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12-22-11, 11:07 AM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Ashley appears to have removed all his posts on...

Ashley appears to have removed all his posts on BF around Sept 2010. In searching under his name there were of course many posts, but what I found was the *content* removed...surprising the post...
12-19-11, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Of course, makes much more sense that it's part...

Of course, makes much more sense that it's part of the Suntour group than having been changed out for BioPace. Looks like a nice bike...I wonder how the coming years fared for the Australian...
12-18-11, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Here's an example of the Australian Centurion...

Here's an example of the Australian Centurion brand. As you'll see: same logos, clearly from the same sources as WSI, even a repeated model name, Turbo, but a very different bike. While the US...
11-24-11, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

My wife hosted her old-time music group for a jam...

My wife hosted her old-time music group for a jam last weekend, and one of the players arrived on an interesting bike. I was not playing, but raking leaves in the parkway (in Chicago, the narrow...
05-01-11, 07:15 AM
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Posted By Chicago Al

I put this on the 'Are You Looking...' thread but...

I put this on the 'Are You Looking...' thread but will pop it in here too...Elite RS in Chicago 'burbs, $100, looks like a large-ish frame.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/2355635055.html
04-24-11, 06:31 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Ironman Master sighting! 49cm (48? 50? Small...

Ironman Master sighting!

49cm (48? 50? Small anyway.) Purple fade. Looks original but for seat, good condition *at first glance*. In a Chicago shop selling used bikes for general urban use. ...
03-24-11, 05:16 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Okay, make that 3 Centurions in the family...

Okay, make that 3 Centurions in the family stable. None seem likely to move out any time soon. But I have got to get that little Lotus (now a SS) out of here, and my son's too-small Fuji right...
03-24-11, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Got it. A bit dirty, make that very dirty. But...

Got it. A bit dirty, make that very dirty. But the price was right ($150) and it is 52cm, which might just be my ideal size...for the first time.

For the photo, I parked it a few blocks from...
03-24-11, 08:58 AM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Possibly another Centurion coming to the hizzle...

Possibly another Centurion coming to the hizzle later today. :innocent:

In the family stable at the moment:

Miyata: 3
Centurion: 2
Shogun: 2 (1 on loan)
Fuji: 1, for sale soon
Lotus...
03-13-11, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Sorry, it's been grey and ugly here, and now the...

Sorry, it's been grey and ugly here, and now the bike is in my basement, disassembled. It should be back together again this week, with a few changes.

As I posted up 18 mos ago we had a Niko...
03-13-11, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Okay, here's a late arrival and anomaly: ...

Okay, here's a late arrival and anomaly:

Centurion Sport DLX mixte

M5D 01189

'Made in Japan' sticker on BB, 'Quality from Japan, Designed in USA' sticker on seat tube, so the M evidently...
01-17-11, 10:59 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

^ That Facet makes me faster just looking at it....

^ That Facet makes me faster just looking at it. :thumb: :thumb:
12-02-10, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

^That black/yellow LeMans is a really good...

^That black/yellow LeMans is a really good looking bike!
11-07-10, 09:08 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

According to a post in the old bikelist archives,...

According to a post in the old bikelist archives, Alan Goldsmith also had a deal with Centurion whereby some Centurion models were branded as Niko and sold through Bikecology, presumably at a lower...
06-26-10, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Member DiegoFrogs has a nice ProTour from about...

Member DiegoFrogs has a nice ProTour from about that time that he frequently puts up photos of...including today if I'm not mistaken. You might check that out for comparison.
06-26-10, 02:57 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

There's an appraisal subforum here, up above this...

There's an appraisal subforum here, up above this group of threads, and if you post there with photos, nice clear detailed ones, I bet you will get a pretty good range of estimates from people who...
06-06-10, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

There is a red/white Ironman Expert on eBay right...

There is a red/white Ironman Expert on eBay right now, from one of those strip mall eBay sellers in a N suburb of Chicago. Looks like 49cm. I am tempted to try for it for my son, but he will be...
04-26-10, 09:40 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Okay, here's a for sure real Centurion: 1976...

Okay, here's a for sure real Centurion: 1976 Semi-Pro, some parts changed but looks to be in good shape, on eBay, up to $350 with a day to go. Unfortunately far too big for a reasonably sized...
04-26-10, 08:32 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Doubtless. Just don't ask Him if you can borrow...

Doubtless. Just don't ask Him if you can borrow any tools.
02-14-10, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

There is a Centurion mixte, likely a LeMans,...

There is a Centurion mixte, likely a LeMans, being sold (in parts) on eBay, ending tonight. Sorry I didn't think to post it here before but I imagine most Centurion hounds would be aware of it...
01-23-10, 06:21 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

One more contribution, following the pattern: ...

One more contribution, following the pattern:

1984 Centurion Turbo #N4H 8743

134287

A bit too big for me but it will do until...
08-09-09, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

As I see T-Mar is checking this thread, would you...

As I see T-Mar is checking this thread, would you like the serial # and description of the Miyata I recently bought? I can't PM you with it but if you'll PM me I'll be happy to send it to you. Based...
08-06-09, 11:26 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

So I was lurking around in the corners of the...

So I was lurking around in the corners of the internet and I found a search function for the old 'BOB' email discussion group. There is a an authoritative (sounding at least) post from 1998 by a...
07-30-09, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Chicago Al

Thanks for the quick response, T-Mar. I didn't...

Thanks for the quick response, T-Mar. I didn't mean to imply that Niko was the manufacturer but was speculating that the bikes may have been made through some side deal: Centurion/WSI simply had the...
07-29-09, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Chicago Al

I just posted about the Niko 'Mystere' mixte I...

I just posted about the Niko 'Mystere' mixte I picked up for my daughter but maybe it belongs here. As I've read here, Niko was apparently a rebranding of Centurion bikes for the LA retailer...
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