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Old 09-01-14, 06:20 AM
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Sounds like a Pro Tour. Without pictures, can't even guess well.
Try something worth 1000 words.
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Old 09-01-14, 08:43 AM
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I could be wrong, but it sure sounds like a Pro Tour or a Semi-Pro, and if that's the case your dating is off by about a decade. There should be date codes on some of the components. But yes, photos please...

Edit: Ha, oops, yeah, what Robbie said.
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Old 09-05-14, 08:43 AM
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I bought this centurion a couple years ago at a bike shop here in the Phoenix area. It is a Super Lemans, diamond white color, in great shape appearing to have all it's original parts. I can't find the serial number? Where is it located? I'm guessing it's a late 70's build/ Thanks for the help
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Old 09-05-14, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by tk442 View Post
I bought this centurion a couple years ago at a bike shop here in the Phoenix area. It is a Super Lemans, diamond white color, in great shape appearing to have all it's original parts. I can't find the serial number? Where is it located? I'm guessing it's a late 70's build/ Thanks for the help
Have you found any date codes on hubs, crank arms, pedals etc? I'm going with early '80's by looking at the low flange hubs. Is that rear derailleur a suntour Cyclone "S"? That might be an 85 or 86??

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Old 09-05-14, 11:57 AM
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Suntour Vx, 170 on crank
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Old 09-05-14, 12:07 PM
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Old 09-05-14, 01:58 PM
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Suntour Vx, 170 on crank
Take a close look at the hubs (the "axle" housing) on the wheels and you should find a two digit number specifying the year that component was made. If you find the number, add a year and that would be a good guess. Did you find the serial number? The headbadge looks like my '80 Elite. If so, there is a serial number on the side of seat tube down by bottom bracket. You will see it.

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Old 09-05-14, 03:44 PM
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Found serial # NOB (or R) 6518. Thx
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Found serial # NOB (or R) 6518. Thx
1980?
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Old 09-05-14, 09:25 PM
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I can interpret any Schwinn serial number but no nothing on these bikes. From the photo's I've seen on Internet, decal style and positions lines up for 77-78 period. I have no clue, appreciate your help. TK
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Old 09-06-14, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tk442 View Post
I can interpret any Schwinn serial number but no nothing on these bikes. From the photo's I've seen on Internet, decal style and positions lines up for 77-78 period. I have no clue, appreciate your help. TK
If you search "centurion serial number database" on google you will find the dating info here and on wikipedia. The second digit is the year of manufacture. You have "N0B" where you can see the zero. You have a 1980, same as my Elite. I hope that helps.
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Old 09-06-14, 07:18 AM
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thanks for the help!
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Old 09-06-14, 11:45 AM
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Centurion Pro Tour 15. M9A14510. Originally red; stripped by P.O.

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My goodness that is nice.
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Old 09-06-14, 09:32 PM
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Love the old and new!
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That is just beautiful and seems so smartly built. Is that a shimergo setup?
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Yes. Centaur and XT (8 speed) with VO Raids.

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That is just beautiful and seems so smartly built. Is that a shimergo setup?
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Has anyone found any info on the Centurion Omega? What its made of or anything? I think its from 1975. I cant find anything on it, just this post from 2006. Its the same one I have but I only have the frame.

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Hi T-Mar, I found what I believe is one of the very early Centurions this morning at an auction and I grabbed it.
Although I believe that this Centurion Omega is not at the top of the pecking order, it has extremely fancy lugwork and bullet-point seatstays compared to my Sport DLX.
It has a nice metal head tube badge as well.
I'm guessing it's just Hi-Ten steel. R derailleur is a Shimano Tourney. Front is a Suntour 7. Dia-Compe drop forged center pull's.
Notre Dame fans would love it because it is an attractive all-emerald green w/ gold-leaf style lettering.

Serial #: IH28649I and is followed by the Omega-Centurion symbol

Do you need more photos than this one??

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My guess is somewhere around 1972 **********
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Hi Folks,

Picked up a classic Miami Vice Dave Scott Expert model a few weeks ago with an eye towards my first rehab project.
Serial: N7G8233

Aside from tires, seatpost and saddle, everything looks original. I keep going back and forth about whether to powder coat (blasphemy!), but will likely stick with the glorious pink and yellow for a while. New tires, tubes, tape, hoods, cables, housing, chain and saddle are a coming, though. Going to leave the bottom bracket/crankset restoration and wheel truing to the LBS.
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Hi Folks,

Picked up a classic Miami Vice Dave Scott Expert model a few weeks ago with an eye towards my first rehab project.
Serial: N7G8233

Aside from tires, seatpost and saddle, everything looks original. I keep going back and forth about whether to powder coat (blasphemy!), but will likely stick with the glorious pink and yellow for a while. New tires, tubes, tape, hoods, cables, housing, chain and saddle are a coming, though. Going to leave the bottom bracket/crankset restoration and wheel truing to the LBS.
Welcome to C&V! Spiff it up and ride that thing!
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Hi Folks,

Picked up a classic Miami Vice Dave Scott Expert model a few weeks ago with an eye towards my first rehab project.
Serial: N7G8233

Aside from tires, seatpost and saddle, everything looks original. I keep going back and forth about whether to powder coat (blasphemy!), but will likely stick with the glorious pink and yellow for a while. New tires, tubes, tape, hoods, cables, housing, chain and saddle are a coming, though. Going to leave the bottom bracket/crankset restoration and wheel truing to the LBS.
Nothing like starting off with a, wait for it.....Legendary! bike. Icon model of an iconic bike. Now you can say "icon ride," too.

Welcome to the forum. Sheldon Brown smiles down on you, women (or men) will swoon, and carbon cowboys will be jealous and know not why.
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
Nothing like starting off with a, wait for it.....Legendary! bike. Icon model of an iconic bike. Now you can say "icon ride," too.

Welcome to the forum. Sheldon Brown smiles down on you, women (or men) will swoon, and carbon cowboys will be jealous and know not why.
Funny stuff.
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T-Mar thanx a lot for the info!
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Originally Posted by djkashuba View Post
Centurion Pro Tour 15. M9A14510. Originally red; stripped by P.O.

Centurion Pro Tour 15 by djk762, on Flickr
Nice Build! Would love to see some detailed pics on Pedalroom! Although it does technically have 15 speeds, it's not the Pro Tour 15 model. They started calling it the PT15 after this version, when they added Canti's and mid fork eyelets. This is the same vintage as mine, somewhere between 78'-81' I guess.
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