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A "Faux" Centurion Pro Tour

Old 09-01-16, 06:34 PM
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A "Faux" Centurion Pro Tour

I found this ad on Kijiji (Canadian CL). The "Pro Tour" decal is on the downtube. Seller indicates there is no other markings on the bike, except "10 Speed". Seller doesn't know much about bikes. Could this be a knock-off, fake, or faux copy of a Centurion Pro Tour? I'm going to look at it tomorrow. I don't have my hopes up.

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Not a Centurion, looks like maybe a Ross.
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I know this has become a joke line around here, but I think the fork is bent.
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Old 09-01-16, 06:46 PM
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Something up with that fork.
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I know there's a Ross Gran Tour, but can't find anything on a Ross Pro Tour. I'll take a close look at those forks. Thanks for pointing that out. They do look at little weird with that little swerve in the middle.
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It's a Curly Fork.
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Please see my sig, substitute Ross for Peugeot and keep your comments to yourself
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Unless its free, and you could donate some usable parts to a needy co-op, don't waste your time going to see this one. As said, the fork is bent, and possibly the down tube and top tube are also damaged. Its an entry level, 70s bike boom era, most likely. You can do much better, be patient and watch for a decent good project bike. I wish good luck on your search, we have all been through the process.

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Old 09-01-16, 08:37 PM
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I took mine out for a ride today. It's kind of the Cadillac of bicycles. Plus, young ladies throw their panties at me when I ride it. I know it's due to the bike because I'm uglier than a sack of dirty buttholes.

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I took mine out for a ride today. It's kind of the Cadillac of bicycles. Plus, young ladies throw their panties at me when I ride it. I know it's due to the bike because I'm uglier than a sack of dirty buttholes.


They probably just want you to Wash them.

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Originally Posted by Shady Rascal View Post
I took mine out for a ride today. It's kind of the Cadillac of bicycles. Plus, young ladies throw their panties at me when I ride it. I know it's due to the bike because I'm uglier than a sack of dirty buttholes.

Imagine what they'll do once you install bar tape. Brace yourself
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Fork bent and I don't think it's a purposeful attempt at a Centurion Pro Tour. My guess is a department-store or similar bike that got named that because it made it sound worth buying.
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I love curly f'ing forks....
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Originally Posted by Shady Rascal View Post
I took mine out for a ride today. It's kind of the Cadillac of bicycles. Plus, young ladies throw their panties at me when I ride it. I know it's due to the bike because I'm uglier than a sack of dirty buttholes.

Is there anyway you can move that Quill Stem a little lower? Looks a little scary to me.
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Old 09-01-16, 09:23 PM
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Is there anyway you can move that Quill Stem a little lower? Looks a little scary to me.
No reason for concern. It's a Technomic and it's inserted well beyond the minimum line. I'm not a short man.
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Old 09-01-16, 09:30 PM
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I agree, that fork is toast. As far as the bike brand goes, it's prolly just some long forgotten 70's boom bike as another poster mentioned. Junk even if the fork wasnt curly q'd..
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No reason for concern. It's a Technomic and it's inserted well beyond the minimum line. I'm not a short man.
Kinda looks like your a Tall Man with a Short Bike.
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I took mine out for a ride today. It's kind of the Cadillac of bicycles. Plus, young ladies throw their panties at me when I ride it. I know it's due to the bike because I'm uglier than a sack of dirty buttholes.


That's hot.

I get the same thing on my 720, and 620, and VSP, and 400... hell any bike I'm on is just chick Endust- I bent so many pumps fighting off all the hot college chicks I just carry a crowbar now.


Do you have a build thread for that one?
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Yeah. Chick Endust.
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That's hot.

I get the same thing on my 720, and 620, and VSP, and 400... hell any bike I'm on is just chick Endust- I bent so many pumps fighting off all the hot college chicks I just carry a crowbar now.


Do you have a build thread for that one?
No build thread yet. I just took it out yesterday to begin adjusting things to my liking. I'm still waiting on my handlebar wrap from Niagra. They are very slow at processing an order.
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No build thread yet. I just took it out yesterday to begin adjusting things to my liking. I'm still waiting on my handlebar wrap from Niagra. They are very slow at processing an order.
I'm looking forward to seeing more pix of the bike- the Pro Tours are really special bikes- especially those mid-80s models.

There was a wonderful thread about the blue Pro Tour 15 a few years ago- https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...r-15-hawk.html

I have that one bookmarked- if just for the Pro Tour pix, but also for the mods on it, and the Accushift "bible" in there.
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we have CL in canada, just some towns seems Kijiji is bigger.


Yes protour was a department store type bike, I want to say Zellers sold pro tour.
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That's hot.

I get the same thing on my 720, and 620, and VSP, and 400... hell any bike I'm on is just chick Endust- I bent so many pumps fighting off all the hot college chicks I just carry a crowbar now.


Do you have a build thread for that one?
Kinda like them after shave comershals on the TV. Same thing happens to me when I ride my Miyata 1000. The ladies go crazy. Don't pay me no never mind when I drive me my Ferrari California, so that just sits in the garage collectin' dust. Yep, that fork on that other bike is bent. Ain't no "faux" Centurion, just "real" Junk. Girls will throw rocks at a fella ridin' that.

I also wouldn't mind checking out a build thread. Looks nice.

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Kinda like them after shave comershals on the TV.
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I actually have a bottle of that C&V after shave. Stuff's worth about $50 a bottle...and the only women who chase you when you wear it are in their late '70s.
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