First post on the forum, so howdy howdy!
I'm currently rebuilding a 1988 Schwinn Caliente and I'm looking to upgrade the brakes on the bike. The bike currently has the 1988 dual pivot sidepull caliper brakes, and I'm looking to go to something like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/NR-Shimano-600-U...#ht_746wt_1097
I'm questioning my logic in swapping to something like those brakes, because I'm not sure if that center pin will slide all the way through the mount hole on my frame. I've read the Sheldon Browne article about finagling the shorter pin on an older frame, which is what initially caused the self doubt (I didn't realize that they had gone to a shorter center pin).
Has anyone made a swap like this? Any constructive criticism would be much appreciated!