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Old 03-04-23, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by jetboy
is it the wheels that make it so stable?
I think the wheels give it some zip!
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vintage-centurion.com --- dead?

Random, but it seems that the vintage-centurion website is down / gone?
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I noticed that. Hoping it’s temporary.
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Originally Posted by Classtime
After another look at ours, I think your tape is good.
great bike
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Originally Posted by jetboy
is it the wheels that make it so stable?
As Seypat said, the wheels give some extra zip. It's the Ironman frame geometry that makes it such a stable feeling bike, despite how fast and responsive it can be.
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Originally Posted by attylah
As Seypat said, the wheels give some extra zip. It's the Ironman frame geometry that makes it such a stable feeling bike, despite how fast and responsive it can be.
yours is an early example- perhaps later the geometry became more aggressive- in my experience the later IM are quick (very quick) and nothing you want to take your hands off and cruise with.
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Old 03-06-23, 10:27 AM
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Wanted to post some more photos of my IM Master. Mostly original - have the original pedals and Araya rims. I also have white hoods waiting in the wings.
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From all I can find this has to be a very late 89 (maybe the last?) with the non-lugged frame. Even the serial number is a little different than others posted here - 89D2966.

Even have the Avenir bike stand.
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Originally Posted by Romany275

From all I can find this has to be a very late 89 (maybe the last?) with the non-lugged frame. Even the serial number is a little different than others posted here - 89D2966.

Even have the Avenir bike stand.
Hot!
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^^^That is pretty cool.
There was another one like that for sale on craigslist it was in east Texas.
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My last "Ride Your Age" ride, 70@70 in 2017.
Ended up with 70km the first day, and enough distance to total up 70mi the next.
Wonderful distance bikes.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk
My last "Ride Your Age" ride, 70@70 in 2017.
Ended up with 70km the first day, and enough distance to total up 70mi the next.
Wonderful distance bikes.

I'll be 60 in May of this year, you are Inspiring.

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I'll be 60 this year, you are Inspiring.
Right behind you! I'll be 58 in a week or two. Doing the usual celebration.
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67 the end of this month , ahem .
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Glad it's not my size .
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ws...597790455.html
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Not my size, but Boy what a keeper.
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They are a nice ride .. I have put some miles on mine since i got it..
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Originally Posted by baroo
Random, but it seems that the vintage-centurion website is down / gone?
It is back up but at vintagecenturion.com (was vintage-centurion.com)
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Beautifully proportioned bike...so well balanced. Is that one an '88 or 89? I notice the unicrown fork. My IM, before going raw, was Miami Vice from '87 I think, and it had a sloping crown. I'm a fan of both. Someone a tad smaller than me will really enjoy that one. Nothing there to not love.
It is a 87, Only year of that color scheme. Centurion used Unicrown forks in on the Experts in 1987 the Master still had a sloping for and in 1988 both Master and Expert have unicrown
you can see in the picture the Purple and white one we call Purple Haze is a 1988 Master (unicrown) and the Seafoam and white is a 1987 Master.
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Originally Posted by fleslider
It is back up but at vintagecenturion.com (was vintage-centurion.com)
Nice!
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Originally Posted by fleslider
It is a 87, Only year of that color scheme. Centurion used Unicrown forks in on the Experts in 1987 the Master still had a sloping for and in 1988 both Master and Expert have unicrown
you can see in the picture the Purple and white one we call Purple Haze is a 1988 Master (unicrown) and the Seafoam and white is a 1987 Master.

So, bout a week or so ago I was up in the rafters and found the original fork to the bike - unicrown! I stand corrected!
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Noticed this well-priced (for NYC area) small Expert (50?), with minimal useful info ("adjusts"!):

hxxps://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1340570229827129/

"Details
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Vintage Centurion Ironman Expert Dave Scott Triathlon Road Bike Tange $200 Adjusts to 48-64 cm. 22.5 lbs."
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The page is back I was searching the other day and page was not showing.
https://www.vintage-centurion.com/mo...9_expert.shtml

A month ago, I got a frame with bb, fork and headset for 50 bucks - I believe size is 54cm. Expert '89.
I noticed the TT is like 51, 52 cm that is similar to my current bike on small side at 50cm.
The fork is not original one and is currently sitting idle in the garage
Thinking on moving the rear brake bridge some 5 mm up so I can fit a 700cx32.
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Originally Posted by phtomita
The page is back I was searching the other day and page was not showing.
https://www.vintage-centurion.com/mo...9_expert.shtml

A month ago, I got a frame with bb, fork and headset for 50 bucks - I believe size is 54cm. Expert '89 ....
Thinking on moving the rear brake bridge some 5 mm up so I can fit a 700cx32.
Thinking of Cino 2023? Don
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