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Centurion Pro Tour 15, Nishiki Tri-A rebuild

Old 03-12-19, 03:12 PM
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Here's a shot of the Sand Canyons mounted on my 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT. I have really liked the ride for the first 50+ miles


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In Africa (East Africa in particular), there is a great business of making very interesting/decorative artistic mudflaps using car tire inner tubes. In fact, they are so beautiful that last year the Smithsonian Museum of African Art in its exhibit about East Africa had a large section devoted to mudflaps!
Tried to search some images on internet but no lucky.
The other day was having dinner at home and the place-mats seems a nice piece to use.Those vinyl ones that has some nice graphics - of course going cheap will use some old one we don't need anymore.
Or, maybe those windows nets or something similar - I think it lets the air flow and pic up the water.
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31.8mm quill stem (let see if it is fine, there are only two screws holding the handlebar) and FSA Omega compact handlebar (38 cm).
Brake calipers and FD, RD and brifters in place (Ultegra 6700 that I removed from my previous Sekai project).
While cleaning the RD pulleys noticed the ceramic was cracked. Have ordered a set of new pulleys that should arrive by Friday.


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Originally Posted by phtomita View Post
Tried to search some images on internet but no lucky.
The other day was having dinner at home and the place-mats seems a nice piece to use.Those vinyl ones that has some nice graphics - of course going cheap will use some old one we don't need anymore.
Or, maybe those windows nets or something similar - I think it lets the air flow and pic up the water.
Perhaps you may get some ideas from this gallery East Africa Bicycle Culture and bling your bike :-) Very creative folks!
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Old 03-16-19, 01:44 PM
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The damaged ceramic on guide pulley of Ultegra rear derailleur. It still can be used - I was running on my Sekai before this rebuilds.
Anyway, replaced with a new one for the Nishiki Tri-A.

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Old 03-16-19, 02:00 PM
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Almost done Needs the bar tape and some fine tune on front derailleur.
Finished to put together the drive train, brakes.
Wheels are H+Son Archetype with Bitex RAR12 (24 holes) rear and RAF12 (20 holes) front.
Drivetrain and caliper are all Shimano Ultegra 6700 gray.
Pedals are Shimano A530 - same I have on Centurion ProTour.
Saddle is a new Selle Italia SLR Superflow S3 - lets see if my butt is happy with it - I have SLR Flow S3 on ProTour.
Quill stem is a Chinese Senqi 31.8 mm 80 mm x150 mm 1".
Handlebar is FSA Omega Compact 38 cm.


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Old 03-16-19, 03:37 PM
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I know it looks cool and all- but the SP-KC is not only a really heavy seat post (I was really shocked at how heavy it was- and I'm not so much of a weight weenie- I'm completely happy to use a part that's somewhat heavier if it's cool.) But if you ride in the rain or inclement weather- that milling that acts as the "ruler" allows water to get inside the seat tube and just sit and corrode in there... I do dig the posts and I try to fill/plug that channel with grease.
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Juggling the bike on precision scale
20lbs 2oz on the pic. Saw something from 19 5oz to 20 5oz while trying to keep balance of the bike on the scale.
Got a quick test ride around and it feels very light compared with the ProTour (it is around 25lbs).

Now, my first handlebar taping experience - lets see how it goes

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I know it looks cool and all- but the SP-KC is not only a really heavy seat post (I was really shocked at how heavy it was- and I'm not so much of a weight weenie- I'm completely happy to use a part that's somewhat heavier if it's cool.) But if you ride in the rain or inclement weather- that milling that acts as the "ruler" allows water to get inside the seat tube and just sit and corrode in there... I do dig the posts and I try to fill/plug that channel with grease.
Great point, will fill in the rails with grease - thank you.
For curiosity I measured the seat post weight and it is 282 g.
The seat post is 26.6 mm. I bought a 25.4 to 27.2 mm adapter on eBay (was like 2 dollars) and was thinking on getting a carbon 25.4 mm to go with it.
Some cheap ones on eBay goes for 20 and is around 190 g. Maybe will try some day.
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As I bought Jan 2018, Feb 2019 with 105 5800 and March 2019 with Ultegra 6700
Now, I am noticing the saddle is leaning too forward, but was ok to ride during weekend.

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It just happened the seller dropped the price and I couldn't pass.... Now I have too many bikes in the garage - this will stay all classic since don't have plan on updating to modern comps.
Have to put together the Sekai that is a tiny big for me and pass forward.

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PNW got warmer from yesterday, 80F and will be at it for Sat, and then it looks going back to 65s.
So, today after coming to work on my ProTour, I notice that the headset is putting out some grease (I used some Phil Wood grease) from bottom of the headset.
Did a quick check and it seems tight and handlebar seems right.

Is this because the warmer temp and grease becoming more 'liquid' and finding its way out compared with 50F that was a week ago?
Any better grease to use that is good for higher temps?

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I've been using marine grease for years and have not experienced any seepage no matter what temp it is.
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I've been using marine grease for years and have not experienced any seepage no matter what temp it is.
Let me order one, since my grease tube is running out. Thank you!
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I've been using the Park tubes- it doesn't leave my hands smelling as much as the Phil grease.
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