Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Racine, WI
Bikes: '94 Schwinn Passage, '02 Dyno Dynoglyde
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How to determine what size wheels my bike is intended to have?
Hello everybody, new member here; first post. I recently traded a couple old off-brand bikes that didn't fit me, for a Schwinn Passage that is in pretty good shape. I looked on bikeapedia and learned a great deal about the components and such, and have determined I must have a 1994 model. The bike has a pair of old chrome plated steel wheels on it and I'd like to replace them with something better. However, bikeapedia tells me this bike was supposed to have 700c wheels, and the current 27" wheels have the brake pads pushed nearly to the top of the calipers (exage calipers and levers). Is there a way I can measure something on the frame and/or fork to be sure I'm supposed to have 700c wheels before I buy them? I will eventually upgrade the brakes as well, so even if the 700c's are too big for my brake calipers, I can work with that.