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Old 11-09-09, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Fivethumbs View Post
Here is my recently acquired 25in, '86 Ironman. Serial number N6B7281. It is about 95% original. ... The geometry is great. Very comfortable. It's been a great bike for both climbing and descending. It's really fun to ride.
Excellent ride, set up well and I'm glad you got the braking power you need. Those DC levers with the red hoods and the "leader" housing should be great trade bait; red hoods are not often found like that. I agree on the stopping power, they have to be adjusted to about 1/8" each side and hope the wheels are true...Again, pretty bike, one that says "I'm ridden, and I'm good at it."
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Originally Posted by gmouchawar View Post
Here is my 1986 Centurion Ironman Dave Scott edition. Serial no. N6H6894
It is a tad small frame for me, but I was able to set the seat as high as possible and ride it.
Anyone in LA want to trade me for a bigger frame?
The bike is a beauty overall.
How big a frame do you want? I like that one big-time....
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Old 11-12-09, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by chocnut View Post
Here's the specs to my Centurion Elite RS. Judging by the aqua green and silver color scheme, my best guess would be that it's from the 80s. Any light you could shed on it would be great. I'll give you the specs as I just bought it used (I've changed/replaced a few things as needed):

Bike: 19XX Centurion Elite RS
Color: Aqua Green Top & Down Tube and Chain & Seat Stays. Silver Head Tube and Seat Tube.
Frame Material: Tange 2. Lugged. Serial No. IN6E6556
Stem and Handlebar: Nitto
Seatpost: SR
Headset: Tange Falcon
Shifters (DT) and Derailers (f&r): Shimano 600
Crankset: Shimano 600 with Biopace Rings (double)
Pedals: Shimano 600 with toe clips
Wheelset: Wolber rims on Suzue hubs (700c)
Brakes (f&r) & Levers: Diacompe Royal S, AGC (?)
Freewheel: Shimano Uniglide Freewheel (6 spd)

My wife located the exact same bike as yours, 58-59 cm frame. I can't locate the serial # on it, but I can confirm that what you have is stock. My rims are dark anodized, Wolber Super Champion Alpine. Front forks simply say TANGE. Mine is the same color, and also 700 cm. The tires are white wall panaracer, 115 lbs max inflation.

Its my favorite bike at this time. Not twitchy, a good focused steady platform machine.
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My wife located the exact same bike as yours, 58-59 cm frame. I can't locate the serial # on it, but I can confirm that what you have is stock. My rims are dark anodized, Wolber Super Champion Alpine. Front forks simply say TANGE. Mine is the same color, and also 700 cm. The tires are white wall panaracer, 115 lbs max inflation.
Its my favorite bike at this time. Not twitchy, a good focused steady platform machine
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Below is my recently acquired "Miami Vice" Ironman Expert.

ST 52
TT 53.5
SO 77

All original 105 (I replaced the seatpost)
6-speed 13-21
165mm crankset (since replaced with 172.5)
SN #N7D6245



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Here's my Centurions,

Model: Late 70's? Centurion Le Mans
SN: IK92416N
Tubing: "Ultra Light" steel
Fork: "Ultra Light" steel
Derailers: Suntour SL, Suntour V-GT Luxe
Shifters: Suntour stem "power shifters"
Hubs: Sunshine
Cranks: SR APEX
Color: black
10 spd


Model: Late 70's? Centurion Semi Pro
SN: M7L25609
Tubing: Champion Cr-Mo steel Butted Tubes
Fork: Champion Cr-Mo steel Butted Tubes
Cranks: Shimano 600
Color: dark blue, chrome and pin stripe details
-Bought as a single speed and converted into a fixed.
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Old 12-03-09, 12:09 PM
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Well, the Cinelli Centurion Equipe is getting there. All I need is time...

And the Facet (aluminum) model that I've not seen in 3 years? 2 showed up today.
21" showed up today in NYC, US-made, so 21" = 53.3cm. Too small for me, has seen some riding, $350 negotiable. Had me ready to go....
(Thanks A. Winthrop)

Mentioned it to txvintage, he found one in Texas, 51cm, too small for me, nice shape. Good price.
(Thanks to txvintage for making it happen). I figured if I wanted one, couldn't ride either one, may as well go with the TX Facet....
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Old 12-07-09, 08:09 PM
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This was found out for a bulk rubbish collection


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
Centurion Triathlon Expert
Colour : Metallic pink
Weight :
Serial Number : M1F01339 - under the bottom bracket
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COMPONENTS:
Frame : Tange #1 Seamless tubing double butted tubes
Fork : Tange CR-MO steel fork blades
Bars\Stem : Bars are Kusuki WinPista
Brakes\Brake levers : Brakes - Suntour SL
Rear derailleur : Suntour Superbe Pro
Front derailleur : Suntour, not sure of the model
Downtube shifters : Suntour Power Control
Crankset : Suntour, not sure of the model
Bottom bracket :
Freewheel :
Chain : rusty
Hubs\QR : Rear hub is Suntour
Pedals : Shimano PD A550
Saddle :
Seatpost : SR Sakae 27.0mm
Rims\Tire size : rear 700c no label
Headset : Tange Levin CD
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Bottom of seat tube - Designed in U.S.A. made in Japan


I cant seem to attach a photo, but the headtube badge is like the one RobbieTunes posted (post #321 89.jpg)
Could this be a 91 model? I have checked the date codes on the parts, they range from 1988-1991.


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Old 12-07-09, 08:58 PM
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Great sk0tt! (had to do that).....

I've not heard of a Centurion Triathlon, probably an Ironman Expert. Haven't heard of metallic pink, either. Bars/stem are consistent with Lemans and Lemans RS, the Suntour stuff I've not seen on a Tange 1 frame, but they're good stuff. I'll send you my email to attach pics...then we'll get cooking on this for you. Welcome. I see now you're Down Under, having summer. I last sent parts to Queensland about a year ago, I guess....
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Old 12-08-09, 06:19 AM
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Robbie, the serial number for the Triathlon Expert is consistent with the European modesl. I see the OP Is from Australia, so they probably were importing them from Centurion Germany. It should be a 1991 model. By that time the US had gone to Diamondback.
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Old 12-13-09, 07:49 PM
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Sorry, still no pics, I cant get them uploaded.

Thanks for the info T-Mar and RobbieTunes.

I have removed the fork and on the steerer there is a stamp - TANGE 91E
If this is a date code it backs up the serial number which suggests 1991
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I've got the photos, trying to get them into the thread. Quite a unique bike.
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Old 12-15-09, 02:44 PM
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Well, I picked up a really tired Centurion today. The crankset is dated August 1976, so I am calling this bike a 1977 model for now. Bike is pretty light weight, with chrome fork and chrome stays and dropouts. The serial number is MF 00194.

Feedback so far is this is probably a 1977 Elite. Crankset may be the only original component on the bike.

While the frame is straight, the paint is shot, a fair amount of surface rust. I explained the condition to the owner, and offered donor pricing, as the wheels, crankset and brakes looked OK. Maybe I'll hang on to the frame and wait for the price of powder coating to drop low enough to make sense. It will get the oxalic acid treatment next time I do a campaign (I have three bikes to treat).



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Old 12-15-09, 03:27 PM
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I picked up a '85 Ironman, S/N KF513506 with Shimano 600 components. Needs to have all bearings cleaned and lubed, but it's straight and rides just fine.

As an aside, what tool do I need to service this particular bottom bracket? I'm a complete bike newb, but am no stranger to mechanical bits, and am keen to tear into this bike and do a really good service.
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Andy, aside from common tools such as a hex key to remove the dust cap and a socket to remove the crank bolt, you'll need a cotterless crank extractor, bottom bracket lockring wrench and adjustable cup pin wrench. The fixed cup side can serviced from the adjustable cup side, but if you want to go full hog, you can buy a fixed cup wrench too. Park Tools has an excellent site that will walk you though a bottom bracket overhaul, listing all the tools and their required use. For instance, here's the link to the bottom bracket page: http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=93
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Thanks for the suggestion. There appears to be a few different types of bottom bracket tools - which one do I get? Also, do I need a crank puller? Here's a link to my photobucket picture of the bike BB.

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An '85? we need pix, durnit.

UPDATE:
Saw the pics.
First Ironman.
Outstanding.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
An '85? we need pix, durnit.
Look here for the pics I've taken.

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Originally Posted by A.Winthrop View Post
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PPS - One other thing, your very nice "starfish" design
600EX headset uses a proprietary pair of wrenches. These
can be found on eBay but the "starfish" lockring and
adjustable cup are also designed for use with a standard
5-sided, 32mm headset wrench found in any LBS or online
bike tools provider. The special tools are better but with
care, you can avoid bunging up the soft lockring and
adjustable cup with the standard wrench.
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I've looked for starfish wrenches to no avail. Shimano headset wrench turns up Dura Ace EX Headset Wrench. Are these the same?

http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIMANO-DURA-ACE...item19b88b4841
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I've looked for starfish wrenches to no avail. Shimano headset wrench turns up Dura Ace EX Headset Wrench. Are these the same?

http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIMANO-DURA-ACE...item19b88b4841
Yes, that's them. The unique design significantly reduces marring, slipping and scissoring. They're a great design. However, in a pinch you can use standard 32mm headset wrenches. Shimano was very smart when they designed these headsets. I was sad to see the design disappear.
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Cemturion Cinelli Equpe. originally in Vintage Value Inquiry thread, bought from a BF member.
Cable kit from Spinz, wheelset & cassette from txvintage, bars and stem from ISO/Trade thread.
Decals from VeloCal, cyclomondo, and from Mexico via eBay
Chorus 2x8 Ergo group from some trades and eBay, saddle via eBay.
No serial number, "56" stamped on Cinelli bb. I kept OEM bb and headset (Ofmega) as they are light.

19.2 lbs. Yeah, I like it.








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Robbie, very, very nice.

What is the story on this model?
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Robbie, very, very nice.
What is the story on this model?
Boy, that started it.....


On the other hand, Centurion sold one aluminum modell, the Facet. And thanks to txvintage, it will be here sooner or later.





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The S/N # is KC693399, Elite RS, Seafoam Green and Silver.
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The S/N # is KC693399, Elite RS, Seafoam Green and Silver.
pics pics pics. I've never seen Seafoam and Silver.
roccobike has a seafoam and white Centurion, but the Silver would be killer, really make the group stand out.

UPDATE:

I remember now. I voted Centurion on that thread. Way pretty bike.
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