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Old 10-27-15, 06:25 PM
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Old 10-28-15, 10:57 AM
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That cover art is pretty cool.
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Those are the jerseys I'm thinking of, with some modifications.
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That cover art is pretty cool.
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Old 11-19-15, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Those are the jerseys I'm thinking of, with some modifications.
That is some nice cover art, and the jerseys they're wearing aren't bad either!
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Old 11-20-15, 06:25 AM
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I used to have their poster. I actually wish I still did. We won't go there.
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For those that may not know... riva above is a major dude.
I was shown a Centurion Dave Scott Ironman on CL, in Los Angeles.
I put out the word for some "help." I also blindly sent my money to the seller.

riva answered the call, drove across Los Angeles (and that ain't no small feat) and picked up the bike.
We then arranged some trading of available parts, and not long after, I had my Ironman Carbon.

Da Man Knows Da Deal.

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Old 11-30-15, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
For those that may not know... riva above is a major dude.
I was shown a Centurion Dave Scott Ironman on CL, in Los Angeles.
I put out the word for some "help." I also blindly sent my money to the seller.

riva answered the call, drove across Los Angeles (and that ain't no small feat) and picked up the bike.
We then arranged some trading of available parts, and not long after, I had my Ironman Carbon.

Da Man Knows Da Deal.

So hes an enabler.. enabling your addiction. good job Riva!
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Here is the back page of a 1972 Centurion Catalog showing the 1972 Centurion Professional and a 1982 catalog showing the Centurion Aero Professional. I have one of each of these. The 82 Aero Pro I have unfortunately needs the right rear dropout replaced, so it is hanging in the shed for now. I also have a 1980 Professional and a 1975 Semi Pro.

I live in Sydney but am in San Francisco this week, so if anyone has a 24.5 or 25.5" Semi Pro, or Pro Tour, or Professional they would be interested in selling, please PM me.



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I might have one or two more Centurion frames hanging somewhere. If I haven't already posted the serials I'll get them.

I see from post#62 that my RS's are a National 1984 and a Katakura 1985. Looks like the 80's codes are well cracked so I'll spare the component details.
http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...ml#post2208689

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So hes an enabler.. enabling your addiction. good job Riva!
He got me back by getting me addicted to Centurions. But Rob made the effort well worth while in bike bits (600 tricolor parts now on my Miyata 1200). I may be tempted to enable again if somebody needs a CL find to ship out of socal.

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Old 12-03-15, 07:25 AM
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I might have one or two more Centurion frames hanging somewhere.

I may be tempted to enable again if somebody needs a CL find to ship out of socal.
Funny you should mention that....

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Old 12-03-15, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Man I hope you get that RT. I'd be anxious to see what you do with it.
Do you recommend I still post my serial numbers on this thread? Thanks.
Sidenote : I like the jersey the guy is sporting on the catalog, I had that same catalog at some point.
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Old 12-03-15, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Man I hope you get that RT. I'd be anxious to see what you do with it.
Do you recommend I still post my serial numbers on this thread? Thanks.
Sidenote : I like the jersey the guy is sporting on the catalog, I had that same catalog at some point.
The guy that started the database no longer posts here very often. T-Mar has other stuff going on. I'm not sure if the serial numbers are being kept anywhere (I'm not), but his decoding of the same is a great asset to this forum.

I am working on it. Can't say much else about it, but we'll see.
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Old 12-03-15, 12:18 PM
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Jerseys

My friend that designed some has just received his first shipment of some he did for a community college, and they look outstanding. I didn't go there, but I bought one. I will now see if he's got time to work on one for me. I'm taking into account two Centurion jerseys I have (one is easily 70's, and looks it, one has got to be 1989, and is great). Plus, we'll look at the jersey worn by the racers, and the one on the front of the catalog. The one on the catalog is similar to my 1989 jersey.

When he finishes his design stuff, perhaps I'll post them for votes, but perhaps I'll just post the one I pick and take orders. Not that I'm king; I just like a simple life.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj View Post
Man I hope you get that RT. I'd be anxious to see what you do with it.
Do you recommend I still post my serial numbers on this thread? Thanks.
Sidenote : I like the jersey the guy is sporting on the catalog, I had that same catalog at some point.
I would say yes, i have been working on getting the SN's and Info into a Spreadsheet. there is still some info we can probably gain from these. So i say please post !
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
My friend that designed some has just received his first shipment of some he did for a community college, and they look outstanding. I didn't go there, but I bought one. I will now see if he's got time to work on one for me. I'm taking into account two Centurion jerseys I have (one is easily 70's, and looks it, one has got to be 1989, and is great). Plus, we'll look at the jersey worn by the racers, and the one on the front of the catalog. The one on the catalog is similar to my 1989 jersey.

When he finishes his design stuff, perhaps I'll post them for votes, but perhaps I'll just post the one I pick and take orders. Not that I'm king; I just like a simple life.
Im down for the Jersey's
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1986 R/W Centurion Ironman with gold araya wheels: n5p5564
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I just picked up this one, a '76 Sport-10, first-year bottom-of-the-line model. Serial number N607564. It's now torn down for a repaint, but I'm saving the graphics as they are. Mostly original, still had the cotton bartape on it. Front wheel (not original), pie-plate, and pedals are toast, but the rest is salvageable.

Suntour "Spirt" FD
Suntour 7-GT RD
Dia Compe 610 center-pulls
Araya rear rim w/ Normandy hub.
SR cranks and stem.

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Well, look at that.

I've been trying to find out what mine is for the four years I've owned it. It's even less original than that now. Another seat, flat bars, new (ha!) Exige Biopace crank from my '80s Giant, modern but period-looking tires, new rear wheel. Wish I had that rack. Glad I don't have that salt air!
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Well, look at that.

I've been trying to find out what mine is for the four years I've owned it. It's even less original than that now. Another seat, flat bars, new (ha!) Exige Biopace crank from my '80s Giant, modern but period-looking tires, new rear wheel. Wish I had that rack. Glad I don't have that salt air!
Nice! Unfortunately, mine needed a repaint. Yours looks good. Yep, this forum's a heck of a resource. Welcome to Bikeforums, MotorToad.
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You want to see a master's work?

I'm good, as are many others of equal or better attention to detail, skill, and patience.

rccardr is an ace, definitely a step up.

QV, well, we can only aspire to that. If he were here and not having fun in the Down Under Summer....I'd buy him at least a pint.
Maybe a lot more, so when he passed out, I could steal his bike and put him on the next plane back!

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1977? Centurion Pro Tour. Silver, not blue. Never seen that before in an early Pro Tour.




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Adding my recently acquired 70s Super LeMans:
It looks to be a 70s model, 1976? Serial No. is 6H0562.



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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
You want to see a master's work?

I'm good, as are many others of equal or better attention to detail, skill, and patience.

rccardr is an ace, definitely a step up.

QV, well, we can only aspire to that. If he were here and not having fun in the Down Under Summer....I'd buy him at least a pint.
Maybe a lot more, so when he passed out, I could steal his bike and put him on the next plane back!

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...l#post18379107
The serial for this bike is 91C0165


And here's another I built for someone.


This is the serial 89E0053
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