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Country:United StatesPrimary Focus:Bicycles
Years of Operation:1972 - 1989
General Information
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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Centurion Pro TourRoad Touring11/28/2021
Centurion Semi ProRoad Race09/02/2018
Centurion Ironman Dave Scott ExpertRoad Race09/04/2017
Centurion TurboRoad Sport11/21/2015
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Additional Resources
Catalog NameSourceFile SizeDate Added
1989 Ironman Owners ManualVeloBase2,776kB12/30/2007
1979 Centurion CatalogVeloBase4,141kB1/23/2009
1972 Centurion Catalogvintage-centurion.comN/A4/25/2018
1986 Centurion Catalogvintage-centurion.comN/A4/25/2018
1985 Centurion Catalogvintage-centurion.comN/A4/25/2018
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Centurion Serial Number DatabaseBest of BikeForums.net C&VLong running thread with many models and serial numbers listed.
Centurion Bicycles by Ashley WrightBrand Specific WebsitesCenturion Specific article on SheldonBrown.com
Vintage CenturionBrand Specific WebsitesUp and coming site dedicated to preserving a knowledge base for Centurion Bicycles
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