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Old 08-22-19, 07:52 PM
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Same Black Chili rubber compound, but...not as fast a tire as a GP 4000SII. In my personal testing, they are just a skooch faster.

The Vittoria graphene skinwalls are just as fast as the GP, and sometimes you can get them on sale for a reasonable price.
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Here is the centurion salmon vs their shade of red.. for color reference you know. I find it curious how the little color accents in teh logo decals differ from bike to bike.




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No fancy color scheme here

I am happy to have joined the club. Picked it up today for $75. All original except for the Technomic stem. This will go on my trainer over the winter. In the spring I'll see whether it will fit some 37mm gravel tires.





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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Same Black Chili rubber compound, but...not as fast a tire as a GP 4000SII. In my personal testing, they are just a skooch faster.

The Vittoria graphene skinwalls are just as fast as the GP, and sometimes you can get them on sale for a reasonable price.
I got a pair of the Vittoria Corsa G+ Graphenes for $65 a few weeks ago. Great tires. They're on my 88 Miyata Twelve Hundred.
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Old 08-23-19, 06:36 PM
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I think that Turbo above is the SR and the reason we only have two years of Centurion Turbos. That is Very Nice 85 @revcp. I will be surprised if 37s fit. Let us know.

edit: KHS and not a SR?

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I got a pair of the Vittoria Corsa G+ Graphenes for $65 a few weeks ago. Great tires. They're on my 88 Miyata Twelve Hundred.
Yes. Yes, they are, and that's a very good price. And kudos to you for having a 1200. I love mine, but it's an 83.

On that '85: 28's will definitely fit. SOME 32's will fit. Larger than that....not likely.
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Originally Posted by revcp View Post
I am happy to have joined the club. Picked it up today for $75. All original except for the Technomic stem. This will go on my trainer over the winter. In the spring I'll see whether it will fit some 37mm gravel tires.





Nice acquisition, congrats and welcome.
I'm envious as that's the year I'm missing to complete my straight. However I need 54cm.
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Old 08-24-19, 12:12 PM
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A paint question

Does anyone know a good match for car paint touch-up on the '85 Ironman Dave Scott red?
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Does anyone know a good match for car paint touch-up on the '85 Ironman Dave Scott red?
A few have posted matches here. I think @rccardr last posted a match. Maybe it is Toyota mettalic red? I don't recall. But hopefully Doc will chime in.
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I used a mix of Testor's bright red and Testor's Metalflake Red,
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I used a mix of Testor's bright red and Testor's Metalflake Red,
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I used a mix of Testor's bright red and Testor's Metalflake Red,
Curios, if you had more than a scratch,how would you apply it? The paint on the Ironman I just got is in perfect shape except for two 1.5" x 1.5" spots on the top tube. First owner had allowed two scratches to start to rust, second owner did a good job sanding them down, but never got around to painting over them.
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I just got my first tri-specific bike, complete with 'Vice paint for only $100. I've been riding an '85 Shogun, which replaced my '83 Fuji. Can't wait to pick her up this week and dig in. I have a 70.3 in May.

Most likely going to ride my Shogun for a race in two weeks, but there option is there for the Centurion. I'll post pictures as soon as she's in my hot little hands.
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Ready to ride the Hotter 'N Hell 100. You Centurion fans will notice 3 Ironman bikes. I rode my 88 Purple Haze with the wheels off my carbon fiber bike Ashie my granddaughter (AKA Iron maiden) rode her Black Dog 89 and my sister in law rode her Miami Vice. Ashie & I made the 100 in less than 6 hours. My s.i.l. . made nearly 90 miles. This is her first year of riding and her longest ride. She is loving her bike. The girl in the blue shirt is my daughter who had to bail on us due to work. On a side note the Iron maiden rode a gravel ride the evening after riding the 100 and is running a half marathon in the morning. Yeah old granddad is a little proud of that girl.

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Ready to ride the Hotter 'N Hell 100. You Centurion fans will notice 3 Ironman bikes. I rode my 88 Purple Haze with the wheels off my carbon fiber bike Ashie my granddaughter (AKA Iron maiden) rode her Black Dog 89 and my sister in law rode her Miami Vice. Ashie & I made the 100 in less than 6 hours. My s.i.l. . made nearly 90 miles. This is her first year of riding and her longest ride. She is loving her bike. The girl in the blue shirt is my daughter who had to bail on us due to work. On a side note the Iron maiden rode a gravel ride the evening after riding the 100 and is running a half marathon in the morning. Yeah old granddad is a little proud of that girl.
That is amazingly awesome. Way to keep the torch going.
The smiling faces tell the whole story. You have the right to be proud.
Man I love those wheels you have.
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Originally Posted by TriBiker19 View Post
I just got my first tri-specific bike, complete with 'Vice paint for only $100. I've been riding an '85 Shogun, which replaced my '83 Fuji. Can't wait to pick her up this week and dig in. I have a 70.3 in May.

Most likely going to ride my Shogun for a race in two weeks, but there option is there for the Centurion. I'll post pictures as soon as she's in my hot little hands.
Welcome and Congrats.
Looking forward to your pics.
The Miami Vice gets a lot of attention at triathlons....just saying.
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Here she is after the gravel ride. I know its not a Centurion but since she is the Iron maiden I don't think anyone will mind.
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Welcome and Congrats.
Looking forward to your pics.
The Miami Vice gets a lot of attention at triathlons....just saying.
My sister in law was riding along in the HHH on her Miami Vice and a girl rode up beside her and complemented her on her cool bike. Then she pointed to her downtube shifters and said what are those thingies are they your gears? About that time my granddaughter & I rode up and she said Wow you all have those cool old bikes.

A while later a young lady & I had our bikes leaned against a fence at a rest stop. She had a very nice new Pinarello Dogma. I complemented her bike and ask if she wanted to trade. A little later I passed her on my Centurion and sure wanted to ask if she had changed her mind. Kudos to me for keeping my mouth shut.
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Here are the spots. Everything else is in showroom condition.



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I'd find someone who knows how to use an airbrush.
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She's one of us, and so she can ride whatever she wants.
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Here she is after the gravel ride. I know its not a Centurion but since she is the Iron maiden I don't think anyone will mind.
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I can die in peace. Centurion Empire has begun.


OUTSTANDING!
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Ready to ride the Hotter 'N Hell 100. You Centurion fans will notice 3 Ironman bikes. I rode my 88 Purple Haze with the wheels off my carbon fiber bike Ashie my granddaughter (AKA Iron maiden) rode her Black Dog 89 and my sister in law rode her Miami Vice. Ashie & I made the 100 in less than 6 hours. My s.i.l. . made nearly 90 miles. This is her first year of riding and her longest ride. She is loving her bike. The girl in the blue shirt is my daughter who had to bail on us due to work. On a side note the Iron maiden rode a gravel ride the evening after riding the 100 and is running a half marathon in the morning. Yeah old granddad is a little proud of that girl.
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Originally Posted by TXsailor View Post

Ready to ride the Hotter 'N Hell 100. You Centurion fans will notice 3 Ironman bikes. I rode my 88 Purple Haze with the wheels off my carbon fiber bike Ashie my granddaughter (AKA Iron maiden) rode her Black Dog 89 and my sister in law rode her Miami Vice. Ashie & I made the 100 in less than 6 hours. My s.i.l. . made nearly 90 miles. This is her first year of riding and her longest ride. She is loving her bike. The girl in the blue shirt is my daughter who had to bail on us due to work. On a side note the Iron maiden rode a gravel ride the evening after riding the 100 and is running a half marathon in the morning. Yeah old granddad is a little proud of that girl.
Great picture! I saw the temps were down some this year, only high 90s. Sounds like the granddaughter is working towards an IM event. She has the mettle.
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Yesterday was the All Day Soiree as I titled it so I could needle my wife. The real hero was the weather. The high was 77 degrees! At the start of the half marathon in the morning it was about 65 and so overcast/dark that some of the cars with auto headlights were in night mode. The humidity was in the 90s percentile, though. At 10, it was still only 70. I went to the gym and did the swimming thing. Then came back to to office to get the bike stuff ready for the bike leg. The plan was to ride the Turbo. I'm having trouble getting the Turbo to shift right. The problem might be the Suntour barcons. The last 2 bikes I've fixed up I attempted to use Suntours instead of my beloved Shimano L600 barcons. With event deadlines I ended up swapping to the Shimanos. Yesterday I went to the bullpen instead. The 83 candy apple red SR Semi Pro got the call. Some paint job as the 85 IM up thread.
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