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    Senior Member RobbieTunes's Avatar
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    Is it alive? Is it alive?

    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    Robbie, I'm not so sure I'd be happy. Further down the page is this description:

    Electric Pedal Assist Bicycles, Comfort Sport Bicycles

    I'd have never thought you'd be so excited about that category of bicycles!
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    Electric Pedal Assist Bicycles, Comfort Sport Bicycles
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    Give me time to work on him....

    maybe he means the little motor in the bb.
    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻
    You will not believe how fast I used to be...

    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
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    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
    1995 Hot Tubes TT
    1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
    1998 Trek Y-Foil
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    2014 Wraith "Hustle" (best value in a steel frame today, IMO)

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    Hopelessly addicted... photogravity's Avatar
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    Let's face it Robbie: you really lust for a Sun Drifter.
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    Hey Rob, we can post centurion bikes in this thread pretty soon:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...n-and-now-game

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    I don't know that I like where this is going...
    Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.


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    They're alive in the same way that Schwinn and Mongoose are alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puget Pounder View Post
    Hey Rob, we can post centurion bikes in this thread pretty soon:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...n-and-now-game
    +1

    Just means the old ones are getting more like Paramounts every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    Let's face it Robbie: you really lust for a Sun Drifter.
    I could get a backrest for it and then mount it on the back of an RV...
    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻
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    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
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    1998 Trek Y-Foil
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    Senior Member Kanegon's Avatar
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    They already make them - sort of - in another place, different era, same dimension. Not bad for a brand named after a novel about Romans (or so the story goes...).


    Elektro Bike


    Might just be a coincidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
    Robbie, I'm not so sure I'd be happy. Further down the page is this description:

    Electric Pedal Assist Bicycles, Comfort Sport Bicycles

    I'd have never thought you'd be so excited about that category of bicycles!
    They might just use those two categories to (re?)enter the market and then add other bike lines later.
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    Might have been "check a box" type categories and those two covered all bicycles or something.
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    It would be great to see a modern take on the Centurion brand, but we all know how these things work. The vintage Centurion brand that RobbieT’s has single-handedly increased the used bike market value of, to the chagrin of the rest of us, is not this start-up. However, I’ve noticed a surprisingly large number of fresh and interesting new boutique bike companies putting forth retro-steel bikes. I recently referenced Tim Neenan starting a new company reintroducing the Specialized Sequoia and Expedition.

    http://www.lighthousecycles.com/

    There seems to be something going on here. Small, quality bike designers seem to be popping up all over the place. Who says American creativity and workmanship is dead? Not me.
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    All it takes is one trip to NAHBS, and it's easy to see how one could get drawn into it.

    I told Curtis Dobbins of Cycles Margeurite that "one day, I'll sell all my bikes, and you can make me a frame."

    He laughed.
    Robbie ♪♫♪...☻
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    1979 Centurion Semi Pro
    1982 Lotus Classique
    1986 De Rosa Professional SLX
    1987 D'Arienzo (Basso)
    1995 Hot Tubes TT
    1998 Kestrel KM 40 Airfoil
    1998 Trek Y-Foil
    2006 Cinelli XLR8R-2
    2011 Eddy Merckx EMX3
    2014 Wraith "Hustle" (best value in a steel frame today, IMO)

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