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Old 02-16-19, 08:55 AM
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Old 02-16-19, 09:04 AM
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This is awesomeness! Audio interview with Linda Sweeney:
She only used two gears during the bike ride and had a basket on the front to keep her towel, her cassettes and her cassette player.
She road a 100 time trial with a basket on the front of her bike with a towel in it? That sounds blasphemous in these days of streamlined carbon frames, wheels and aero bars.
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Old 02-16-19, 06:47 PM
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Old 02-17-19, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by steveridessteel View Post
Centurion Pro Tour 15 - N4H 0060
1984
H - week 16 - April
0060 - 60th bike

It has been restored to original condition with all original components. I'm the original owner. Let me know if you need more details
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The third character in this format of serial number is probably not for a week or a fortnight. It is for a month.

The H in the serial number is for the month of June.

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Old 03-13-19, 11:12 PM
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My iron man master from 1988 in mint cond is up for sale on the forum here Please check it if interested.
Centurion IronMan Master 1989 Pristine cond white smoke
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Old 03-13-19, 11:22 PM
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1984 Centurion ProTour 15

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Old 03-14-19, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
That sounds blasphemous in these days of streamlined carbon frames, wheels and aero bars.
... but makes my heart beat like a bongo....
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Old 04-17-19, 11:32 AM
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Semi Pro and Pro Tour SNs, Semi Pro for sale


Semi Pro - M7G22732 (I think I may have posted this about 10 years ago)
Pro Tour - M7G22753

I have had the Semi Pro for about a decade and have used it in near original condition, as a 650B and now as a 700c. However, recent purchase of Pro Tour and my riding style means it is time to part with it. It is a 59cm. I don't have the original brake levers, shifters (came with Barcons), seat post, derailleurs but do have original Sunshine ProAm wheels, crank, stem, and what I think are original handlebars. If you can tell me what the original pedals were, I probably have them. What I am including is frame, original wheels, handlebars, Barcons, Dia Compe Aero Gran Compe levers, original brakes, original crank, Suntour Mountech derailleurs if you want them. Price is negotiable - I want to find a good home for the bike. Let me know if you are interested. I have additional pics available.
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Old 04-17-19, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by steelnutcase View Post

Semi Pro - M7G22732 (I think I may have posted this about 10 years ago)
Pro Tour - M7G22753

I have had the Semi Pro for about a decade and have used it in near original condition, as a 650B and now as a 700c. However, recent purchase of Pro Tour and my riding style means it is time to part with it. It is a 59cm. I don't have the original brake levers, shifters (came with Barcons), seat post, derailleurs but do have original Sunshine ProAm wheels, crank, stem, and what I think are original handlebars. If you can tell me what the original pedals were, I probably have them. What I am including is frame, original wheels, handlebars, Barcons, Dia Compe Aero Gran Compe levers, original brakes, original crank, Suntour Mountech derailleurs if you want them. Price is negotiable - I want to find a good home for the bike. Let me know if you are interested. I have additional pics available.
Thats a nice Semi Pro, do you have a pic of the Pro-Tour?
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Old 04-17-19, 04:55 PM
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This is the Semi Pro. As you can see (i think), no chrome lugs. I bought as a frame with the brakes. It is a work in progress - probably will change the gearing to a wide range 7 speed ultra. Right now a 6 with a half speed granny with a SR Sakae Apex (86BCD)
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Old 04-18-19, 06:17 AM
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Do you have any idea if the decals on the Pro Tour are original? The decals on my '77 PT looked exactly like the decals on your SP, including condition. Mine is also the same color as both of yours.
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Old 04-20-19, 05:32 PM
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The downtube decals were missing when I got the ProTour so I had those made, I think they were about $5. But the typeface is a reasonable match and since nothing else except the brakes and headset are original, I didn't think that was too presumptuous. There is very little left of the ProTour decal but if you would like, I can send a picture.

I was going to cold set the frame to 130 but it is very stiff compared to other bikes I have cold set (most of those were Reynolds 531) so I left it original spacing. I can get a 126 in there so I think I am good for the hills around here.
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Old 04-21-19, 01:40 AM
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My PT was the only bike I had ever cold-set. As you describe, I found it super nerve-wracking how much force and displacement was required. I actually spread mine to 135 mm to use MTB style touring hubs, and now I use an 8 speed cassette with brifters coupled to the original Cyclone double FD and a SunXCD RD. I also now use dynamo lighting.

Here is the thread that I created all those years ago when I first acquired it in its original configuration. It seems like a lifetime ago.
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Old 04-21-19, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by steelnutcase View Post


This is the Semi Pro. As you can see (i think), no chrome lugs. I bought as a frame with the brakes. It is a work in progress - probably will change the gearing to a wide range 7 speed ultra. Right now a 6 with a half speed granny with a SR Sakae Apex (86BCD)
here is my Pro Tour, looks to be a 1977 model also, it was rough when i got it, the Stem and Seatpost were stuck. after some soaking and persuasion i got them both freed, but the seatpost did not make it. this when i first got it and stripped off the offending tires. and other rusty bits.

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Old 04-23-19, 05:58 PM
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Old 05-14-19, 09:54 AM
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Craigslist find

I recently picked up a Centurion on Craigslist with the serial number located on the non-drive side of the seat tube. IN60549. From what Iíve seen in the forum most are located on the bottom bracket. Anyone have any info on this.... I must have missed it if itís already been discussed.

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Old 05-19-19, 07:08 PM
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My 1980 Centurion Elite has it's serial number on the non-drive side of the seat tube near the bottom bracket casting.
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