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RoMad 09-12-09 04:53 PM

Picked up a decent yard sale bike today (pics)
 
A friend of mine told me that his son in law has been riding with him some and asked if I would keep an eye out for a 58cm road bike for under $200 for him. I thought I found the perfect one last week when I found a very nice Trek 1400 but the seller thoght it was worth way more than I did. Today my wife and I went to Melbourne to watch our youngest son in a college cross country meet and she wanted to stop at some yard sales on the way home.
We found the bike below at a sale and it was the dirtiest bike I had ever seen for sale. It had some kind of dusty, oily residue all over it and looked awful. I asked how much and the lady said make me an offer. I offerred her twenty dollars and she quickly said ok. My wife said I should have offerred $5. I brought it home and sprayed it down with Gunk engine cleaner and then washed it with a soft brush and then some soap and water. It took me about 15 minutes and it looked much better.
It is a Centurian Sport Dlx with a 6 speed shimano rear derailler, Tange double butted tubing, nice looking lugs, a Sugino 170 aluminum crank, a pretty nice Fuji seat, and some very heavy 700c wheels. It needs tires and cables. It also has nearly horizontal drop outs making it a good candidate for a fixie (if you like that sort of thing).
It should be okay for a starter for my friends son in law except it is only 57cm. I think for $20 it will do him until we can find him something better.
I took if around the block a few times and it really rides smooth like most of those old steel bikes.[IMG]http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/P9120326.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/P9120327.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/P9120328.jpg[/IMG]

Barrettscv 09-12-09 05:36 PM

That's a keeper!

Put some better wheels and a 7 speed and that's a real bike.

Michael

bobthib 09-12-09 05:38 PM

Such a deal (steal? steel?) :thumb:

I'm jealous. I'm looking for such a deal but more in a 60 cm for my 6"4" son.


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