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Old 02-17-18, 10:03 PM
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Centurion Ironman Dave Scott

I have someone wanting to trade this Centurion Ironman for my 1946 Schwinn BFG. Centurion is full Shimano 600, but does have biopace rings. Those are easy to swap out tho. Can anyone tell what year the Centurion is by the paint scheme? Good deal? I value the Schwinn at ~$300
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1986 Ironman. A vg deal
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Old 02-17-18, 11:07 PM
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That is one NICE 86.
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Old 02-17-18, 11:11 PM
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Do you want to go fast or just tootle around the block? If the former, choose the minty fresh Centurion. If its your size, run, don’t walk.
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Old 02-17-18, 11:55 PM
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Ther is nothing wrong with Biopace....I make no apologies for those on my bikes.
Get the Ironman you will like it.
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Old 02-18-18, 12:02 AM
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I'm a big fan of Centurions. I have an '85 Ironman myself and I absolutely love it!. If the Ironman was my size I would make the trade for sure. It would be much more fun to ride in my opinion. Those old balloon tire bikes take a lot of work to pedal around!
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Old 02-18-18, 12:07 AM
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I love Ironman bikes. Make the trade as quick as you can.
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i think you may be undervaluing the schwinn but the market for them is small.. the klunker crowd would love it

the ironman looks to be in good shape and as other have said if it's your size you should consider the trade if you are looking for a road bike. personally i'd rather klunk out the schwinn
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+1, The Schwinn is nice for a niche buyer. You'd know if that were you. The Ironman is a very nice bike and looks to be in fantastic condition. I'd make that trade in a heartbeat. Seems like a deal in which everyone will be happy.
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Both of those bikes seem to have a lot of seat post showing.

There are lots of Ironman bikes out there. A nice ‘46 Schwinn?
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I think it's an even trade. You may notice a difference in your mileage afterward....
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Both of those bikes seem to have a lot of seat post showing.

There are lots of Ironman bikes out there. A nice Ď46 Schwinn?
The only cruisers I ever ride are my Spaceliners and Flightliners. Iíll never ride the Schwinn. It would just be wall art. The Centurion I will ride from time to time. I picked up a Fuji Touring Series IV the other day that most of my riding will be on. I just wanted to make sure the Centurion was a good bike.
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I’ll probably go ahead and do the trade. The Schwinn will just hang in the garage similar to how the owner of the Centurion just has it hanging in his garage. If we swap then both bikes will get a new lease on life.
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Originally Posted by Bioflamingo
Iíll probably go ahead and do the trade. The Schwinn will just hang in the garage similar to how the owner of the Centurion just has it hanging in his garage. If we swap then both bikes will get a new lease on life.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Both of those bikes seem to have a lot of seat post showing.

There are lots of Ironman bikes out there. A nice Ď46 Schwinn?
I might agree...The operative word is "nice"....this one needs a full resto and that will set you back a few.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1
I might agree...The operative word is "nice"....this one needs a full resto and that will set you back a few.
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Sell the '46 to American Pickers and go get 2 Ironman bikes.
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OP: Please disregard anything that @RobbieTunes says. He is a madman who thinks he actually is Dave Scott, and that all of these bikes belong to him.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Sell the '46 to American Pickers and go get 2 Ironman bikes.
Selling it to those guys you could buy 5 Ironman bikes...they overpay for everything!
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Originally Posted by jethin
OP: Please disregard anything that @RobbieTunes says. He is a madman who thinks he actually is Dave Scott, and that all of these bikes belong to him.
ďAll your Ironman are belong to us!Ē
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Ironman find

Look at what I found under a tarp in my basement. The man referred to as Robbie the Tunes does not possess all Ironman.
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Did the trade today. Bike is every bit as nice as I expected it to be and then some. Needs a new tube and pedals is all. I live in a hard market for bikes. Old cruisers are literally everywhere, and therefore don’t bring much. Nice quality vintage road bikes in my size are much harder to come by, so I’m happy with my trade. He also basically gave me a Puch Cavalier on the deal that’s got a bunch of nice parts.

As for pickers, I tried to get them to come peruse through my warehouses of antiques but they didn’t seem interested/already had a full schedule. I think much of what goes on with that show is based more in theatrics than reality lol.
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Congrats, for inspiration check out Post your Centurion Ironman.. For the love of 80s paint jobs! post some pics there too.
I just bought another one.

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Originally Posted by ral929
Look at what I found under a tarp in my basement. The man referred to as Robbie the Tunes does not possess all Ironman.


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^^^Really nice 88.
Here's a pic of my 88 on its way to me.
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