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1981 Centurion Semi Pro Custom SS

My very first custom build! Started by biting off more than I could chew when I bought the frame and fork alone, knowing VERY little about bikes. But I dove in headfirst, and thankfully now have a bit of bike knowledge, a lot of bike love/obsession and one beautiful ride!

Frame:
25.5", Tange #2 Champion double butted chromoly throughout. Full chrome under what is now powdercoat. Chrome forged dropouts, chrome lugs.

Fork/Headset:
Tange Levin NJS (not pictured)

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Strada 48T Crank w/ 170mm arms Campagnolo Veloce Bottom Bracket

Pedals:
Random NOS vintage pedals w/ VO half clips

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Shimano SF-MX30 17T

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto Jitensha - Nitto Technomic 80mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B-17 Standard, Dura Ace Aero 26.6

Brakes:
Tektro R539 Calipers with Kool Stop Dura Pads and Tektro FL750 Levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son TB-14 + 1976 Sunshine Professional High Flange Hubs + Panaracer Ruffy Tuffy 700 x28c (just added)

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H Plus Son TB-14 + 1976 Sunshine Professional High Flange Hubs + Panaracer Ruffy Tuffy 700 x28c (just added)

Accessories:
Head Pro Tour Leather Wrap, Velo Orange Half Clips, Wald shorty fenders

More Info:
After becoming obsessed and acquiring several more bikes, AND really vibing the single speed setup, I decided to switch my original baby over. Although it was quite stellar in it's first setup, I REALLY love it now. So smooth, quiet, fast, nimble and classy!

Bike History

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

  1. Initial
  2. Collegiate Single Speed

Current Stage Info:

The Collegiate gets a fresh new look.

Added by heathmusic. Last updated over 5 years ago.

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Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

The best conversion I have ever seen

Posted about 4 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

Thanks Nathan!

Posted about 4 years ago

vqstaphbeard

vqstaphbeard says:

This looks fun. I like the geared setup with the rack.

Posted over 6 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

I'm going to leave this one single, and make another all arounder setup on an early 80's Bianchi Rando frame I just picked up. The journey continues.....

Posted over 6 years ago

vqstaphbeard

vqstaphbeard says:

Sounds like s plan.

Posted over 6 years ago

kean_oscar_619

kean_oscar_619 says:

I love the whole setup on this one! Such a classy SS to look at. One for the faves man!

Posted almost 7 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

Thanks mate! It continues to hold the #1 spot in my fleet :-)

Posted almost 7 years ago

Kevin_R

Kevin_R says:

looks amazing! super jealous!

Posted over 7 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

thanks! inspiration for the dawes.... ;-)

Posted over 7 years ago

Kevin_R

Kevin_R says:

haha, true..

Posted over 7 years ago

DoctorLarch

DoctorLarch says:

fantastic !

Posted over 7 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

thanks! just about to post a new stage

Posted over 7 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

I knew those gumwalls would look great!

Posted almost 8 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

they do! I just took down the pics cause I'm going to change up the bars and post a new set.

Posted almost 8 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Best overall bike I've seen on here in a long time!!! Great build and awesome that you had a great experience while doing it!!!

Posted over 8 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

thank you!! I'm just about to take some new pics with the skin wall tires.

Posted over 8 years ago

SillyGooseCookie

SillyGooseCookie says:

Yes!! I can't wait to see it with gumwalls!

Posted over 8 years ago

MustangWolf

MustangWolf says:

Awesome! Is this posted on Velospace? (I couldn't find it). If not, they would def'ly love to see this!

Posted over 8 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

I don't have it on velospace. I remember opening a profile there, but they had some super small photo size limit, so I stuck with Pedal Room.

Posted over 8 years ago

rapide

rapide says:

Man, this baby is beautiful! And it looks very comfortable!

Posted over 8 years ago

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