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firstbikein12 04-17-19 06:30 PM

Centurion
 
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bd35528dfd.jpg

I can get other photos tomorrow.

I don't know what kind it is but this Centurion is $100. Tuned up about a year ago at a local shop given new tubed and breaks, and only used a handful of times after.
Is it worth it?
What do you usually expect to see these go for?

xiaoman1 04-17-19 07:14 PM

yes, to me it would be worth it if it has already been tuned, greased and tires replaced.
Ben

firstbikein12 04-17-19 08:22 PM


Originally Posted by xiaoman1 (Post 20889467)
yes, to me it would be worth it if it has already been tuned, greased and tires replaced.
Ben

It's in great shape just may need the back tube replaced or patched. It's flat at the moment.

brian3069 04-17-19 08:38 PM

I think the fork might be a replacement. Also, it looks like there's something going on where the bottom and top tube meets the head tube. I'd be concerned about head-on crash damage.

wrk101 04-18-19 07:00 AM

Forks don't get lost, they get replaced for damage. So check the remaining frame for any front end collision damage too. Originally this bike had a painted fork (I had one). If you are uncomfortable doing this check, skip it.

Replaced fork is not the end of the world. And often a fork will get damaged without damaging the rest of the frame. Careful inspection is the only answer.

firstbikein12 04-18-19 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by brian3069 (Post 20889556)
I think the fork might be a replacement. Also, it looks like there's something going on where the bottom and top tube meets the head tube. I'd be concerned about head-on crash damage.


Originally Posted by wrk101 (Post 20889877)
Forks don't get lost, they get replaced for damage. So check the remaining frame for any front end collision damage too. Originally this bike had a painted fork (I had one). If you are uncomfortable doing this check, skip it.

Replaced fork is not the end of the world. And often a fork will get damaged without damaging the rest of the frame. Careful inspection is the only answer.


There doesn't seem to be any damage. I reached out to the bike shop the original owner bought it from and they said the fork was replaced because of rust around some scrapes and dings that it had when it came in. They gave it new tires and tubes, new brakes and break lines, and a new seat. Everything else was untouched and in working order. It was there about a year ago, and the old owner never really used it and was moving so I got it for $100. It's a comfortable size but I think I'll want new handlebars.

xiaoman1 04-18-19 02:21 PM

Nice if all is good.

SurferRosa 04-20-19 02:50 PM


Originally Posted by firstbikein12 (Post 20890519)
they said the fork was replaced because of rust around some scrapes and ding.

It simply doesn't happen unless something is really wrong with it that cannot be corrected. I never see dents or dings in forks. Scrapes and missing paint, yes. But the original fork is a big part of a vintage bike's worth.

ramzilla 04-21-19 06:54 PM

Nice ride. Probably has a Tange frame. Has eyelets for a rack. All it needs is new tires and a decent upright stem. Yeah, I think it's worth $100.


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