For Sale

In addition to this store, I also have other items for sale at my Ebay site.  And, if you like the photos you see in this blog, you can purchase them as greeting cards, framed photos and other media at my Redbubble site.

FOR BIKES AND COMPONENTS LISTED HERE I OFFER FREE SHIPPING TO U.S. & CANADA!

LOCAL PICKUP IS WELCOME.  INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR SHIPPING PRICE.

4 thoughts on “For Sale

      • Oh sorry I’m asking about the centurion you have listed for sale. I’m looking for a bike for my ten year old daughter, her inseam is about 26.5″.

      • Hi Stephen, the Centurion Iron Man has 700c wheels. It’s standover height is about 29.5″. To get a bike to fit a rider with a 26.5″ inseam you will need a bike with 26″ (559) or 24 inch wheels. See my post here about bikes for smaller riders: https://restoringvintagebicycles.com/2014/05/28/small-wheeled-bicycles-the-solution-for-shorter-riders/
        As important, or more important than s/o height is reach to the bars, so you also have to measure the top tube length to get a bike to properly fit a smaller rider. There are many 26″ options with sloping top tubes available now. There may be some smaller vintage 650b options out there, and there are some vintage Terry bicycles that might work as well. There’s a really nice Centurion “Terry” restored by Josh C of Simplicity Vintage Cycles here: https://simplicityvintagecycles.com/2017/03/19/1987-centurion-ironman-expert/

        One additional thought: I would not purchase a road bike for a 10 year old – they are designed primarily for speed. Looking back to my own youth, I can attest to the fact that I wanted to go as fast as I could on my bike, but a 10 year old is not clued in to safety and may take risks that an adult rider would not. A safer choice for a 10 year old would be a more upright 3 or 5 speed with wider tires.

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