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Centurion Ironman review February 1986 Bicycle Guide - Plus a 2 page advertisement

Old 10-23-11, 04:45 PM
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Many, many thanks. Even the Counterpoint guy liked it.
The ads on those pages are so cool.
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I started collecting Bicycle Guide a few years back. Every issue brings back good memories.
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More porn for us Centurion lovers!!
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Thats my bike, (just a couple sizes bigger). You are so coool, thank you. Am printing right now.
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I've got the poster of that "Pump Iron" ad. Need to pull that thing out.
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Very nice indeed. I will read it tomorrow and enjoy it slowly! I'm becoming a Centurion fan!
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You are awesome!!! Thanks!. I have the exact bike - same size too. I always wondered about the geometry. Now I know!
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That was the exact bike I bought back in '86, and then put up after very few miles (and getting married). It then became the bike that got me back into cycling in 2003.

Funny, I took it in to a LBS to get tuned up and didn't recognize what I was seeing (STI and funny tubes), and the mechanics barely recognized what I had brought in to them.
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I think I've about got it memorized.
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Old 10-26-11, 09:18 PM
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Bump...For the sheer awesomeness of this post...
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More porn for us Centurion lovers!!
Here you go. It's an '87 but oh well.

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Those bikes still turn heads today. Great blast from the passed.
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The next year, almost the same bike....


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Thought I would add a little bit more to this thread.
It was a 3-page ad in Bicycling, Jan 1986.
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Pretty impressive that the 64cm weighed 21lb13oz
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee View Post
Pretty impressive that the 64cm weighed 21lb13oz
You start swapping in modernity, and whoa nelly it's good.
A drop of 2 lbs is routine, 3 lbs quite doable.
Lotta 80's bikes can get there.
Only one is an Ironman, though.
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I think I've about got it memorized.
I think "Mesmerized" would be a more appropriate term to use.
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That's awesome! I absolutely love my '85 Ironman. Wouldn't trade it for anything!


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