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Old 02-26-10, 04:11 PM   #1
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Centurion Super Lemans

Could anyone give me a ballpark value for a Centurion Super Lemans in good condition with all original components? Here are a couple pics.
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Your pics are quite small even when opened up, but I'd say $150ish in my area.
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Thanks. The pics were pulled off of Craigs List, so I can't do much about how they show. The bike is listed at exactly your estimate ($150) in the Boston area. I was trying to get a sense for whether it is worth going for it. The size is right for me and I've been looking for something to do some touring on and thought this might do the trick.
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Thanks. The pics were pulled off of Craigs List, so I can't do much about how they show. The bike is listed at exactly your estimate ($150) in the Boston area. I was trying to get a sense for whether it is worth going for it. The size is right for me and I've been looking for something to do some touring on and thought this might do the trick.
$150 is an ok price to pay for your own use, but if you are looking to use it for touring, you have to upgrade the brakes and (esp.) the levers.
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+1 Pics make it really hard to tell anything. Barcons are a plus. If bike is ready to ride and has no defects, it is a deal at $150.
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$150 is right, it's a nice frame and for touring, it has some advantages: Bar end shifting, has eyelets, clearance, and good geometry. Weight is not really an issue, and it's a steel lugged frame that even the Miyata 1000'ers and Expeditionites will smile and say nice things about. The 27" wheels are smooth, and the hubs and all bearings can be cleaned and repacked to silky smoothness. Parts are cheap and readily available for the drivetrain, and it's easy to work on. And it's a Centurion, instant cred.

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^^ Love the disclaimer.

To the OP. Assuming it is in decent shape it is a steal in Boston. Buy it. In a couple weeks anything like that on CL will be gone in a matter of minutes.

Funny, but if you head a little further out onto the Cape, there is another Lemans.
http://capecod.craigslist.org/bik/1617887073.html


If I didn't have 5 bikes in my small apartment already I would be considering that first one for sure.
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