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Old 09-25-08, 11:53 PM   #1
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Taxi Bike got a baby brother!!!!

Delivered it my self! Mom was in labor for two days and I stayed up all night to finish it!


70's Centurion steel frame 58 cm, light enough with all the production crap stripped off.
Velocity wheels, new sealed...smooth BB 42 x 16...39x16 for of road flip flop

Pink white black theme...


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Old 09-26-08, 02:38 AM   #2
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I've replaced many parts off of my Langster but it's still a bike that I will NEVER sell. Too much love went into my little commuter to pawn off. I love my Langster! Luckily they never upgrade the bike year after year either so it all works out.
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Old 09-26-08, 02:49 AM   #3
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Look at that quill stem. And all those gears. Nicely done.
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Nice job Pete. I've been looking for a frame of that vintage but all the hipsters on CL want $300+ for an '80s steel bike. A few years ago, I bought the same bikes for < $100.
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Nice job Pete. I've been looking for a frame of that vintage but all the hipsters on CL want $300+ for an '80s steel bike. A few years ago, I bought the same bikes for < $100.
Hey Henry, I'm gonna get together with Greg (constant rider) and do that Mill Valley off road ride soon...are you in?
Pete

I think I'll actually get a 39 for the the front for that though...what are you running? I forgot.
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My fixed gear is 43x16.

Yeah, mixed terrain... I'm in (so long as the schedule works). I'd do it on my cyclocross bike though. The reason I'm looking for an older frame like your Centurion is so I can run fatter tires and fenders. I _may_ be willing to trade my IRO Mark V for such a frameset. Something like my old Miyata 310 would be ideal.

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Nice bike. Doesn't the seat pointing up slightly hurt your gonads, though?
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Old 09-26-08, 01:27 PM   #8
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Nice bike. Doesn't the seat pointing up slightly hurt your gonads, though?
Haven't you figured out why they call me "Pheobe" ? What "gonads"?
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Thought I'd let that set in for a little....Hadn't adjusted the seat yet...but I still have the front end up a tiny bit so my but sits flat on the back of the saddle...It's a hugely critical ajustment for me. Too far tipped forward and my butt and hands numb out.

By the way I've decided to call my bike the "Limo"
Now all I need is a Bus!...I guess if I got a tandem...
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That new Tokyo Langster makes me wanna join your poseurama clique more than I'd like to admit.
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That is a hot bike! I still lik the London I came really close to that one instead of the Taxi.
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Old 09-26-08, 04:31 PM   #11
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Haven't you figured out why they call me "Pheobe" ? What "gonads"?
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Thought I'd let that set in for a little....Hadn't adjusted the seat yet...but I still have the front end up a tiny bit so my but sits flat on the back of the saddle...It's a hugely critical ajustment for me. Too far tipped forward and my butt and hands numb out.

By the way I've decided to call my bike the "Limo"
Now all I need is a Bus!...I guess if I got a tandem...
Me too like you. My seat is up just about the same angle. The two bones rests nicely square in the saddle back like a well worn arm chair.
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Nice bike, Pete. How do you like the inverted road levers on the bullhorns? That's always looked pretty uncomfortable/hard to use to me, but I've never actually tried it out.

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No! Us non-hipster IRO riders have to stick together, man!
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Old 09-26-08, 09:00 PM   #13
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I'm developing Carpel tunnel in my hands...I've been going over to aero bars slowly which have been pretty helpful although not aesthetically racy. The brakes reversed are actually much easier and give me more leverage. I like the bullhorns a lot! So much easier for climbing and comfort. I like the city style bikes. What a great ride on the centurion!! smooth and straight.
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Very nice Pete! Except maybe the Tri-geek setup under your ass.
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Very nice Pete! Except maybe the Tri-geek setup under your ass.
No bottle braze ons! Really old frame
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Bah, you just wanted to more easily squirt those behind you.
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Congrats on the new build!

It's a pretty bike, and classic too. on both counts.

Henry, I'll buy that white bike, just name your price. It's beautiful.
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Beautiful bike, Pete. Congrats!
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That's a bike I sold and wish I hadn't.
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My fixed gear is 43x16.

Yeah, mixed terrain... I'm in (so long as the schedule works). I'd do it on my cyclocross bike though. The reason I'm looking for an older frame like your Centurion is so I can run fatter tires and fenders. I _may_ be willing to trade my IRO Mark V for such a frameset. Something like my old Miyata 310 would be ideal.

I've got a Nishiki kokusai for you in you want to trade
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Very nice Pete! Except maybe the Tri-geek setup under your ass.
No making fun of the tri-geek bottle mounts. Some of us don't have a choice!
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I still have yet to see a Tokyo up close, although I did see the Chicago and I gotta tell you, the Gangster looks pretty sweet man.
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Sorry.
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it was worth a shot. I'm going to turn it into a fixie someday soon hopefully...
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