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Old 10-19-06, 02:47 PM   #1
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what do you think for a $159 training bike?

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Brand: Centurion Complete Bike/Frame: Complete Bike
Model Year: -- Frame Material: Steel
Frame Size: 59 cm Condition: Used
A quality road bike for triathalons and road use. This bike features a very fine set of Pre Ultegra Shimano 600 gray anodized components. This includes Shimano 600 crankset , brakes, and derailleur group. The frame has some paint wear but no dings dents or crash damage. The frame is made of top quality Japanese steel Tange No. 1. Wheels are true and 700 c clincher style. Dimensions are as follows 33 inches standover height Toptube is c to c of 58cm. The seat tube is 59 cm c to c.
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Old 10-19-06, 02:55 PM   #2
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you'll get better responses if you post this in the road or triathalon forums.
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Old 10-19-06, 03:04 PM   #3
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as long as the fit is good, its worth the 150 bucks.

Downtube shifters?
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A lot better than my trainer - - pristine 70s-vintage Schwinn Traveler . . . that I got at a moving sale for $5. Bound to be someone willing to pay more than I did.
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Well, the kid came home from school, and he thinks:
1. ORANGE!! How could you?!? (I like orange)
2. STEEL? It will wiegh a ton!! (which I thought was good for training), and
3. Tube Shifters? Spoken like a true modern day MTBer.....
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Sorry - - I misunderstood thought you were looking to sell. Ahhhh, the Kid's quibbling. I'd buy it.
1. ORANGE? - Tell him orange is the new matte black.
2. STEEL? - Heavy trainers on the road will make him a man.
3. Tube shifters? - He's young and limber; suck it up.
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Yo, dminor - spoken like a true parent! I did, however promise to find out if the shifting could be moved to the handlebars... call ME the wimp!
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he should be lucky you bought him a bike with gears, i got a fixie when i was a kid! now that's good for training!
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Weeks - Oh, he grudgingly thanked me.... realizing that since I bought it now he has to pony up at least half on a new MTB frame. For a kid who wants Industry 9 wheels with pink spokes, I just can't understand the orange thing, though!
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Weeks - Oh, he grudgingly thanked me.... realizing that since I bought it now he has to pony up at least half on a new MTB frame. For a kid who wants Industry 9 wheels with pink spokes, I just can't understand the orange thing, though!
Pink I9s??......tell that boy to man up. Don't you give in on the tube shifters, he'll thank you for it one day.
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ap - keep in mind this is the same "kid" that saw my roadie and told me "Oh, I expected you to have a nice, expensive road bike."

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Yeah, Lowcel, same kid.... got some great advice about moving the shifters from the road forum & now have to slap his hands away from the computer until the bike gets here... Orange is SO cool!!
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Trump him with the 'retro' card - - it's "Orange Crate" Orange, right?

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I'd trade my current ultegra "brifters" for the old, friction, campy downtube shifters that were on my first road bike anyday.
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Trump him with the 'retro' card -

I actually did! He's not really buying it, though.... That, plus orange is way more visable on the road.

Anyway, got some info from the roady forum about moving the shifters, but I think he''l at least have to try the levers before moving them.
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