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Old 02-14-14, 04:12 PM
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Ah, by 'that stuff' I meant the male/female freehub interface. Earlier freehubs were all over the place with various designs and sizes, but '87 seems to be the year they went to one design.
Pretty much.
For most model lines.
Mainly.

Except for, you know, the exceptions.
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I finished building up this frameset I got from Robbietunes. Had to go frankenbike temporarily, but it turned out nice. I was going to do downtube shifting but it has those "funky boss"s so i had to improvise. Went for a 15 mile shakedown ride today, in the near 40 degree temp (should have wrapped those bars), and it ended up stretching into a 28 miler. This bike rides very nice and it really moves. Much nicer than the Trek 400 elance it replaced.

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'85 had the old style bosses. What FD/RD are those? Lookin' good.
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'85 had the old style bosses. What FD/RD are those? Lookin' good.
Thanks Robbie. The FD is a tricolor and the RD is Ultegra 6600sl long cage.
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Blast from the past....
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Winter project #3 done. 1985 Centurion Ironman. First cold, snot-inducing ride done!

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Old 02-22-14, 06:35 PM
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Now that's a bike. Great job and welcome to the forum.
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
Winter project #3 done. 1985 Centurion Ironman. First cold, snot-inducing ride done!

Sweet! But what the heck have you been doing? I've been blowing snot rockets for the past four months.
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Old 02-23-14, 03:43 PM
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A little something (well, 55cm CTC) that kept me occupied during the recent storm. '88 Ironman with 105, all powder coated with new decals:


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Man, I have to admit, you do some great work ! Very nice Centurion ; I happened on your Circuit on Ebay, sweet paint job (or powerdercoat?) , awesome bicycle .
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It was powder coat, done by the master, Len McCreary. He really is very, very good.
So sad that The Decal Police stopped Velocals from reproducing nice Schwinn decals, though. Had I known, I'd have bought several more sets....
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I picked up a Miami Vice Expert last week. The serial # is N7D7150. When I got home I noticed some differences from the norm. The Dave Scott decal is different, a HIRAKO decal on the TT, no water bottle bosses on the ST, and the fork is a traditional crowned/lugged fork. WTF? I could barely make out a telephone number on the shop decal at the bottom of the ST so I looked it up. Turns out it was bought at Hirako Cycles in Yushi, Japan!
Well the projects in front are done now so I can work on this one. Here are some picture as found. There will not be many changes besides the usual bearings, cable, tape, tires, etc. A FC-1057 105 triple crankset, a Nitto stem, and new 7 speed freehub body will go on. I have 7 speed 105 DT shifters also. But, I also have some of the old Shimano L-600 barcons. I like barcons and friction so the barcons will probably go on. The FD will be an early 600/Deerhead series for a triple. I will post some pictures of the finished product.

Check out that fork!

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Well the projects in front are done now so I can work on this one. Here are some picture as found.

Very interesting!!! Thanks for sharing!
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Can't believe I forgot to add a pic of it with the carbon fork. I know some of you won't like the modernization, but as Robbie once told me... this thing is like a "hot rod" version now! LOL

Presently she sits as pictured except that the wheels were swapped out for Mavic Aksiums and I threw on an all black FSA Gossamer compact crank to get it setup for the hilly areas around here. I guess I'll owe another pic at some point.

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Can't believe I forgot to add a pic of it with the carbon fork. I know some of you won't like the modernization, but as Robbie once told me... this thing is like a "hot rod" version now! LOL

Presently she sits as pictured except that the wheels were swapped out for Mavic Aksiums and I threw on an all black FSA Gossamer compact crank to get it setup for the hilly areas around here. I guess I'll owe another pic at some point.

There is nothing more fun than passing people, while riding a bike like that. Hot Rod is an understatement.
Unless it's listening to what they say to each other afterwards.

I once took a Miami Vice IM to a large century, with Campy polished Vento's, full 8-sp Chorus, yellow saddle, wrap, housings.
I thought it was ace.

At every stop, I'd put it by a table and walk away. It always drew of crowd of a-women and b-their NOT impressed boyfriends. I heard one guy say, "Ugh, it's steel, and it's pink. I wouldn't be caught dead riding that." To which she replied, "I don't think he has that problem;, he's been ahead of us since he passed us at the beginning."

At the time, I was approaching, intending to correct the aforementioned miscreant, but I think she did a better job than I could have, and I left it at that. He will always hate that bike, and I will always appreciate her legs and insight.
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I got lots of looks and conversation on the last Century I rode it on too! People love it or hate it, but it did pass a great many of them!
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There is nothing more fun than passing people, while riding a bike like that. Hot Rod is an understatement.
Unless it's listening to what they say to each other afterwards.

I once took a Miami Vice IM to a large century, with Campy polished Vento's, full 8-sp Chorus, yellow saddle, wrap, housings.
I thought it was ace.

At every stop, I'd put it by a table and walk away. It always drew of crowd of a-women and b-their NOT impressed boyfriends. I heard one guy say, "Ugh, it's steel, and it's pink. I wouldn't be caught dead riding that." To which she replied, "I don't think he has that problem;, he's been ahead of us since he passed us at the beginning."

At the time, I was approaching, intending to correct the aforementioned miscreant, but I think she did a better job than I could have, and I left it at that. He will always hate that bike, and I will always appreciate her legs and insight
Pink or Lilac? Which is the more manly sounding color? Doesn't matter as you leave them in your vapor trail!
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I'm hoping to have mine ready to ride in Storming Of Thunder Ridge on the 18th.

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Unfortunately, I won't be passing people. That is a climbing century and I'm a bad climber at best!
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Pink or Lilac? Which is the more manly sounding color? Doesn't matter as you leave them in your vapor trail!
Well, it's maybe a fuscia, but I can barely bring myself to say "hot pink," much less "it's fuscia" and not shrink in my bibshorts.

Vapor trail.
That would be after the Dairyland Dare rest stop that served bratwursts.
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Seypat, let me know if your're doing Thunder Ridge, always interested in meeting fellow C&V'ers! I've been training at Skyline Drive, similar hills- long and steep!
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Seypat, let me know if your're doing Thunder Ridge, always interested in meeting fellow C&V'ers! I've been training on Skyline Drive, similar hills- long and steep!
Yes, I will be riding in it. It will be my 3rd year. As it draws close I will PM you with info so we can meet.
We don't really have the terrain in Richmond to train for that ride. So I do most of mine at the gym on a spin bike. I set it on a climbing program and go till I run out of gas.
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This thread alone is the reason I done it:
As found.

Can you all tell me anything about this model/year? I'm guessing 1987?

Question: Paint is sloppy around the lugs--is this typical? No way this is a repaint, right?
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Probably not a repaint but could be some touch-up. You can do better...
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Probably not a repaint but could be some touch-up. You can do better...
That's the spirit, alas.
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Seypat, let me know if your're doing Thunder Ridge, always interested in meeting fellow C&V'ers! I've been training on Skyline Drive, similar hills- long and steep!
Yes, I will be riding in it. It will be my 3rd year. As it draws close I will PM you with info so we can meet.
We don't really have the terrain in Richmond to train for that ride. So I do most of mine at the gym on a spin bike. I set it on a climbing program and go till I run out of gas.
Robbietunes, how far are you from Lynchburg, Virginia?

You should come up and join us on this ride! If the weather is good it is an awesome ride. The director is a cyclist. It is the best organized ride I have been on. Toughest event I have done so far also. My tri buddy is supposed to come as well. He usually does Mountains Of Misery but couldn't this year. I can get a roll away bed for the hotel room if need be. Or I have good camping gear. It's on the 18th. Take a look.

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