LeMans (RS) (1970-1989):

The model which introduced the Centurion brand and probably the most popular model through 1984 It evolved constantly over the years, LeMans RS model, Centurion's very popular, income-generating, mid-priced machine. 

1976 high-tensile steel frame,10-speed Front Derailleur: Suntour SL Rear Derailleur: Suntour V-GT Luxe Shifters: Suntour Barcons Freewheel: Suntour Pro-Compe Cranks: SR Apex Brakes: Dia-Compe Centerpull Rims: Araya Hubs: Suntour Sunshine Bars: Sakae Road Champion Randonneur Seat: Elina Super Pro 

1980s (Early) 12-speed with a Tange Infinity tubeset and a mix of Suntour and Sugino components.

1987 it boasted the somewhat lighter and seamless double-butted Tange #2 tubeset and Shimano's "Light Action, Light Touch" group.

Centurion Lemans

Early 70s Model 

 

1988 model

1988 Centurion Lemans

 

1988 Centurion Lemans

 

1988 Specs

Frame: Tange #2

Fork: Tange 2001 Mangaloy 

Stays: Tange 2001 Mangaloy

Grouppo: drivetrain was complete Shimano Exage Sport, including pedals.

Wheels: Exage Sport hubs laced to Araya 700C rims.

Freewheel: 12-26T, 6 speed cassette

Chainrings: 42/52T 

Bars: Kusuki aluminum models

Stem: Kusuki aluminum models.

Saddle: Centurion branded Vetta.

Weight:claimed 24.5 lbs ( 56cm frame).

Sizes 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60 & 64 cm.  

MSRP $425 US retail. 

 

1989 model

1989 it appeared with the Tange #2 tubeset but fitted with Shimano Sport LX components. Alot of times the color schemes may have been used the year before on the higher models, as example the lemans above with the white to purplesmoke fade paint, although this was available on the 1988 Models,given the Decals, this was a 1989 model. Dont let the colors trick you.  

In the mid 70's the LeMans sold for $139. and the Super LeMans for $189. 

 

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