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Old 07-18-11, 09:31 PM
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Question RE: Centurion Pro Tour....

When did Centurion switch from center pulls to cantilevers? The bike was produced from 1976-1984? I knew that at one time they were considered "real" touring bikes-Still true today?
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Old 07-18-11, 11:30 PM
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The Pro Tour is an excellent touring bike, but I don't know when they switched. The Semi-Pro and Pro Tour were both pretty nice.

I'm not all that familiar with them, but some members here are, and I hope they chime in.
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Old 07-19-11, 06:36 AM
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My 1984 Elite GT touring bike also has cantis.

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Old 07-19-11, 07:09 AM
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My '83 was equipped with canti's.
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The 79' that I briefly had was center pull, but odd center pull. They were attached like cantis.

Beautiful bike...loved the pin striping and detail.
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My favorite Pro Tours are the ones from the late 70s. Brazed on 610 centerpulls, chromed long point lugs, chromed seat stay caps and gorgeous pin striping. Supre cool bikes.
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
My favorite Pro Tours are the ones from the late 70s. Brazed on 610 centerpulls, chromed long point lugs, chromed seat stay caps and gorgeous pin striping. Supre cool bikes.
Thats the one I have! Really cool lug work...That frame would be a small fortune today!
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Pics---It happened! 56 cm my size and all........Just sitting there on Cl calling my name...It turns out I bought a vintage single fin surfboard from the same guy 4 years ago. An older gentleman who neither surfs nor rides but is a avid "garage sale hunter He going to call me when he gets nice bikes/boards before CL get em!" I need Dia-compe gum lever covers and retro-tape?

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That's the 1979, I believe. My 1977 does have most of the same details and components, but only a double crank and none of the chrome or pin-striping.

It was probably around 1980 that they switched to cantilevers. There was a fantastic model year where most of the details were the same except the canti change.

Great bikes in either configuration, though! I'll never sell mine.
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[QUOTE=webike4fun;12954883]Pics---It happened! 56 cm my size and all........Just sitting there on Cl calling my name...It turns out I bought a vintage single fin surfboard from the same guy 4 years ago. An older gentleman who neither surfs nor rides but is a avid "garage sale hunter He going to call me when he gets nice bikes/boards before CL get em!" I need Dia-compe gum lever covers and retro-tape?

In my experience the Cane Creek gum levers are a direct replacement for Dia-Compe. Niagra Cycle is where I got mine for $7-8

Speaking of CL coincidences, I believe I looked at a Holland Ti bike you were selling a few weeks ago. I recognize the bike holder from your photo's. I ended up buying a steel Eddy Merckx instead.
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[QUOTE=CMC SanDiego;12955221]
Originally Posted by webike4fun View Post
Pics---It happened! 56 cm my size and all........Just sitting there on Cl calling my name...It turns out I bought a vintage single fin surfboard from the same guy 4 years ago. An older gentleman who neither surfs nor rides but is a avid "garage sale hunter He going to call me when he gets nice bikes/boards before CL get em!" I need Dia-compe gum lever covers and retro-tape?

In my experience the Cane Creek gum levers are a direct replacement for Dia-Compe. Niagra Cycle is where I got mine for $7-8

Speaking of CL coincidences, I believe I looked at a Holland Ti bike you were selling a few weeks ago. I recognize the bike holder from your photo's. I ended up buying a steel Eddy Merckx instead.
You'll love this...I sold the frame to my friend. He bought a steel Holland from me a few years back and then sold back to me (the "robin egg" paint scheme steel Holland in the garage).... Seems like my best bikes go away for a while then come back! I ordered the Cane Creeks last night and some vintage cloth wrap!

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