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Old 11-18-05, 02:23 PM   #1
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1984 Centurion Rebuild

Here I am trying to post pix of my efforts:

1984 Centurion Elite 12 rebuild. I bought this in 1984 with my bonus money from US Steel! I finished it in May and have about 500 miles on mostly rail to trail riding. Figure about $340 invested not counting the tools I had to replace that my son took with him to college.

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Sora Triple drive train with a 105 front der
No Name carbon fork off ebay - repainted
Tektro brakes from a Giant & Crane Creek levers
Salsa Bar with Profile H2O 90 stem
Cheapo wheels & Specalized 28 tires from a LBS failure sale
Velo seat & Ritchie seat post
Homemade shifter boss device

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...6/P1000020.jpg
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Old 11-18-05, 05:52 PM   #2
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hey that is a great built/rebuilt, I did a similiar built to my brothers debernardi 89 vintage
sora sti
sora f/d
sora r/d
sora brakeset
nashbar compact crank
ritchey threadless stem
sakae bars
no name al fork
1 inch threadless headset
matrix iso 150 hubs 7 speed cassette used
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Old 11-18-05, 07:10 PM   #3
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Post it on the road fourm so the poseur's there can see what a real bike looks like.Classic and vintage dudes would dig it too.
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Old 11-19-05, 02:47 PM   #4
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Post it on the road fourm so the poseur's there can see what a real bike looks like.Classic and vintage dudes would dig it too.

Right on!

Here's my Centurion. '89 Ironman Master

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This is a Diamondback Centurion frame I got for $5 and then I painted it. I put the components from my 92' KHS that had a busted downtube on it and upgraded to Sora STI.

Still rides but I'm gonna get a new one some day.

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Old 11-23-05, 03:25 PM   #6
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Man, what did you do with the original fork? The really nice sloping crown one? Lots of the classic folks would like to see that.
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Post it on the road fourm so the poseur's there can see what a real bike looks like.Classic and vintage dudes would dig it too.
I hate missing cool pictures of bikes like this so I troll all of the forums.

How do you like those cane creek / tektro brake levers? I've got the same ones with the silver levers and don't think I'd use anything else unless if I could help it.
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I hate missing cool pictures of bikes like this so I troll all of the forums.

How do you like those cane creek / tektro brake levers? I've got the same ones with the silver levers and don't think I'd use anything else unless if I could help it.
The Crane Creeks work great. Could not be more pleased for the money. I never thought I would get the bike finished but I have to say I had a blast working on it. Everyone who is into biking should do one. The only downside is that it cuts into riding time. Next project will be done over the winter.

Also I still have the original fork, HB, & other components if anyone is interested. This is a 49cm frame so the headset is short.

Also anyone care to comment on painting the rear stays, black? I bought this bike in 1984 and it sat in my garage for 14 years so there was some rust. I could not get a match on the oricinal paint so I stripped it and did a gloss black with a clear coat. I spent 6 hours at my local auto parts store trying to match the paint. No luck. With mfgs. such as Centurion out of biz, paint & decals are a problem.
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Point, if you mean mine, the KHS fork was waaaaaayy too short for the Diamondback frame. I had so much trouble sourcing a 260mm 1" threaded fork for a 700c (had to order and wait several weeks) that I gave up and went threadless. I tossed the KHS frame in the trash (broken down tube) but I still have the fork for sentimental reasons, first "real" road bike almost 15 years ago.
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