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tarted up centurion super lemans project

Old 03-05-17, 03:41 PM
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tarted up centurion super lemans project

I ran and grabbed this neglected super lemans for three reasons:

1. its my size
2. its a centurion- even if pretty basic (looks like a 1981 - so main triangle tange - probably 5?)
3. someone tarted it up with a parts bin build.. where they must have been out of mediocre parts more fitting the frame level.
. seat is a suede turbo- so my ass at least will be comfy







What do you guys think? I am torn between stealing its parts and building it up with either lesser, or even makign a single speed...or going the exact opposite and stick some more dura-ace on and really tart it up.

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This would be a fine single speed project.
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started break down: things have a bit of surface rust.. but everything came apart very easily.

I am not up on old campy:
is all this one family or a mix?



fork got real pretty with just a wipe down:



and the reason to buy:
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cool gold rim, sadly not with matching front: must be replacement as its 700

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Looks like fun no matter which way you decide to go with it, but to me it's pretty enough that it begs to be built back up into a nice geared rider. Especially if it fits you! I'm glad to see you went and got it though. I saw your previous post about possibly going to check it out, and was hoping I'd see more of it
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yeah it was close enough i grabbed it. its a weird bird with the exage triple and a neuvo record fd. I guess it works- but it all looks a bit out of place with each other. so I am thinking either keep the triple and go a bit more modern with the other components to match (I have enough later 80s parts laying about ) - or change the cranks back to something retro and maybe go single speed but proper late 70s early 80s components.

edit: dug in my parts and made a mixed group of decent shimano -


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ok. as you can see I have some time today. here is a mock up... (touch up paint is still drying..) front wheel is also gold anodized but an araya 27" - it sort of matches but the Ukai is a golder gold. . now to find the exact same looking tire in 700 and 27....


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ok. as you can see I have some time today. here is a mock up... (touch up paint is still drying..) ...
Gears with barcon shift. YES! Beats the hell out of single-speed any day.

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I ran and grabbed this neglected super lemans for three reasons:

1. its my size
2. its a centurion- even if pretty basic (looks like a 1981 - so main triangle tange - probably 5?)
3. someone tarted it up with a parts bin build.. where they must have been out of mediocre parts more fitting the frame level.
The serial number can be decoded for the year of frame manufacture. 1981 looks about right.

Champion No. 5 Seamless P.G.tubes. There where some Super LeMans from this period that where Tange Hi-Tensile Double Butted.
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That's a really nice big boy bike. Should be a confident performer on steep down hill runs.
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Nice pick up. Lots of good parts bin filler on that one.

I believe the FD is a Nuovo Gran Sport unit. (The similar-looking Valentino units had the cage mounting bolt on the front of the extension shaft. And the Nuovo Record FD units did not have the odd box-shaped mechanism, but used a more traditional wrap-around clamp.)

Also, I'm curious about the Galli brakes. The ones I've had look similar but have a different cable clamp with a built-in quick release. It's hard to tell from the photos, but I don't see any quick release on these calipers. If no quick-release, I wonder if the cable clamp hardware is original. Edit: I think I found your model: HERE (velobase). Do your brakes have the little quick-release tabs as shown in the velobase link?

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You can call this your uphill bike.
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big wheel in the front! yes, the galli brakes look just like the gg76 you linked to, but they simply say Galli-

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here is another shot of the FD: no markings on it for what it might be.

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looks like its the old gran sport, not the nuovo -> 52-60s so its a bit more vintage than the bike-

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