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Old 04-13-16, 05:08 PM
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Be careful what you wish for....anyone else find the same?

1989 Centurion Carbon-R.

All "tricolor" drivetrain, headset, hubs, Araya rims.
2x7 with 12-21 cassette.
17.77 lbs as you see here.


"upgraded"
6400 hubs/Araya rims to Velomax Circuits.
Veloflex Masters/tubes to Tufo 700x24 tubular clinchers.
6400 FD/RD/Calipers/Levers/Shifters/Crankset/BB/Headset to 5700 FD/RD, 7800 Shifters, Tektro R741 calipers, Modolo levers, FSA BB386 crankset-bb.
Japanese copy of a SSM Concor to a Prologo Nago Zack
17.83 lbs as you see here.


I sure hope the 6 extra gears are worth it. Anyone else do something like this and have it kick back a bit?
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Old 04-13-16, 05:16 PM
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Looks pretty KA to me Robbie. Carbon dating; whodda thunk it that we ever get to that, huh?

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Old 04-13-16, 05:22 PM
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Is it OK if I prefer the before version?
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Getting rid of the yellow really makes the chrome/silver shine! I like the contrast with the red better. 6 more gears with no real weight penalty is a good thing!
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Old 04-13-16, 05:27 PM
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Is it OK if I prefer the before version?
Absolutely.
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The extra weight must be the Garmin.
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Nahhhh.....it's them deeper aero rims that that must have given you that .1 extra pound......
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Old 04-13-16, 07:52 PM
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Did you weigh it with the saddle bag?
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39/21 wasn't going to cut it. Don't look back.
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Old 04-13-16, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
Is it OK if I prefer the before version?
Me too. I would have just swapped in a 14-28 cassette and called it good. Modern cranksets are teh fug. Wheels with big advertising logos too.

<18 lbs is crazy light in my eyes, but you had that goin' already.
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It looks pretty sick in its current version, and you had to try, right? I'll agree with the red/black/chrome being the better option. Let us know when you get all weight weanie and convert it back.
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Other than the wheels and crank, the updated version is much better. It just needs a carbon fork.

Actually the wheels would be fine if you just peeled the stickers off.

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Is it OK if I prefer the before version?
Yeah, the power tool scheme was rather wicked cool.
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I like!
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Getting rid of the yellow really makes the chrome/silver shine!
Well, I don't know. IMHO a bike should have frame color, accent color, and "silver". (Bianchi fans can go all C-color if they wish, even C-color silver, as long as we don't have to look at it.) So I liked the original for appearance. Practical gearing makes the new version all better though.
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First version vote here, just my likes and dislikes, but I wouldn't kick the second one out of the garage, either.

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I don't know... I sort of liked the "Don't tread on me" seat bag. That made the whole bike. :^)
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I don't know... I sort of liked the "Don't tread on me" seat bag. That made the whole bike. :^)
I moved that to an Ironman. Someone treads on that, I'll give them a GU enema.
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Is that Carbon a 56cm? It seems to have a shorter headtube and a fork with a lot of slope in the crown. Someone please explain why in simple layman's terms so I can understand how that will affect the ride.
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I like em both, but prefer the original. I'd be inclined to go with 7800 derailleurs and brakes, 7700 crankset, and maybe some modern Dura Ace C24 wheels..

& maybe a nice carbon seatpost

Nice work, Robbie.
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Ooh, this is one cool machine. Its like the SR71 hanging on to its mission for a few more years.

Could go with either build but if the later, wheel graphics would be gone. Other than that, perfect. Damned cool.
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How do you like them Tektro clampers? Can you get a visual and note fork deflection under hard braking? ... hehe
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So ... ? How does it ride?
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Is that Carbon a 56cm? It seems to have a shorter headtube and a fork with a lot of slope in the crown. Someone please explain why in simple layman's terms so I can understand how that will affect the ride.
It is and suffice it to say the ride is very good.
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I like em both, but prefer the original. I'd be inclined to go with 7800 derailleurs and brakes, 7700 crankset, and maybe some modern Dura Ace C24 wheels..

& maybe a nice carbon seatpost

Nice work, Robbie.
Thanks.

The only carbon post I saw in 25.0 was a Colnago-branded one, 25.0 and "stepped up" to 27.2 like a ferrule. I didn't buy it.
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