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Old 10-24-13, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by dgarzoli View Post
Well ...........?
sweet bike but crappy photo and staging
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Old 10-24-13, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokinbbl View Post
biachi10, please don't go with the red crank bolt set, your bike is awesome the way it is, and I think the red bolts would be too much.

I have a 13 supersix-4 that I have tried to build up using your guidelines, I value your opinion on bikes.
Thanks man. That's quite the compliment. I think the future changes will be new bars. I had thought about doing the crank bolt but I don't it is something I want to do. I'd rather get a DA RD and DA cassette down the road to save some more weight.
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Old 10-24-13, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by link0 View Post
Just finished rebuilding this.

Hot!!!
There's something about raw/naked Ti bikes that always get me.
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Old 10-24-13, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
I've only had it a week, but I did manage I get it out last weekend. I found it to be very capable in the woods. I didn't ride anything super technical, and I'd imagine it'd be a challenge to hustle it around, but for flowing trails, it's damn nice.

A more standard shot.
The fat tire mt. bikes are really designed to be used in heavy mud, sand, packed snow conditions and are tank like when compared to modern hard tail mountain bikes. I believe both the Surley Pugsley and the Salsa Mukluk weigh 35lbs + (yikes) which is a huge weight penalty to carry in conditions other than those previously mentioned. Not sure what the Motobecane weighs though.
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Old 10-24-13, 09:39 AM
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Just finished rebuilding this.

hot for me. i even like the yellow tires. I would do a double take on this bike if saw it somewhere
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Old 10-24-13, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by K1196A View Post
This is about the best I've got right now...

first of all, as an owner of two centurions myself (a super le mans and a comp TA), i really think this is awesome.
the group is fine, and i like the easton fork and seatpost.
but to make it HOT (in my opinion)...
being into matchy matchy components, i would have found some sort of easton stem.
the wheelset is nice, but aesthetically dosn't fit in with the frame to me. a bit new school looking on an oldish school steel frame...especially the red hub/spoke.
im also thinking going all black for the saddle and handlebar tape.
that and i would angle the handlebars down some. and the saddle level.

this is all nit picking though, and i would still say i like the bike the way it sits even though i would have made several different choices parts wise
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Old 10-24-13, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by illdthedj View Post
first of all, as an owner of two centurions myself (a super le mans and a comp TA), i really think this is awesome.
the group is fine, and i like the easton fork and seatpost.
but to make it HOT (in my opinion)...
being into matchy matchy components, i would have found some sort of easton stem.
the wheelset is nice, but aesthetically dosn't fit in with the frame to me. a bit new school looking on an oldish school steel frame...especially the red hub/spoke.
im also thinking going all black for the saddle and handlebar tape.
that and i would angle the handlebars down some. and the saddle level.

this is all nit picking though, and i would still say i like the bike the way it sits even though i would have made several different choices parts wise
To answer the questions about the red hub:
That wheelset is a limited edition, which is why it has the red hub.
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Old 10-24-13, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by link0 View Post
Just finished rebuilding this.

Wow. What a classy bike. It's beautiful. And then YELLOW tires?! Wow, again, but this time not in a good way, the bike is so classy, elegant, timeless... with garish tires. Otherwise, I'd vote hot, but not as is.
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Old 10-24-13, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
To answer the questions about the red hub:
That wheelset is a limited edition, which is why it has the red hub.
i didn't have a question about it, i just dont think the wheelset with the red hub fit aesthetically on the bike. just my opinion.
it definitely is a nice wheelset though.
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Old 10-24-13, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by illdthedj View Post
i didn't have a question about it, i just dont think the wheelset with the red hub fit aesthetically on the bike. just my opinion.
it definitely is a nice wheelset though.
It wasn't really aimed @ you, I figured I'd address it since it was mentioned, & probably will be an issue in this thread.
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Old 10-24-13, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by link0 View Post
Just finished rebuilding this.

Well, the tires are way off for this bike. The bars are pointing down. Chainstay guard not kosher. It would be nice to have a ti seat post and ti cages. IMHO, still needs some work.
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Old 10-24-13, 11:25 AM
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Is this better?
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Old 10-24-13, 11:28 AM
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Lol at using your trainer as a bike stand.
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Old 10-24-13, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by dgarzoli View Post
Is this better?
I like the view from your trainer better than mine.
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Old 10-24-13, 11:52 AM
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Better Pics Litespeed C1

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Old 10-24-13, 11:55 AM
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Old 10-24-13, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by K1196A View Post
This is about the best I've got right now...
HOTTT... Classic color scheme for the bike frame, love the black and white framing the "corners" being the handlebars, saddle, and wheels. And I usually dislike classic frames with new wheels. Nice job!
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Old 10-24-13, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by link0 View Post
Just finished rebuilding this.

Moots is HOTTT... Are those non-vintage chainrings?
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Originally Posted by dgarzoli View Post
HOTTT... Great color highlights. Wind tunnel testing might not show it to be as "fast" as the Venge, but the C1 is a lot more pleasing aesthetically, IMO.
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Old 10-24-13, 12:18 PM
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I'll jump aboard the C&V-with-a-little-modern-touch train:


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Old 10-24-13, 12:22 PM
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Hot litespeed!
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Old 10-24-13, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by milkbaby View Post
Moots is HOTTT... Are those non-vintage chainrings?
Haha yes, you caught me. Shifters, Brakes, Derailleurs, are Hubs and Dura Ace 7700. But the crank was switched to a newer external bottom bracket type (Ultegra 6600 Compact).

I might take off those yellow tires one of these days, but I think it looks pretty cool.
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Old 10-24-13, 12:44 PM
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I'm always amazed how much conversation that Centurion creates... after all these years... not bad! As an FYI... the stem is an EA70, but I couldn't find something the same period as the stem (that replaced an original Sugino alloy) so it is 2013 black with grey fade lettering.
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UOTE=dgarzoli;16188721][/QUOTE]

I generally don't care for aero frames, but that Litespeed just looks fast! I give it a hot.
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Old 10-24-13, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
I'll jump aboard the C&V-with-a-little-modern-touch train:

Pretty hot, but one demerit for those handlebars. Not a fan of the shape.
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