Centurion 1989 LeMans
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Name: Centurion 1989 LeMans
Brand: Centurion
Badge Type: Unknown
Frame Types: Vintage Lightweights
Country: United States
Years: 1980's
Added By: JFischer on 10/13/07
Updated By: Slider74 on 11/21/15
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Example of a Centurion 'C' head badge typical of the company in 1989.  This is a 'Made in Tawian' LeMans.

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In 69/70 Centurion was started as a brand of WSI, they were Importing bikes from Japan and labeling them as Centurions, a few years later they would introduce the Professional model which was made by Acer-Mex (same company that made Windsor Bicycles). which continued on til the late 70's when production of the Professional was moved over seas. in the mid 70 Centurion offered BMX bikes and quickly changed the BMX line to its own brand as Diamond Back in 1978 and in the early 80's sold  Mountain Bikes.  Most all of the models were made in Japan and some lower end models were made in Taiwan.

though one model was actually made by Cinelli for the US market in 1985, named the Cinelli Equipe

The Centurion name was dropped some time in 1990, and were rebranded as Diamond Back . for the first couple years these road bikes, declared on the frame graphics that it was "Designed by Centurion" 
 
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