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Old 02-17-19, 12:30 PM
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84 Centurion Turbo


This Turbo sat on CL for two weeks at $150 before I saw it.
I was checking prices because I was trying to get rid of a couple bikes. Well I sold one in time to buy this.
That s a nice looking 105 rear derailleur in place of the proper Suntour Superbe but this bike seems to be original everywhere else. The chain might have been replaced if the original was chromed.

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Old 02-17-19, 12:44 PM
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Couldn't wait.


Picked it up yesterday morning. Washed it, dribbbled liquid wrench on the fasteners, wiggled a few things, lubed the brake cables, tightened a couple spokes, put on some ham-me-down bar and rim tape, with new gp4000s and took it for a hilly 25 miler. Needs fresher brake pads and rebuilt shift levers before a long ride tomorrow.
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Old 02-17-19, 01:28 PM
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Great find. Is it Prestige tubing?

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Old 02-17-19, 01:39 PM
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Great find. What tubing is it?
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Nice score Classtime , keep the old iron rollin' . 60cm ?
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Nice score Classtime , keep the old iron rollin' . 60cm ?
61. The 84 catalogue listed sizes in inches and this would be a 24" CTT. Top tube is just a tad over 57cm. Seller got it from a neighbor but couldn't make it work since he rides a 56 cm teal IM Master.
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That's looking like a happy bike.
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Those are cool bikes. I saw a red one for $175 in a local bike shop, but had another project in process so I passed it along to a friend, and he bought it the next day. It was dusty, but looked to be complete and original. One that got away ...
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post

61. The 84 catalogue listed sizes in inches and this would be a 24" CTT. Top tube is just a tad over 57cm. Seller got it from a neighbor but couldn't make it work since he rides a 56 cm teal IM Master.
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Great looking bike, nice quick cleanup. I need to remember to look for these when I killing time on CL
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post

This Turbo sat on CL for two weeks at $150 before I saw it. I was checking prices because I was trying to get rid of a couple bikes. Well I sold one in time to buy this. That s a nice looking 105 rear derailleur in place of the proper Suntour Superbe but seems to be original. The chain might have been replaced if the original was chromed.
One of my faves! Those headsets are cool and hard to find.

Lovely score.
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One of my faves! Those headsets are cool and hard to find.

Lovely score.
The headset is self centering but it is smooth and there is no play. Iím afraid to open it up. Is there a special tool? A Yellow Park Spanner perhaps?
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I use the edge of a file across the slots. I can't remember, having not had mine apart in years (on my Raleigh Competition), but I think they are loose balls in there, tiny ones. So be careful, maybe put some towels down to catch them. I guess I'll know soon, as a Turbo is coming to my zip code soon. It will be stripped and go on the shelf until I get other stuff done.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I use the edge of a file across the slots. I can't remember, having not had mine apart in years (on my Raleigh Competition), but I think they are loose balls in there, tiny ones. So be careful, maybe put some towels down to catch them. I guess I'll know soon, as a Turbo is coming to my zip code soon. It will be stripped and go on the shelf until I get other stuff done.
Yeah, if you remove stem a file or similar across notches will work but cover tool with tape so you don't scratch the beauty. Google "Tange Areo headset" or Tange AR-202 for exploded pics on Velobase.
scratch it.

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