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When it rains, it pours......2 Centurion scores in the last couple days

Old 06-29-13, 08:17 PM
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When it rains, it pours......2 Centurion scores in the last couple days

Picked up a couple Centurions in the last couple days. For very reasonable $$$. A '85ish Centurion Ironman frameset, and a complete early 80s Centurion Pro Tour 15. I haven't cleaned either up yet, but here they are. And a HUGE THANKS to RobbieTunes for all his input and help while I was considering these two bikes.

Here's the Ironman......fairly clean frameset.....little bit of surface rust in a couple spots and some nicks and scratches, but for the age, it's fairly clean. I love the subtle color scheme.





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Old 06-29-13, 08:21 PM
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Here's the Pro Tour 15......paint is pretty rough, but it's straight with no dents, and the chrome is in exceptional condition. Might be a candidate for a powder coat and re-decal down the road. Also, the old sora crank will be replaced with something more correct to the bike. Bike rides wonderfully smooth and shifts like buttah!!! Super silky smooth shifting on it.





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Old 06-29-13, 11:10 PM
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Very nice, both. I like the colors.

The Ironman should be a fun buildup with lots of good options.
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Old 06-29-13, 11:22 PM
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The moon is in the 7th house.
Jupiter aligns with Mars.

All is well. We're moving into the NW.
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Old 06-30-13, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
The moon is in the 7th house.
Jupiter aligns with Mars.

All is well. We're moving into the NW.
LOL.....true dat....lol
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Old 06-30-13, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post
Very nice, both. I like the colors.

The Ironman should be a fun buildup with lots of good options.
Thanks! The Ironman is going to be the tough one, as I have so many different ideas on it running around in my head....lol. But yea, no matter what I do, it will be a very fun build.
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If I am not mistaken, that Pro Tour might be all chrome under the paint.
Always on the look out for one as it is on my list.
Nice score on both bikes.
Well done.
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Just remember that the Ironman has the older stryle Shimano downtube braze-ons. 4.5mm screws instead of modern 5mm, round mount instead of later square mount.

Without modifying the mount (or what you're mounting to it) the highest level os shifting technology is pretty much limited to Shimano 600 friction.

Some folks have managed to modify downtube cable stops to fit, maybe someone can get back to us with a current pic of the latest ideas on that.
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Nice score on both bikes,I really like the crowned fork on the ironman that was thing on my 87 expert I never cared for was the uni crown fork......oh yeah and the hideous miami vice pink-n-yellow paint...........lol but thats just me.nice bikes I'm jealous
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First gen Suntour Cyclone on that Pro Tour. Doesn't get any sexier than that. I have a buddy who refers to them as the " '57 Chevy of rear derailleurs." Same goes for those nice GC hangers.
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Originally Posted by OTS View Post
If I am not mistaken, that Pro Tour might be all chrome under the paint.
Always on the look out for one as it is on my list.
Nice score on both bikes.
Well done.
Yes, it is all chrome under the paint. (I can tell by looking at all the scratches...lol)

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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Just remember that the Ironman has the older stryle Shimano downtube braze-ons. 4.5mm screws instead of modern 5mm, round mount instead of later square mount.

Without modifying the mount (or what you're mounting to it) the highest level os shifting technology is pretty much limited to Shimano 600 friction.

Some folks have managed to modify downtube cable stops to fit, maybe someone can get back to us with a current pic of the latest ideas on that.
Will probably go with stis or microshifts on the Ironman.
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Congrats on the first year Dave Scott! There was only one model that first year, IE no split Expert and Master models. The year previous they were a Comp TA, and they were sued by BFgoodrich, IIRC. Mine rode like a cloud, and was pretty dang lightweight. They're a nice find!
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Will probably go with stis or microshifts on the Ironman.
A BF friend covered me on those bolts; so I'll cover you....You may have to modify some cable stops to fit over them, but it's only about an hour of filing/sanding. Not hard to do.
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Or five minutes per with a dremel. Make the two outer cuts, two middle cuts, then cut out the sections that are left. Then take the wheel and work it back and forth to flatten the excess material down. make sure to find a way to hold it that doesn't involve fingers, and remove the adjuster barrels beforehand. They tend to get quite warm, and may melt the outer part of the barrels, your fingers, or both.,,,,BD
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Or five minutes per with a dremel. Make the two outer cuts, two middle cuts, then cut out the sections that are left. Then take the wheel and work it back and forth to flatten the excess material down. make sure to find a way to hold it that doesn't involve fingers, and remove the adjuster barrels beforehand. They tend to get quite warm, and may melt the outer part of the barrels, your fingers, or both.,,,,BD
I have been wanting to get a dremel for years......this sounds like the kind of excuse I need to justify the purchase....lol. Thanks for all the info on the dt bosses!
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I have a dremel Teon if you need to borrow it let me know even have the flexishaft extension for it,
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Congrats, the Bicycle Gods have done thee well..
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Originally Posted by simmonsgc View Post
First gen Suntour Cyclone on that Pro Tour. Doesn't get any sexier than that. I have a buddy who refers to them as the " '57 Chevy of rear derailleurs." Same goes for those nice GC hangers.
The 2 or 3 cyclone rear derailleurs that I have had on bikes I have owned in the past have all been wonderful pieces of work. Anymore, whenever I see them, I go, "oooooohhhhh".......lol
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I have a dremel Teon if you need to borrow it let me know even have the flexishaft extension for it,
Will do, and you know you'll get to ride both of these.....
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Congrats, the Bicycle Gods have done thee well..
Thanks! I think maybe I have been unintentionally increasing my good karma lately with the bike gods with pay it forwards, cheap prices on a used bike here and there, and positively promoting bicycling/bicycles.

An ironman returning to my stable(terribly missed my old '89 ironman I sold last year....offered too high a price to refuse) is good enough, but also finding the pro tour for a very, very reasonable cost is just icing on the cake. This last week has been an extremely fortunate one for me.
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Thanks! I think maybe I have been unintentionally increasing my good karma lately with the bike gods with pay it forwards, cheap prices on a used bike here and there, and positively promoting bicycling/bicycles.

An ironman returning to my stable(terribly missed my old '89 ironman I sold last year....offered too high a price to refuse) is good enough, but also finding the pro tour for a very, very reasonable cost is just icing on the cake. This last week has been an extremely fortunate one for me.
You sold and 89 Ironman!! Shame on thee!!! I am a late 80s nutcase, and a freak on late 80s Ironmans..I got an 88 and 89 Ironman, and as Charlton Heston said, "from my cold dead hands"..
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You sold and 89 Ironman!! Shame on thee!!! I am a late 80s nutcase, and a freak on late 80s Ironmans..I got an 88 and 89 Ironman, and as Charlton Heston said, "from my cold dead hands"..
Yea, I kicked myself mightily after I sold it.....was the nice white with gray marbling paint scheme and a Master, too. Had a Nishiki Tri-A for sale at the same time, and the guy rode it and liked it, then spotted the Ironman, and asked if it was for sale....I said not really, but he was welcome to ride it. So he spent the next 20 minutes riding both bikes back and forth......then asked me what I wanted for the Ironman, so I gave him a real high price ($100 more than I paid for it....and it was complete and rideable when I got it....barely did anything to it) and he didn't bat an eye and said ok......what was I to do? Turn down a ridiculous offer like that when I knew I could find another one eventually........it had a ton more surface rust on it than this one does, anyways....I actually like this color scheme better.
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Yes, it's hard to control the irrational exuberance. Even if it gets out of hand, you still have an Ironman, so....win!

I once contracted to build an '89 Master for a guy, he wanted 8-sp tricolor STI's, complete group, and I got started. I already had all the parts on hand, frame was very, very nice. I think we agreed on $450 (years ago). He had his first triathlon coming up, and needed to practice. I loaned him my used helmet, used shoes/cleats, and my '89 Expert with 9-sp Sora, some CF bits and light wheels, right at 20.9 lbs. He calls a week later, I tell him, "almost done." Boy, the Master looked good. He calls a week later, I tell him, "it's done." He rolls up, no '89 Expert, no helmet, no shoes. I ask, he says, "I want the Expert." I say, "it's over your budget." He says, "name a price." I say, for some reason, "$607, plus $50 for the shoes and helmet." He wrote the check and drove away. I'm sitting there with a near-mint '89 Master, that is now paid for, profit included, and have some extra. Of course, I needed shoes and a helmet. I picked up 2 Ironman helmets for $30 from the clearance table at LBS (one std, one "pro") and used the extra cash on good new shoes. The Master became my go-to bike, then traveled up to Boston with a C&V friend, and now resides in rccardr's stash.

My bud? He won his age group in his first tri (55 and up), got the fever, bought an Ultegra aluminum Trek 2000A, I tune it and tell him the Ironman is better; he says no way. I make him several offers on the '89 Expert, he says "no, I need a backup bike." I ask his fiance about it, and she quotes the Charleton Heston thing..."his cold, dead fingers. He won't admit it, but the Trek sits."

I still tune both bikes every spring, and the Ironman is getting rusty on the seatpost cluster and bb from being ridden hard and sweated on. Patiently, I wait. I have a powdercoater and a white decal set.....
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Nice score! The Ironman is the same colors as mine. I love the pro tour too!
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