Need help identifying this one

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

Need help identifying this one

Postby Jaycomal » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:33 pm

Bought this frame with everything except wheels and seat mainly as a donor for the bits and pieces hanging off it, but then realized the steel frame looked better than your usual run of the mill jigger. Although it's not looking flash at the moment, it looks to have been chromed plated with the bottom half of the seat and chain stays left unpainted. The forks are chrome also. There are no identifying frame marks I can find, with a Shimano 600 decal near the bottom of the seat tube being the only "clue". The lugs are interesting in their detail at each junction. Obviously looking for any thoughts on the make, and thinking the lugs should be a good clue. Photos are available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98791154@N ... 248032084/
Jaycomal
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:03 pm

by BNA » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:00 pm

BNA
 

Re: Need help identifying this one

Postby Tomca74 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:00 pm

Not exactly the same as my old roadie, but make up your own mind.
Image
Image
Image
http://i937.photobucket.com/albums/ad21 ... 5b7aba.jpg

Speedwell Olympic. Shimano 600 first gen bits
Tomca74
 
Posts: 126
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:28 pm
Location: Oxley, Qld

Re: Need help identifying this one

Postby Jaycomal » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:04 pm

Thanks for that. Looks close...
Jaycomal
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:03 pm

Re: Need help identifying this one

Postby TopSide » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:56 pm

Jaycomal wrote: . . . Obviously looking for any thoughts on the make, and thinking the lugs should be a good clue. Photos are available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98791154@N ... 248032084/


The serial number and its location are similar to 1970s Centurions in the USA. From the serial number probably 1977. Looks like a Centurion Super LeMans.

http://marksbikes.wordpress.com/2010/12 ... er-lemans/
TopSide
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:12 pm


Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU



InTouch with BNA
“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter