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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" 


History
   

Frame Models
ModelCategoryProducedSold AsExamples
Centurion Ironman Dave Scott ExpertRoad Race1985 - 1989Complete Bicycle1
Centurion Dave Scott Ironman MasterRoad Race1987 - 1989Complete Bicycle1
Centurion Semi ProRoad RaceEarly 1980's - ?Complete Bicycle4
Centurion LeMansRoad Sport1972 - 1989Complete Bicycle1
Centurion Sport DLXRoad Sport1980'sComplete Bicycle1
Centurion Super LeMansRoad Sport1976 - ?Complete Bicycle1
Centurion TurboRoad Sport1983 - 1984Complete Bicycle1
Centurion Pro TourRoad Touring1976 - 1984Complete Bicycle4
Frame Serial Numbers(click to expand)
Serial NumberFrame DetailYearAdded By
N8E0057Centurion Ironman Master?Ciufalon
M7M13647Centurion Semi Pro?velogarden
M7M13647Centurion Semi Pro?velogarden
M8D0_409Centurion Semi Pro (1978)1978fightfooter
M3M01764Centurion Pro Tour (Early 1980's)Early 1980'srustybike
 
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