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Old 07-26-08, 08:46 PM   #1
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The Long Awaited Modern Vintage Centurion Iron Man Unveiling!

Well I have to say I'm extremely pleased with the results and proud of myself. Everything about this bike is a first for me. The only things you see that I did not do myself with only the help of reading directions and BikeTutor.com. are the powder coat and spreading the rear dropouts.

I do have to admit it took me all day today since early this morning as a result of a couple extremely minor mishaps. Also some of the cables are not tightened yet and the derailleurs are not adjusted yet. I believe that will all be accomplished tomorrow morning.

Please overlook the spelling mistakes in the title. I know it's kinda dumb, but I'm just so excited and so tired all at the same time. I probably should have waited till tomorrow morning when I would have better light to.



Beginning from the front end:

Bars: Nitto Soba

Bar Tape: Cinelli Gel Cork

Brake Levers: Tektro

Quill Stem: Cinelli A1

Wheelset: 2008 SL2008 Vuelta Pro SL

Tires/Tyres: Continental Grand Prix 4000

Saddle: Brooks B17 Narrow

Seat Post: Thomson Elite

Bottle Cages: Velo Orange

Bottles: KIT Alloy Drinks Bottle (From PBK) and they do hold the bottles well.

Fond and Rear Derailleus: Shimano Ultegra

Crank: Shimano DA

Chain Rings: FSA

Bottom Bracket: DA 7700 (With all the bad reviews I’ve read bout this BB I might change to a Ultegra)

9 Speed Cassette: Shimano DA

Cabling: Shimano DA

Front/Rear Branks: Shimano 105 STI (From the Original Bike Group)

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Old 07-26-08, 10:12 PM   #2
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Figures, I'm at work and the pic is filtered out. I dunno why I can see some and can't see others, unless it's because photo and social networks are blocked.......

I'll check it out in the AM when I get home
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Old 07-26-08, 11:11 PM   #3
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Nice water bottle.
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Old 07-27-08, 12:10 AM   #4
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WOW VERY VERY NICE. You should be pleased. Great use of the red on white.
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That looks great. I to have a passion for old school steel frame bikes. Last year I finished building a 1995 Waterford 1200 with full Campy Centaur/Daytona and Zonda wheels. It, like yours, combines old school looks and comfort with modern shifting and braking. I think the makers of todays bikes are missing a real niche in the market. Again, great bike and good luck

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Very nice. What kind of bottle cages are those ( velo orange ) ? Is the bottle a Sigg ? Does the cage hold it firmly ? I'm thinking of doing something similar.
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Beautiful. I really like old steel with newer components. Excellent work. Question, did you consider brifters? I aske because I'm preparing to make similiar changes to an Ironman.
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Good job, but please de-sticker the wheels. They should peel off without a whole lot of difficulty.
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First thanks to everone for all the kind words and compliments!

For those who have asked about different parts here is a list of everything that is not stock on the bike which would be everything besides the frame and fork.

Yes the frame is an 88.'

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Old 07-27-08, 06:23 PM   #10
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looks a little on the large side ?
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Good job, but please de-sticker the wheels. They should peel off without a whole lot of difficulty.
Yes, I agree. The bike would really be a beauty without the decals!

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Great bike, 54cm? Comparable to much more expensive steel lugged bikes out there today.
I've built a few Ironman bikes, and I have to say, the classic stem and bars look great with that frame.
Good job (and I see the original wheels are doing OK on eBay)

The decals are something for other riders to look at as you pass them.
It confuses them into thinking you're on a new bike.
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