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    Centurion bike good deal to convert into fixie????

    Hey guys, does this look like a good deal to convert into a fixed gear? Would probably negotiate on the price, but wanted some feedback first.


    Ad says this:


    CENTURION LEMANS RS ROAD BIKE - CELESTE &WHITE FRAME COLOR

    THIS BIKE HAS A FRAME SIZE OF 54CM C TO C, WITH A STAND OVER HEIGHT OF 31 1/2". IT WILL FIT MOST RIDERS OF 5' 7" AND ABOVE.

    THE BIKE HAS A TANGE #2 STEEL FRAME, WHICH PROVIDES A SMOOTH AND PLUSH RIDE (EASY ON THOSE SENSITIVE PLACES!). THE SHIMANO BAR END SHIFTERS ARE 8 SPEED, AND ALONG WITH THE SHIMANO 105 REAR DERAILLUER AND THE DOUBLE CHAINRINGS, ALLOW YOU TO CHOOSE FROM 16 GEAR SETTINGS. THE BIKE HAS BEEN SET UP BY A BIKE MECHANIC AND OPERATES FLAWLESSLY.

    IN ADDITION TO THE SET UP, THE BIKE HAS :
    *NEW CABLES AND HOUSINGS
    *NEW BRAKE LEVERS AND PADS
    *NEW BAR TAPE

    THIS BIKE NEEDS NOTHING, AND IS READY TO RIDE.


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    It is a prime canidate for a conversion, but why? That bike is really nice. Keep it geared.
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    +1, thats is too nice of a bike to convert
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    i agree with kayce Id leave it geared maybe put some nice crome fenders if it was me.

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    Really enjoy the fixed gear feel; yet, will test it out and if geared works for me then that's how it will stay. Don't really know allot about the maintenance of a geared road bike, but will definitely learn if that's what I decide to do.

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    He is asking $200 for it, seems like a fair price. What you guys think??

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    Excellent bike for conversion...

    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Im so sick and tired of people saying "dont convert, its to nice, bla bla bla". This is a SINGLE SPEED AND FIXED GEAR FORUM.
    its a bike that was made to be ridden whether its geared or single speed/fixed.

    i have a centurion elite rs i shall be converting soon.
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    Convert it, but keep yo extra parts.

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    Yup, seems like a lot of extras to buy when you don't need any of the fiddly bits. The C&V for sale subforum might be able to help you recoup some of the $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The ad
    THIS BIKE NEEDS NOTHING, AND IS READY TO RIDE.
    I agree.
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    It will be a fine bike any way you choose to ride it. Unless you do some jackass stuff.
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    Thanks guys, appreciate the feedback

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    $200 is a solid deal. Can't hurt to try and go lower though!
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    And don't cut anything off. Just remove whatever needs to be taken off/can be taken off to finish the conversion. Eventually you'll probably want to gear it back up.
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    THIS BIKE NEEDS NOTHING, AND IS READY TO RIDE.
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    I agree.
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    If you convert it, leave the bosses and guides on it
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    you could. but, unless it was just a frameset, i'd ride it as is.....

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    Finally pulled the trigger on the bike guys. Let me tell you, bike looks great. Easy an 8/10, but don't really know the condition of other similar bikes out there. Kind of leaning towards leaving it geared, and just buy an inexpensive fixed gear bike to throw around and have fun. This is my first geared road bike


    These are some of the components it came with (not sure if they are factory or not):


    Kusuki winpista drop bars


    Shimano ultegra 105 crank and shiftingsystem


    Ritchey saddle


    Mavic reflex wheels with shimano 600hubs


    Shimano brakes


    Bontrager tires

    Centurion lemans rs frame and fork



    Edit: saddle has 2 small tears (might change it), pedals are resin so defiantly changing that.

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    Nice. How much did you pay for it?
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    $190, guy was pretty set on the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroll24_7 View Post
    Finally pulled the trigger on the bike guys. Let me tell you, bike looks great. Easy an 8/10, but don't really know the condition of other similar bikes out there. Kind of leaning towards leaving it geared, and just buy an inexpensive fixed gear bike to throw around and have fun. This is my first geared road bike


    These are some of the components it came with (not sure if they are factory or not):


    Kusuki winpista drop bars


    Shimano ultegra 105 crank and shiftingsystem


    Ritchey saddle


    Mavic reflex wheels with shimano 600hubs


    Shimano brakes


    Bontrager tires

    Centurion lemans rs frame and fork



    Edit: saddle has 2 small tears (might change it), pedals are resin so defiantly changing that.
    If you post this in Classic and Vintage, they will have a better idea.
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    Ultegra is the second nicest thing Shimano makes.

    105 is slightly lower than Ultegra, still very very very nice.

    If the saddle fits your body it is perfect, if it doesn't fit it is garbage. That is the only way to judge a saddle.

    600 is the same as Ultegra.

    Mavic reflex turned into their open pro later. Nice but nothing special.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Excellent bike for conversion...

    That is a sweet looking ride. I love the drum/S3X combo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scroll24_7 View Post
    Finally pulled the trigger on the bike guys. Let me tell you, bike looks great. Easy an 8/10, but don't really know the condition of other similar bikes out there. Kind of leaning towards leaving it geared, and just buy an inexpensive fixed gear bike to throw around and have fun. This is my first geared road bike


    These are some of the components it came with (not sure if they are factory or not):


    Kusuki winpista drop bars


    Shimano ultegra 105 crank and shiftingsystem


    Ritchey saddle


    Mavic reflex wheels with shimano 600hubs


    Shimano brakes


    Bontrager tires

    Centurion lemans rs frame and fork



    Edit: saddle has 2 small tears (might change it), pedals are resin so defiantly changing that.
    Is the shifting indexed? (it clicks into gear instead of you kind of having to search for the gear)

    If that thing has an indexed ultegra / 105 group on it I would love to put it on my Raleigh. Too bad I don't have funds atm.

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