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Old 11-13-21, 05:57 AM
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Looks like you have a 1978 in Pearlized Coffee. Photo courtesy of Vintage-Centurion.com https://vintage-centurion.com/literat...on_Catalog.pdf

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Old 11-14-21, 05:39 PM
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Thank for adding the pictures, and for the brochure.

I put new tires and brake blocks on....it all works very well now.
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Old 12-29-21, 07:18 AM
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Hi everybody. And T-Mar.
I have recently built up a Frankenstein from a frame I purchased as a forkless re-painted structure. There was no knowledge of the brand nor the model.
The bike has a serial number on the headtube above the downtube lug. The serial number is WAKB043503, there could be some misreading, but rather in the end part of the number.
As I have understood from the conversation above and elsewhere it is a Centurion imported to Denmark by Age Kroll. The number, however, is not entirely consistent with the Danish VIN structure. Which has left me pondering.
The frame has been light blue originally. It has brake cable braze-ons, but no downtube shifter brazed-on posts. So somewhere 1981-84?
It has 26.2 or 26.4mm seat tube - 26.2 seems to have a bit of play but fixes fine. The size is 60cm C-T.
I have called it LeMans, but I have yet to see a frame with similar seat-stay upper ends, so not really sure.
If. If someone could provide a better educated guess, I would be grateful.
As a newbie I can not share images. Somewhy. But with some patience one can repair - https colon slash slash drive google com/drive/folders/109xEhaNEXywiNaUmELmlEJG8j5WQjUXg?usp=sharing
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Old 12-29-21, 08:36 AM
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1985 red Ironman. 6207 components with a Tange BB, Technomic stem 42mm B115 bars. 60cm center to top edge of seat lug and 57cm TT CTC.
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Old 02-23-22, 09:15 PM
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Centurion Prestige
63 cm frame and fork plus Shimano 600 headset
1989?
sn 89B2317
Money shot. The other side had significant surface rust.

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Old 02-25-22, 07:24 AM
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Centurian Super LeMans serial NON5770 made in Japan Champion #5 tubing
Suntour components, barcon shifters...
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Old 02-25-22, 12:11 PM
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1984 Elite RS (silver)
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1987 Ironman Expert (MV)
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1989 Ironman Master (red)
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Currently cleaning up & getting ready to rebuild this 1981 Centurion Pro Tour. SN M1F15682

I believe this means the bike was built in 1981 for a 1981 sale--the 1982 sale models had all switched to cantilever brakes, no? It seems like the Centurion Pro Tours existed as 3 groupings: the 1976/1977 grouping with partial chrome fork & stays, the 1978-1981 grouping with the full chrome under paint & pin-striping, and the 1982-1984 grouping with cantilevers and 'Pro Tour 15' decals.

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Currently cleaning up & getting ready to rebuild this 1981 Centurion Pro Tour. SN M1F15682
...the 1978-1981 grouping with the full chrome under paint & pin-striping,
Nice, and I really like the pinstriping on these.
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Old 06-16-22, 07:18 PM
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Like the above bike, my recent purchase appears to be in the mid evolution of the Centurion ProTour SN M8B01504, oddly it also has stamped on the bottom bracket in larger font size 072558 of unknown significance. Mine is the pearlized silver, with barcon shifters, triple crank (Sugino AT 46, 36, 26 which may not be stock). It too has the pin striping, and all chrome tubing. I will start another thread to detail the bike as found, but suffice it to say it has the "fat" C head badge, and chrome lugs to set it correctly in the 79 range even tho the sn suggests a 1978 build. It was at the evolutionary transition. and has been further upgraded by previous owners.

Centurion Pro Tour 1978/79
The chrome lugs are beautiful.



but why were the seat cluster lugs partially painted?

I have a 7 speed freewheel on Campy record hub so 126 spacing and a Suntour xcsport 7000 DR

I'm wondering whether the Sugino AT with low gearing 46, 36, 26 was OEM or a mod?

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I have a Centurion Super Le Mans. Bought in 75 or 76. Serial N5270. Have not found anything yet that pinpoints the year based on that serial.
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Old 09-06-22, 02:43 PM
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I just found this Elite 12 at an estate sale. I'm pretty sure the brakes, levers, pedals, and maybe the seatpost are the only original components. Even the seat binder bolt has been replaced with Italian (Miche). Pretty sure this is an '83 because that was the only year for these. N3M6094


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