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    Live in the now spats's Avatar
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    Centurion Lemans 1987 Value?

    Picked up a Centurion Lemans which I believe is a 1987. Has Shimano Exage components throughout and 700C Ukai Rims. It has 12 speeds with index shifting. Curios as to what you guys may think it is worth. I live in Michigan, but would consider putting it on the bay. I did have to replace the chain rings with a couple I had laying around because they were tweaked. It seems to ride pretty smooth and feels nice going down the road.







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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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    I would do something about those lever hoods and bar tape before considering sales options. I would also do a thorough cleaning and replace that saddle. Then I would sell locally, as I would net just as much locally as I would on ebay, without the fees and hassles of shipping. Note, I am a power seller on ebay and sell stuff there every week, so I don't have an issue with selling on ebay. Its just better suited for high end bikes or components and oddball garage sales finds.
    Last edited by wrk101; 12-14-11 at 08:36 AM.

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    +1 Not worth putting on ebay.

    Issues:
    - Angle those bars back to a reasonable level
    - Saddle doesn't belong on that bike
    - Either ditch the toe clips or add some straps. Clips are useless at the moment.

    These aren't major problems, but are hard on the eyes. I'd say it's worth about $200 on craigslist.
    Why "derailer" is the correct way to spell the gear-change mechanism: sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html

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    I wholeheartedly agree with the comments from Thrifty Bill and Fast Jake - But I would price it at $250 for local sale (after replacing the saddle, adjusting bars and cleaning).
    I don't know where in MI you live (it's a pretty big place) - but around here, eBay is best to move $300+ bikes because once you hit that marker. they become very difficult to sell on CL.
    - Auchen

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    Thanks for all the good info. I dropped the bars. Going to give it a good cleaning and greasing. Now to decide what color bar tape to get.

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    +1, $200

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    Appears that he now has it listed on CL for....

    $200.

    http://lansing.craigslist.org/bik/2791273909.html

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    OK for $200, but offer $175.

    I owned the exact same model and size. A fun bike - rode my first century on it.

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