Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Centurion Ironman Dave Scott Expert
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05-30-10, 04:59 PM
I have a 1987 (I believe) Centurion Ironman Dave Scott Expert that was unfortunately powder coated a few years back. Frame size is 58/60cm (58.5cm measured center to center, 60.5cm measured center to top -- 33" Standover Height), and it has the all original full Shimano 105 Group (Front and Rear Derailleurs, Crankset, Front and Rear Brakes, Headset, Brake Levers, Downtube Shifters, and Hubs), 700c Wolber Rims (with Shimano 105 Hubs). It did have a black suede Vetta saddle on it (but alas, it is no more). I really don't need to hang on to it as I have several other bikes (and my wife is giving me grief about them all), so I'm looking to unload it. What do you think the value is? And can anyone confirm the vintage?
05-30-10, 05:07 PM
I would imagine you'd need to confirm the serial number with T-Mar to confirm it's a Centurion. Once that's confirmed, I know of no other Centurion that had 105 on it.
The Expert did have the 105 group on it in 1987 and 1988.
The wheels are newer than 1987 and not OEM to the bike (no problem, Wolber GTX are nice wheels).
Because it's been powdercoated, you really can't get Ironman money, and without road bars, a bit less still, unless you find a buyer who likes those bars.
In this market, $125-$150 tops, and the buyer would want the group, take his/her chances on the frame. The clearance from the rear tire to the seat tube is about right for an Ironman, but also a Lemans. The clearance from the front tire to the downtube could be OK for it's size, but looks a little wide to me. If the group is original to the bike, and the frame's a Centurion, it's an Ironman. There's just no way to tell.
+1 $125. Need to find a hipster that wants those bars and doesn't mind a flat black repaint with no decals.
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