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New to me 'Centurion Ironman Expert'

Old 06-02-18, 02:26 PM
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New to me 'Centurion Ironman Expert'

here's my recent acquisition,
an 89' (i think) Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert, full Suntour GPX group, really fast, smooth ride, love the Tange 1 tubes! and the shifting is really nice!
what do you think? any comments or experience with this or similiar?
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Old 06-02-18, 04:04 PM
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Welcome to the brotherhood/cult. Scroll down to find the "Post your Centurion Ironman for the love of 80s paint" thread. The rest is up to you.
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That was an excellent find, Chapeau! I really need to stop looking at these Ironman threads because it makes me want one and I just found a bike that I had been hoping to find for years, a lugged steel Specialized Allez which fills a nearly identical niche - fast road bike,. So I need to just stop but I probably won't. Must be the curse of coming of age in the 80s - High School/College/first job etc. that I am so drawn to them.
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Nice acquisition.
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Beautiful bike!
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Welcome. Now, set it up the way you want, ask any questions you have on the Ironman / 80's thread, prepare for a new and exciting life on the Other Side.

They're that good.

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Nice. I have an '89 Expert too, different paint. Got it last June. Really enjoyed riding it. Once I got back into shape everything felt almost perfect for our roads. Just a few adjustments here and there to suit myself.
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thanks for the replies so far! it's just a touch too big for me but maybe if I swap out the long 'custom' stem, i can dial it in.
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welcome to the Brotherhood of Iron Gents. I have a 1989 in the same color. Its a project bike but have other Ironman's to fuel the addiction.

that is a really long stem, yes get a shorter one on there and get it dialed in! they have a great ride.
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Hi bpford59 , nice score hope you get it dialed in . What is it ? 60 62 ?
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Mark, I believe it's a 60cm, 23" top tube cc, 24" seat tube cc
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That is my favorite bike of all time. I put thousands of miles on mine. They are fast, nimble and indestructible. The frame will last you forvever. Enjoy!
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I picked up a 1988 Centurion Ironman Expert a couple years ago in Richmond. It's been completely refurbished with Vuelta XRP racing wheels and a 7 speed drivetrain & Microshift brifters. It's definitely my fastest bike.

Your's looks nice. But, I question the extended handlebar stem. Previous owner must have had long arms for that set up.
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