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Originally Posted by denaffen View Post
that’s overall wheelbase, although I may need to re-measure. I had measured the stays before and they’re about 5mm different, with the 520 being just a smidge longer.
Keep in mind you're comparing two bicycles of a different size.

For apples to apples comparison, here are some published wheelbases.
23" Le Tour: 40.75"/1035.05mm
22.5" 520: 1056mm

I took a guess that the 23" Letour is about the same as a 22.5" 520, but if it's more like a 24" 520 then the difference is even larger. 36mm or almost 1.5"! Admit it, the Le Tour isn't a touring bike!

23" Le Tour: 40.75"/1035.05mm
24" 520: 1071mm

Geo charts below.

85 Schwinn Catalog (edited to move the columns close together)

88 Trek Catalog
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