What In Tarnation Did I Just Bring Home? Some Kinda Rig I Wouldn't Understand Rescued From The Trash Man!

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All sorts of scary stuff I know little about!
Aired up the tires, screwed in a pedal somebody had almost cross-threaded, tightened the wheels, raised the handle bars and removed the bull horns and arm rests, lowered the seat....and she's a runner! Gears all work using the shifters on the brake levers!

It was sitting out front of a home in my hood. I knocked on the door and asked the lady if she was throwing it out. She said she was.
I had some idea I was seeing something special(ized). :D
Score!
It is VERY light weight. Carbon fiber fork. I think the frame is aluminum.

I gots me lots of learnin' to do!

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I think it is small s specialized, not the big red S like on the stem.
Made in USA triathlon bike?
 

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Funny part is, I rode my MTB across town to get a haircut this morning in order to test out my new Under Armour cycling app. Before doing so, I installed two new inner tubes. After the haircut, I took a different way home and got less than half way and developed a front flat.
During my long walk of shame I came across the quintana roo. Once I got home I hopped in my pickup and retrieved the bike!
 
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Thanks for all your help and info. After some thought, I think I’m gonna give it to #2 son. He’s getting into some serious road cycling/touring, and this rig would be perfect for that. It’s really not my style, and I’m a hack bike mechanic. I’m more of a clunker, beach cruiser guy. I don’t wanna muck this thing up trying to get it to it’s former glory.
 
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In a perfect world you would have left your bike there, to be exchanged by the next person who would value a better bike that only needs a puncture fixed, until eventually the woman is left with a wrecked 12" wheel pedal-free kids bike she can just drop in the trash ;)
 
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Probably. Iron man decal is dated 2006. Would be cool to know who rode it, or if it really was used in the event.

Ironman events are a franchise. Run by World Triathlon Corporation.

Two on that date, Florida and Hawaii.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 ::: Clermont, Florida: Great Floridian Triathlon
Full: Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112 miles, Run 26.2 miles
Half: Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles
Super Sprint: Swim ¼ mile, Bike 8 miles, Run 2 miles
Start Time: Full 7:30am (Half 8:30, SuperSprint 9:30)
Location: Clermont Waterfront Park
Phone: (352) 394-1320
email: [email protected]
Register On-Line At: sommersports.com
Printable Entry Form At: sommersports.com
2005 Results At: sommersports.com
2004 Results At: sommersports.com

not finding 2006 Florida participants/results list. Older results seem to have been purged. My guess is the event has been under new management since 2010 or so and they didn't care to include older results.

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Ford Ironman World Championship
October 21,2006
Kona, Hawaii
2.4 mi. swim • 112 mi. bike • 26.2 mi. run
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Germany’s Normann Stadler won his second Ironman Triathlon title Saturday, setting a record in the bike stage and holding on in the marathon.
The 33-year-old Stadler, also the 2004 winner, finished the 140.6-mile endurance test in 8 hours, 11 minutes, 56 seconds. He completed the 112-mile bike leg in 4:18:23, more than 3 minutes better than last year’s record pace.
Michellie Jones of Australia, who was second last year, won the women’s race in 9:18:31…

1404 Ogata Theron Holualoa HI USA 33 M Physical Therapist
1375 13:10:32 Ogata, Theron Holualoa HI USA 170/180 M30-34 1404 179 1591 1:42:50 2:43 9:57 172 1394 6:32:02 17.1 12:53 159 1210 4:32:53 10:25

found in other triathlons in Hawaii.
Hard to see how the bike wound up in Diana.
 
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Ironman events are a franchise. Run by World Triathlon Corporation.

Two on that date, Florida and Hawaii.

Saturday, October 21, 2006 ::: Clermont, Florida: Great Floridian Triathlon
Full: Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112 miles, Run 26.2 miles
Half: Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles
Super Sprint: Swim ¼ mile, Bike 8 miles, Run 2 miles
Start Time: Full 7:30am (Half 8:30, SuperSprint 9:30)
Location: Clermont Waterfront Park
Phone: (352) 394-1320
email: [email protected]
Register On-Line At: sommersports.com
Printable Entry Form At: sommersports.com
2005 Results At: sommersports.com
2004 Results At: sommersports.com

not finding 2006 Florida participants/results list. Older results seem to have been purged. My guess is the event has been under new management since 2010 or so and they didn't care to include older results.

or

Ford Ironman World Championship
October 21,2006
Kona, Hawaii
2.4 mi. swim • 112 mi. bike • 26.2 mi. run
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Germany’s Normann Stadler won his second Ironman Triathlon title Saturday, setting a record in the bike stage and holding on in the marathon.
The 33-year-old Stadler, also the 2004 winner, finished the 140.6-mile endurance test in 8 hours, 11 minutes, 56 seconds. He completed the 112-mile bike leg in 4:18:23, more than 3 minutes better than last year’s record pace.
Michellie Jones of Australia, who was second last year, won the women’s race in 9:18:31…

1404 Ogata Theron Holualoa HI USA 33 M Physical Therapist
1375 13:10:32 Ogata, Theron Holualoa HI USA 170/180 M30-34 1404 179 1591 1:42:50 2:43 9:57 172 1394 6:32:02 17.1 12:53 159 1210 4:32:53 10:25

found in other triathlons in Hawaii.
Hard to see how the bike wound up in Diana.
Yeah. The bike is apparently a 2003 model. The Iron Man decal is dated 2006, which leads me to believe it was put on there just to be cool. I have a hard time believing a 2003 model bike was used in a professional 2006 championship event, seeing as most of these athletes have corporate sponsors and could afford the latest and greatest technology. Why would they compete with 3-year-old bikes?
 

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Ironman events are not just open to professionals. There are 2,000 open slots for the Kona world championships and you have to qualify and earn a spot.
 
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Ironman events are not just open to professionals. There are 2,000 open slots for the Kona world championships and you have to qualify and earn a spot.
Makes sense. I’d forgotten that. Still, you think it’s possible this bike was used in the event?
The sticker looks official and it’s numbered, and there is this other iron man sticker as well.
 

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Yes, it's probably either a tech sticker or corresponds to their bib number for when they are assigned corrals to place their stuff in for transitions
 
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The numbered stickers are an attempt to provide identification as to ownership of the bikes. While you are swimming and running, you leave your expensive bike in the transition coral for hours on end with 2000 others and no locks in sight. So you overheat or what ever and are hauled to a hospital or clinic, it's up to the event organizers to try to return your gear to you. How many of you put your name and phone number on your bikes? Not many. Many triathlon corals are off limits to non-participants just to keep sticky fingers away. Many Ironman participants are very proud of finishing within the time limits and having that sticker on the bike is 1 more way to show off their accomplishments. That is a nice sticker and surely more durable than the typical stick on paper label. I've been to plenty of events where we have to show proper id to get our bikes out of the control areas. The event organizers hire extra security to watch over the bikes. They are such a tempting target.

At most "Pro" events the number of serious contenders is less than 100. The big marathons like Boston or New York City rarely have 100 who start in the front row in front of the 30,000 to 40,000 every day runners. Those elite runners are paid substantial appearance fees by the races to show up. The rest are paying $100 for the fun of it. There are pro-only tris that might start 100 total. But it's the masses paying entry fees that really foot the bills for the events.

Bike technology doesn't improve much in just 3 years. That is mostly corporate bs advertising that tries to convince consumers that is so. The bike industry has a long track record of using consumers as beta testers. The first year's production often has a high failure rate until the manufacturers figure it out.
 

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