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Old 01-16-07, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Supertick
Mine is maybe an 83' model Pro Tour 15
27" Araya rims with Suzue seal tech 36/40 hubs
Two tone blue in color
Champion #2 Butted Tubes
Serial number N3L0511
Question?? Will this frame , if still in good shape, be able to carry a load. I have heard differing reports of the durability of these frames. I would like to use it to tour carrying 40 pounds or so. I am about 200 pounds. Thanks.
I had the same vintage Pro Tour with same color combination: Yes! The frame is durable, fully chromed under the paint, it is designed to be a Touring bike and to carry a load. Mine handled well when loaded, very stable. My only complaint was the 27" wheelset it came with had little clearance for fenders. I fit a 700c wheelset & got good clearance but then it gave quite an angle to the brakes because the brake bosses were positioned for 27" wheels. Decided to just run 27". I recently sold mine for $105 as I'm retired & don't commute to work any more. It was closing in on 40,000 miles to my knowledge & I wasn't the original owner. Figured the components were still worth that much since I added a DynoHub front wheel.
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