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Old 09-20-23, 07:28 AM
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A Centurion Professional from the seventies. Here is the link: https://steel-vintage.com/products/c...e-1970s-detail
They make some serious claims for the quality of this particular model. I am a little skeptical as much as I love Centurions (and have owned
several). The highest quality ones I have seen are the Cinelli made one, the Turbo Time Trial which I have two of and the Prestige which I have
owned. Oh and also the Turbo regular.
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Originally Posted by smallfrontwheel
Which model of Centurion bicycle is this?
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Thank you Curbtender and Vintage Cyclist for the answer. The only other pinstriped Centurion I have seen was my 1978 Centurion Omega that looked exactly like this:

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Originally Posted by madpogue
Oddball 25.0 seat post is courtesy of Insidious C. ,
Incidentally the Look carbon tube frames (KG86, KG 96, KG171...) all use this very skinny 25.0mm seat tubes. I am guessing that's due to the thickness of the seat tube wall

BTW do these Centurion carbon frames have 130mm or 126mm rear drop outs?
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Originally Posted by smallfrontwheel
I don't do 82 Medici, 2011 Richard Sachs, or 2011 Milwaukee Road. A lady on a bicycle does not devalue the bicycle. Do not insult women by calling them bead head nymphs. Plus I want to know what model of Centurion it is. I do not recall a pinstriped model. Not that I care what you do or need your approval.
My point being that this is The Ironman thread.


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closing for some possible cleanup. lets keep this PG rated people!

Ok, we deleted some posts. Threads reopened but follow TMonk’s direction please

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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
Incidentally the Look carbon tube frames (KG86, KG 96, KG171...) all use this very skinny 25.0mm seat tubes. I am guessing that's due to the thickness of the seat tube wall

BTW do these Centurion carbon frames have 130mm or 126mm rear drop outs?
126mm.
however mine has been spread to accommodate a Dura Ace 8 speed cassette (130mm) as I have equipped it with Dura Ace 8 speed groupset.

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Please remember that this is an Ironman only thread. Please publish any other Centurion inquiries in their own thread.

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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Please remember that this is an Ironman only thread. Please publish any other Centurion inquiries in their own thread.

Thank you.
Since only Ironman bikes are allowed to be posted or talked about here can the moderator please go back and delete all the posts that cover non-Ironman material on this thread? Because otherwise it seems to be sending a double message that is confusing and shows favortism. If you really mean to be strict then shouldn't this apply to all members?
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sfw, you’ll find that any non IM bikes here are precursors or descendants of IMs: Comp TA, Equipe, Diamond Back TG, the Carbon R
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Originally Posted by Classtime
sfw, youll find that any non IM bikes here are precursors or descendants of IMs: Comp TA, Equipe, Diamond Back TG, the Carbon R
Ha ha ha....yeah right. So then I guess its okay to post Comp TA, Equipe, Diamond Back TG, the Carbon R?
I repeat my question: Is anyone going to take down all the previous posts? It is not only confusing but it is obvious that the standard does not apply to everybody equally. It is just favortism.
This is what ruins this forum. Oh well I am sure that this unfair practice will be ignored. Says more about other people than me.
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Originally Posted by smallfrontwheel
Ha ha ha....yeah right. So then I guess its okay to post Comp TA, Equipe, Diamond Back TG, the Carbon R?
I repeat my question: Is anyone going to take down all the previous posts? It is not only confusing but it is obvious that the standard does not apply to everybody equally. It is just favortism.
This is what ruins this forum. Oh well I am sure that this unfair practice will be ignored. Says more about other people than me.
my fault on the equipe! but the Carbon R is actually an IM it just has carbon R stickers!
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my fault on the equipe! but the Carbon R is actually an IM it just has carbon R stickers!
You have integrity. I admire that. In fact, you did nothing wrong. Thank you.
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Fairness? Um, it's the Internet......
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In what CL market do you live? We can find you an IM in your size so you can ride it and be enlightened😉
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Originally Posted by smallfrontwheel
Thank you Curbtender and Vintage Cyclist for the answer. The only other pinstriped Centurion I have seen was my 1978 Centurion Omega that looked exactly like this:

Something's wrong with the headset. Looks a little wonky. Just call me Captain O!

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Originally Posted by smallfrontwheel
Since only Ironman bikes are allowed to be posted or talked about here can the moderator please go back and delete all the posts that cover non-Ironman material on this thread? Because otherwise it seems to be sending a double message that is confusing and shows favortism. If you really mean to be strict then shouldn't this apply to all members?
That won't be happening. Our small, all volunteer and unpaid moderator staff simply have better things to do. We simply ask that you just follow the request in the future.
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You guys have all done YOUR Bike Forums a great service, but pay attention to something.....
I suggest that you drop this.
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see my iron man in my profile , I bought it new in the mid 80's don't remember exactly when but it is a fun bicycle to ride
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Originally Posted by Raya2
see my iron man in my profile , I bought it new in the mid 80's don't remember exactly when but it is a fun bicycle to ride
Pics please pics.
This thread lives for pics.
With pics we may not be able to determine the year you bought it but we can tell you the year it was released.
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nice red fade! I had the same but mine came as a frame-set and I built it up with late 90s components. that looks like 1988?
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Meet...The 'Joker'


The 'Joker'
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Hub Cones

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I've been babbling about my hub re build over on bike mechanic section , but because I think most of us are using the Shimano 600 6207 hubs I thought I'd share now that it's all said and done . I really only needed to replace one cone in the front but decided to to replace all with new cones/ bearings . I put in a call to Wheels Mfg. as they are I think the only source for 600 cones so we worked up a list . The rear hub went together easy , front not so much . Called back to W M , they sent me out some different ones (free) and all was good .

Howdy markwesti,
Any chance you keep good records and have the part numbers for the correct front and rear hub cones? I have an 86 that Im rebuilding. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by texaspandj
Pics please pics.
This thread lives for pics.
With pics we may not be able to determine the year you bought it but we can tell you the year it was released.
here you go also my daily driver

my Ironman

my 1978 El Camino
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Originally Posted by PTL011

The 'Joker'

WOW. Pretty cool actually.
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