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Old 01-04-10, 03:56 PM
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Shot of S/N and parts

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...hlight=biopace

also, posted complete shots in the thread on the Trek 2200 and Centurion Elite comparison.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ight=trek+2200
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1989 Dave Scott Ironman, triple frankenbike.

CF fork, off-brand bar/stem/saddle, Kalloy post. Alex wheels, Sora shifting/FD/RD, Bontrager Race crankset.
I had more black in double mode, but a triple is always handy to have around. Thanks to afilado for the frame.






NOT to be confused with my other build, a double. However, both have CF forks off of 58cm bikes, so I used spacers.
The double version is much nicer overall, and was sold locallya while ago.



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Aware that this threat has been dormant for quite a while, I want to share my 5 cents...
That serial number could be indicating that your was a bike sold in Denmark - may be your colleague bought it from a Dane in Italy, stole it in Denmark ...or simply wanted to make it sound slightly more exotic....
According to a Danish law from 1942 every bike has to marked with a unique serial number. Since Centurion has been a very popular bike in Denmark since the late 1970'ies, it could speculated be that the Danish importer persuaded the frame manufacturer to strike the serial number into the frame before painting to avoid damaging the paint job by doing it after - pure speculation, but anyhow.

I have 2 Centurions - a 1982 Le Mans and a 1984 Pro Tour. Both have similar type of numbering starting with WAK

Danish Bike serial no has following struture: WXX 1234567890 Y
Meaning:

W = Imported bike
XX = Letter code indentifying manufacturer or importer (AK- Centurion, AR-Raleigh, KM-Motobecane ...many more)
1234567890 = Bike serial number
Y = Letter code indentifying year of production (see below)

Your bike is marked "V" meaning that it is a 1982 model.




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Production year
A1942196419852006B1943196519862007C1944196619872008D1945196719882009E1946196819892010F194719691990G1 94819701991H194919711992J195019721993K195119731994L195219741995M195319751996N195419761997P1955197719 98Q1956---R195719781999S195819792000T195919802001U196019812002V196119822003X196219832004Z196319842005
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One more contribution, following the pattern:

1984 Centurion Turbo #N4H 8743

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A bit too big for me but it will do until...
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Old 01-23-10, 11:55 PM
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1984 Centurion Turbo #N4H 8743

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A bit too big for me but it will do until...
So I assume I should not be holding my breath.....
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Old 01-24-10, 05:28 PM
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eBay Item #: 300390219998

centurion road bike cinelli equipe

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1986 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman, 56cm.
Sante group, 2x7 DT shifters, Sante hubs laced to Wolber TX Profiles
Look pedals, Panaracer Stradius Pro tires, Cinelli bar/stem. I like it.
Now, to keep it clean.....






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Hey there. I just picked a up an old Centurion frame. The serial number is on the left side of the seat tube near the BB and reads IE01982. It has pretty 70's english-style lugging. Scanning this thread didn't provide any obvious answers, anyone have any idea about its origin?
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I'll add my latest find, a 1987 LeMans RS. It was in pristine condition. I just polished and cleaned and lubed today, what a nice little bike!
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There is a Centurion mixte, likely a LeMans, being sold (in parts) on eBay, ending tonight. Sorry I didn't think to post it here before but I imagine most Centurion hounds would be aware of it anyway. Here's the frame, pretty cheap with just a couple of hours to go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/touring-racing-r...item439d367839
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Here is my new "training bike"-- an 85 Ironman. Serial Number KG511802

The components are mostly shimano 600. The early friction version.
Cranks: FG-6207 JA
Front D: FD-6207 JG
Rear D: FD-6207
Brakes: BR-6207 JE
Sugino Seatpost
Nitto Stem

I have swaped some wide Nitto Noodle bars, with Tektro brake levers and intermediate levers. I also put on some Wheels I had lying around. The wheels are Mavic MA40 with Mavic 501 hubs, and a suntour seven speed freewheel. The original wheels are Araya with MF-6207 freewheel (they are hanging in the garage waiting for me to decide what to do with them-- I might put them back on it--but I want a "tough wheel" for "training"). I put on an 8 speed chain I had, but it is too short so I need to get a new one.

I am still trying to decide what to do about tires. The 26c Kendas came with the wheels, but I also have 28c Serfas Seca's and some 25c gatorskins.

I am also still looking for a 39t chainring to help me get up the hills.

It is nice and scratched up, but also it does not look too bad from a distance. That is basically perfect for my purposes.

And thanks to Robbie for telling me to snag it when I got the chance. Other than maybe the siliver 85's this is my favorite of the Ironman paint schemes.

Jared

PS-- can someone tell me what the proper replacement brake pads are for those brakes. I know kool stop are suppose to be good, but I don't know which ones fit these brakes.










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Old 02-15-10, 09:20 AM
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There is a Centurion mixte, likely a LeMans, being sold (in parts) on eBay, ending tonight. Sorry I didn't think to post it here before but I imagine most Centurion hounds would be aware of it anyway. Here's the frame, pretty cheap with just a couple of hours to go:

http://cgi.ebay.com/touring-racing-r...item439d367839
someone got a nice Lemans frame for a good price. nice build in the making.
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Not mine (no relation to seller) but it looks to be a pretty good deal: http://slo.craigslist.org/bik/1601674257.html
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Old 02-16-10, 08:18 AM
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Just a little teaser; she is almost ready.

Love all the bikes in this thread.
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I just picked up an 86 Ironman Dave Scott yesterday. Shimano 600. Look pedals (probably not original?), Wolber wheels (not original), 105 shift levers (probably replaced the broken 600s), SIS and Biopace. 6-speed rear. Tange #1. Looks like investment cast fork.

N6D747.

Sorry no pics, yet.
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70's Centurion?

I recently bought a Centurion to restore and I can't identify the model of the bike. Either the decal has come off or it was never labeled (unlikely, right?). The person I bought it from does not know what year it was purchased. The Serial No. is 6A243 (specs below). Any ideas?


Stem and Handlebar: SR
Seatpost: SR
Deraileur : Suntour "seven"
Shifter: Suntour "power Shift"
Chainset: SR
Freewheel: Suntour, not sure which model
Wheelset: 27x 1.25 Araya
Brakes (f&r) & Levers: DiaCompe
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Old 03-17-10, 10:45 AM
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I just picked up an 86 Ironman Dave Scott yesterday. Shimano 600. Look pedals (probably not original?), Wolber wheels (not original), 105 shift levers (probably replaced the broken 600s), SIS and Biopace. 6-speed rear. Tange #1. Looks like investment cast fork.

N6D747.

Sorry no pics, yet.


As purchased.
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Old 03-23-10, 05:59 PM
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Here is a Iron Man on cl in Charlotte. I think this is the bike I sold two years ago. It is mint,perfect, with high end tires on it. 60cm was to big for me.
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/bik/1657960032.html
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Im trying to figure out more about my bike. Does anyone know anything? Its a Centurion Super Elite.

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Old 03-26-10, 07:44 PM
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T-Mar or A.Winthrop will likely weigh in. Not my area, but nice bike.
The fit looks a little strange. It has a lot of potential.
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Model: Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert
Year: 1989?
Color: Black
SN: N965555
Tubing: Tange 1
Fork: Tange Cromo
Group: Suntour GPX
Rims: Araya CTL 370
Gearing: 13-24
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Model: Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert
Year: 1989? Yes, the only year of black.
Color: Black
SN: N965555
Tubing: Tange 1
Fork: Tange Cromo
Group: Suntour GPX Only offered on '89 Expert
Rims: Araya CTL 370 (OEM, also)
Gearing: 13-24
Sounds like a nice one, in OEM setup. Pics would be excellent.

Tuesday is Soylent blue, I think green was for Wednesdays...
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Lol. Ok, I'll get some pics up.
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1989 Centurion Ironman Expert

Serial Number N9G5605

What does it all mean?
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1989 Centurion Ironman Expert

Serial Number N9G5605

What does it all mean?
In terms of the cosmos, or the serial number?
T-Mar can help you with the serial number, he's decoded the DeCenturion Code.

As far as "what does it all mean?"
Well, man, you're on a higher plane, now, man, like up there with the man....the Ironman,....man.
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