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1981 Centurion Pro Tour

Probably my biggest score ever, and about as classy as they come.

Frame:
24.5" Tange Champion #2 double butted throughout, full chrome frame under pearlized silver paint, chromed forged vertical droupouts, chrome lugs.

Fork/Headset:
Tange tubing, chromed sloping crown, chromoly vertical forged tips, brazed brake mounts, Tange Falcon headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Super Maxxy Triple, 48-40-28, Tange BB

Pedals:
MKS Royal

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Suntour Pro Compe, 14-28, Gold, KMC X8.99

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour Cyclone 1st gen, Gran Compe bar end shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto Albatross, Sakae 1200

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B17, Dura Ace fluted 26.8

Brakes:
Dia Compe 610-G forged alloy center pull, Tektro FL-750 Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Arraya 27", 22mm alloy clincher laced to Sunshine Pro Am small flange quick release hubs, Panaracer Pasela PT, 27 x 1 1/4

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Arraya 27", 22mm alloy clincher laced to Sunshine Pro Am small flange quick release hubs, Panaracer Pasela PT, 27 x 1 1/4

Accessories:
Original Blackburn rack, leather bar wrap, velo orange half clips, dia compe quick release cable stop

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. City Mod

Current Stage Info:

Made a few switches for a nice all around setup. Albatross bar with bar ends make for a nice upright position. The (TA copy) Sugino triple with a 48-40-28, is a much nicer range than the original, and looks cooler too ;-)

Added by heathmusic. Last updated almost 3 years ago.

10 Comments

MuariceMoss

MuariceMoss says:

Fantastic bike, and beautifully restored too.
I just got a Super Elite (judging by the serial it would seem to be an '81) and am itching to get started restoring it. I'm new to the vintage bike world, so it's taking me a bit of time to find what parts to get. If you don't mind, I have a couple of questions: which derailleur housing did you use here? Are those Kool Stop Dura holders (my bike also has Dia-Compe G brakes)?
Thanks and keep up the good work (that Semi Pro is killer!)

Posted over 5 years ago

Velogarden

Velogarden says:

Absolutely Beautiful ! That Pro Tour definitely went to a loving home.Thanks for sharing it's re-birth.

Posted over 5 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

Thanks Jay, you're my guiding light, haha!

Posted over 5 years ago

vqstaphbeard

vqstaphbeard says:

Very nice! I've been looking for one of the braze-on center pull models for a while. I used to have a Pro Tour 15 (canti version.) Very nice bikes.

Posted over 5 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

thank you! there was a really nice burgundy PT on ebay recently, but looks like the seller finally accepted an offer. If you wish it, it will come ;-)

Posted over 5 years ago

vqstaphbeard

vqstaphbeard says:

I watched that for a while. I don't believe it was my size.

Posted over 5 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

i'll keep my eye out for ya!

Posted over 5 years ago

vqstaphbeard

vqstaphbeard says:

Thanks I appreciate it!

Posted over 5 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

what's your preferred size?

Posted over 5 years ago

vqstaphbeard

vqstaphbeard says:

56 square typically. Although my super course is 58 st 56 TT and it makes more for a laid back ride. I'd probably want the PT in a 58, I thought it would be cool to do 650b.

Posted over 5 years ago