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Old 11-28-09, 11:26 PM
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Centurion ID help please:

Just picked this up yesterday and have searched high and low for any tidbits of info and have found nothing. I don't think it's one of the "cinelli" Centurions but I'd like to know what it is.
It has the perfect amount of patina for me, the lugs have some of the longest points I've ever seen, a chromed fork crown, wrap-around seat stays, Suntour GS rear drop-outs and plenty of braze-ons.













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Old 11-28-09, 11:57 PM
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centurion professional. i'll guess 1978. should ride great.

http://sheldonbrown.com/centurion/index.html
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Old 11-29-09, 12:01 AM
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Can you snap a pic of the underneath side of the bottom bracket? Is there tubing sticker?
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Can you snap a pic of the underneath side of the bottom bracket? Is there tubing sticker?
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Old 11-29-09, 02:19 AM
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I don't know anything about your bike, but I am in love with it.
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I don't know anything about your bike, but I am in love with it.
+1 ('cept the headbadge...Sorry. Just looks out of place to me.)
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I tend to agree, with a fair amount of certainty, that it is a Professional. I'm not sure about the date codes from back then though so the year may take T-Mar or someone else to nail down

It's an absolutely beautiful frame set though. Very nice catch.
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+1. 1975 Centurion Semi-Pro. The frame for the Centurion Professional was a Cinelli clone, having the seat post binder bolt passing through the stay caps and the lugs being drilled with three holes.
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Coincidence:
http://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/1457124275.html
Centurion Semi Profesional frame - $125 (Spokane)

Date: 2009-11-08, 2:43PM PST
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Very clean Centurion Semi Professional frame set Made with Tange #1 tubing
Has a tange headset and also a Ritchie Logic B.B. Suntour Drop outs.
few scratches but over all very clean bike these were some of the nicest bikes to come out of Japan at the time


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A big thanks to Winthrope for the details on this frame/bike. I checked Sheldon's site and couldn't find any mention of Pros or Semi-Pros so I really appreciate your help. I had thought it was a Semi-Pro but wasn't sure.

It measures a bit odd so I'm hoping I can make it work for me. Tall seat tube and short top tube.

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Well, if it doesn't work out, fit-wise, I'm right here.
Seriously. Awesome frame.
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Well, if it doesn't work out, fit-wise, I'm right here.
Seriously. Awesome frame.

Hehehe, I bet it's a perfect match for an orange reflector you just so happen to have laying around.
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