is my $50.00 Centurion Super Lemans which I think is a 1980 vintage.
It has Tange Number 5 Chrome moly tubing which I believe is straight
gauge. I had it powder coated for $75.00 with safety yellow and
a emerald clear coat. The stickers came from my local auto sticker
guy for about $12.00. I managed to salvage the tubing sticker and
the original bike shop sticker and glued them back on after powder
coating. For this bike, I wanted a rider rather than a restoration
showpiece. The bike is shown with the original 27x1 1/4" Araya rims
and newer Pasela tires. The hubs are Suzues and it has a 6-speed,
28-14 with a 46x36x26 SR crank, scavenged off my old Raleigh Technium.
The Suntour shifters came with the bike but the original front shift
mechanism was replaced with a Suntour Mountech. I acquired a B17
from my local trailside bike shop in Orting Washington and my friend
gave me the generic mustache bars. The stem is a Nitto Dirt Drop
from Rivendell and gets the bars where I need them.
these photos were taken I have replaced the wheels with Mavic A719's/Shimano
105's and Urbanmax tires and I have changed out the rear dˇrailleur
with a Deore and IRD 8-speed 12-32 cassette. The front mech will
be replaced with an IRD and the cranks will eventually be switched
to a XD600. The original brakes are Dia Compe but are barely long
enough to make the pads hit the rim so I am replacing them with
the longer version. Originally, I think Centurion made these bikes
to be switched to 700c but I like my pads to hit the rim in the
center and not right next to the tire bead. I have the bars twined
with hemp twine now and have added a wired speedo. This bike is
my spare and is use for commuting 20 miles and shorter fitness rides.