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Centurion Semi-Pro

Centurions built in the late 70's to mid 80's have a special place in my collection.They were elegantly flashy yet delivered a fantastic value.A full chrome frame lies beneath the beautiful cobalt blue paint adding a clear candy like lustre.I hope to one day acquire the yellow version of this model.

Frame:
Super Champion #2

Fork/Headset:
Tange

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
SR Royal 170mm / SR Royal 1.37 x 24

Pedals:
Look

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
6 speed / 13x24 / 42x52

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour Cyclone / Suntour Cyclone

Handlebars/Stem:
44 CM / Modolo

Saddle/Seatpost:
SR Royal

Brakes:
Dia Compe / Gran Compe

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Sanshin Pro-Am Hub dated 1977/ Araya / Vittoria

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Sanshin Pro-Am Hub dated 1977 / Araya / Vittoria

Added by Velogarden. Last updated 9 months ago.

6 Comments

DavidK

DavidK says:

I have a yellow 62 cm Centurion Semi-Pro that I bought new hanging in my garage that I do not ride anymore. Are you still in the market?

Posted over 4 years ago

Velogarden

Velogarden says:

DavidK.
Don't know how I missed your comment for 3 years but yes, I still maybe if you still have it.

Posted 9 months ago

sibkis

sibkis says:

I came across a 1989 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman Expert advertised in our local "Bargain News". When I went to check it out I saw that the fork was bent back and twisted and the saddle was all torn up. It had run into something but the owner played dumb. I told him it wasn't ride-able and started to walk away. Then he said he would sell it for $40 just to have it moved out of his shed. Since it came with a full Suntour GPX Groupo (Crankset, Bottom Bracket, Hubs, Headset, Derailleurs, Freewheel, Brakes, Brake Levers, Pedals and Downtube Shifters with AccuShift indexed shifting) I figured it could at least be stripped down for parts. I cleaned it up and brought it to my LBS (local bike shop) to ask them if it was worth fixing. They said that besides needing a new fork, headset and saddle - the front brake was also bent. Well I found a cheap carbon fork, and some black Shimano 105 Dual pivot brakes on sale at BikeNashbar.com and then won a Specialized Avatar Body Geometry Saddle on Ebay. The rebuild was on. Once it was fixed up it turned out to be a great ride. By this time I had the bike building bug and I began to built up a 2003 KHS Flite 800 frame. When bike parts keep arriving every other day - the Mrs. started hounding me that I didn't need two race bikes and this new hobby must be getting expensive! I caved in and ended up selling it for what I had invested in it but still regret it today. Here's a link to its set on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97652170@N...

Posted over 7 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

I know you are on the hunt for the yellow one! If I happen upon one locally, I will surely let you know!

Posted over 7 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

fantastic looking ride. Just picked up a 79' Semi-Pro frame for my first rebuild.

Posted almost 8 years ago

Velogarden

Velogarden says:

It wouldn't happen to be a 62 CM one in yellow would it?

Posted almost 8 years ago