Old 04-12-10, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by WNG View Post
I read the Prelude's fork is Tange Mangalloy. At least in the '86 version.
Tange Hi-tensile steel, according to the catalog scans. Stays were generic cromoly. Schwinn Madison had the Tange Mangalloy fork.

The Prelude was a step down from the Tempo, and weighed in two pounds heavier (per catalog).

The 1987 had a Tange hi-tensile steel fork as well. 1987 had desirable 700c wheels, while the 1986 had 27 inch wheels. The 1986 had Suntour Cyclone friction components, the 1987 had Shimano indexed components.


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