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Call me Sonny (Centurion) Crockett!

Old 02-06-15, 02:46 PM
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Call me Sonny (Centurion) Crockett!

Just finished up my 1987 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Master.
The frame is truly a 9 out of 10, with Shimano 600 EX components.
It is 22 pounds of Tange 1 (Champion?) goodness, and rides like a dream.

It has new tires, tubes, tape, cables, housing, a period correct Bernard Hinault Turbo saddle thanks to C & V member Harvey, and fresh grease on every bearing set. Right now the pedals are Suntour Sprint, since I don't own any of those fancy shoes that would fit the Look pedals it came with. The hoods are a little beat up, and I'm having a hard time finding replacements, so for now they are back on the bike.



















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Old 02-06-15, 02:50 PM
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Really nice. It looks like fun.

I can see you never ride in the drops.
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Old 02-06-15, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Really nice. It looks like fun.

I can see you never ride in the drops.
Rarely, but I will drop down going into the wind.
Is it the lever placement that tells you that?
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I can tell because you positioned the brake levers on the bars in a way that makes them inaccessible from the drops. Normally, I go for a compromise between hood access and drop access. Rotating the bars doesn't change the picture much.
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Old 02-06-15, 03:59 PM
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One word only:

daaaaaaaaaarrrn.

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Very Nice! It looks FACTORY FRESH.......!!!
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Just a beauty ! Really like your attention to detail , such as the white cable ends and the brake cables crossing dead center in front of the stem, nicely done !
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NICE!!!
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Now all you need is a pet alligator named Elvis and a trailer to pull it along in.

Beautiful bike, btw.
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Love the bike, of course...

Bravo on the BH Turbo. Love mine in the brown colour. That white one is perfect for this build !

Have you been able to ride it much ?

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Bravo! a beauty
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Nice build!
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Wow, that is immaculate.

I'd also have put the levers lower in order to access them in the drops, but it's your bike. Beautiful resto.
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looks nos
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Fantastic job. Saddle was the perfect choice!
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Nice bike, like the color combo.
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Thanks for the compliments!

Just finished it, so not much seat time yet.
Got to decide whether to leave the levers as is or slide them down some.

Yes, it really is "factory fresh". One thing that surprised me, though, is the spoke nipples. Nice alloy rims, stainless spokes, and they used steel nipples! Although it's hard to notice, they're starting to rust a bit. It seems odd that they'd choose steel nipples with this bike...almost like a mistake or something.
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Great job!

Glad that you got the tape OK....

Now, all you need is an off white linen sports coat with the sleeves rolled up!

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Now, all you need is an off white linen sports coat with the sleeves rolled up!

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Don't forget the pastel T-shirt underneath!
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Don't forget the pastel T-shirt underneath!

...living on a sailboat, with Elvis the pet alligator.

Chas, thanks again for the pink tape, it looks great!
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Hawt! Which location is it for?

The tires with color accents can really compliment an 80's retro ride. I have the same CSTs in black/orange for my 1985 PGN10 and Serfas black/blue for my Trek 360, both which draw compliments.
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Very nice bike, I live the ironman paint schemes
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great one.

no problem on the steel nipples, 0000 steel wool won't hurt the anodized rims and will bring the nipples back, and you can also use Rustoleum's Rust remover (but rinse it fairly quickly).

really nice time capsule, I must say.
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