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1984 Centurion Pro Tour 15

Old 10-03-22, 12:26 PM
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What's strapped around the down tube between the shifters and water bottle cage?

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Originally Posted by dpmoo
What's strapped around the down tube between the shifters and water bottle cage?

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If you're referring to post #26, I think that is a flick stand.
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Whoa, Wildwood! That was a nice haul for someone tall!

And, yes, the bike came to me with one of those little things to hold the front wheel straight. I've had two bikes that had one on, and in both cases it had damaged the paint underneath. Seems like a product that deserved to fade into obscurity.

Also, the bike saw daylight yesterday and looked nice:
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^^^^^ Wow, I was a little unsure about the decals seeing them under the overhead indoor lights. In the diffuse natural light, they really POP.
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Originally Posted by madpogue
^^^^^ Wow, I was a little unsure about the decals seeing them under the overhead indoor lights. In the diffuse natural light, they really POP.
I'm right with you on that! Velocals offers a huge range of colors, and I thought the deeper red would work nicely, but they didn't look particularly good in the shop. But, yeah, the sunshine brings it out nicely. Head badge arrives today, too.

The only things remaining on the bike need new parts: both the headset and the BB are a bit rough, and I don't have anything appropriate laying around. But eminently rideable as is and ready for its maiden brewery run!
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She roadworthy and ready for adventure



Adventure, or trips to Aldi and the brewpub. But still, urban adventure.

I've been busy with other bikes and gravel season, but finally got the Centurion out for a quick 12 miles with a little bit of elevation to it. On GCN, this would be a "Super Nice." Gears needed a bit more adjustment, but otherwise I'm very pleased at how this came out.

Lots of hours but not much money went into this one, which is how I like it! Now I just need to find a winter project with even half as much upside ...

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I'll leave as an addendum for posterity that the Tektro Oryx brakes won't quite fit on this frame, even with the Kool Stop Thinline pads. It's close, but no dice.
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Old 05-28-23, 09:39 PM
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Tried to sell this blingy beast locally in Tulsa, but the only serious local offer I got was from the guy I bought it from, and it was a trade proposal for bikes I didn't find exciting.

So, I did the responsible thing and doubled down on my investment. Velo Orange had a nice sale going so I added faceted mudguards, a touring saddle, and pedals with half clips.

Is that a good use of money? No. But does it look nice and add to its functionality? I think so.

This was my first fender installation, and it was a PITA, but once I got a handle on what would work on the frame, it wasn't bad. And VO includes a big selection of bits that might work, so you can eventually get it solidly on most any frame with at least some of the ideal connections.
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