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Old 01-21-07, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by devilinblack
Centurion Le Mans. White with purple/smoke fade....
This is almost certainly a 1989 Lemans. The fade smoke paint job came out in 1988 but was restricted to the Ironman models that year. The Avenir saddle and Centurion bars are consistent with the 1989 model and were different in 1988. The wheels appear to original while the derailleurs. cranks and brakes are upgrades. Based on my experience with other serial numbers from this period, the characters should all be numbers, except for the first, which is a letter.

The model number for the rear hub indicates a freehub model as opposed to cassette. Given the era, it should be an IG freehub which uses a threaded outer cog. Removing this cog will allow the other cogs to slide off, usually as an assembly that is held together by three 4mm bolts. To remove the outer cog you will need a set of chainwhips.
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