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Old 04-01-18, 02:25 PM
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Old 04-02-18, 05:24 PM
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Where's that "like" button anyway.

Great pic.

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Old 04-06-18, 12:15 PM
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Old 04-10-18, 11:18 AM
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Here is my 1984 Centurion Elite GT 15. It's been my baby/project bike for the past year now. It's still a work in progress, but I'm hoping to get some more bags, fenders, and a lighting system, then do at least a few short tours this year.

Very nice. Everything in that pic screams good ol' days of bike touring.

No seat tube water cage bosses?
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Old 04-10-18, 11:21 AM
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Out of curiosity - how many days do you spend touring? Or do you just spread the pics out? Seems like you get around, a lot.

What tires are you running and do you have many flats? They look like Compass and I've had mixed results doing road rides with a lot of road debris...
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Old 04-10-18, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by nickw View Post
Out of curiosity - how many days do you spend touring? Or do you just spread the pics out? Seems like you get around, a lot.

What tires are you running and do you have many flats? They look like Compass and I've had mixed results doing road rides with a lot of road debris...
hello Nick,

when I have holidays i am out on the bike, did a lot of Spain, lots of Romania, once Georgia Caucasus. Exploring off road is the idea, no car traffic please. 50-60days a year out with the touring bike.

yes, I use Compass, a bit risky when the gravel roads are full off stones, the side walls are not the strongest, but thats why they roll so great, I prefer to run that risk and have a good rolling tire, concrete tires a la Schwalbe is nothing for me.

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Old 04-15-18, 06:32 PM
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First I've seen elevation specified in "Chains". I guess 4.36 chains equals 288 ft. At first I thought it was a measurement of how many bike "chains" you had to break to get to the top. Nice clean bike too!
Thank ya! I had to look it up and see what chain measuring was lol
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Old 04-21-18, 08:51 PM
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I'd say that's good for the moon and back!
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Old 04-21-18, 08:54 PM
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Haha, I don't even know what to say about this! XD
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Old 04-22-18, 07:37 AM
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Hi all,

New to the forum. I'm in the process of completely rebuilding my Claud Butler Dalesman, so please excuse the horrid picture.
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Old 04-22-18, 11:57 AM
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gwildor, if that sprung seat is new, you'll find that they tend to "soften" up a bit over time. I'm a lightweight and found that mine was overly stiff (I had bought it used, but essentially new) and meant to resell it, as I didnt see the point of it given its weight. Never got around to selling it and it ended up on a bike I used winter commuting, then on another commuter, and I began to feel that the springs loosened up and now it does a good job of taking the edge off potholes etc.
As noted, they are heavy buggers, but aesthetically I find them very pretty as an object, and now that it is a help with rough roads, its even better in the functionality dept as well.
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Old 04-23-18, 10:15 AM
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Hi, thanks for the reply...
It's not a new saddle, I transferred it over from my commuter bike. I think the comfort from it far out weighs the weight of it to be honest. I wouldn't be without a sprung Brooks under my backside!
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Old 04-23-18, 07:02 PM
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Well, one other option is fatter tires at lower pressures, I've found that this works a treat and significantly improves rough road riding, although I've always found a well fitting b17 to have a pretty good amount of give that helps with comfort.
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Old 04-30-18, 01:30 PM
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Old 05-02-18, 11:41 PM
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That's a nice set up, real nice.
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Old 05-03-18, 12:46 AM
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That's a nice set up, real nice.
I thought the same thing, must be a nice light and fast ride, and looks like a lot of fun to ride.
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Old 05-03-18, 10:16 PM
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DTG, DJB. Thanks. Its a work in progress.
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Old 05-09-18, 10:34 PM
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DTG, DJB. Thanks. Its a work in progress.
I'll take a pic of my set up and post it on here eventually. I'm going on a quick jaunt to Vancouver BC from Portland over memorial day weekend. I the seatpacker also but picked up the rollpacker 15, so going to try that out this time around,
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Have a fun weekend. The arkel rollpacker 15 or 25 looks interesting. The larger one with a handlebar bag and maybe a frame bag would be great for look if light fast touring.
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Old 05-10-18, 03:29 PM
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Almost complete! Just have Schwalbe Marathon Tour tires to go on, swap out the pedals and mount the camera.
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Old 05-13-18, 05:36 PM
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Finally ready. Leaving tomorrow.




You can't see it in the photo but I made a carbon plate for the top of the 8 pack rack. It has "pockets" for my charger and cache battery.
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You can't see it in the photo but I made a carbon plate for the top of the 8 pack rack. It has "pockets" for my charger and cache battery.
Excuse me for asking but where are you headed?
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3 weeks trip Seattle to San Diego.
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Old 05-16-18, 11:13 PM
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Me looking a little sassy with my Centurion Pro Tour. Love this bike- going to ride to Seattle -> cabo this summer with the same setup + a swift paloma handlebarbag. My dad rode the same frame across the country in the late 80s so it has some sentimental value.
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Old 05-18-18, 04:44 PM
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Me looking a little sassy with my Centurion Pro Tour. Love this bike- going to ride to Seattle -> cabo this summer with the same setup + a swift paloma handlebarbag. My dad rode the same frame across the country in the late 80s so it has some sentimental value.
Great picture! Neat that your bike has a family history.
Have a safe and fun trip.
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