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Old 04-05-17, 08:02 AM
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lemans centurion ID

Good morning,

I am looking for some assistance finding more information about a Lemans Centurion I am looking at purchasing.

I have attached a picture of the bike.

It has the following markings:

Small decal: "260"
Label: "Special light tubing"
TE31604

Seller is asking $75.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-05-17, 08:29 AM
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Early to mid 70's. High Tension steel frame. In my area, in that rusty condition, $35-50.

Here is a link to some basic info.

LeMans (RS) (1970-1989): | Vintage-Centurion

"In the mid 70's the LeMans sold for $139."
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Old 04-05-17, 08:57 AM
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Hi ross co,

I assume that "TE31604" is the serial number. Was the s/n on the lower seat tube?

Many Centurion s/n from this period start with the letter "I" and not "T".

Owners of other Centurion LeMans the s/n starting with "I" have said they were purchased in 1974. You may be able to date some of the components.
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The subject bicycle is pre-1978 based on the Raleighesque decals and an entry level model with a h-tensile steel frame, 2nd from the bottom of the line. This one has aftermarket pedals. It's hard to tell much from the poor, non-drive side photo.
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Hi all, thank you so much for the informative replies !! I guess my next question would be, if I can get it for cheap enough, is a resto worth it ? Any suggestions for places to seek replacement parts?
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With the center pull brakes & chrome socks it's definitely a pre-80's model. Centurions usually always feature nice Tange frames. Older ones would have Suntour bits & Sugino crank sets. It's missing the front & rear reflectors. Has a bottle holder fastened with hose clamps. Needs a bunch of new parts. Personally, I'd be very interested in this bike. If I could get it cheap enough. Like $50. It would convert into a nice upright townie style bike.
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I think I am going to grab it, the seller will accept $40. Thank you everyone!
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