Possibly as crazy as Seattle which in the span of two days won an MLS cup (Sounders) and took down the last undefeated team in the NFL, Go Hawks! Ok back to your regularly scheduled IM programming

https://bellingham.craigslist.org/bi...978146019.html Terry designed 49cm IM in coral and white for sale up the road in Bellingham. Oddly both wheels appear to be 700c I believe the original had a smaller front wheel 650a?
Yeah they came in two sizes in that color scheme. 48cm and 46cm. 46 using the smaller front wheel.
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Originally Posted by TriBiker19 View Post
I'd love for someone to floss my bike. I feel like I've been missing spots.

On a side note, I asked my husband to get my bike into the trainer (there was a skewer and computer issue.) I came home to this. It's got Dora the Explorer on it.


It's a-Dora-bell!
I'd leave it on unless it's not aero. Getting chicked in a tri by a rider with a Dora bell might be too much for some Carbon Commandos to take. Not me, of course. It happens so often I don't even notice.

When you are BOP, you get chicked, geezered, chubbied, strollered(have I left out any) etc. That's life.

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If you want a cheaper 46cm, close to SeaTac https://offerup.com/item/detail/770854949/
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I'd leave it on unless it's not aero. Getting chicked in a tri by a rider with a Dora bell might be too much for some Carbon Commandos to take. Not me, of course. It happens so often I don't even notice.

When you are BOP, you get chicked, geezered, chubbied, strollered(have I left out any) etc. That's life.
Hmm... I could move it to the end so I'll have easier access while riding and still be aero...
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