I had this catalog too. I bought the GT Performer in this exact color scheme. If I remember correctly it…
Centurion Spider-1 1982 (#1)
In the spring of 2012, I was lucky to find the remains from an old BMX shop in Gothenburg that closed in mid 80´s. Thanks to Christian (the BMX shop owner´s former stepson) for selling the parts to me! I was told that the BMX shop imported almost all their stuff from Germany and many parts was labelled as Centurion “Star Line” or “Pro-Line” parts (high quality parts from Japan, such as Tange, Sugino, SR, MKS etc).
There was two Centurion Spider-1 frame/fork/headset kits among all the parts. I have build them up with two different color schemes; this one in yellow/red/black, and the other one in yellow/blue/white. Almost all parts on this bike is NOS (new old stock), except for rims, hubs and brake.
Centurion is an old bike company, and in early 80´s they were into BMX for a short while. I haven´t found much information about Centurion BMX, but I think they have something to do with Diamond Back in some way. Otherwise, Centurion is best known for their road bikes.
The last two pictures is borrowed from a member at BMXmuseum.com (no hard feelings?) and it shows the Centurion Spider from an old catalogue from Germany.
The plastic chain protection is my favourite part of the bike. I used to have those chain protections on my bikes in the early 80´s. It made funny noices when you were pedaling.
Again, a big thanks to Christian for selling the parts to me! 🙂
|FRAME||Centurion Spider-1, yellow (NOS)|
|FORK||Tange TX-1200 1” threaded, yellow (NOS)|
|STEM||Hsin Lung – (SR-copy), silver/gold (NOS)|
|HANDLEBAR||Redline? V-bar, chrome (NOS)|
|HEADSET||Original 1”, chrome (NOS)|
|GRIPS||Centurion Mushrooms, yellow (NOS)|
|CRANKS||Sugino-copy 178mm 1-piece, chrome (NOS)|
|BB||US BB, chrome (NOS)|
|CHAINWHEEL||Sugino 44t, silver (NOS)|
|PEDALS||Sugino MaxyCross plastic 1/2”, black (NOS)|
|CHAIN||KMC Z 1/8¨, brown (NOS)|
|CHAIN PROTECTION||Plastic, black (NOS)|
|SEAT||Centurion Aero “ShotGun copy”, yellow (NOS)|
|SEAT POST||SR 7/8” aluminum, red (NOS)|
|SEAT POST CLAMP||Steel, yellow (NOS)|
|BRAKES||Lee Chi MX-1000, red (refurbished)|
|BRAKEPADS||Skyway copys, yellow (NOS)|
|BRAKE LEVERS||Chang Star Pre-bent, red (NOS)|
|BRAKE CABLES||Weinmann, black (NOS)|
|RIMS||Femco 7X 36H, polished (refurbished)|
|FRONT HUB||SR high flange 36H, red (refurbished)|
|REAR HUB||SR low flange 36H, red (refurbished)|
|SPOKES||Asahi 194mm, gold and chrome (NOS)|
|FREEWHEEL||Shimano 16T, chrome (mint-used)|
|FRONT TIRE||Comp III copy 20 x 2.125¨, black skinwall (NOS)|
|REAR TIRE||Comp III copy 20 x 1.75¨, black skinwall (NOS)|
|TUBES||Kenda, with yellow valve caps (NEW)|
|PADSET||Centurion Star-Line BMX racing, red/white (NOS)|
|NUMBER PLATE||Centurion “BMX Racing” padded plate (NOS)|
Love your work,great build.
Ive just made Centourion decals for a mate here in Aus.