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08-06-22, 04:57 PM
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Posted By markwesti

San Diego , Ca . ...

San Diego , Ca .
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08-06-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,308
Posted By markwesti

steelbikeguy I took the ride , mswesti is from...

steelbikeguy I took the ride , mswesti is from Mo.
08-05-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,308
Posted By markwesti

Kona Kai . San Diego , Ca. ...

Kona Kai . San Diego , Ca.
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08-01-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By markwesti

Check out fleslider's site for specs . Vintage...

Check out fleslider's site for specs .
Vintage Centurion Bicycles (http://vintage-centurion.com/)
07-31-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By markwesti

Check out Ironman Centurions , they came in many...

Check out Ironman Centurions , they came in many different flavors . If you are after non aero , Centurion offered the Turbo and the Comp TA .This is my Centurion IM 86' . The fork is an add on ....
07-24-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By markwesti

Some more confusion . ...

Some more confusion .
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/dana-point-centurion-italian-race-bike/7510756162.html
07-21-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By markwesti

I did this the other day but it was on a track...

I did this the other day but it was on a track axle , it was coated black oxide . It would not have mattered if I only cut one end but I cut both anyway . The problem was that now I had exposed bare...
07-17-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

bamboobike4 Hi , I built a Comp TA a while back ....

bamboobike4 Hi , I built a Comp TA a while back . It was set up with a frame and fork by a banned BFer , it was a fun build . My thought was to get it to look stock as possible . In the end I sold it...
07-17-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10,314
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Posted By markwesti

Interesting picture SpeedofLite , thanks . In 83'...

Interesting picture SpeedofLite , thanks . In 83' Centurion introduced the Turbo Centurion Turbo (http://vintage-centurion.com/models/competition/turbo.shtml) (non aero) . What are the bikes in the...
07-02-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By markwesti

Nice score . You might try Krylon Jade for touch...

Nice score . You might try Krylon Jade for touch up , just spray some in a cup and paint it on . I would use some spot putty first . The Krylon Jade is flat so you have to clear coat it . Here is my...
07-02-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 19,833
Posted By markwesti

86' Nishiki Altron ...

86' Nishiki Altron
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06-24-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,002
Posted By markwesti

Having anxiety because you know it's going to be...

Having anxiety because you know it's going to be two weeks watching paint dry before you can put on decals .
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06-23-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,316
Posted By markwesti

San Diego Shelter Island Ca. This is the building...

San Diego Shelter Island Ca. This is the building where you check in after coming up from Mexico .
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06-18-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By markwesti

Hi , 3-3.5K budget sounds real good . Depending...

Hi , 3-3.5K budget sounds real good . Depending on frame material I guess , what are you thinking ? Carbon/steel rides smooth in the street , Aluminum not so much .
Suggestion , build/buy a...
06-17-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 287,451
Posted By markwesti

I bought a high zoot racing tubular once actually...

I bought a high zoot racing tubular once actually a pair , they were slicks . I really wanted these things , problem was the road surface was cracked you could only see it if you squeezed side walls...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2,795
Views: 461,304
Posted By markwesti

San Diego's Shelter Island , Ca. ...

San Diego's Shelter Island , Ca.
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06-16-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 287,451
Posted By markwesti

Yes I was responding to your post , sorry to hear...

Yes I was responding to your post , sorry to hear about your flats . I was under the impression your tires were used , not NOS . Over the years I have bought about 5-6 "used" tubulars , not one could...
06-16-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,369
Views: 287,451
Posted By markwesti

I swore off buying used tubulars a while back .

I swore off buying used tubulars a while back .
05-28-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

What size do you ride ? fleslider site Vintage...

What size do you ride ? fleslider site Vintage Centurion , there is a 58cm Turbo listed that has a 57cm top tube , so my guess would be the blue turbo in question would have a 62cm TT , but then on...
05-28-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

Friendly price on a Turbo frame (I think) . Tall...

Friendly price on a Turbo frame (I think) . Tall guys only .
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/d/garden-grove-63cm-1984-centurion-turbo/7481060700.html...
05-17-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By markwesti

Vintage Centurion Bicycles...

Vintage Centurion Bicycles (http://vintage-centurion.com/) Thanks @felslider .
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By markwesti

Nice 85' , I built a 84' Comp TA from a bare...

Nice 85' , I built a 84' Comp TA from a bare frame . I didn't have too much money in it as I had most of the parts , it was a 58cm . I think I had it listed for $400. One buyer liked it (for his...
05-13-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By markwesti

Drag bike

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05-13-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7,165
Views: 967,404
Posted By markwesti

Catalina , Ca. Doug's Harbor Reef bar . ...

Catalina , Ca. Doug's Harbor Reef bar .
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05-02-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By markwesti

Hi Velo Mule , I watch Fireball Tool all the...

Hi Velo Mule , I watch Fireball Tool all the time . Of course this was just a tongue in cheek thing , I thought BFers would get a laugh from it .
Mark .
04-30-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By markwesti

steelbikeguy Right but check out the dudes stache...

steelbikeguy Right but check out the dudes stache .
04-30-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By markwesti

New life for a Schwinn Varsity

https://youtu.be/a5gbT7Uo5qY
04-28-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,722
Posted By markwesti

My IM of course came with a six speed , I had...

My IM of course came with a six speed , I had this Sun Tour 5speed sitting around and thought it would be cool .
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04-27-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

IM Expert 54cm FS , (Tony , 54 ?) friendly price...

IM Expert 54cm FS , (Tony , 54 ?) friendly price and guaranteed no stuck seat post .
https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/san-diego-vintage-centurion-ironman/7476365374.html...
04-13-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By markwesti

Don't drink the Kool Aid . ...

Don't drink the Kool Aid .
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/767379-post-your-centurion-ironman-love-80s-paint-jobs.html
04-07-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By markwesti

A little pricy but this is how it is done . ...

A little pricy but this is how it is done .
https://www.tracksupermarket.com/hachi-maru-ichi-brake-adapter-700c-no-drilling-no-clamps.html...
04-02-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

Centurion made even number cm frames IIRC . And...

Centurion made even number cm frames IIRC . And they took the measurement from center of the BB to the top of the seat tube lug . Because the seat lug is scalloped , where do you measure it ? By my...
04-02-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10,314
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Posted By markwesti

I think you are right Hobbiano . I have a 56cm IM...

I think you are right Hobbiano . I have a 56cm IM and that looks like it . Over the year's Tony has bailed me out on stuff like that .
My 86' IM ....
04-02-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

Smoke on the water , decent price looks to be...

Smoke on the water , decent price looks to be good cond. What size tex ?
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/bik/d/lakewood-centurion-ironman-expert-road/7461537249.html...
03-22-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

85' IIRC , I love that red . Anyhow not mine ,...

85' IIRC , I love that red . Anyhow not mine , friendly price though and we all know it's not a 56cm . I'm thinking 62cm . For sale on San Diego , Ca. CL...
02-09-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By markwesti

Sell a bike make a friend

I sold my Bianchi to a guy that lives pretty far away from me (4 hour drive one way) . James and I have stayed in touch after the sale , he has one other C&V bike besides the Bianchi a 70's Paramount...
Forum: Introductions
02-09-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By markwesti

Hi Rodger , BF has the forum for you ....

Hi Rodger , BF has the forum for you . https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/
Mark .
02-08-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,121
Posted By markwesti

Looks like you still have a good amount of...

Looks like you still have a good amount of threads left . Why won't that ever happen to me ? Soake it with your favorite penetrant lube and let it sit for at least a day . I recently bought some...
02-02-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 53,917
Posted By markwesti

https://live.staticflickr.com/1852/44468365912_622...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1852/44468365912_622bb2fa54_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aKvZW1)IMG_0004 (https://flic.kr/p/2aKvZW1) by mark westi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/157116216@N07/), on Flickr
01-30-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By markwesti

Sew ups

Tubulars !
01-30-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 954
Posted By markwesti

I wish I had more pics of the build process ....

I wish I had more pics of the build process . Bike was a 84' Bianchi Alloro .
custom decal
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01-30-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

Another PSA , not mine . I would go for it but...

Another PSA , not mine . I would go for it but not my size , need 56cm . 88' IM Expert 58cm , frame / fork and some goodies . OK price $135. If interested please see CL , Ca. LA Westside-Southbay
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01-26-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,919
Posted By markwesti

I regret re painting this frame but it had to be...

I regret re painting this frame but it had to be done IMO . Didn't change any thing , just re painted . This frame was a dumpster rescue , kind of . "Want it ? If no it's going to the dump" . Any...
01-24-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,812
Posted By markwesti

86' Centurion Ironman . ...

86' Centurion Ironman .
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01-24-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,919
Posted By markwesti

I painted this with Krylon Jade , It's satin ....

I painted this with Krylon Jade , It's satin . Then clear coat , came out nice and glossy . I never compared it to a stock Bianchi paint from the time period . I liked it though .
...
01-24-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

Carbon Centurion for sale (not mine), and it's...

Carbon Centurion for sale (not mine), and it's even tex's size but he already has one . The guy want's $995. and I think he has that into it . Anyhow it's in the Ventura Ca. CL if you want to take a...
01-23-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,349
Posted By markwesti

This Centurion Comp TA , was gifted to me by a IM...

This Centurion Comp TA , was gifted to me by a IM enthusiast . He was on his sales route thru the Mid West and stopped at a little bike shop and took pity on this , the owner of the BS was stripping...
01-23-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 784
Posted By markwesti

A screw-to-install rivet nut ,...

A screw-to-install rivet nut , https://www.mcmaster.com/rivet-nuts/screw-to-install-rivet-nuts-6/
Mark .
01-19-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 672
Posted By markwesti

At UniGezer , All Industrial Tool Supply (in your...

At UniGezer , All Industrial Tool Supply (in your back yard , they ship) has the tap you need for about $20 . It is High Speed Steel precision ground ....
01-18-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10,314
Views: 1,311,441
Posted By markwesti

And a set of flint catchers too .^^^

And a set of flint catchers too .^^^
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