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.

It was availble in 18" and 19" frames..

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

 

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