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10-05-19, 12:30 PM
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Posted By no67el

Centurion Prestige '89

Someone was asking for a picture of the Prestige a few posts back...... and in keeping with the "Black Parts" idea...... :
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10-02-19, 05:32 PM
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Views: 662,385
Posted By no67el

Yeah that's what keeps getting to me: these...

Yeah that's what keeps getting to me: these bikes are sitting out there.... and even when "market priced" at $200-$400, they are hundreds (perhaps thousands) less than a similar steel frame would...
10-02-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7,452
Views: 662,385
Posted By no67el

New to me 87 Expert....

Found the elusive (for me) 87....

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/imsmaller_a5b37bd3d96ab0704395b1430a53ba068048b09b.jpeg

Oddly it has a 600 tricolor crankset...
09-26-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By no67el

PM sent about the oh so dark black Competition....

PM sent about the oh so dark black Competition....
09-26-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By no67el

Beautiful! That's the ticket right there. ...

Beautiful! That's the ticket right there.

Just sent you a PM.

Thanks,

N
09-25-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By no67el

Hmm that's interesting--- never seen one that...

Hmm that's interesting--- never seen one that long! Probably just a touch too long for my needs though-- I think 120mm would be about the sweet spot, but I was thinking they only came in...
09-25-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By no67el

Hey nlerner..... thanks for looking. Velobase...

Hey nlerner..... thanks for looking. Velobase says the GB Neta and Norma stems (which seem to be the most common) came in 70, 90, and 110mm... so I'm hopeful yours might be the one.

N
09-25-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By no67el

WTB GB stem 110

Hey folks,

Looking for a GB stem in the somewhat rarer 110mm length..... I have about 4 that are 90mm, but my new-to-me Super Course has a pretty short top tube, and I'd like to stretch out a bit...
09-24-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By no67el

Hey Zukahn1-- Yes, I took earlier...

Hey Zukahn1--

Yes, I took earlier suggestions and replaced the chain--- KMC Z51 I think was what I had sitting around. 6-7-8 speed, 116. Old chain was not skipping, new chain runs smooth so the...
09-24-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By no67el

OK forgive me--- a few more pictures after...

OK forgive me--- a few more pictures after cleaning the cranks, repacking the bb, and changing the brake cables.
...
09-24-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By no67el

I'm glad you like the bike--- I'm fairly smitten....

I'm glad you like the bike--- I'm fairly smitten. The gentleman who sold it to me said it belonged to his father "who was an anglophile" and then spent many years stored in a dry attic. I liked it...
09-24-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By no67el

Hey again, Just an update: I fixed the...

Hey again,

Just an update: I fixed the problem. Turns out that while there is no b-screw, there is a mechanism that is supposed to limit the forward pivot of the derailleur--- a tabbed washer...
09-23-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By no67el

Thanks 3alarmer--- I did find the scans of these...

Thanks 3alarmer--- I did find the scans of these mountain instructions during several hours of g**gle searching last night. There's nothing germane to my problem except the somewhat opaque phrase...
09-23-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By no67el

Huret Challenger Adjustment?

Hi folks,

Looking for advice from French derailleur experts--- or rather, experts on the use and adjustment of French derailleurs!

I just acquired this Raleigh Super Course Mark II ('74 or '75...
06-19-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,288
Posted By no67el

No derision!

If you like the bike and you're happy riding it, then it's worth it. Almost certain that whatever you paid, it's a lot less than a new steel frame would cost. Sounds like it's been well-used and...
06-17-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 52,465
Views: 7,082,382
Posted By no67el

Interesting Legnano

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/legnano_a1d442f1b46259c21efa155446bbfb7b7ad627b3.jpg...
06-07-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 52,465
Views: 7,082,382
Posted By no67el

Miyata 1000 w'Bluemels

Way too small for me, but seems like a nice bike....

https://vermont.craigslist.org/bik/d/sharon-classic-touring-bike-miyata-1000/6892446282.html
...
06-04-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14,289
Views: 1,310,017
Posted By no67el

Vermont gravel

Some scenes from today's riding.... lost in the Mad River Valley.....

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3217_18027b7a9f413ad1f9d7c52603fa4afc81fc7801.jpg...
06-04-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,166
Posted By no67el

This book is really beautiful---- and the history...

This book is really beautiful---- and the history of each maker is interesting enough that I found myself wishing for more even more content, covering more models from each mfr.

But it's nice to...
06-04-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 699,116
Posted By no67el

'82 Gazelle Champion Mondial AB

Here is my (nearly) finished winter project.

1982 (I think) Gazelle Champion Mondial AB frame, Reynolds 531c, 62cm
Suntour Superbe/Superbe pro derailleurs, brakes, levers
Sugino mighty crankset...
05-26-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By no67el

Thanks for the info RHM...... it is indeed too...

Thanks for the info RHM...... it is indeed too rangy for me. Good luck with the sale--- someone will have a lovely ride.

N
05-25-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By no67el

Beautiful bike! How long is the top tube? If it's...

Beautiful bike! How long is the top tube? If it's "square" then too rangy for me..... but a lot of these early bikes had shorter top tube lengths relative to seat tube length in the larger sizes, I...
02-17-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By no67el

Dilecta Leblanc Touring bike?

Anyone know anything about this French mfr? This seems like mid-60's bike. A friend picked this up from a shop going out of business-- it was a wall-hanger I think. I can't find much of anything on...
02-15-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 52,465
Views: 7,082,382
Posted By no67el

I picked this up (talked the guy down on price...

I picked this up (talked the guy down on price quite a bit due to the bent front wheel--- and it's actually pretty nice, but odd: looks like an early 70's Gitane TdF with the simpler lugs, a Simplex...
02-07-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By no67el

OK Robbie you are the first to lay claim! Trade...

OK Robbie you are the first to lay claim! Trade have been proposed by others but I'm really looking to reduce the pile of bikes a bit.

N
02-07-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7,452
Views: 662,385
Posted By no67el

Hey folks, I hope you'll forgive the...

Hey folks,

I hope you'll forgive the self-serving plug, since I have this bike listed in the "for sale section"...... but it is a nice picture of a 1989 Centurion Prestige to add to the thread for...
02-06-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By no67el

Hey Mel, Send me some pics if you want.......

Hey Mel,

Send me some pics if you want.... can't hurt, right? I'd rather sell the bike outright, as I keep telling myself that I need to reduce the number of bikes in my basement. But if the...
02-06-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By no67el

Hey folks, Thanks for the comments--- it is...

Hey folks,

Thanks for the comments--- it is indeed a really nice ride, and I love the looks-- such 80's goodness. Believe me, I have tried to make this frame work---- but I'm 5'11" with REALLY...
02-05-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By no67el

1989 Centurion Prestige 56cm

Hi folks,

1989 Centurion Prestige 56 cm. Blue smoke fade/swirl what have you. Tange Prestige tubing, frame and fork.

Shimano 600 tricolor derailleurs, brakes, levers, crank. Araya CTL-370 rims....
02-05-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52,465
Views: 7,082,382
Posted By no67el

Continuing the French theme: ...

Continuing the French theme:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/d/oakland-vintage-1970s-motobecane-grand/6811854368.html

Seems like a good deal--- the rear derailleur looks like Suntour V-GT,...
01-15-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,717
Posted By no67el

I pulled/twisted so hard on my seized Fat Chance...

I pulled/twisted so hard on my seized Fat Chance Yo Eddy that the seatpost itself came apart. Tried endless careful hacksaw cuts lengthwise down the inside of the post, trying to pull each section...
01-14-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 141,273
Posted By no67el

ISO: derailleur pivot stop for a Suntour...

ISO: derailleur pivot stop for a Suntour Cyclone GT

This is the little screw-in post which provides a stop for the derailleur pulley pivot--- not sure what the technical term is, but in the pic...
01-06-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 52,465
Views: 7,082,382
Posted By no67el

Whoa..... that makes me feel better about the 7...

Whoa..... that makes me feel better about the 7 bikes in my basement..... clearly I have room for a few more....
01-04-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 159,981
Posted By no67el

Looking for an assist looking at a bike in...

Looking for an assist looking at a bike in southern NJ--- Edgewater Park, just north of Philadelphia and south of Trenton.

Thanks for any leads....! This forum is great.

--N
12-13-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 388,376
Posted By no67el

Just picked up a pretty early (1977) Gran Rally...

Just picked up a pretty early (1977) Gran Rally ......with the Italvega style logo. It was a throw-in with a Motobecane Gran Jubile, and it looked pretty unprepossessing covered in dirt and a rear...
12-13-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By no67el

Thanks folks---- this is useful. My...

Thanks folks---- this is useful.

My original question was prompted when I test-mounted the cranks on the Shimano UN55 bb. The BB is 68x133mm with JIS tapers, and when the cranks were mounted...
12-12-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By no67el

Thanks--- the crank I have is definitely...

Thanks--- the crank I have is definitely "vintage"--- late 70's early 80's?

As I wade through the search results, it appears that I will be better off with an ISO taper designed for Campagnolo---...
12-12-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By no67el

Sealed BB for Sugino Mighty crank?

Hey folks,

I am building up a Gazelle Champion Mondial. I want to use a Sugino Mighty crank have--- very nice, and I love the way these cranks look.

Is there a relatively inexpensive...
12-09-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By no67el

Yeah, that's about what mine looked like---...

Yeah, that's about what mine looked like--- TIGHT. I ended up running 23's just to have a bit of breathing room under the brake--- and I'm definitely going to have to cut the VeloOrange fenders in...
12-01-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 699,116
Posted By no67el

Whoops can't seem to upload attachments...

Whoops can't seem to upload attachments inline..... not enough posts! Pics will have to wait, sorry.... nice bikes though, I am pretty pleased..... now I have too many projects though!
12-01-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,162
Views: 699,116
Posted By no67el

Found two pretty nice but dirty bikes in my neck...

Found two pretty nice but dirty bikes in my neck of the Vermont woods...... an early Univega Gran Rally with Suntour Cyclone derailleurs and a mid-70's Motobecane Grand Jubile with the full Huret...
11-15-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 52,465
Views: 7,082,382
Posted By no67el

Brain freeze--- yes, Panasonic. I think the...

Brain freeze--- yes, Panasonic.

I think the ad was edited--- could have sworn it listed a price of $150 when I first looked at it.
11-15-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 52,465
Views: 7,082,382
Posted By no67el

Lotus Dx-5000 on LA craigslist I can't post...

Lotus Dx-5000 on LA craigslist

I can't post URL's yet, but there's a nice Lotus on the losangeles craigslist

From the picture, it looks like maybe a 56? Owner doesn't seem to know much about...
11-15-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By no67el

I have an 84, and 25's are quite tight under the...

I have an 84, and 25's are quite tight under the front brake--- so tight that I'm considering cutting a set of Velo Orange fenders to fit on either side of the front brake. Clearance elsewhere seems...
11-06-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 52,465
Views: 7,082,382
Posted By no67el

Andre Bertin in NH 64cm

I can't post URL's yet, but the New Hampshire craigslist is showing a large Andre Bertin in pretty good shape.
Owner is asking $375

Looks nice if you're tall....
10-18-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By no67el

Thanks! Much appreciated..... N

Thanks! Much appreciated.....

N
10-17-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,423
Posted By no67el

Still for sale?

My size, beautiful bike....

Let me know!

thanks

N
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