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Would a Centurion make a good fixie?(9 posts)

Would a Centurion make a good fixie?JL
Jun 30, 2003 6:17 PM
I found a fixie which I can grab for maybe $0!! Don't know the vintage, but it has 10 speed Suntour on it. It has a little surface rust on the seat stays, but looks in decent shape besides that.

Am I barking up the wrong tree, or could I make this a decent (or serviceable at least) fixie? Or will I be severely limited by the age?

Thanks for any help.

re: Oops.JL
Jun 30, 2003 6:18 PM
I meant I found a Centurion frame I can grab to possibly make a fixie.

re: Would a Centurion make a good fixie?eddie m
Jun 30, 2003 6:36 PM
Older Japanee bikes make fine fixies. They doesn't have any French or other non-standard stuff, and they usually have a rear hub that will accept a track cog instead of a freehub.
I agree. It should make for a fine fixie project bike. -nmTig
Jun 30, 2003 6:49 PM
check the dropoutsdesmo
Jun 30, 2003 7:10 PM
Centurion made some really good innovative bikes. Their touring frames were first class. But a lot of them have vertical dropouts. It's a lot easier if you get a frame with long horizontal drops.
Yep. They're horizontal (nm)JL
Jul 1, 2003 4:28 AM
Yep. They're horizontal (nm)LC
Jul 1, 2003 10:10 AM
Then start fixing it up!
You're good to go, then.KG 361
Jul 5, 2003 1:23 PM
Get a flip-flop rear hub or wheel, take off the derailers, the outer chainring,(use the inner-it's probably a 42), get a new chain and a 16 or 17 track cog, and you should be set.
Converted a Centurian for a friendbigrider
Jul 2, 2003 12:47 PM
It was a nice bike, red and white, turned out great and it is his favorite ride.