Centurion Headbadge
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Name: Centurion Headbadge
Brand: Centurion
Badge Type: Unknown
Frame Types: Vintage Lightweights
Country: United States
Years: 1980's
Added By: JFischer on 05/04/11
Updated By: Slider74 on 04/18/18
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Headbadge Information
From a Centurion Super Tour 15.  From mid eighties bike from possibly German Centurion brand. This badge was not used on US marketed WSI Centurion bikes
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Brand Information(click to expand)
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 early 80's WSI introduced another brand named Diamond Back, where they sold BMX bikes and later on 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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