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1984 Centurion Elite GT15 Price Check

Old 05-17-17, 08:36 PM
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1984 Centurion Elite GT15 Price Check

Local CL find, just a hair under $300 and is in extremely good knick with new rubber and bar tape. I know it's a good deal since this bike was only produced that one year but I guess I need confirmation (or something) that it is a sweet bike which I don't really need.

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Old 05-17-17, 08:47 PM
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Decent bike for the money. Offer $250 and see if they take it. Front brakes need to be properly adjusted.
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Old 05-18-17, 07:02 AM
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Already asked if the price was flexible and its not. He's asking $275 -- Are the front brakes funky or something?

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/6101719058.html
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Old 05-18-17, 08:18 AM
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The brake pad in pic 4 looks slightly askew.

$275 is a fair price in condition as presented. I dislike those tires though, they buzz like MTB tires.
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Old 05-18-17, 11:04 AM
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Price seems a bit high to me...but...the bike is in good shape...rarity does not make it necessarily worth more...
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Old 05-18-17, 11:13 AM
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I'd say it's VAR (value against replacement) is probably close to $275. If you will ride it long term and really value the bike, and you're sure it's in good condition and fits, a few extra bucks aren't a big deal long term. If I were in the market for a tourer I would keep long term, I'd probably go to $275.
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Old 05-18-17, 12:51 PM
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If you care, it's probably 27 inch wheels. Limits tire choices and such, but a great bike.
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Old 05-18-17, 01:39 PM
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That's probably a Tange 2 frame. Real sweet stuff. Getting harder to find. Sounds like a good deal if it's in good condition.
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Old 05-19-17, 09:45 AM
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I like the canti's....like a bonus I find the price reasonable.
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I don't know what the Denver market is like, but here in southern California, I think it would sit a while at that price. The Elite Gt is a mid tier bike, not really in the same category (or asking price) as the Pro Tour, Miyata 1000, Trek 720 etc. As a rider, it would be a fine bike, but from a value point of view, it's nothing special. It looks pretty clean, but I agree, those tires need to go, unless you plan to use it for cyclocross. Also the frame is Tange 900, a lower grade seamed cr-mo tubeset. That and the hi-ten fork probably add a pound or two in comparison to the top end bikes of that era. If you are looking for a bike just like this, the price is reasonable, but it's certainly no deal. With some patience, I'd expect to find a similar bike for about $100-$150.
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As someone in the Denver market and who has bought way too many old bikes... I don't think you're gonna find a bike like that for 100-150 in that good of condition.

It isn't super high end, but its a very nice quality bike. I had the Pro Tour and while this has slightly less high-end components and tubing it is 95% of the bike that that one was. The technomic stem and nitto bars are a nice upgrade and fit with the era of the bike. Tange 9000 is okay stuff -- heavier than Tange 2 (which is what was on the Pro Tour.)

I'd immediately replace the tires with Paselas. And if it was my size, I could see paying $250 for it if I wanted a vintage touring bike.
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Also it just so happens that there is a BF Member w/ an 1984 Elite GT in Denver. Maybe its his -- @rideandgoseek -- bike given the quality of photos / add / resto.
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Old 05-25-17, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jmeb View Post
Also it just so happens that there is a BF Member w/ an 1984 Elite GT in Denver. Maybe its his -- @rideandgoseek -- bike given the quality of photos / add / resto.
It is in fact my Centurion that's for sale. Didn't really wanna chime in trying to influence the potential buyer one way or another but yeah I'm looking to move this bike to help finance the Pinarello I just bought. Plus my Miyata 1000 gets 90% of the touring work anyway.

It's definitely a cool bike though. I think someone will eventually pull the trigger on it. I'm gonna switch up strategies in a week or so if it doesn't sell. Will probably pull the Turbo saddle off of it and replace it with something real cheap or old that I have laying around and then lower the price to $225 and see what happens. Maybe even $200 if need be.

In a previous thread about it I think I mentioned that the Kendra tires were already on it when I purchased it and I made the decision not to put more money into Paselas if I wasn't gonna keep it. So that's where I'm kinda at with it.

Thanks to everyone who's given their opinion along the way!

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Old 05-26-17, 11:06 AM
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Looks like a great survivor. I had the same bike in 26" and it is one of the few I regret selling. 700c conversion is pretty uneventful.
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