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1989 Centurion Ironman Expert

Old 01-10-17, 08:12 AM
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1989 Centurion Ironman Expert

Centurion Road Bike


Posted on the Centurion thread as well. Looks pretty cool and if he wants it gone I might be able to talk him down.

What do you guys think? Pics aren't great and it's the lower end modle but I love the color.
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If it fits it's a good deal at the asking price.
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That looks to be in pretty good shape under the layer of dirt. You'd want to clean up the rust on the inside of that cable eye but that doesn't scare me. Be prepared to spend on new tires, cables, housings, brake pads, chain, bar tape and pedals to fit your shoes.

As far as value, I think the $150 price is very fair. I spent $200 on mine and it needed all the same work.
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Not my favourite year for the Expert, as they dropped Shimano 105 in favour of inferior performing SunTour GPX. It's hard to tell if there are any issues and the size is quite small but at that price it's definitely worth a look.
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I paid $200 for my Ironman, also in need of an overhaul.

Not a low end model, though. That bike has a decided cult following.
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Thanks all, I'll talk to the seller and see what size it is. Ill go from there!
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Not my favourite year for the Expert, as they dropped Shimano 105 in favour of inferior performing SunTour GPX. It's hard to tell if there are any issues and the size is quite small but at that price it's definitely worth a look.
Wonder why they did that? I have 105 on my Schwinn Tempo, really good stuff.
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This is a fairly small frame bike looks to be 52-54 m range for someone 5'6" or so from the not so great pics, based on the setup it is way too small for the current owner. These are solid mid range nicely built Japanese bikes with pretty good components should be a pretty good deal for the price if the size is right.
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I think it looks a little jacked up. Need to get it into the light & take a good look at it. Looks like some kind of residue on the paint. Do the wheels look mis-matched? And, wtf is going on with that seat post? I'd definitely get over there with a pocket full of 20's and probably bring it home. Would be good for parts & frame if nothing else.
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