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    Senior Member RoMad's Avatar
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    Feb 2007
    Citrus county Fl.
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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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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    That's a keeper!

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

    2014 Trek DS.1: "Viaggiatore" A do-it-all bike that is waiting in Italy
    2012 Pedal Force CG2: "Secolo Bicicletta" the modern carbon fiber road bike
    2012 Pedal Force CX2: "Carbone CX" the carbon fiber CX bike
    2010 Origin 8 CX 700: "Servizio Grave" Monstercross/29er bike
    1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross: "Little Simon" lugged Columbus steel CX bike
    1987 Serotta Nova Special X: "Azzurri" The retro Columbus SPX steel road bike
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    Legs; OK! Lungs; not! bobthib's Avatar
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    Coral Springs, FL
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    ''09 Motobecane Immortal Pro (Yellow), '02 Diamondback Hybrid, '09 Lamborghini Viaggio, '09 Fiji Aloha 1.0
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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.
    '09 Motobecane Immortal Pro, with lollipops
    '09 Fuji Aloha 1.0 TT build. with lollipops
    '09 Lamborghini Viaggio Tandem
    '06 Mongoose Commuter
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    "Oh, to be 60 again!"

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