This is a 1988 Centurion LeMans in Magenta and White with White decals. It is a 23.5″ / 60 cm / Large (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) lugged Tange 2 Steel frame (main tubes) with a Tange Steel fork. The stand over height is 33″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 12 speeds available through the alloy Shimano Exage two ring (52/42t) BioPace crank set with alloy 170mm crank arms and the 6 gear Shimano freewheel.
The rear derailleur is a Shimano Exage Sport and the front is also a Shimano Exage Sport. Shifting is through Shimano Exage Downtube indexed shifters.
Both wheels are black anodized double wall Matrix alloy rims laced to quick release Matrix alloy hubs. Both wheels have Kenda Kontender 700x23c blackwall tires with presta valves.
Braking is handled by alloy Shimano Exage Sport Side pull brakes.
The black vinyl saddle is mounted to an alloy seat post that moves freely in the seat tube.
There are cage bosses on the seat tube and a white bottle cage mounted to the down tube.
The brake levers are Shimano Exage aero with nice white hoods. The handlebars are wrapped in black Cinelli tape. There is scarring to the polished part of the handlebars near the stem.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings.
This bicycle has a claimed weight of 24.5lbs according to Centurion and retailed for around $425 in 1988 (that’s $994.50 in today’s dollars). Although the purple fade paint job and bright graphics say 1980’s, this bike is still a very capable road bike who’s steel frame requires no special care and helps soak up road vibration.
For less than the price of a generic Bike Shaped Object that you might buy online or from a store that sells bicycles and toilet paper, you could have this vintage bicycle with quality components. The fact that it is still rolling down the road is a testament to how well it was built.
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