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Updated Vintage Centurion Pro Tour

Old 03-31-10, 12:20 PM
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Updated Vintage Centurion Pro Tour

For you folks that like the vintage Centurion Pro Tour Bikes you may want to check out this one.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/c-jo/40...n/photostream/

Centurion Pro Tour with S&S Retrofit by Bilenky Cycle Works. Dura-Ace 7400 group with Paul Racer Brakes.


This one has been updated with the S&S couplers plus new components
as well as added brazed on top tube cable guides.

With the brazed on side pull brakes and older head badge it looks to be the older late 70's versions.

Someone dropped some dough and updating this beauty but the owner should be able to tour in style.
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Old 09-13-10, 12:59 PM
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Finally checked to see where all these hits on my bike have been coming from!

I got the frame from ebay really cheap, so I decided to bring it back to life without sparing an expense. Such a great frame. I have never seen another touring frame with Mafac brake bosses (unless you got custom which = $$$). I went with the Paul Racer brakes because finding something from that era was taking too long to find on ebay. Need to get the bike painted at some point as the clear coat over the parts of the frame where Bilenky added the bosses + couplers are no longer chromed.
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Updated Vintage Centurion Pro Tour

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Finally checked to see where all these hits on my bike have been coming from!

I got the frame from ebay really cheap, so I decided to bring it back to life without sparing an expense. Such a great frame. I have never seen another touring frame with Mafac brake bosses (unless you got custom which = $$$). I went with the Paul Racer brakes because finding something from that era was taking too long to find on ebay. Need to get the bike painted at some point as the clear coat over the parts of the frame where Bilenky added the bosses + couplers are no longer chromed.
Hey Chris J,

That would be me that saw your pics and outed your bike.
Mighty nice Centurion Pro Tour you have there and a very unique one with the changes you had made! It looks to be a 77,78 or 79 model.
If you give the first 3 characters of the serial # that should be enough to determine the year. Do you know what the original color was or did it come to you stripped of paint.

I sure like my 1983 Pro Tour as well as my 75 Semi Pro. Regards.
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Old 09-13-10, 05:20 PM
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So it came with the ubrake/roller brake bosses from the factory? I had always figured this was another mod. Do you know what year this bike is from?
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The Pro Tour from the 1970's to about 1980 had the brazed on centerpull brakes, which work outstandingly well. Only the later ones had the chromed lugs, but I hadn't realized the entire frame was chromed. I have a 1977 that I restored this winter/spring coming here to Albuquerque in a shipping container this weekend, and I can't wait to ride it here.

I don't think this bike is a very common one. It makes me really want some other Centurions from this era.
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Thanks for the compliments! The original color was a burgundy and was in bad shape. I stripped the paint after the couplers were installed. I'd share the serial #, but the bicycle is at home and I am away at the moment. The mafac bosses came with the frame when I got it. The only additions were the couplers + top brake bosses.
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Better late than never right? The serial number on my Centurion is M1H09976.

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