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08-20-18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,716
Posted By AustinFitz

Since it originally came with a Mountech RD, and...

Since it originally came with a Mountech RD, and I have this guy hanging around, I might just put it on the Goose! Needs a good cleaning up, but I think it would be cool!
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08-18-18, 12:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 497
Posted By AustinFitz

I'd say skinwalls, and white tape and cables.

I'd say skinwalls, and white tape and cables.
08-17-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By AustinFitz

Oh well. Thanks for looking though!

Oh well. Thanks for looking though!
08-17-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,199
Posted By AustinFitz

Man, there are some jaw dropping bikes in here!...

Man, there are some jaw dropping bikes in here! This is mine. 1984 Centurion Elite GT 15. Words can't express how much I love this bike!
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08-15-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By AustinFitz

Such a stunningly beautiful bike, but also so...

Such a stunningly beautiful bike, but also so functional! I love that about the old school grand touring bikes. They have class! New school tourers just seem like utilitarian MTBs to me.
08-15-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 108,650
Posted By AustinFitz

Still in search of one of these guys!

Still in search of one of these guys!
08-15-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By AustinFitz

Still looking! :)

Still looking! :)
08-15-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By AustinFitz

Wow!!! Incredible transformation! The finished...

Wow!!! Incredible transformation! The finished product is VERY classy. Those are the kind of builds I really like to see. I get most of my kicks from the process of resurrecting what looks to be old...
08-14-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,225
Posted By AustinFitz

This project has been on hold for a while due to...

This project has been on hold for a while due to some life stuff happening, but things have finally settled down enough for me to get back to working on some bikes! This project has been sitting...
08-14-18, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 840
Posted By AustinFitz

I'd say that's a major score in my book! I have a...

I'd say that's a major score in my book! I have a big thing for old Centurions. That one looks like it would clean up beautifully, and I think it would be worth the effort to do so! According to your...
08-14-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By AustinFitz

Wow, yet another project I've had on hold forever...

Wow, yet another project I've had on hold forever lol. Life has been hectic lately, but I think I'm finally back to a point where I can pick up where I left off, and start finishing up some of these...
08-14-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,158
Posted By AustinFitz

Wow! That turned out awesome!!! I had to put my...

Wow! That turned out awesome!!! I had to put my bike hobby on hold for a while, so I've made zero progress on my Capri, but my life has finally settled back down enough for me to pick up where I left...
08-14-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,716
Posted By AustinFitz

Man it's been a while since I've been on here!...

Man it's been a while since I've been on here! Had a bunch of life stuff happen, and my bike hobby was put on pause for a while. Things seem to be settling back down to normal now though, so I'm...
04-11-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By AustinFitz

That's awesome! I'm currently working on a Capri...

That's awesome! I'm currently working on a Capri as well. With a few upgrades such as alloy wheels they really do ride pretty nicely! I also have a similar Marathon that's up next once I finish the...
04-06-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5,343
Views: 410,470
Posted By AustinFitz

I got this little guy today! I'm really excited...

I got this little guy today! I'm really excited to get it cleaned up! :)

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04-06-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,209
Posted By AustinFitz

Just found this little guy! It's a bit dirty and...

Just found this little guy! It's a bit dirty and rough around the edges, but I think it will clean up quite nicely! :)

https://preview.ibb.co/dnBDmc/0404182333.jpg (https://ibb.co/iBGeRc)...
04-01-18, 02:15 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 56,795
Posted By AustinFitz

I really love how you've built this up!...

I really love how you've built this up! BEAUTIFUL! :love: The pink cable housing was a perfect choice!
04-01-18, 02:09 AM
Replies: 51,417
Views: 6,726,563
Posted By AustinFitz

That's a great deal on a REALLY nice bike. Looks...

That's a great deal on a REALLY nice bike. Looks to be a 1985 model though. Not an '87. '85 was the first year for the Ironman, and my personal favorite.
03-29-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By AustinFitz

I think that's a really cool idea! I would be...

I think that's a really cool idea! I would be down to participate in that.
03-28-18, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By AustinFitz

Here is a pic of some original gum 144 hoods vs...

Here is a pic of some original gum 144 hoods vs brand new Dia-Compe replacements in brown. The fit is perfect, but as you can see it's a different material than the originals. They work for me...
03-26-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,209
Posted By AustinFitz

The FD still needs a good cleaning, but here is...

The FD still needs a good cleaning, but here is my pair of SunTour Le Tech derailleurs. Hardly ever see these for some reason. They were SunTour's top of the line touring derailleurs around 1984....
03-25-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By AustinFitz

Thanks! I definitely will once I get it cleaned...

Thanks! I definitely will once I get it cleaned up.

Before acquiring these two I had never seen a front, or rear in person. That was part of the reason I went in search of them.

Both seem to...
03-25-18, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By AustinFitz

Sounds like the SunTour Le Tech. They were...

Sounds like the SunTour Le Tech. They were designed for triples, and were high normal. I just picked one up the other day.
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03-23-18, 07:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,142
Posted By AustinFitz

I love my DT shifters. I also love that my...

I love my DT shifters. I also love that my SunTour Symmetric has the auto trimming feature, and the fact that they sit on top of the DT. Makes it even easier to control both with one hand.

Don't...
03-23-18, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By AustinFitz

I'd go with the Centurion no question, but I'm...

I'd go with the Centurion no question, but I'm totally biased. It's probably a lot less common than the Schwinn though.
03-22-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,918
Posted By AustinFitz

Got the Le Tech front derailleur in today! Looks...

Got the Le Tech front derailleur in today! Looks to be in great condition under the dirt that's on it. I doubt it's seen very many miles. It will make a nice pair with the rear being that their...
03-22-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5,343
Views: 410,470
Posted By AustinFitz

Got this SunTour Le Tech front derailleur in...

Got this SunTour Le Tech front derailleur in today to go with the rear I picked up a few weeks ago. Looks to be in great condition under the dirt that's on it. I doubt it's seen very many miles. They...
03-20-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By AustinFitz

I keep trying to tell myself it's ok that I...

I keep trying to tell myself it's ok that I missed this, but really my heart hurts lol.
03-18-18, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By AustinFitz

Looks like a fun project! I'm a fan of almost...

Looks like a fun project! I'm a fan of almost anything with racks and fenders. The color is cool too. Don't see a ton of green bikes for some reason. The brake levers may be a little high, but it...
03-18-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,918
Posted By AustinFitz

Thanks! I'm definitely hooked! I've almost...

Thanks! I'm definitely hooked! I've almost completely lost interest in BMX bikes after getting into C&V road bikes. I think a big part of that was starting out with such a nice bike as a first...
03-18-18, 10:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,158
Posted By AustinFitz

That's a good looking Marathon! I have one just...

That's a good looking Marathon! I have one just like it that's next in line for a tear down and rebuild once I finish this Capri.
03-18-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,158
Posted By AustinFitz

Thanks for the input guys! I think I'll swap over...

Thanks for the input guys! I think I'll swap over to the 6 speed Shimano and see how that feels. I did end up finding a single 80mm stem, so the fit is feeling better now. Still need to swap out the...
03-18-18, 04:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,158
Posted By AustinFitz

Yeah I'm not expecting it to be anything...

Yeah I'm not expecting it to be anything spectacular really. I'm mostly just building it for the fun of it now. I really enjoy wrenching, and I already had the frame, and all the parts hanging...
03-18-18, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By AustinFitz

I really appreciate the heads up! Thank you!...

I really appreciate the heads up! Thank you! :thumb:
03-18-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By AustinFitz

Of course this has to pop up when I'm completely...

Of course this has to pop up when I'm completely broke. :cry: That is a beautiful specimen! I've been hunting one of these for a while now. I think I have a trade deal worked out for one, but I...
03-17-18, 11:24 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 20,918
Posted By AustinFitz

Since I finally found a nice rear Le Tech, I...

Since I finally found a nice rear Le Tech, I decided I might as well find myself a matching front too! Didn't take too long either. Just snagged this off of the bay this evening. :D
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03-17-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,158
Posted By AustinFitz

Nobody has an opinion on SunTour vs Shimano...

Nobody has an opinion on SunTour vs Shimano freewheels???
03-16-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 63,265
Posted By AustinFitz

Beautiful! I'm in love with the bags on your...

Beautiful! I'm in love with the bags on your Paramount. They're pretty much exactly what I hope to be able to afford one day for my Centurion. Only difference would be I want them in tan.
03-16-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13,462
Views: 2,685,157
Posted By AustinFitz

Nice score! :thumb: I could never say no to a...

Nice score! :thumb: I could never say no to a Centurion in need of a good home. What are your plans for it?
03-14-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 108,650
Posted By AustinFitz

Still searching for one of these 50t Suginos. I...

Still searching for one of these 50t Suginos. I know they came on the Sugino RT crank sets. PLEASE let me know if anyone comes across one.
03-14-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By AustinFitz

It's not cotton, but I wrapped this honey Fizik...

It's not cotton, but I wrapped this honey Fizik tape over the old slip on foam stuff. I added a small piece of foam behind each brake lever to make it continuous, then tightly wrapped the Fizik tape...
03-14-18, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,503
Posted By AustinFitz

Thank you! It's my favorite bike in my stable. I...

Thank you! It's my favorite bike in my stable. I wholeheartedly agree that the Symmetric shifters work beautifully! It's something I don't really think about much until I get on one of my bikes...
03-14-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,494
Posted By AustinFitz

Subscribed! That's looking awesome! :thumb: I...

Subscribed! That's looking awesome! :thumb: I love seeing these kinds of custom builds even more than the catalog correct type rebuilds. I'm really digging the color choices on this too. Keep up the...
03-14-18, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,503
Posted By AustinFitz

That's awesome! Glad you got it to work. I agree...

That's awesome! Glad you got it to work. I agree that it adds something to the bike aesthetically, and serves a purpose as well. I've only had 1 incident where my derailleur overshifted into the...
03-14-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 44,857
Posted By AustinFitz

These guys are awesome! I posted a pic of my bike...

These guys are awesome! I posted a pic of my bike on their FB page and they sent me a message asking for my address. They sent me some info on the shop, and some stickers including 2 brand new shop...
03-14-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 108,589
Posted By AustinFitz

Not finished yet, but I'm currently working on...

Not finished yet, but I'm currently working on dressing up this old 1986 Capri with some weight saving aluminum parts. I've had it laying around for a while, and also had plenty of spare parts to...
03-14-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,158
Posted By AustinFitz

Piddling around with the Capri again. I'm...

Piddling around with the Capri again. I'm planning to swap the brake levers, crank set, BB, and freewheel today. I'm also trying to find a shorter stem for it. It currently has a 100mm reach, but an...
03-13-18, 11:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,158
Posted By AustinFitz

Haven't updated this in quite a while! After my...

Haven't updated this in quite a while! After my brother took to the Centurion Ironman the Raleigh was cast aside. It sat and collected dust in the corner, and I eventually robbed a few parts from it...
03-11-18, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By AustinFitz

Those are gorgeous!!! Glad to see someone here is...

Those are gorgeous!!! Glad to see someone here is going for them. If I had the cash and the storage space I would buy up every Centurion I could find! There's just something about them that always...
03-11-18, 12:34 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 25,027
Posted By AustinFitz

Man that Centurion badge is awesome! I've been...

Man that Centurion badge is awesome! I've been wanting to collect a couple of different Centurion badges but I never seem to come across any unfortunately.
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