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Old 11-22-09, 09:16 PM
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Centurion Ironman Dave Scott?

Hi I just recently got this Centurion Ironman as my road bike for 90 bucks. (live in los angeles)

Most everything is original

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Ignoring that rediculous stem, you did very well for $90. Dave Scott Ironmans were the top of Centurion's road bike line. Centurions of all levels are held in high esteem here and are reliable, well-made, and often overlooked. Because they're not as flashy as other brands they don't command the same premiums that others do. A Dave Scott is a good bike at $300 or $350 in excellent condition. A similar equipped, say, Trek or Bianchi would be another $200 on top of that or more. The Centurion is in no way the lesser bike, it just doesn't have the renown that the others do. Ride your Centurion proudly and enjoy it - it's certainly a wonderful score for what you paid. I ride a LeMans RS - about 3 models down from the Dave Scott in Centurion's line - of about the same age every day and love it.

Originally Posted by LosAngelesRidin View Post
Hi I just recently got this Centurion Ironman as my first road bike for 90 bucks. (live in los angeles)

Most everything is original except the seat. The bike and its components are in great condition .no rust.

Im just wondering if it is a reliable bike? How much would it be worth?

Like is it a good bike? Throw anything in there that you know about it.

heres a link to my bike:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...davescottt.jpg

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Old 11-23-09, 01:03 PM
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This looks like an '88 I think (Robbietunes will tell you more for sure). If I am not mistaken, in its inception, it came with a full 600EX areo group. Based on the way it looks now (the stem is one thing, that front brake wire looks like a telephone cord, is another), it is very hard to tell what's going on without bigger/better pictures. Great deal (in principle)
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Yeah i knew i felt the stem to be to high. How much should a regular stem be? is it hard to replace it? Oh and the phone cord is just a Speed meter wire that the bike came with. It works to Thank you for your help!
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Old 11-23-09, 03:30 PM
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Late 80's with Shimano 600 Ultegra tri-color. In ready to go condition thats a $300-325 bike in Tampa....maybe a little more.
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Late 80's with Shimano 600 Ultegra tri-color. In ready to go condition thats a $300-325 bike in Tampa....maybe a little more.
+1, you can extend that to Raleigh-Durham as well. Prices for Ironman bikes are up there and don't last long on the used market. Centurion in general does very well around here. I recently purchased a Centurion LeMans 12 for $80 and was glad to get it. It will NOT get flipped.
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[QUOTE=stausty;10066515]Ignoring that rediculous stem, you did very well for $90. QUOTE]

and just what is rediculous about the stem? aside from the fact it might be a bit too high?

nice looking bike and I agree $90 for that is a good deal. I aways like those Smoke colors that diamond back used.
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LA Ridin welcome to the forum. nice looking bike and great deal. were you mountain biking or is this your first bike in a few years and first 'real' road bike? I would not rush out and just replace the stem. when you have the bike tuned and adjusted to fit better just carefully lower it as much as you can. as you get comfortable on the bike you can decide if you like sitting more upright or want a lower "racer" position. personally I have come to like the more upright position but found that replacing some of my stems is requiring my bars to be replaced too
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Thank you.

I find this website very helpful and this is my second road bike.

first one being a Raleigh also from the 80s that weigh about 35 pounds.

It was a nice bike tho

But i really like how this one rides its more smooth and obviously light

I replaced the stem , had to take off the purple grips and brakes , Unfortunately i had to replace the grips .

I already took it the my LBS ad they said its ready to ride

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I replaced the stem , had to take off the purple grips and brakes , Unfortunately i had to replace the grips .
Next time you replace the tape, you might want to consider this: http://www.ride-this.com/index.php/d...ource=googleps

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Good looking out.

I replaced it with with some black leather tape.

My first raleigh came with brown leather tape that i fell in love it

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Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
+1, you can extend that to Raleigh-Durham as well. Prices for Ironman bikes are up there and don't last long on the used market. Centurion in general does very well around here. I recently purchased a Centurion LeMans 12 for $80 and was glad to get it. It will NOT get flipped.
but it might get stolen Al....

That's a 1988 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman "Master" model, and the purple fade is the second fiddle of the "love it/hate it" paint schemes (right behind the lavender/yellow). Excellent Tange 1 frame, should have Shimano 600 "tricolor" components, including hubs, laced to Araya CTL-370 wheels). The stem is easily replaceable. OEM, it was a Nitto, with Nitto B115 bars. You can get an excellent Nitto, SR, or equivalent stem about anywhere, new or used. It should be a 2x7 speed, shifters that are super-reliable. The hubs are repackable, and I highly recommend them; packed and adjusted, they are silky smooth. Saddle is a personal choice, but a great replacement is the newly-issued Selle Italia Turbo, in white or black, and they're reasonably priced.

Around here, that one would sell, for what miamijim and roccobike said. If it was a 54-56cm, it would last an hour or so at $100, up to a day or two at $300.

I'm not that objective, but I'd get the white saddle and a suitable stem, stay with the purple wrap or maybe white, and ride it after making sure it's lubed and adjusted. Then, in the future, as parts become available, that rear wheel is easily adapted to 8-sp with a slide-on cassette. Pick up some 8-sp STI shifters, and run rings around folks who just dropped 1295 on an entry level bike that is no lighter, less quality, and "isn't an Ironman."

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Another Purple fade. The world is conspiring to make me destroy peace and harmony in the house by bringing another bike home, lol.
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Just wear "the hat." When she gets done laughing, she'll have forgotten the bike.
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I don't see any photo??!!
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I don't see any photo??!!
Me neither. Any chance a moderator is out there that could offer some tips on how I can see posted pictures post upgrade?
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Me neither. Any chance a moderator is out there that could offer some tips on how I can see posted pictures post upgrade?
here you : http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...davescottt.jpg
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Ever since i got my centurion I have been commuting everyday.

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Much better stem, but you always need to have a pic from the drive side

And your saddle is still angled down quite a bit, although not as much as the earlier shot. Should you just lower the seatpost and adjust the forward/aft position some?
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yeah

Iv been experimenting on the seat post height ever since i got my bike.

its lower now

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Ride on, great bike.
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Love it!!!! Enjoy, that is a great bike.

Those colors together are perfect.
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