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Old 11-27-15, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DMC707
I've got 2 and am eye-balling another one that will require a bit of a road trip, - I dont know how i get sucked into these little accumulations like i do --- I buy complete bikes with intentions of stripping them for parts to build up some of my old , neglected racing framesets (The tri color 600 and 105 parts on a lot of these Centurions is good stuff for that purpose) - Then i get mesmerized a bit when i put 'em on the stand and if they're in nice shape to begin with, i can't strip 'em down --

Regarding those old Shimano components -- i was giving a buddy a pretty nice Ultegra 9 speed STI group to update his Ironman Master to STI, -- as we got to the brake calipers, - i looked at the mid 80's Shimano 105 forged calipers, - then looked at the newer school Ultegra dual pivots , and i just told him - "Its your move on these, -- the new stuff might work better, but the old stuff is much prettier" --- he left the brakes alone


MAny people would say i'm wasting my time and would be better off with 2 or 3 vintage Colnago's/Cioocc's/MErckx/Moser or whatever than 10 old Cannondales and Centurions collecting dust -- i dont know -- i guess its just easier to build a collection of $300 bikes than $1500 bikes -- i'm a tad OCD as well
Way to run, DMC....
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Anyone building an Ironman up?

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Who was riding their CIM on Shelter Island down in San Diego on the 25th ? I only saw you for a second , but a red and white is hard to miss .
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No connection , just surfing CL . I think this is a good deal .https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/5332976772.html
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Originally Posted by markwesti
Who was riding their CIM on Shelter Island down in San Diego on the 25th ? I only saw you for a second , but a red and white is hard to miss .
Ok I give up. Who?
That 85 may need some work,but man that paint looks good to me. Haven't seen that cool color on here in a while.
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Man if I only had a brain.....I mean 125.00 I've posted this before when it was 250.00 I guess I'm waiting until he gives it away before I make my move.
Vintage Dave Scott Ironman 10 speed
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nice early examples!
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Originally Posted by texaspandj
Ok I give up. Who?
That 85 may need some work,but man that paint looks good to me. Haven't seen that cool color on here in a while.
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anyone care to facilitate? I'm diggin' that one. Where is Inland Emprie, anyway?
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by the way, we need to reach out to this guy.....
easy to see why

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
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https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/5332976772.html


anyone care to facilitate? I'm diggin' that one. Where is Inland Emprie, anyway?
In southern California I believe.
I can see why you're interested. That dang red is nice. I think I'd chrome it up big time. Wish I could help you out captain, but I'm way out in Texas.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
by the way, we need to reach out to this guy.....
easy to see why
By the way,What is the difference in weight between that Tange 2 and Tange 1 frame?

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Originally Posted by texaspandj
By the way,What is the difference in weight between that Tange 2 and Tange 1 per frame more or less?
2.2 ounces for a 58cm frameset.
Just get a smaller water bottle, and you're dead even.

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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
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https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/5332976772.html


anyone care to facilitate? I'm diggin' that one. Where is Inland Emprie, anyway?
I'm about 30 minutes west of inland empire.
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Originally Posted by malcala622
I'm about 30 minutes west of inland empire.
Welcome to the forum.

Super nice Lemans RS. (as well as your other bikes....)

I may try to contact the seller and see what's up.
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Originally Posted by malcala622
I'm about 30 minutes west of inland empire.
But about 90 minutes from the city of Murrieta where the bike is located :/
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
I may try to contact the seller and see what's up.
The would take care your 85 era.....in style.
Rccardr has a nice one and with that red one you would be right there with him. Do it, do it, do it. Makes me want one. Dang it.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
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https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/bik/5332976772.html


anyone care to facilitate? I'm diggin' that one. Where is Inland Emprie, anyway?
Although I like the blood red of the classic , that metallic red/silver is nice . The guy says 86' yet the bike is non aero .
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Although I like the blood red of the classic , that metallic red/silver is nice . The guy says 86' yet the bike is non aero .
Yeah,he probably bought it in 86 but definitely a 85.
I'll tell you, I never cared for any color scheme CIM more than the classic. But that metallic red looks so freaking cool nowadays.
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Not the greatest photo, but how does it look? Had some issues getting it all built up, but it's finally done. Still need to swap over her pedals and adjust her seat.

BTW, 28mm tires fit just fine.

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Not the greatest photo, but how does it look? Had some issues getting it all built up, but it's finally done. Still need to swap over her pedals and adjust her seat.

BTW, 28mm tires fit just fine.

WOW!!! Looks even better than before. This bike just made my top 5 CIM list.
What does your GF think about it?
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My Brother is in the Inland Empire IE. I may be able to get his help
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WOW!!! Looks even better than before. This bike just made my top 5 CIM list.
What does your GF think about it?
Thanks for the compliment!!
I just wish I could have made the all-black headsets work ... would have been perfect.

She loves it!
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not cheap but a rare 83 turbo for those collecting IM progenitors

1983 Centurion Turbo 3x7 speed road bike, 58cm 58 cm chromed Tange #1

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5800, straight ace. Very cool.
That will go few places without generating serious discussion.
Carbon cowpokes will be all fussed up.

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Not the greatest photo, but how does it look? Had some issues getting it all built up, but it's finally done. Still need to swap over her pedals and adjust her seat.




BTW, 28mm tires fit just fine.
That is unusual, but such a bonus.
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5800, straight ace. Very cool.
That will go few places without generating serious discussion.
Carbon cowpokes will be all fussed up.

That is unusual, but such a bonus.
I'm one of those carbon cowpokes, but I'll take the 87 Merckx out when I ride with her so she doesn't out-cool me. Though, she probably still will.
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