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Old 06-24-09, 09:10 PM   #1
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New to Commuting...centurion comp ta

Just bought a old Centurion Comp TA off craigslist
I havent ridden in a LONG time
Wondering what changes I should make if any.
The roads here in Honolulu are pretty rough, maybe bigger tires?
right now it has continental ultra sport 27x1&1/8
Also any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive odometer/speedometer?
any other suggestions are appreciated
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Old 06-24-09, 09:26 PM   #2
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I suggest just riding it and if it seems to fit your needs. If it works as is, sweet. Fatter tires will slow you down a tad...depending how wide you go. However I think w/ 27" rims the widest you can easily find are 1 & 3/8". It's good practice to just watch where you're going and avoid potholes...as long as avoiding them doesn't put you in greater harm. Your local bike shop should have a selection of bike computers in a range of prices. The brand CatEye is pretty popular.

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Old 06-25-09, 07:19 AM   #3
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I've been looking for an '84 Comp TA for a while.

Nice find.
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Old 06-25-09, 02:21 PM   #4
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It seems to be in pretty good shape
may need a tune up
I bought a sport DLX back in the mid 80's
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