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Old 01-31-19, 07:22 AM
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Centurion LoPro

Has anyone seen one let alone have an idea of the value, good or bad?
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Old 01-31-19, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by cdaniels View Post
Has anyone seen one let alone have an idea of the value, good or bad?
You'll have to be more descriptive. I have owned a both a Centurion Pro Tour and a Semi-Pro, and have read of the Professional. Excellent frames and well outfitted. Very desirable to own and ride. I have no idea what LoPro means..."low profile"? Who knows?
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Old 02-03-19, 06:49 AM
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I mean this
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That bike is called the Turbo TT.
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Old 02-03-19, 08:18 AM
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First one I've seen from Centurion although I'm familiar with the concept, creating an aerodynamic posture to go faster. I can imagine a collector jonesing for that frame. I can also picture a fixed-gear build even though it has a derailer hanger. It would not keep up with today's carbon fiber time trial steeds but I bet it was very fast for the times. Suggest ebay for sale with lots of good pics and whatever history you can find. I could see it fetching north of $400.00 due to uniqueness alone. I'm also thinking it might be a Miyata build which is a plus.

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Old 02-03-19, 02:54 PM
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Kinda strange to see rear rack eyelettes on the rear dropouts on such a bike.....
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Old 02-03-19, 02:58 PM
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Kinda strange to see rear rack eyelettes on the rear dropouts on such a bike.....
perfect for an aero rack and aero bags,

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Old 02-03-19, 03:00 PM
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I mean this

The bike's not bad but that is one heck of a tool board.
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Limited value for a Japanese TT frameset, really need to find the right buyer. I bought a Nishiki version, paid about $50 for it, then built it up and sold it as a complete bike. Price did not cover what I had into it in parts and the frame.
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Post this for sale in the premium section of the fixed gear and singlespeed forum and see what action you get. To me it looks like Tange 1 fork, beautiful lugwork and possibly Tange Prestige main tubing. It has the Made in Japan hallmark and again, I think it is a Miyata build. Disagree with wrk101 on this one. I think as he said, you have to find the right buyer, but in that condition, reputed to be a 9.5 out of 10 according to the card in the picture, the popular frame size, color, etc. I can see someone going nuts over it. Anything with bent tubes is interesting and this one is no exception.
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Kinda strange to see rear rack eyelettes on the rear dropouts on such a bike.....
I know right? It seems like it was a Centurion thing to have every bike a “sport tourer”.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
Post this for sale in the premium section of the fixed gear and singlespeed forum and see what action you get. To me it looks like Tange 1 fork, beautiful lugwork and possibly Tange Prestige main tubing. It has the Made in Japan hallmark and again, I think it is a Miyata build. Disagree with wrk101 on this one. I think as he said, you have to find the right buyer, but in that condition, reputed to be a 9.5 out of 10 according to the card in the picture, the popular frame size, color, etc. I can see someone going nuts over it. Anything with bent tubes is interesting and this one is no exception.
But not many, if any, people want to hold onto it for a decade to find "the right person".
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Would love one of these.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
Post this for sale in the premium section of the fixed gear and singlespeed forum and see what action you get. To me it looks like Tange 1 fork, beautiful lugwork and possibly Tange Prestige main tubing. It has the Made in Japan hallmark and again, I think it is a Miyata build. Disagree with wrk101 on this one. I think as he said, you have to find the right buyer, but in that condition, reputed to be a 9.5 out of 10 according to the card in the picture, the popular frame size, color, etc. I can see someone going nuts over it. Anything with bent tubes is interesting and this one is no exception.
Looks to be a Tange Infinity sticker on the seat tube. I personally love Infinity but it seems a strange build for this bike to have a "budget" tubeset.
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Old 02-13-19, 10:27 PM
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Found a different pic on a search and I agree it looks like an Infinity sticker. Infinity was double butted cromolly same outer dia. as Prestige but 9/6/9 versus 7/4/7.
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Whoa. It screams "disc rear wheel" to me. I think that it would make a great time trial bike fitted with "modern" components. It would look fabulous on TV during the Ironman...
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