I bought a 1975 Centurion Le Mans for $40. Allegedly, the bike had only been ridden for 1.5 years, then hung up in a garage ever since. After rebuilding it, it has the following components / features:

Forte Arriva 700c radial laced wheelset
Panaracer Pasela 32mm tires w/ kevlar bead and Tourguard
SKS fenders w/ Nigel Smythe green tweed front fender flap
Cane Creek brake levers
Tektro interrupter brake levers
Brooks green leather perforated bar tape w/ thirteen coats of clear shellac on the hemp French whip wrap
Original Sakae Custom drops bars w/ original Velox bar-end plugs
All new brake lines, shifter lines and housing
Original Sakae Racing crankset New chain Original Sun Tour front derailleur
Rubber chain guard made from a tire tube that will be replaced w/ a leather / shellac / hemp one
Crankbrothers yellow Candy C pedals
Shimano Tiagra rear derailleur secured w/ original Sun Tour bracket and a custom bracket I made from galvanized steel that allows me to use 700c wheels and skewers
Brooks green leather B17 saddle and a new seat post Nigel Smythe green tweed Country Bag on a silver hoop from Rivendell
Nitto saddlebag quick release from Rivendell
Inside the saddlebag, I replaced the wooden dowel with a piece of diamond willow I put two coats of maple stain on and four coats of semi gloss polyurethane varnish
Yellow industrial reflective tape on most of the frame (I live in Alaska, I need that here)
Crane Japan Bell 26 from Rivendell
Velo Orange Retro waterbottle bracket, secured with brackets and a custom galvanized steel plate
Original Dia Compe centerpull brakes

Thank you for allowing me to share!

Best regards,

-Brandon Germer

bgermer at gmail dot com


Centurion Le Mans - side view


Centurion Le Mans - bar wrap detail

Centurion Le Mans - bottle cage detail


Centurion Le Mans - shifters detail
Centurion Le Mans - Nigel Smythe Country Bag in Green Tweed
Centurion Le Mans - Custom dowel replacement


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