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Old 07-01-16, 04:34 PM
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I run 5800 on several bikes including an ironman and a Cannondale CAAD9. The groupset is just plain awesome. No experience with the Campy stuff, but you would likely not be disappointed with 5800. It is a great groupset at rock bottom pricing.

Originally Posted by jastiz
Debating between shimano 5800 in silver from ribble for about $320 and a Campy Daytona 10 sp group that is on c&v sales right now.

What are your opinions? I just have acquired a frame fork in '87 ironman Miami Vice

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Originally Posted by btpdragon
Saw this one on Ebay today. Lots to touch-up for sure.

Vintage Centurion Ironman Road Bike Frame Set 57x61cm Large Tange Steel | eBay
Lots of touch-up paint is right. The top tube should be magenta not school bus yellow and it's missing decals. Plus kinda pricey for just a frame, on the other hand, it is a harder to find tall bike.

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Originally Posted by jastiz
Debating between shimano 5800 in silver from ribble for about $320 and a Campy Daytona 10 sp group that is on c&v sales right now.

What are your opinions? I just have acquired a frame fork in '87 ironman Miami Vice
The only campy I have is very vintage, so I don't know much about the modern gear. But they have Shimano handily beat for aesthetics when it comes to brifters. Plus, they are designed to be rebuildable - STI's are disposable (but can be rehabbed with a small bottle of courage). IMHO, STI looks like a brake lever with encephalitis. Ergos look like a brake lever that ate just a bit too much pasta.
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It's not an Ironman, but I just finished cleaning up an '89 Prestige, SN N8N6002. I got it from a kid who traded it to me for a guitar. The original 600 groupset was intact, but the frame has a whole bunch of little chips in the paint. I think, though, it is from storage, as there's not a lot of wear on the cassette or brake pads. I swapped out a modern Kalloy stem to fit the new Specialized saddle the kid had on there, which also was long enough for me to take a ride on it. As you can see, it's pretty small for me, but I'm still going to take it on a long ride on Monday.

1989 Centurion Prestige - Album on Imgur
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Originally Posted by tiredhands
It's not an Ironman, but I just finished cleaning up an '89 Prestige, SN N8N6002. I got it from a kid who traded it to me for a guitar. The original 600 groupset was intact, but the frame has a whole bunch of little chips in the paint. I think, though, it is from storage, as there's not a lot of wear on the cassette or brake pads. I swapped out a modern Kalloy stem to fit the new Specialized saddle the kid had on there, which also was long enough for me to take a ride on it. As you can see, it's pretty small for me, but I'm still going to take it on a long ride on Monday.

1989 Centurion Prestige - Album on Imgur
We've seen them posted on here before, kinda the big brother to the Ironman. I've said this before: Awesome color scheme (my favorite IM color), solid components, racing frame pedigree, and my size! Reminds me of swimming at an apartment pool in the 1980s. I can smell the tropical sun tan lotion or was it banana boat? Good times people, good times. Ride on @tiredhands.
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Originally Posted by jastiz
Debating between shimano 5800 in silver from ribble for about $320 and a Campy Daytona 10 sp group that is on c&v sales right now.

What are your opinions? I just have acquired a frame fork in '87 ironman Miami Vice
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Originally Posted by texaspandj
I've said this before: Awesome color scheme (my favorite IM color).
+1 That is a beautiful bike. Glad it got posted.
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
+1 That is a beautiful bike. Glad it got posted.
Thanks! I really dig it, but it is WAY too small for me or my partner. Gonna have to find a new home for it
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Kind of a bunk picture but whateva.. SS conversion, next up 650b conversion on another IM

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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico
Kind of a bunk picture but whateva.. SS conversion, next up 650b conversion on another IM

Too tight, looking good Unk. Looks like a fast single speed.

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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico
next up 650b conversion on another IM
My interest: Piqued
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I seem to remember someone saying they wanted a Prestige a while back . Not my bike as always . Anyhow here it is . Centurion Prestige Road Bike - Complete Custom Rebuild - Ironman
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico
...next up 650b conversion on another IM
Inquiring minds want to know!! I've 650b'ed an RB1, but it's impossible to get anything wider than 38mm between the chainstays and fork - even that is a tight fit. But damn, it's a fun bike now! You never thought you could fly so fast over gravel.
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Originally Posted by markwesti
I seem to remember someone saying they wanted a Prestige a while back . Not my bike as always . Anyhow here it is . Centurion Prestige Road Bike - Complete Custom Rebuild - Ironman
Don't anyone show this to texaspandj......
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Comes together really well. Everything is in it's place logical and functional and just right.
Kind of a "no brag, just fact" bike.

Originally Posted by Unkle Rico
Kind of a bunk picture but whateva.. SS conversion, next up 650b conversion on another IM

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
Don't anyone show this to texaspandj......
It is his size isn't it . Hehe .
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Here is another slightly rare find I believe this is a 85' if I'm not mistaken'. Love that paint and non areo levers . Not lovin' that saddle , but hey for $200.
Centurion "Dave Scott Ironman"
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Originally Posted by markwesti
Here is another slightly rare find I believe this is a 85' if I'm not mistaken'. Love that paint and non areo levers . Not lovin' that saddle , but hey for $200.
Centurion "Dave Scott Ironman"
Yep, that's a 1985. Paid the same amount for mine and looks to be in the same good condition. Let me help everyone envision the finished product...

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Yep, that's a 1985. Paid the same amount for mine and looks to be in the same good condition. Let me help everyone envision the finished product...

Wow! Boy I forgot how good that Ironman looked. Your bike proves you don't have to go completely modern to be a looker. Is that rccardr old 85? Looks good enough to be.
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Originally Posted by tiredhands
Thanks! I really dig it, but it is WAY too small for me or my partner. Gonna have to find a new home for it
So what size do you normally ride? I ask cause I have a blue cannondale frame too big for me that I haven't gotten around to building yet. And I'd be interested in a frame trade. I think your post is too low to pm so I put it out here. Let me know.
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico
Kind of a bunk picture but whateva.. SS conversion, next up 650b conversion on another IM


Pure Dee BadAZZ..
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Originally Posted by plonz
Yep, that's a 1985. Paid the same amount for mine and looks to be in the same good condition. Let me help everyone envision the finished product...

IS that the original rear derailieur? can you post a pic of it?
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Originally Posted by markwesti
Here is another slightly rare find I believe this is a 85' if I'm not mistaken'. Love that paint and non areo levers . Not lovin' that saddle , but hey for $200.
Centurion "Dave Scott Ironman"
And my size, 2 days after I commit to a nearly NOS 9-sp DA group with wheels..... perhaps I should contact this gentleman....
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Yer killin' me.....

Originally Posted by plonz
Yep, that's a 1985. Paid the same amount for mine and looks to be in the same good condition. Let me help everyone envision the finished product...

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
And my size, 2 days after I commit to a nearly NOS 9-sp DA group with wheels..... perhaps I should contact this gentleman....
Perhaps you should RT. I see a little rust , it's kinda' hard to see if the paint is any good you would have to talk to the guy . But man a DA wheel set with aero rims . Yowser .
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