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Old 02-01-23, 03:00 PM
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1988 Centurion LeMans

picked this up at the local christian second store.
The seat post was stuck, but came out without too much issue.
it's a 57 c-t
Wheels are suntour cyclone sealed bearing hubs laced to galli rims
the six speed freewheel is of the shimano 600 sis variety (13-21)









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Old 02-01-23, 03:08 PM
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These always looked like nice versatile bikes to me. Do you think it would take 32mm tires?
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NIce condition and looks like nicer than LeMans wheelset.
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
These always looked like nice versatile bikes to me. Do you think it would take 32mm tires?
\32's would fit the f/f with absolutely no issue but the brakes would have to be changed out for something with a bit more clearance.
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Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
NIce condition and looks like nicer than LeMans wheelset.
Yeah. I donít see Galli rims being original equipment on that guy.

Nor Cyclone hubs with shimano drivetrain.

Probably a well loved bike.
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Old 02-01-23, 06:47 PM
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Iím gonna say thatís not a 600 rear derailleur either.

EDIT: OhÖguess youíre just referring to the freewheel.

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I had a yellow one

It was also an 88 and came with an Exage Sport groupset and a set of 36 spoke wheels with cool bronze colored Araya rims. It is really a sleeper frame - rides beautifully. Deserves better components IMO and with a 600 tri color group on it could easily be a daily rider. If you convert the freehub to hyperglide, then you can run 7 speed and use microshift shifters to have a really handy set up.
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Several parts are not OEM, but they're definitely not downgrades.

If the larger tire size will fit under the fork crown, but the brake bits are too low, one thing I've done in the past is to switch to a centerpull brake.

Here's an example on my Lotus Classique:

MAFAC Competitions have more than enough reach for 33.33s. Tektro 539s had the reach, but "sag" below the fork crown, limiting tire width (height, actually).

I would imagine that most people wouldn't want to consider this solution, but if you really want a wider (and taller) tire, here's one way to squeeze it in.
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Love the colorway on those LeMans.

By. Oh. Pacccccccce.
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I have one of those and adore it. I bought it for a Clunker Challenge for $35 one year and realized it has a far nicer ride than it has any right to. Stock parts would have been Exage Sport, so yours has been nicely upgraded. I wonder about the fork, though - mine has a Tange Mangalloy fork and stays, Tange no. 2 tubing elsewhere. I think mine will take 28s, but I doubt I could go bigger. I need to take some updated photos of mine someday ...
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