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Old 01-27-15, 11:18 AM
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Mystery Bike

I picked up this bike last year for 20$ at a tag sale. I put enough into it to make it rideable for the season and it ended up being a terrific bike. Now that winter is upon us i am completely overhauling the bike trying to get it as close to mint as possible. It would really help if i knew what kind of bike it was so i can get the proper decals put on it and so i can pick an appropriate colour.

The pictures of the frame are here https://www.flickr.com/photos/130184...7650092738927/

The bottom of the bottom bracket is marked - N8N5770

the from tube is marked - TANGE - 8H MADE IN JAPAN

Not pictured is the complete Suntour GPX group set, levin tange headset, winpista kusuki bars, and laprade seat post.

The date codes of the components range EF-EI ( so summer of 1988) which matches the date of the forks - 8H


Any help is greatly appreciated!!
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Old 01-28-15, 07:33 PM
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Except for the paint job, Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert. From the serial number 1988 or 1989.

The serial number is a match for late 1980s Centurions.

Twenty dollars? I still waiting for a deal like that.
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Wow thanks you! I was beginning to think that this was a lost cause. I have soon some looking around and i definitely agree. Looking at the original paint job it matches what i found inside the frame ( white inside of the bottom bracket and light blue under the crown race.

From looking around i see that this is a pretty well regarded bike, what might one go for these days?

And one question that i could not find an answer to was what is the difference between the 'expert' and the 'master' models? Everything i found went as far as to say that the frames were the same but didn't go any further than that.
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Expert has Shimano 105, Master has 600.
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Old 01-28-15, 09:47 PM
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Just took a black Centurion in today at the bike shop.
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Old 01-28-15, 10:35 PM
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you have no idea how thrilled i am to finally know what kind of bike i have. Ive spent hours upon hours looking at photos of older bikes to find a match, No that know what it is I'm thinking of finishing it up like this https://flic.kr/p/8tb24D except a dark metallic blue instead of the red. any thoughts?
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Old 01-28-15, 10:52 PM
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Those are nice bikes. My younger son paid a lot more than you did.
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