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Help me Pimp out my old Centurion

Old 05-28-18, 07:53 PM
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Help me Pimp out my old Centurion

I found this forum after doing a search for Centurion Bikes form the '80's. I have an old Centurion and want to resurrect it. My goals are:

1. Durable as possible.
2. Fast
3. Light

I'm not looking for a gravel bike as I'd like to still hang with the fast group on club rides. I do want it to be able to eat potholes. I'm in a flat area and want it geared for speed. Zero climbing.

I'm looking for component suggestions. What would you do? I'd like to keep the budget under $500.
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Which model, and what year, Centurion do you have?
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Retro roadies- old frames with STI's or Ergos
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Depends on how far you wanna go. 700cs for starters, aluminum or carbon bars, better fork. Wheelsets alone do great in dropping wieght. For optimum cheapness; a 14speed drivetrain and less mangling of the frame.
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Some Centurions are good candidates for 650B conversions. Also there is a Classic and Vintage forum, ask the moderator to move your thread there. There are some people who are into Centurions over there.
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