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12-24-21, 01:33 AM
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Posted By AustinFitz

My '85 definitely has one as well. ...

My '85 definitely has one as well.

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06-07-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,042
Posted By AustinFitz

My favorite bike was a $50 barn find survivor...

My favorite bike was a $50 barn find survivor that was almost entirely original, but in desperate need of some love. A 1984 Centurion Elite GT in beautiful "super metallic bronze". I disassembled it,...
03-28-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By AustinFitz

Nothing wrong with having both! That said, my '85...

Nothing wrong with having both! That said, my '85 Ironman is my second favorite bike in my stable, and my number 1 favorite is also a Centurion lol.
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03-17-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,662
Posted By AustinFitz

I used to have an early '50s Saeta with the Juy...

I used to have an early '50s Saeta with the Juy 51 rear mech. It had a weird split cable setup with a single cable stop. Here are a few pics.
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03-16-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 33,211
Posted By AustinFitz

Still my favorite bike, my 1984 Centurion Elite...

Still my favorite bike, my 1984 Centurion Elite GT in "Super Metallic Bronze".
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03-06-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 282,692
Posted By AustinFitz

Here's my 1985 Mongoose ATB turned whitewall...

Here's my 1985 Mongoose ATB turned whitewall urban cruiser.

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12-24-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,026
Posted By AustinFitz

Man, looking back on this thread I really regret...

Man, looking back on this thread I really regret letting this one go. I wish I would have kept it and done the clean up/preservation myself... What a cool find that was.
12-24-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,372
Posted By AustinFitz

That's awesome! I absolutely love my '85 Ironman....

That's awesome! I absolutely love my '85 Ironman. Wouldn't trade it for anything!
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12-20-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,509
Posted By AustinFitz

Not quite a road bike, but here's my 1985...

Not quite a road bike, but here's my 1985 Mongoose ATB as a city bike.
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12-19-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,218
Posted By AustinFitz

I think my favorite bike fits into this thread...

I think my favorite bike fits into this thread well. It's a 1984 Centurion Elite GT 15. A step down from the famed Pro-Tour model, but with the same frame and fork geometry. While I would absolutely...
12-19-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,851
Posted By AustinFitz

I'm actually just now trying out half-step plus...

I'm actually just now trying out half-step plus granny myself. The bike is a 1984 Centurion Elite GT. Haven't taken it on a ride yet, but just switched the rings to 50-46-26. Freewheel is a 5 speed...
12-13-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 34,099
Posted By AustinFitz

Nope, I'm still around! Just haven't been too...

Nope, I'm still around! Just haven't been too active on the forums because I haven't really had much going on concerning bikes. I've been a lot more focused on my drums, and playing music lately, so...
12-08-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 34,099
Posted By AustinFitz

Success!!!

Finally got around to installing the front and rear Le Tech derailleurs on my 1984 Centurion Elite GT!

Being that this bike was originally equipped with regular pull Mountech derailleurs and a...
12-03-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 1,324,767
Posted By AustinFitz

They really are a sweet ride. I don't think I'll...

They really are a sweet ride. I don't think I'll ever part with mine! Definitely worth it if you find one you like the looks of.
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11-29-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,602
Posted By AustinFitz

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09-30-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 1,324,767
Posted By AustinFitz

According to this pic from the 1985 Centurion...

According to this pic from the 1985 Centurion catalog they measured from the center of the bottom bracket, to the lowest point at the top of the seat tube. Not sure if that may have changed later on...
09-29-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5,424
Views: 614,030
Posted By AustinFitz

The Plague Rat

Several years ago I picked up this hideous 1987 Ross Centaur that someone had appropriately dubbed "The Plague Rat". It had been beat up, spray bombed, sticker bombed, and even painted with a...
09-26-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 1,324,767
Posted By AustinFitz

It's not exactly matching, but yes my other...

It's not exactly matching, but yes my other favorite bike is my '84 Elite GT 15. It was the reason I first fell in love with Centurions! Loved it so much I had to find myself a racer too. That way I...
09-25-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 1,324,767
Posted By AustinFitz

Took my ruby '85 out for another ride today as...

Took my ruby '85 out for another ride today as the weather was just too pretty not to. Went during the day this time though, and decided to get some updated pics! I still can't get over just how nice...
09-24-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,841
Posted By AustinFitz

This has been my favorite ride for several years...

This has been my favorite ride for several years now. It's a 1984 Centurion Elite GT 15 in "Super Metallic Bronze". I picked it up in rough shape for $50 and planned on cleaning it up to flip it, but...
09-22-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 118,058
Posted By AustinFitz

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09-21-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 2,663,975
Posted By AustinFitz

Can't remember if I ever posted it in this...

Can't remember if I ever posted it in this thread, but here's my very crusty 1983 Diamond Back Ridge Runner. Hopefully I'll eventually get around to cleaning it up as it's loaded with cool parts like...
09-15-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,720
Posted By AustinFitz

These MKS Esprits have been my favorite pedals...

These MKS Esprits have been my favorite pedals for a while now. I use them on my '84 Centurion Elite GT.
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01-24-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8,276
Views: 2,663,975
Posted By AustinFitz

Don't know if I've posted this here since I've...

Don't know if I've posted this here since I've gotten it up and running. It's a 1985 Mongoose ATB setup as a grocery getter.
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01-18-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 79,070
Posted By AustinFitz

I'm not a guitar player (my brother is), but I am...

I'm not a guitar player (my brother is), but I am a musician. A drummer to be specific. In fact, me getting back into playing drums a couple of years ago is actually the reason I've really slacked...
01-16-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,790
Posted By AustinFitz

This is such an awesome thread! It's loaded with...

This is such an awesome thread! It's loaded with my favorite kind of bikes! Here are a couple of my "grocery getters". The first is my favorite bike, and the one that gets ridden most often. It's a...
01-15-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,594
Posted By AustinFitz

Thanks man! Well it is a grocery-getter,...

Thanks man!


Well it is a grocery-getter, which is why the saddle is low, and the stem is at max height... I like more of an upright riding position when just cruising around town. Eventually...
01-15-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,594
Posted By AustinFitz

Haven't posted in a while, but I did eventually...

Haven't posted in a while, but I did eventually get the Goose up and running with the 3 pulley LePree rear derailleur. Of course it's not 100% where I want it to be as far as parts, but at least it's...
03-14-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 111,130
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...
02-15-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,235
Posted By AustinFitz

I have to admit I've been strangely attracted to...

I have to admit I've been strangely attracted to these levers ever since the first time I saw a pair online. Usually I'm not into anything that looks even remotely modern, but I feel like these...
02-07-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 282,692
Posted By AustinFitz

I'm working on one right now for my mom. It...

I'm working on one right now for my mom. It started as a stock 1996 Mongoose Switchback, but I've changed nearly everything on it. Getting close to finished with it!

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02-01-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 34,077
Posted By AustinFitz

You can thank Photobucket for the loss of the...

You can thank Photobucket for the loss of the photos. The only thing I have saved is this exploded view of the Symmetric shifters. I found it while looking for info on rebuilding mine. Hope it helps!...
08-29-17, 01:04 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 43,987
Posted By AustinFitz

I'll play. Here is my 1984 Centurion Elite GT 15,...

I'll play. Here is my 1984 Centurion Elite GT 15, and my 1985 Centurion Ironman Dave Scott. They also happen to be my 2 favorites in my stable.

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07-25-17, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,594
Posted By AustinFitz

Cleaned up the chrome on the frame set a little...

Cleaned up the chrome on the frame set a little bit. It's nowhere near perfect, but it's definitely looking much better than it was! Presentable is just fine with me though.
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12-30-16, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5,424
Views: 614,030
Posted By AustinFitz

I've been slowly reviving this 1984 Centurion...

I've been slowly reviving this 1984 Centurion Elite GT. First pic is from the "For Sale" ad from which I bought it, and the second 2 are how it's looking at the moment. It will be a beauty when I'm...
12-09-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 34,099
Posted By AustinFitz

Introduction, and my first vintage road bike! ('84 Centurion Elite GT build log)

Hello all!
I've been lurking around for a little while doing research on older road bikes trying to decide if they're something I'd like to get into. I'm no stranger to vintage bicycles though. I've...
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