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Old 12-21-2009, 12:34 AM
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klama2006 and I were thinking of a Bike thread , here is a bike I recently restored , a 1970s Centurion road bike , Please post your bike projects here and we can talk about , well bikes ... Post your bike anyway even if its not a project , let's find out who the cycle nuts are here on AK
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:52 AM
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ECandle, brought up the idea. I pretty much do MTB's, sounds like ecadle does road bikes.


Here is one of my MTB builds.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:06 AM
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here is another.
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Sorry, my pictures aren't as nice as yours but the first one is a '71 Schwinn Road Racing Paramount repainted at the Waterford plant and completed with NOS parts picked up in the early days of the internet.



This one is the bike I grew up riding. A 1963 kick back 2 speed Schwinn Typhoon (slightly modified).



My dad bought 2 typhoons at the junk yard when I grew out of my Stingray (wish I still had the wheelie machine...) and I cobbled together one working bike out of the two. I've still got the second one and plan on putting it back together like original someday.
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Most of the parts on each, were purchased 2n'd hand............... from the auction site.
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Back in the day.......(about 10 Years ago) This was my amateur race bike. It was setup a little different back then. I usually ride it today with traditional mtb tires.
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My first MTB was a 930 but it was hardtail, hard front and a great bike to learn how to fall off.
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:27 AM
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My first MTB was a 930 but it was hardtail, hard front and a great bike to learn how to fall off.
The 930 is my ultimate fit..... I logged more miles on this bike, than any other.....It's my favorite, and longest owned mtb bike. I never get tired of riding this one. I love the steel frame. It's a shame that the steel frames seem to be disappearing, because I believe they offer the nicest ride.
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When it comes to fun, this is by far my favorite. It's not fast but it kind of feels like the bicycle equivalent of a tank. It's my 1998 Iditabike Extreme custom ride. Took a couple of iterations to get the chainline right and everything to work properly.

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Old 12-21-2009, 01:35 AM
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klama2006 and I were thinking of a Bike thread , here is a bike I recently restored , a 1970s Centurion road bike , Please post your bike projects here and we can talk about , well bikes ... Post your bike anyway even if its not a project , let's find out who the cycle nuts are here on AK
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I love your tire selection. Perfect match for this nice vintage bike.
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An orginal stumpjumper. Got the frame on a closout in the seventies and built it up. My coworkers at the bike shop called it an old mans bike. Now I am an old man.
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Beautiful Centurion.

Centurion, there's a name I haven't heard in a while. In '79 I bought a Centurion Super Elite, what a beautiful bike, wish I still had it. I believe it had a SunTour rear derailleur. Had a gloss white frame with beautiful lugwork, if not as nice as yours. Great bike, had to sell it unfortunately.

The vintage road bike I ride now is an '87 Schwinn Tempo, also steel, also a sweet ride. I still have the BioPace chainrings for display.
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Beautiful bikes, folk.

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Iditabike Extreme
Nice, those wheels are huge. I'm really liking it.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:39 AM
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Here is a 80's something Miyata Quick-Cross. The frame was repainted, it was originally a scratched up florescent green color, with flo pink lettering (It was hideous by today's standards) . I used to ride it with drop bars, They were replaced, because I can't comfortably ride that low anymore.




Scuzzer, I always thought about doing something similar to that typhoon. There is a old similarly styled Schwinn laying around in my parents barn somewhere. I'll have to dig it out of there one of these days. Is that using a typical 1" suspension fork, in a traditional Schwinn frame?

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