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Just gotta find out what is making a squak in the rear dérailleur under load from pedaling. But Id say for $60, this was a great barn find.

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ok make that 98% done, still waiting on a white brake cable housing for the rear brake. :D
 

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Nice to finally see one of these.The color combo isn't my cup of tea but the bike looks to be in good condition
 

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Yeah I was talking to the guy on the phone, he wasnt sure what color it was, just that he was told it was in a storage unit he inherited. On my way there I was hoping and praying it was the neon yellow/pink paint scheme :D
 

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I have lusted for one of those since I was a kid. You have a great bike!!
 

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As I said in the other thread, my buddy has a Centurion Prestige, same kind of paint scheme but with blue and white vs. the purple and white. He was a Cannibal out on the bike trails today, man has he got some good form, okay, my ride was vintage but I kept up with newer bikes out on the trail, my friend was just blowing people away, amazing and he could probably lose 10 lbs. at that but he was clipped in and the wheels must have been helping him a lot too.
 

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Yeah it is fairly fast, got her up to 32mph while passing Mr. Fancypants on his new Madone, needless to say I got a few words at the next stoplight. I simply replied, "Hit the gym, not the checkbook" :D
 

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MikesChevelle said:
Yeah I was talking to the guy on the phone, he wasnt sure what color it was, just that he was told it was in a storage unit he inherited. On my way there I was hoping and praying it was the neon yellow/pink paint scheme :D

funny you say that! my friend had one of those! we gave him hell about having a girl's bike! :)
 

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Ha Ha, I love the retro time frame color schemes fromt the late 80's
 

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Centurion Prestige versus Ironman

I too own a blue marble and white Centurion Prestige, purchased in 1989. Still riding it, with new wheels and 10 spd cassette. In perfect shape. I love it, but I am building a Look 566 to enter the modern era. and just because.

What was the difference between my bike and the Ironman? I remember them being the hot bike, but I think mine has the better/lighter tubing?
 

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I too own a blue marble and white Centurion Prestige, purchased in 1989. Still riding it, with new wheels and 10 spd cassette. In perfect shape. I love it, but I am building a Look 566 to enter the modern era. and just because.

What was the difference between my bike and the Ironman? I remember them being the hot bike, but I think mine has the better/lighter tubing?
The Dave Scott Ironman series were Tange Champion #1 and #2 tubing, depending upon the model. Similar to Columbus SL. The Prestige was Tange's top-of-the-line tubeset. Not sure of the metallurgical differences (if any) but it was thinner walled in some tubes. A great tubeset, such that even some revered Italian builders used it.

By the way, I had the one year only Ironman carbon (carbon tubes with aluminum lugs.) A sweet ride but a real noodle.
 

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Does any one know what was the geometry of the Le Mans?

I donated my 1989 le mans to the town for underprivledged kids about 5 years ago and the bike fit great.

I am in the market for a new bike after not road riding in about 10 years and wanted to match the geometry of my 58cm as closely as possible.

Hope some one knows!
 
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