Need a value on this bike

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  1. TheDoctor123

    TheDoctor123 New Member

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    Im thinking of buying this bike can you give me a value on it and maybe some more info on it. The brand is Centurion LeMans thank you!!
     

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    dabac Well-Known Member

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    At $90 its probably a better buy than a similarly priced department store bike. But the big thing is - does it fit you?
     
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    Yes I know nothing about this bike is this a good brand and good for daily use
     
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    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Might want to check this thread in another forum:http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...s/788654-rough-estimate-centurion-lemans.html

    Or post there.

    Re "good brand" and "daily use"

    It WAS a decent brand. But by now that bike is OLD.
    I can't tell from here what condition it's in.
    If it's been seriously neglected or mistreated, that can destroy ALL the initial quality.

    Unless there's any structural damage, it'd be perfectly possible to get it back into full working order.
    Parts are still available, and the usual service items ( brake pads, cables, bar tape, tires/tubes can be had quite cheap).
    Then there's the labor associated with a teardown and lube - which is something you should do/have done if you want the bike to last in daily use.
    Were you planning to do it yourself, or to have it serviced?

    It has a rack and a rear fender. IMO that's a good start for a bike with utility riding in mind.
    I'd add a front fender and a mud flap pretty darn quick.

    It wouldn't be my ideal daily ride.
    I don't find drop bars particularly useful for urban/suburban riding.
    Gearing is probably on the high side. Expect to find some hills challenging.
     
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    It's been fully restored from my understanding so everything works properly I'll be using to get to work and home it's a 15 minute bike ride
     
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