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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
Smurfy, I like it! Great idea and wonderful creativity. It's sort of a more modern version of the '60s Schwinn Traveler. Modern timeless with a twist. Just one question: Did this version of Le Tour have 700c wheels originally? Brake reach seemed to be no problem.
I bought a frame and fork 86 or 87 Le Tour that had the brakes still on it. I tried slipping a 700 wheel into the front forks, and the Sante brakes wouldn't reach, not even at the bottom of the slot. A 27" wheel lined right up, however. Oddly enough I put the same brakes on my Prelude, and it fit a 700 wheel with hardly any adjustment. I guess the 700/27 switch happened while the same decals were being used? Either that, or Schwinn made different sized frames/forks for the separate models?,,,,BD
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