Centurion Bicycle Works
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Name: Centurion Bicycle Works
Brand: Centurion
Badge Type: Plastic Attached
Frame Types: Vintage Lightweights
Country: United States
Years: 1970's; 1980's
Added By: JFischer on 10/05/07
Updated By: Slider74 on 04/18/18
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Headbadge Information
Headbadge used from 1979 to 1982 when it was replaced by a decal of the same design
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Frame Examples using this style Head Badge
Frame Example NameCategoryAdded
Centurion Semi ProRoad Race11/30/2010
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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