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    Another bike

    Just added on another vintage bike to my stable. I am into vintage steel. This is a 1989 Centurion Ironman Master.. Oh boy... The ride is like sipping on sweet, vintage wine. The look is like an equisite painting. All in my opinon of course...

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    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
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    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1

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    My opinion, as well. You have good taste in Bikes.

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    Great looking bike and a sweet collection you have...

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    I likesit.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
    Just added on another vintage bike to my stable. I am into vintage steel. This is a 1989 Centurion Ironman Master.. Oh boy... The ride is like sipping on sweet, vintage wine. The look is like an equisite painting. All in my opinon of course...

    Lovely looking bike - and the right colour too! (Just stirring an old 50+ pot!)

    I just chanced upon a thread in C&V with the original 80s sales brochure and magazine reviews for that bike. The reviewers loved it.

    I used to browse bicycle magazines in the newsagents in the lobby of the office building where I worked in Jakarta in 85. That bike was quite the hot number, I recall.

    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    I likesit.....
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    Great looking bike and a sweet collection you have...
    Quote Originally Posted by Gravity Aided View Post
    My opinion, as well. You have good taste in Bikes.
    Thanks guys..

    I know the latest and the greatest are lighter, more performance and effective, but anything I get has got to be pleasing to my eye, and give me that feel! Vintage bikes do both of that to the max, and the kicker is, they don't cost that much. As of now, the bikes have a whole bedroom to themselves..

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    1985 Raleigh Prestige
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    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
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    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
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    Very cool!
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    I agree with you on the look, I'll take your word on the ride. It looks great.
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    Seat looks tilted forward, doesn't that hurt your wrists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
    Thanks guys..

    I know the latest and the greatest are lighter, more performance and effective, but anything I get has got to be pleasing to my eye, and give me that feel! Vintage bikes do both of that to the max, and the kicker is, they don't cost that much. As of now, the bikes have a whole bedroom to themselves..

    Life is sweet!!
    I see you have a couple 1985 Raleighs, I have an 85 Raleigh Olympian. You'll probably enjoy seeing the 1985 Raleigh catalogue:
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroral...s/00cover.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertL View Post
    I see you have a couple 1985 Raleighs, I have an 85 Raleigh Olympian. You'll probably enjoy seeing the 1985 Raleigh catalogue:
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroral...s/00cover.html
    Already on to it Robert.. thanks..

    I have made two attempts at landing a 1985 Grand Prix, to no avail. Either not my size, or the seller asking too much..

    Olympian, a sweet Raleigh bike..
    2001 Raleigh R700
    1996 Litespeed Classic
    1995 Klein Quantum
    1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
    1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
    1989 Centurion Master Ironman
    1986 Schwinn Prelude(Beater)
    1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Beater2)
    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by YpsiBiker View Post
    Seat looks tilted forward, doesn't that hurt your wrists?
    To tell the truth, in that picture, she was just two days old with me. I did some minor adjustments to the seat and stem when i got it..I am about 40 miles into the bike now. Feels comfortable, however, a different seat and pedals are in the works. So, final adjustments are down the line. So far though she is comfortable. I got long arms too.
    2001 Raleigh R700
    1996 Litespeed Classic
    1995 Klein Quantum
    1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
    1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
    1989 Centurion Master Ironman
    1986 Schwinn Prelude(Beater)
    1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Beater2)
    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1

    2007 Suzuki GSX R1K (commuter)
    http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
    74,Old,Dirty,&Fast

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    I recently picked up a 1988 Ironman Master in beautiful, almost new condition (the purple smoke to white fade). All it needed was a new set of tires and some handlebar tape. I changed out the saddle to a Specialized (which I have on 6 other road bikes I use).
    The only changes from the original bike was that all black MODOLO handlebars and stem were there having replaced the originals. The !@#$% stem is stuck, but this brand seems to be a problem, as the alloy one on my Cannondale is also stuck. Both bikes were meticulously maintained, so neglect isn't the reason

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    Booya!! Sweet bike............
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    Looks like a Carrera seat? Suffered thru one of those. My aching back! Nice-looking bike.

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    Very elegant bike. 24"/60cm frame?
    There have been many days when I haven't felt like riding, but there has never been a day when I was sorry I rode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbikenewbike View Post
    I recently picked up a 1988 Ironman Master in beautiful, almost new condition (the purple smoke to white fade). All it needed was a new set of tires and some handlebar tape. I changed out the saddle to a Specialized (which I have on 6 other road bikes I use).
    The only changes from the original bike was that all black MODOLO handlebars and stem were there having replaced the originals. The !@#$% stem is stuck, but this brand seems to be a problem, as the alloy one on my Cannondale is also stuck. Both bikes were meticulously maintained, so neglect isn't the reason
    Congrats, as you can see the Centurions and mainly the Ironman are awesome bikes, with a sweet buttery ride!! No problem on the stem, replace it!! Also, I know you are aware in messing with that stuck stem to not damage the forks in getting it out. If you can't get it out, take it to the LBS, and let them do it...

    I was on my 88 Ironman Expert yesterday, oh boy, double up joy!! Today, I was back on the Master..
    2001 Raleigh R700
    1996 Litespeed Classic
    1995 Klein Quantum
    1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
    1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
    1989 Centurion Master Ironman
    1986 Schwinn Prelude(Beater)
    1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Beater2)
    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1

    2007 Suzuki GSX R1K (commuter)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
    Very elegant bike. 24"/60cm frame?
    I am quite sure it is 60.. 34 inch stand over. Fits me perfectly..
    2001 Raleigh R700
    1996 Litespeed Classic
    1995 Klein Quantum
    1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
    1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
    1989 Centurion Master Ironman
    1986 Schwinn Prelude(Beater)
    1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Beater2)
    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1

    2007 Suzuki GSX R1K (commuter)
    http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
    74,Old,Dirty,&Fast

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    Big frame! I have a 1979 Centurion Super Elite, they made some nice bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
    Looks like a Carrera seat? Suffered thru one of those. My aching back! Nice-looking bike.
    The seat will get change pretty soon. I have already aquire a set of dura ace track pedals. Seat and pedals will be the only changes made to this sweet bike. Right now, I am in the hunt for a black and/or a red Master...
    2001 Raleigh R700
    1996 Litespeed Classic
    1995 Klein Quantum
    1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
    1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
    1989 Centurion Master Ironman
    1986 Schwinn Prelude(Beater)
    1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Beater2)
    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1

    2007 Suzuki GSX R1K (commuter)
    http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
    74,Old,Dirty,&Fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
    Big frame! I have a 1979 Centurion Super Elite, they made some nice bikes.
    I am 6'3", at least I was about 10 years ago. I might have gotten shorter with age!! The 60cm is a perfect fit for me, right in the middle of my fit zone.

    My bikes range from 59cm to 63cm
    2001 Raleigh R700
    1996 Litespeed Classic
    1995 Klein Quantum
    1989 Cannondale Black Lightning
    1988 Centurion Expert Ironman
    1989 Centurion Master Ironman
    1986 Schwinn Prelude(Beater)
    1986 Raleigh Grand Prix(Beater2)
    1985 Raleigh Prestige
    1985 Raleigh Competition
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #1
    1985 Raleigh Grand Prix #2 (project #1)
    1985 Raleigh Super Course (project #4)
    1979 Raleigh Competition GS-1

    2007 Suzuki GSX R1K (commuter)
    http://www.cehoward.net/pretty.jpg
    74,Old,Dirty,&Fast

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