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Old 12-14-10, 05:32 PM   #1
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My new commuter

Hi! Hows it going? I just started commuting again and bought this old rusty bike at a thrift store. I cleaned and lubed her up and bought some new tires and now I have a real nice machine to get to work. It's nice to have something to look forward to again.
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Old 12-14-10, 07:36 PM   #2
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Would suggests adding a Topeak Road Morph w/gauge frame pump. I've got one mounted on my seattube. Nice job on the rebuild, though.
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Rock on!

What happened to the cages on your pedals and the wrap around your bars? I could understand going with just platforms for preference. I ride with clipless pedals, but most of the time I ride without my cleats so they're practically just platform pedals.

I couldn't stand not having wrap on my bars, though, and I'd really want bar ends. Without wrap, I've just found my bars to be cold and slippery.

I hope you kept that old saddle, too. My friend had a brown suede-like saddle like that on his bike and I always wanted to buy it from him. I think they look so great.
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That will make a good commuter.
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Nothing wrong with that bike! Nice score!

That a Tange #1 frame? That was a pretty upscale bike in the day. Hit the C&V forum and you will fit right in there is a bunch of us that like the old Centurions.
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Very nice thrift store find. It looks like you had some help furry assistance as well which I usually find handy. That will be a nice commuter. I almost got a Centurion a couple weeks ago, but it didn't work out which is ok I didn't need another bike anyway.
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eliters. cool bike and good job.
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Rock on!

What happened to the cages on your pedals and the wrap around your bars? I could understand going with just platforms for preference. I ride with clipless pedals, but most of the time I ride without my cleats so they're practically just platform pedals.

I couldn't stand not having wrap on my bars, though, and I'd really want bar ends. Without wrap, I've just found my bars to be cold and slippery.

I hope you kept that old saddle, too. My friend had a brown suede-like saddle like that on his bike and I always wanted to buy it from him. I think they look so great.
I bought new brown wraps but I'm gonna see if I need to move my levers a bit before I do the job. And I'm not the best bar wrapper either. I got watch a few more youtubes on the subject. The saddle cleaned up nicely but....well. it ain't a Brooks. need I say more? And as for the pedals, I do not mind cages but am using these for the time being. The original ones cleaned up really nice too!
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Old 12-15-10, 02:59 PM   #9
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Definitely something about fixing up an old bike and making it ride-able. Good job so far.
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