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Old 12-26-20, 05:25 PM
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Old 12-26-20, 05:37 PM
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There was a story on ****** a while back about a NOS Miyata someone found in a box. I'd be tickled pink to find something like that.

I'm assuming the tires are mismatched because one or both of them were dry rotted. But I'm sure whoever buys that bike will correct that as soon as they can.
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Old 12-26-20, 05:56 PM
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I'm just cringing of the thought of someone picking that up and swapping all the parts to make it a fixie.
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Old 12-27-20, 07:26 AM
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Wow, I'm 6' 1-1/2" and that's just my size. Damn, it's too far away and I just spent all my bike money on new lights, sheving, tool boxes and storage containers getting my shop straightened and organized. I love the pin striping accents on those old Centurions and Shoguns.

I need to get my rear in gear and get my NOS 1982 Fuji Monterey frameset built. I have all the parts now so I really don't have a good excuse.
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Old 12-27-20, 09:07 AM
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That bike canít possibly still be available in Seattle, even 17 hours after posting. Itíd be in my garage right now if it were for sale here.
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Old 12-27-20, 09:38 AM
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It's been up for a while, the bikery is a local coop.
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Old 12-27-20, 09:40 AM
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Iím glad I donít collect Centurions...
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Originally Posted by Murray Missile View Post
Wow, I'm 6' 1-1/2" and that's just my size. Damn, it's too far away and I just spent all my bike money on new lights, sheving, tool boxes and storage containers getting my shop straightened and organized. I love the pin striping accents on those old Centurions and Shoguns.

I need to get my rear in gear and get my NOS 1982 Fuji Monterey frameset built. I have all the parts now so I really don't have a good excuse.
Im 6í 1Ē and I prefer 58ís, but I have a few 60ís because they were in beautiful condition and I got them at great prices. I have two 62ís (70ís PX10 and Univega touring) that I can barely clear but they were a bargain. Iíve never tried to straddle a 64 cm yet but maybe I should try .....😂
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Im 6í 1Ē and I prefer 58ís, but I have a few 60ís because they were in beautiful condition and I got them at great prices. I have two 62ís (70ís PX10 and Univega touring) that I can barely clear but they were a bargain. Iíve never tried to straddle a 64 cm yet but maybe I should try .....😂
Iím the same, but wear 36Ē inseam pants. Itís more about leg length than overall height, so 60cm is a minimum for me. I happen to do well with French fit bikes if you need to get rid of a Nervex lugged PX10...
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It was only three or four weeks ago that the NOS 25" blue Centurion Super Elite with full Suntour Cyclone sold on eBay. I was sorely tempted... $700 is a bit much, but it was literally all still in the original packaging.

There are still a couple of those 25" NOS Miyatas on eBay.

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Old 12-27-20, 12:32 PM
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That wouldn't have lasted an hour around my way, regardless of make or model, larger frames sell fast and at that price they'd be beating down the door.
I've seen department store junk sell for more.
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Im 6í 1Ē and I prefer 58ís, but I have a few 60ís because they were in beautiful condition and I got them at great prices. I have two 62ís (70ís PX10 and Univega touring) that I can barely clear but they were a bargain. Iíve never tried to straddle a 64 cm yet but maybe I should try .....😂
Once upon a time I could ride a 67cm comfortably. I have a 66cm Varsity but most of my bikes are 63cm. I can make a 58 work with a tall seat post and a Nitto Technomic stem.

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As Mr. 66 said, it's been up for a number of weeks. Tires likely dry-rotted, and being a co-op, the "what is on-hand" principle applies with regard to replacement. Beautiful bike, just a touch small for me...like most all Centurions. Need some 25.5" Semi-Pro's to become available!
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Old 12-27-20, 07:11 PM
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Lots of tall bikes on Seattle CL.

I picked one, just days ago.
And after seeing it had been on Offer-up for over a month, it was a deal in the end.
Santa’d just before the 25th. Less than 4 miles away, too.

One owner, all original but tires, claimed less than 200 miles. ‘79 Carlton Criterium, low end-ish, but clean. I didn’t have this shade of green in the collection. Xmas to myself. Not yet road tested. But once-around-th-block indicates slammed stem and in the drops will be MOST comfortable.
Another Winter overhaul.

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That tall Centurion looks nice but seeing as it comes from a bike co-op who knows who had been working on it. I'm part of the local co-op scene and there are only but a scant few I'd have work on my bike. I'm sort of the black sheep (straight, conservative, white, tall, clean shaven, no tattoos or piercings, plenty of testosterone) at these places. I'm tolerated because I wear a T-Shirt that explicitly states that I, and others like me, are responsible for everything that has gone wrong for everybody, everywhere.

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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
I’m the same, but wear 36” inseam pants. It’s more about leg length than overall height, so 60cm is a minimum for me. I happen to do well with French fit bikes if you need to get rid of a Nervex lugged PX10...
Like you and @momoman -i'm 6'1"+ = my drop handlebar bikes range 58cm to 62/63cm (ctc), with top tubes from ~56.5 - 58.5. Head tubes from 16.5 - 20. Smaller ones definitely ride differently than the big ones. I seldom ride more than 50miles in a day and only the arm position changes so not a big deal. Sorta like - Do I feel racy or more tour-ish today? Silly really, they all go as fast as the engine runs, regardless of arm&hands.

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...Silly really, they all go as fast as the engine runs, regardless of arm&hands.
Not really silly at all, as many would argue that our position over the bicycles is about the only thing that will make a serious difference for speed and endurance, assuming the amount of friction on the road surface (via tires) is equal. I know it works that way for me!

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Mine's not this nice, but I've got a nearly stock Super Elite that I've been too lazy to list. Maybe this will finally get me to take the pictures.
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The one bike I wish I never sold was a 66cm Centurion Elite GT, the touring version of this bike. The fit was perfect, but I was in one of those I have too much stuff periods.
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I'm just cringing of the thought of someone picking that up and swapping all the parts to make it a fixie.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
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The one bike I wish I never sold was a 66cm Centurion Elite GT, the touring version of this bike. The fit was perfect, but I was in one of those I have too much stuff periods.
Clearly you got rid of the wrong stuff.
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Resurrecting the thread
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...09293630026660

Perhaps it's angle of photo but looks well over the 63cm I ride at 6'2

Schwinn 48" racing bike. Located in Spurger tx.
$120

Listed 11 weeks ago in Spurger, TX

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Schwinn 48" racing bike. Everything works. Has brakes Aired tires Mirror


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Yeah, that's an easy 68.5cm sized frameset. "48" racing bike"......I give up.
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My current ride has a 63.5cm seat tube. The standover clearance is precisely my inseam- about 34.8inches. The bike has a proportionally short top tube and reach, so it works.

Otherwise, id prefer a more modern frame with a shorter seat tube for more exposed seatpost, a sloping top tube and a taller stack.

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