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This is a very nice 1982 Aero Centurion. It is unbadged and I can find no reference to this model anywhere, but it is no doubt a Centurion with a Centurion serial number and the Cinelli SC copy seat cluster off the Centurion Professional.
Sorry about the oversize pic, but if you go to the link you can see it more easily along with lots of detail pics, or just right click and "view image".
More pics at http://s873.photobucket.com/albums/ab300/roger_rabbit1964/?action=view¤t=R0020418.jpg
This is, IMHO, a very interesting bike from the very short era of aero frames of the early 80's. It is a top quality frame fitted with high end Japanese aero parts of the day. It rides very nicely too.
56cm seat tube and 54cm tt ctc
The frame is made of top of the range Tange Aero tubing and is fully chromed (like all high end Centurions) under the white metallic paint. There are a few chips and some touch ups, but overall the frame presents really nicely. It is beautifully made and has the lovely Cinelli SC seat cluster and sloping chrome fork crown.
The bike has had only very light use and all parts are in great condition.
The pedals are a very rare (really) set of Sugino aero pedals with original toeclips.
Brakes are Dia Compe Aero. I have fitted NOS correct Dia Compe hoods.
The seatpost is a purpose built and very nice Sugino aero model.
Seat is a Concor with alloy rails (I fitted this as the original saddle was coming apart, but I will include the original one as well as it can be easily repaired)
Headset is the original Tange aero unit.
Cranks are Sugino Aero. Very nice order with little wear.
bars/stem are a nice Cinelli set
Derailleurs and shifters are Suntour Cyclone
Wheels are NOS with Sunshine Pro-Am hubs on tubular rims. This is likely what would have come on this bike. The rims have never had glue on them.
I bought this bike just because it is a Centurion (which I have a passion for), and I have fully stripped and serviced this bike, fitted the new wheels and correct brake hoods and ensured it is as close to what it would have been when it was new. I am looking to see this bike go to a good home and to recover the money spent on it.
I am looking for $450 for it, which I think is a great deal for somebody. I am happy to ship at cost. I can also glue the tyres on for the buyer if you want, but $10 for the glue .
PM me if interested.
Last edited by rogerrabbit on Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
I have come across some pictures of a Centurion brochure (German) that shows the frame I sold to Dubrat as a Centurion Professional. It is nice to come across this confirmation of what the frame is.
I will ask the seller for a high-res pic of the brochure.
This is a great bike. I saw one of these go in the UK (different branding on the frame, but the same bike) for about twice this much earlier in the year. It is now clear this is a Centurion Professional Aero frame, and was likely sold originally in Australia with Bennett decals as I have seen a larger one in the same colour with Bennett decals.
If someone is just after the frame/headset/seatpost, I would be interested in the parts.
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