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New (to me) Centurion Pro Tour, Yep another one.

Old 11-17-17, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by bwilli88
@CountryBiking what rack it that on your bike?

It is the NITTO Mark's Rack M1 from Rivendell Bicycle Works. It came with the bike that was originally an [MENTION=22396]Wildwood[/MENTION] bike (he also posted a picture of it in this thread). I got the longer struts from Rivendell. It is a nice solid rack with the four struts.
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Old 11-18-17, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by CountryBiking
It is the NITTO Mark's Rack M1 from Rivendell Bicycle Works. It came with the bike that was originally an [MENTION=22396]Wildwood[/MENTION] bike (he also posted a picture of it in this thread). I got the longer struts from Rivendell. It is a nice solid rack with the four struts.
I have the same rack on my Pro tour here in Cambodia. I really like the long struts.
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I'd paint it, leaving chrome accents per the OEM model, BUT, expand the chromed areas where the surface is nice enough to do so. In my experience, the surface is pretty good from the rear dropouts "up" and "fore" on the stays, to just about the brake bridge and BB shell. On my Turbo's, the fork was smooth enough, as well.

That area near the added ST bottle cage bosses is not bad, perhaps your scheme could include a white panel there. Contrasting stripes where colors change and/or chrome/color meets is always a nice touch, mimicking any lettering outline, etc.

The elegance of a Pro Tour or Semi-Pro frame begs to stay away from "busy," and is not a bad example to follow.

Outstanding score, my size, perfect with the canti's, and I'd build a tourer out of that with Dura Ace 9sp or 10sp DT shifters in a heartbeat. I'd modify a piggy-back shifter mount to handle them, run a long-cage 7700GS or 7800GS RD and go from there, perhaps find a nicely polished Sugino compact crankset to run your front gearing.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
run a long-cage 7700GS or 7800GS RD and go from there,
Mmmmm


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Build update

Well I started on the build finally. I got some flat black krylon paint and after masking off the head tube lugs and part of the down and seat tubes I sprayed it with 3 nice light coats. The build is going like this;
wheels, Wheel master 700c Velocity Dyad rims(black), black spokes and black 105 hubs.
RD, 105 5700 10 speds
Cassette, Shimano 11-34 10 speed
FD, 105 1050 double
Bars, Sakae road master Randoneer
Crank 105 1050 double 48-45
Sakae riser stem
Brooks flyer
Kalin seat post.

My Centurion Pro-Tour.
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I hate it.....

....Because it's not in my garage.

Otherwise ace.
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I like your use of black components. I think dull aluminum would have clashed with the chrome.
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I received my Centurion stickers today, looking good. Not sure if I am going to clear coat them or just let them be. Velo Orange mojave bottle holder for Nalgene 32 oz bottles. Need to modify the Shifter boss for DT cable stops and run some housing and cables. Need new brake pads.

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So I got to ride it a bit today. The shifting was off a bit because I had set it up with out a 11 to 10 speed spacer on the hub and found I forgot to tighten the handlebars in the stem. Brought it back home adjusted the shifting and tightened the stem on the bars and wow what a nice ride. Now to get a few miles in before I put the bar tape on.
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Oh, now that's sweet!
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Here is my Cambodia version

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