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    centurion

    where is the company out of? is it foreign or domestic? i am just curious

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    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/centurion/index.html

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    I've a 1987 Centurion Le Mans
    My sister bought a 1998 Centurion Diamonback Le Mans
    My dad bought a 1999 Diamonback Le Mans

    My frame says "Quality from Japan"


    Still have mine and still love it. Good ride although a bit flexible.. I'd rather it be a bit stiffer but it takes the bumps out of the rough roads..
    For Pebbles -
    2007 Cannondale Rush 5

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    1987 Centurion Le Mans

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    I picked up a LeMans at a junkyard a few years ago. It was in pretty good shape for an old bike that had been sitting in the rain, they used quality components. I lent it to someone who disappeared soon afterwards, pissed me off even though I barely paid anything for it.

    I still have the pedals on my tandem, but recently lost the threaded grease cover off of one. If anyone has one lying around i'd love to have it.

    My buddy had a Centurion in the 70s when we were in high school, it was way cooler than my JC Penny's ten speed!

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    got mine for $35

    Picked mine up at a bike swap a few years ago, complete for 35 smackers. Turned i into a SS with a carbon fork and I love it for tooling around town on, but I'm in need of some new pedals. I like the feel of steel.
    Keep the Rubber Side Down

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    sorry i couldnt load the photos i will try later on tonight

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    I had a Centurion bike I bought about 1984. It was pretty nice and I logged a lot of miles on it. I might be riding it still, but it's shortcoming was it's part spec:
    It used 27" tires, not 700c;
    Putting 700c rims on it would have required a new brake set as well;
    the crankset wouldn't accept a smaller chainring than a 42, so I couldn't go 52/39

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    Finally made pics while cleaning out the garage..

    I really should take care of her better.. but she was put away for the summer season.. ugh.. cannot ride here in the heat! A little clean up and it'll be ready to go!

    I've got numerous thousands of miles on this thing.. rebuilt wheel bearings and crank bearings.. and everything is stock except the seat and pedals.. All Shimano Light action, and 700c wheels..

    This will be one of my trusty steeds for the RAAM.. I'm very attached..

    Whee!
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    My Centurion:



    You guys talking about how much you like this bike though makes me laugh. I've hated this bike for a long time, and have finally got a replacement in the last month, a shiny red Trek 1500. But I'll still be riding this bike on my trainer in the basement for a long time to come.

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    Well, I've never had any trouble with mine.. the frame flexes like a mofo, but gives a pretty smooth ride.

    Looking to get a Cannondale for the asphalt in the spring next yet.. but will still hang on to this one for a beater..
    For Pebbles -
    2007 Cannondale Rush 5

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    1987 Centurion Le Mans

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