Ironman (1985-1986)

Mid-range, triathlon model that replaced the Comp TA. Rumor is that Centurion (WSI) was having legal issues with BF Goodrich over the COMP TA logo, In the end Centurion changed the COMP TA to the Ironman, and just like that a legend was born. The Ironman was developed with input from Dave Scott as the bikes carried his signature on the top tube along with the Ironman Logo. The 1985 Model was the first year and has very different graphics set as the sucessors had. It was also the only Ironman to have a contrasting color on the head tube only. 

  • Frame: Tange #1
  • Shimano New 600EX components. (SIS on 1986 model)

1985:

1985 Ironman Titanium Silver/Blue Grey (source Vintage-Centurion)

Frame Tange 1 Machined seat stay tops
Fork Tange 1 Crowned Slope
Groupset Notes Shimano 600EX
Bottom Bracket Shimano 600 BB-6207
Crankset Shimano 600 FC-6207 170/175mm
Freewheel Shimano 600 FW-6207 UG freewheel 13x24T 6 speed
Shifters Shimano 600 SL-6207-FA friction (A-type keyhole shaped shifter braze-on)
Front Deraileur Shimano 600 FD-6207 28.6 clamp
Rear Deraileur Shimano 600 RD-6207
Pedals Shimano 600 PD-6207 toe clips
Brakes Shimano 600 BR-6207
Brake Levers Shimano 600 BL-6207 non-aero
Handlebars Nitto B115
390 <=54cm
420 >=56cm
Stem Nitto
Headset Shimano 600 HS-6207 star nut
Seatpost Sugino SP-KCL graduated scale 27.0
Saddle Selle Italia Turbo
Hubs Shimano 600 HB-6207
Rims Araya
Tires Panaracer Technova
Color 1 Titanium Silver/ Blue Grey
Color 2 Red/Silver
Color Scheme Contrasting Headtube
Headbadge C same font as DT
Down Tube Decal Thick Centurion w/joined UR, heavy shaded font
Top Tube Decal Ironman Dave Scott
Seat Tube Decal Clear Tange 1 at top,
Quality from Japan/Designed in USA at base
Seat Stay Decal Centurion on caps
Fork Decals Red Tange,
Centurion on crown

 

 

 

1986:

1986 Ironman Silver/Grey

Silver and Grey Ironman (source Vintage-Centurion)

 

 

Frame  Tange 1
Fork Tange sloped crown
Groupset notes Shimano 600EX
Anodizing:
*bronze
Bottom Bracket Shimano 600 BB-6207?
Crank *Shimano 600 FC-6207 bio-pace 52-42T
Freewheel Shimano 600 FW-6208 UG 13-15-17-19-21-24T
Shifters Shimano 600 SL-6208 SIS
Front Derailuer Shimano 600 FD-6207 28.6 clamp
Rear Derailuer Shimano 600 RD-6208 SIS short cage
Chain Shimano UG Bevelled plates silver/black
Pedals Shimano 600 PD-6207 toe clips/ Sugino Nylon Straps
Brakes *Shimano 600 BR-6208
Brake Levers *DiaCompe AGC or *Shimano 600 BL-6209 aero
Bars Nitto B115
390 <=54cm
420 >=56cm
Stem Nitto
Headset Shimano 600 HS-6207 star nut
Seatpost Sugino SP-KCL graduated scale 27.0
Saddle Selle Italia Turbo, Genuine Suede Calfskin
Hubs Shimano 600  HB-6208 rear
Shimano 600  HB-6207 front
32f/32r except 62/64cm frames = 36f/36r
Rims *Araya 20A or
Wolber Alpine 700x20c
Spokes Asahi Stainless Steel. 14Ga with black chrome nipples
Tires Panaracer Vertex 700x23c Semismooth tread rated 115 psi
Frame Color 1 Anthracite with Silver Dualtone 
Frame Color 2 Guards Red with White Dualtone
Scheme Contrasting headtube & seatube
Headbadge Heavy C w/o shading and Geometric Shapes
DT Decal Centurion in unshaded font slightly graduated thickness with Geometric Shapes
TT Decal Ironman Dave Scott
Seattube Decal Clear Tange 1 at top,
Quality from Japan/Designed in USA at base
Seat Stay Decal Centurion on caps
Fork Decals Red Tange,
Centurion on crown
Sizes 48, 50,52,54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64cm
Weight  21lbs 13oz (64cm)
MSRP $ 525.00 USD (1986)

 

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