This bike was once a 1989 Centurion Ironman Expert Dave Scott Signature 14-speed. I found it in pretty good condition at a local dump/recycling center and bought it for $40. It's very similar to "Lisa Cotterman's Pink single speed," further down on the 2008 list. However, instead of Shimano 600 components, it came stock with Suntour GTX components including brakes, shifters, crank, and both deraileurs. The only things that had been replaced on the bike when I found it were the handlebar and brake levers. Once I had made up my mind about converting the bike into a singlespeed/ fixed gear, I stripped it down, sanded off the existing paint and gave the bike its new color. I used a white Rustoleum primer spray, and finised with a black gloss protective enamel spray, also by Rustoleum. I replaced the seat, rear wheel, tires, stem, handlebars, and brake levers. I was able to reuse the Suntour GTX crank and the inner 42-tooth chainring in front. In back is a Surly 16-tooth fixed cog on one side and a 16-tooth Shimano freewheel on the otherin back. This bike is great for getting around the the streets of Santa Cruz, CA.

Added Bike components:
Handle bars - Origin 8 bullhorn, wrapped with black profile design bar tape
Brake levers - Cane Creek bar-end
Stem - Profile Design (quilled)
Rear Wheel - Bontrager 455 Semi-deep Rim with Formula flip-flop hub, 28 spoke, reinforced spokes
Cog - Surly 16-tooth (3/32) with Surly lockring, and Shimano 16-tooth freewheel
Tires - Michelin Speedium 2 Seat - MTB off a Novara Big Buzz bike


Centurion - Before
Centurion - side view
Centurion - handlebar detail
Centurion - Drivetrain detail
Centurion - rear brake detail




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