are some pics of a 1984 Centurion ProTour I was recently _given_
(yep, given) by the guys at a local shop because they knew no one
else would want it. The ProTour was a top-o-the-line touring model
with 72/72 angles, 43.5cm chainstays, a 68mm bottom bracket drop,
and room for fat tires Ð not so good for long haul touring where
you'd want longer stays and more drop but nearly ideal for cyclocross.
It also had a light lugged Tange Champion #2 frame and was fully
chromed under the paint.
built it up as a single chainring (42t) cross bike with a 12-30
cassette. The 105 hubs are laced to 700c Open Sport rims, so there's
even more tire room than with the 27 inch originals. The spec brakes
were forged Diacompes with scott salmon pads. Cranks are Mavics
that I paired with a Dura Ace cup & cone BB for a low 138mm tread
(Q factor). The homemade chain guard was a 48t chainring. Stem is
a Nitto Technomic Deluxe, 44cm Noodle bars, and Cane Creek levers.
Original parts also include a Vetta Turbo saddle and SR seatpost
in shiny new condition. One highlight is the brick colored Deda
bar tape that perfectly matched the head tube decal, though it shows
too red in the pictures.
love suggestions for light combination tread cross tires as I hate
the current WTB Allterrainasaurus (they pick up everything).