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Old 07-13-19, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Bondsy View Post
Was going to look at keeping the shimano 600 theme going but the 25mm posts are quite expensive, most I have seen are going for over £100.
@RobbieTunes may have one for sale as his Centurion Carbon just bit the dust. However not sure what brand it is. Also @Danbianchi881 has a Centurion Carbon that has the oem seatpost so he could tell you.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
@RobbieTunes may have one for sale as his Centurion Carbon just bit the dust. However not sure what brand it is. Also @Danbianchi881 has a Centurion Carbon that has the oem seatpost so he could tell you.
Many thanks hopefully they will drop a reply. What happened to RT's carbon?
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Many thanks hopefully they will drop a reply. What happened to RT's carbon?
Check the main Ironman thread. Not sure how to post link.
Post your Centurion Ironman.. For the love of 80s paint jobs!
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Old 07-18-19, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Bondsy View Post
Many thanks hopefully they will drop a reply. What happened to RT's carbon?
I haven't forgotten you, just crazy busy at work....and waiting for a certain bike from France, which is now ready for pickup tomorrow.

The carbon Centurion is toast, head tube upper lug split, which caused the lugs upper and lower to separate from the frame. As it's bolted together, it did not come apart, but the shimmy shimmy coco baca was puckering.

Now dumpstered. No worries.

I still have an '84 Turbo (frame, may sell it), '84 Comp TA, '85 Equipe, '89 Ironman (Hard Rock), and an '89 Turbo TT/funny bike (for which the wheels are now done, so I can build it).
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Would not surprise me a bit if they were born in the same place. T-Mar would likely know.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I haven't forgotten you, just crazy busy at work....and waiting for a certain bike from France, which is now ready for pickup tomorrow.

The carbon Centurion is toast, head tube upper lug split, which caused the lugs upper and lower to separate from the frame. As it's bolted together, it did not come apart, but the shimmy shimmy coco baca was puckering.

Now dumpstered. No worries.

I still have an '84 Turbo (frame, may sell it), '84 Comp TA, '85 Equipe, '89 Ironman (Hard Rock), and an '89 Turbo TT/funny bike (for which the wheels are now done, so I can build it).
Sorry to hear about your carbon nearly finished my build now just waitting for the chainset to arrive next week, it's turned out really well, was going to sell but I think this one will be a keeper😀
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Sorry to hear about your carbon nearly finished my build now just waitting for the chainset to arrive next week, it's turned out really well, was going to sell but I think this one will be a keeper😀
Thatís the spirit!
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I really should've figured on this... but I didn't.

So the 1987 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert "Miami Vice" I bought last month. I stripped the rear wheel and readied the rim, spokes, and spoke nuts for the scrap heap. Not sure if it was ice damage or just what, but the rim was cracked in four different locations, and five of the spokes snapped when I went to unscrew the spoke nuts, crazy stuff!

So I'm thinking to myself, "it's not a big deal there's a couple spare rear 700c road bike wheels sitting in the storage shed". But, being the complete noob to all this that I am, made the mortifying shock discovery that there's apparently more than one size of cassette mount, there was no such mention of this possibility in the bike repair book I've got, and boy do I feel stupid for not considering there could be more than one size of mount. So I've got the hub, and the cassette, both of which are fine. Is it cheaper to hunt a whole wheel with compatible mount for the Shimano cassette, or to try to source a rim and spokes and build a wheel using the original hub?
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I really should've figured on this... but I didn't.

So the 1987 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert "Miami Vice" I bought last month. I stripped the rear wheel and readied the rim, spokes, and spoke nuts for the scrap heap. Not sure if it was ice damage or just what, but the rim was cracked in four different locations, and five of the spokes snapped when I went to unscrew the spoke nuts, crazy stuff!

So I'm thinking to myself, "it's not a big deal there's a couple spare rear 700c road bike wheels sitting in the storage shed". But, being the complete noob to all this that I am, made the mortifying shock discovery that there's apparently more than one size of cassette mount, there was no such mention of this possibility in the bike repair book I've got, and boy do I feel stupid for not considering there could be more than one size of mount. So I've got the hub, and the cassette, both of which are fine. Is it cheaper to hunt a whole wheel with compatible mount for the Shimano cassette, or to try to source a rim and spokes and build a wheel using the original hub?
First, if you have the original wheel, it's a freewheel Not a cassette. Pics would be helpful.
The original freewheel is a 6 speed, meaning it has 6 sprockets (cogs). It also has 32 spoke hole rim (wheel).
Armed with that information, you can choose which way is less expensive the cost of a rim verses a complete wheel.
Craigslist would be a good source for a complete used wheelset.
I'm not familiar with buying new rims but hopefully someone will chime in on that. But if you want the exact vintage model rim, I think eBay will be you're best bet and probably won't be cheap.

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My Carbon-R Serial number 87M0084 finished. Having read all the info on here I think this proably was an Ironman. The later Carbon-R's had a different shaped fork! Should of
done some more research before starting the build. However I don't think it's turned out too bad.
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Really nice build...

The later Asian Carbon-R's had a different fork, but the first Carbon-R's were just like that. Probably not that nice!
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My Carbon-R Serial number 87M0084 finished. Having read all the info on here I think this proably was an Ironman. The later Carbon-R's had a different shaped fork! Should of
done some more research before starting the build. However I don't think it's turned out too bad.
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Originally Posted by Bondsy View Post
My Carbon-R Serial number 87M0084 finished. Having read all the info on here I think this proably was an Ironman. The later Carbon-R's had a different shaped fork! Should of
done some more research before starting the build. However I don't think it's turned out too bad.
Maybe because this is the latest one that I have seen, but this is the nicest one. Perhaps I should look for a Carbon Bike.
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Maybe because this is the latest one that I have seen, but this is the nicest one. Perhaps I should look for a Carbon Bike.
Not sure how common these are but this is the only one I have seen over here in the UK. Not sure how many were built, anyone any idea?
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Not sure how common these are but this is the only one I have seen over here in the UK. Not sure how many were built, anyone any idea?
You mentioned it may have been originally an Ironman, did you re-sticker/decal it?
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You mentioned it may have been originally an Ironman, did you re-sticker/decal it?
Yes I bought just the frame and fork, it had Colnago Super decals, it clearly wasn't a Colnago which was one of the reasons why I bought it, looked good and I was interested in finding out what it really was. It was only when I found this forum that I discovered that it was a Centurion.
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Yes I bought just the frame and fork, it had Colnago Super decals, it clearly wasn't a Colnago which was one of the reasons why I bought it, looked good and I was interested in finding out what it really was. It was only when I found this forum that I discovered that it was a Centurion.
Hmm, interesting.
Well as far as I am aware the Centurion Carbon R and the Centurion Carbon Ironman frames were Identical. However the Carbon-R was outfitted with Dura Ace components while the Carbon Ironman had Shimano tricolor 600 components. So you could've gone either way. Either way.... Your Centurion is Super Nice.
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Hmm, interesting.
Well as far as I am aware the Centurion Carbon R and the Centurion Carbon Ironman frames were Identical. However the Carbon-R was outfitted with Dura Ace components while the Carbon Ironman had Shimano tricolor 600 components. So you could've gone either way. Either way.... Your Centurion is Super Nice.
Yes didn't see the post with the catalogue details until I had the magority of the 600 parts, probably easier to get some Carbon Ironman decals, RT did point me in the right direction but I had also already order the carbon r decals. QVs rebuild posts were pretty much the main source of information I used.
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Yes didn't see the post with the catalogue details until I had the magority of the 600 parts, probably easier to get some Carbon Ironman decals, RT did point me in the right direction but I had also already order the carbon r decals. QVs rebuild posts were pretty much the main source of information I used.
QVs Carbon rebuild thread was pretty impressive for sure.
Your version is very well done. So my guess is your Carbon came with 600 tricolor group?
Yeah it may be time for @RobbieTunes to update the Carbon Ironman specs.
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