58 CM 1970's Centurion 12 Speed Road Bike Bicycle

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 04, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

It was back in the 1970's, during the Hey-Dey of American Cycling, when this bike was made. I vaguely remember when the "NEW" "12 Speed" came out back then, which in today's terms makes it a 6 Speed cassette; but, for back then, this was considered an upper end bike.

Tires are about a month old and have about 70 miles on them. I like these tires because I can generally ride them daily for about 10 or so months without flats. I accidentally rode thru broken glass a few times with no flats. That's the way tires should be.

After I got this bike going, I rode it on the "PV Loop" which goes by the Trump Golf Course and back, for a total of 54 miles. I got lots of cool comments on it. The chain did have a stiff spot and while riding it up and down Westchester Parkway, the chain finally broke and I ended up walking it back, carrying the chain and riding it Flintstones style. Because a replacement chain wasn't readily available, a link section was removed and the original chain was made to work, without the stiff/broken section.

I don't know if you've ridden a vintage bike, but a number of vintage bikes that I've ridden are a bit worn and the chain has a tendancy to pop or skip, but this bike did NONE of that, even up hills w something like this becomes really noticeable.

Based on the frame joints &
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