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Old 09-12-09, 04:53 PM   #1
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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][/IMG]


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Old 09-12-09, 05:36 PM   #2
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That's a keeper!

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

When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
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Old 09-12-09, 05:38 PM   #3
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Such a deal (steal? steel?)

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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