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Centurion Pro Tour 15, frame no fork

Old 04-23-24, 10:22 PM
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Centurion Pro Tour 15, frame no fork

I should get rid of this frame before I fall down another rabbit hole...

Back in the day, this was a highly regarded touring bike of their generation, Sheldon Brown had a very high opinion of them. This one has a slight problem, it is missing that thing where the tire mounts, I imagine a prospective buyer will notice. According to the serial, it should be a 1983 model.

Other than that it is in nice shape. The paint has rubs and scratches but no rust. Not even where the frame is exposed. Threads are good everywhere, bottom bracket is buttery smooth.

I'm thinking about selling it, or hunting down the correct fork, or hunting down an incorrect lugged canti fork and modifying the frame with the additional features I like to see in a touring bike. I'm not a stranger to silver brazing. But I don't need another touring bike...

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Personally, virtually zero value with no original fork. Anyone who can appreciate this bike for what it is will want the factory fork.
Find the fork of your liking and modify it into what you want.
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I know... That's why I'm considering modifying the frame. Usually I would be squeamish about messing with a vintage frame but if I can't source the correct fork... Finding a suitable lugged Tange fork with canti studs would be easier than finding the original fork.
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Save it any way you can.

It's a beautiful frame and likely a wonderful ride. New or borrowed fork depends on your creativity and patience. Nice!
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If youre willing to ship, Id be interested in turning it into a project. Send a message if youd like to discuss. In any case, great looking frame.
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As for value not a lot without the fork probably $50 or so. I would say go ahead and source fork and change stuff your mot going to loose much of anything value wise. The only way I could see finding the correct fork to build it up original would be to find another pro tour whole bike the same size in rough shape for a good price which isn't likely.
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