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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:30 pm 
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Bought a NOS unknown frame on ebay a while ago with the intention to build it up with any cheap/karma bits I could find.
However in the search of information to find out what frame it was I found Retrobike... and then I got a couple of other bikes instead and forgot about this frame. Until I decided that I would build a bike up for my girlfriend.

It started with this:
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It of course needed some paint. I asked my girlfriend what she would like, pink and gold... then I looked into my other passion to find inspiration, VW cars form the 70's and 80's :-)
I decided for the colours, from 1970's Golf, and took the frame to a mate that would paint it.

During the time he had the frame I searched more for information and found out that it probably was a Centurion Backfire Team. After contact with Centurion in Germany they confirmed that it was a Backfire produced in 1993 and they were kind enough to send scans from the catalogues from 93 and 94.

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The specs for the 94 model is my inspiration for this build:
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Funny enough the yellow/white 93 version did have almost exactly the same "artwork" as I decided for my frame, only in other colours.

Last week I got the frame back form painting and I am more than happy with the result!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:30 pm 
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Very nice, let's have lots of pic's of the build :).


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:29 am 
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Most of the parts are here...

It will be some of this

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Rebuilt forks

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A nice seat

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:04 pm 
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I like it!

I also like how your girlfriend asked for pink and gold so she got white and green lol



Tony.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:06 pm 
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I like it!

I also like how your girlfriend asked for pink and gold so she got white and green lol



Tony.... :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:36 pm 
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Like the colour scheme on the frame ! Should turn into a tasty looking bike with the XT kit 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:28 pm 
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Add a touch of

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And some more

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:20 pm 
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Most of the parts are now mounted but nopics of the bike at the moment. Most of the kit can be seen in this picture though...

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Specs will be:

Frame: Centurion Backfire 1993/94

Fork: Rockshox Judy DH

Headset: FSA Orbit MX
Stem: Control tech
Handlebar: Control Tech
Grips: Lizard skins Peaty

Brakes: M739
Brake Pads: XT/XTR M70R2
Brake Levers: M739

Shifters: M739
Front Derailleur: None
Rear Derailleur: M739
Cassette: CS-HG 70 11-30
Chain: HG 70
Cranks: M737
Crank Bolts: Middleburn gold
Chainrings: Crux Single speed 32 tooth
Chainring bolts: Gold
Bottom Bracket: BB UN-73
Pedals:

Hub Skewers: Titanium (Only Ti)
Rims: Alesa Discovery 36 holes
Hubs: M737
Nipples: -
Spokes: -
Tyres: Ritchey Z-max WCS 1,9


Saddle: Selle Italia Turbo reissue
Seatpost: Syncros
Seatpost Binder: Gold (Only Ti)

Tomorrow there will be pictures of everything put together if weather is good...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:06 pm 
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Really nice in white and green, but head-and-shoulders above all of that is that saddle..........mmmmmmmm :) :) :roll: :roll:

Reminds me of the white Ritchey I had BITD 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:55 am 
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That is a very nice choice of colours and it works ever so well.thats really going to be nice built up
not sure on throwing a red fork into the mix :? especially as ther'll be black and silver in there too.It might begin to look too busy,too cluttered :?


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