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Old 10-08-18, 04:50 PM
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I would like to see anything on the Pro-tours from the catalog.
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Old 10-08-18, 04:52 PM
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84 catalog is on sheldon's site. Le Tech RD.
The LeTech is a triple pivot unit with a really long cage- the Disraeli Gears site mentions them being "fragile." I can just imagine somehow catching that cage and it having the leverage to tweak any of those pivot joints...

I have a LeTech- I've been in the process of redoing the bike that it lives on for about the past year or so... There are many other derailleurs I would prefer to use before the LeTech.
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I would like to see anything on the Pro-tours from the catalog.
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Old 10-09-18, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
wow- pretty unique to have 2 on the downtube and none on the seat tube.
cool!
I imagine the logic is you are putting a pump there, so why poke holes for rain to get in?
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I do have the pages scanned. Was there a particular one you wanted to see or just wanted to browse the catalog?
I would like to post the catalog on vintage-centurion.com if you would allow me to do so. (credit given to source by all means.)
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Old 10-09-18, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post

I imagine the logic is you are putting a pump there, so why poke holes for rain to get in?
Now that makes sense. How soon we get used to CO2 and it's evility.
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
I imagine the logic is you are putting a pump there, so why poke holes for rain to get in?
not sure why rain would get in as long as a couple bolts were in place.

i guess a pump could go there, sure. I asked about the bottle setup because by the mid80s it was pretty common for a quality frame to have 2 bottle cages in the main triangle and higher level loaded touring frames to have a 3rd mount on the underside of the downtube.
I was simply surprised to see the underside location but not the seat tube.

its a neat part of cycling history since it was short lived- 2 bottle mounts on the downtube without a seat tube mount didnt last long.
pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
not sure why rain would get in as long as a couple bolts were in place.

i guess a pump could go there, sure. I asked about the bottle setup because by the mid80s it was pretty common for a quality frame to have 2 bottle cages in the main triangle and higher level loaded touring frames to have a 3rd mount on the underside of the downtube.
I was simply surprised to see the underside location but not the seat tube.

its a neat part of cycling history since it was short lived- 2 bottle mounts on the downtube without a seat tube mount didnt last long.
pretty cool.
My '85 Miyata 610 has the same water bottle configuration.
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I would like to post the catalog on vintage-centurion.com if you would allow me to do so. (credit given to source by all means.)
I sent a zip file to the email address on the website. If you don't get it then just pm me your email and I'll resend.
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It looks like a time capsule.
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Finally got it ready for the road, spit and polish later when I have more time. Bugs me that the front tire label is on the wrong side, tires are on right. I threw some junk levers on for the time being, I want to use the original Gran Compe levers. Do they still have replacement hoods?






















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Another great sloar build. Very ace.
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Finally got it ready for the road, spit and polish later when I have more time. Bugs me that the front tire label is on the wrong side, tires are on right. I threw some junk levers on for the time being, I want to use the original Gran Compe levers. Do they still have replacement hoods?
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Old 10-12-18, 08:38 AM
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... Bugs me that the front tire label is on the wrong side, tires are on right. ...
I'm not trying to be a smartass, but why don't you just flip the front wheel around? Do hub labels trump tire labels? I guess my OCD doesn't run deep enough :-)

Nice bike btw. I still miss the '76 Pro Tour I sold last year. (I'm consoling myself by building up a 76 Semi Pro with brazed on Canti brakes for 650b).
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I'm not trying to be a smartass, but why don't you just flip the front wheel around? Do hub labels trump tire labels? I guess my OCD doesn't run deep enough :-)

Nice bike btw. I still miss the '76 Pro Tour I sold last year. (I'm consoling myself by building up a 76 Semi Pro with brazed on Canti brakes for 650b).
Directional tires.
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A perfect bike for when you have no particular place to be at any particular time, but want to be sure you arrive in style. Hope it rides as good as it looks.
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Perfect, thank you. Just ordered the gum hoods.
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The hoods came in today, thanks for the info. Looks much better now.



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I’ve been watching this Centurion on Craigslist for a couple weeks now. The price dropped done and I finally picked it up today. Slapped a Brooks on it to take a quick spin. New Paselas, bar tape and cables and it should be ready. My intentions for it was bad weather and a winter bike but this thing is clean.













Beautiful Bike, This is one bike I would love to own, I want a real touring bike and this would be my first choice ( really don't like the Aero shifter mount though ). I am selling my beloved Centurion Elite RS because as much as I love it it's not what I want. Do you ( or anybody) know how big of a tire will fit on one of these. In the 12yrs since I really got into bikes I haven't found a touring bike with canti's on it yet, I have a 531 Dawes Super Galaxy that's been waiting for a real and proper paint job that was given to me as payment on a repair I did.

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Directional tires.
Doesn't that suck!, I have had this happen a few times myself.

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