Here is first-time contributor Cristian N’s 1979 Centurion Omega. Cristian, I think $120 is a reasonable price for this ride, it could be a little steep considering all the work and materials you had to put into it. If you’re happy with it in the end, you did well. Spending too much time on the OTSG can sometimes leave you thinking every bike can be trash-picked, gifted from a neighbor’s garage or had for a 10-spot at a church rummage sale. Unfortunately that’s not always the case.
1979 Centurion Omega
I picked up my 1979 Centurion Omega 10 speed on Craigslist Los Angeles for $120. Now I am learning through your website that this was a bit much. But this being my first 10 speed I had no idea about brands or what to really look for. It did ride fine during the test ride but it needed some upkeep. I knew I wanted to keep its classic look. I replaced the crusty old tries and leaky tubes. I greased up the bearings, tuned the brakes and fixed the derailleur to get all 10 speeds to work properly. It came outfitted with SunTour components. I Changed out the dirty handlebar tape. The old original seat had to go for it was just to hard for me.
The paint is chipped and the body has rust spots but that’s fine with me, for I see that as its original soul just showing through. This bike has grown on me a lot. I now ride my Centurion a few days a week around the city running my errands, to stretching my legs out or along the beach to relax.
Great well rounded website Cameron
Thank you, Cristian N.