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Old 06-30-17, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Hardrock23
Does 55mm sound about right for the brake reach (87 Prelude)? I'm looking for some dual pivot calipers now so I can do everything at once (brakes & putting on the new cables that Rccardr/Doc gave me - which are beautiful, thank you again!)
Some calipers have the reach range stamped on the backside. Perhaps your current ones do.
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Originally Posted by Hardrock23
Does 55mm sound about right for the brake reach (87 Prelude)? I'm looking for some dual pivot calipers now so I can do everything at once (brakes & putting on the new cables that Rccardr/Doc gave me - which are beautiful, thank you again!)
I don't know if this will help. I'm running 39 to 49 mm reach dual pivots on my 85 Tempo.

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Originally Posted by tyler_fred
Some calipers have the reach range stamped on the backside. Perhaps your current ones do.
They're so old (the originals) so I didn't even think to check. Nothing size related on the back though. Just a few different strings of numbers.

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I don't know if this will help. I'm running 39 to 49 mm reach dual pivots on my 85 Tempo.

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I thought I would need those too, but maybe not. I'll just need to re-measure with something different to make sure I guess.

Thanks, you two.
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Originally Posted by Hardrock23
Does 55mm sound about right for the brake reach (87 Prelude)? I'm looking for some dual pivot calipers now so I can do everything at once (brakes & putting on the new cables that Rccardr/Doc gave me - which are beautiful, thank you again!)
Brake reach as I understand it is measured at from the center of the mount point/hole to the (vertical) center of the rim's brake surface. According to Schwinn Catalog Scans, for an '87 Prelude, the spec'd calipers were Dia-Compe G 400N units, and from my understanding and experience, 400 = short reach (39-49mm reach) and 500 = standard reach (47-57mm reach). The Le Tour of the same year, a 'rung lower' (of sorts, even if purpose differed), run Dia-Compe QS 500N calipers, which makes sense (larger tires, less performance-oriented, etc).

You should be good to go with any short reach dual-pivot caliper, which means you can get some great (used) stuff out there!
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
Brake reach as I understand it is measured at from the center of the mount point/hole to the (vertical) center of the rim's brake surface. According to Schwinn Catalog Scans, for an '87 Prelude, the spec'd calipers were Dia-Compe G 400N units, and from my understanding and experience, 400 = short reach (39-49mm reach) and 500 = standard reach (47-57mm reach). The Le Tour of the same year, a 'rung lower' (of sorts, even if purpose differed), run Dia-Compe QS 500N calipers, which makes sense (larger tires, less performance-oriented, etc).

You should be good to go with any short reach dual-pivot caliper, which means you can get some great (used) stuff out there!
Thank you for that bit of info! I looked on the Sheldon Brown site for how to measure but I didn't use a regular measuring tape. I just re-checked with a different one and got about 49-50mm this time (rough measurement)...I'll just go with that and your info and get some short reach lol. There seem to be more (yes, going used) options within my budget for those.
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^^^^^^^ OH YEAH.

Gorgeous Prologue! Sprint 9000 for the groupset??? I have those downtube shift levers and the click/motion/feel of them is wonderful.
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Very nice!!
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Sweet, looks better than mine. They ride great don't they?
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I've finally hit the 10 post mark on BF, so I reckon I can finally share my bikes. I read the forums about everyday and love seeing all the beautiful bikes. Here's my 88' Prelude and my 86' or 88' Voyageur. I have been tearing down and creating new versions of the Prelude since I got it last spring. It's my favorite bike and I have ridden it everywhere, and ride it everyday to campus. The voyageur I just got last month- I've been wanting one since I first saw one here, and finally came across this one. Some days this bike just feels way too big, others it feels just right. My prelude is a 56cm and it fits like a glove. The voyageur has a 58cm tt and a 60cm st. I haven't made up my mind about it but i think i'd be much happier with a smaller voyageur. I just don't think i'll find one. In a perfect world, i could trade my voyageur for another smaller one. Anyways, here are my two bicycles. I'll have to take some better pictures of the voyageur as it's really a beautiful bike.
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Rachel, your Prelude should use 39-49 brakes. Lots of great Tektro and Shimano (6402/1055/5500/6500/5600/5700/6600/6700) options out there, and most of them are reasonably inexpensive.

That Prologue is gorgeous.
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Thanks Doc!

I'll go ahead and order some. Hope to have everything together next week, and I'll update with pictures.

@jbohan6 Looking forward to more pics of both!

@leftthread Beautiful Prologue!
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Originally Posted by jbohan6
I've finally hit the 10 post mark on BF, so I reckon I can finally share my bikes. I read the forums about everyday and love seeing all the beautiful bikes. Here's my 88' Prelude and my 86' or 88' Voyageur. I have been tearing down and creating new versions of the Prelude since I got it last spring. It's my favorite bike and I have ridden it everywhere, and ride it everyday to campus. The voyageur I just got last month- I've been wanting one since I first saw one here, and finally came across this one. Some days this bike just feels way too big, others it feels just right. My prelude is a 56cm and it fits like a glove. The voyageur has a 58cm tt and a 60cm st. I haven't made up my mind about it but i think i'd be much happier with a smaller voyageur. I just don't think i'll find one. In a perfect world, i could trade my voyageur for another smaller one. Anyways, here are my two bicycles. I'll have to take some better pictures of the voyageur as it's really a beautiful bike.
Great looking bikes and glad you really enjoy them! It's great to see yet another person from our generation ( [MENTION=41691]tricky[/MENTION] , and [MENTION=423363]Hardrock23[/MENTION] among others that I currently don't know/forget!) pick up the C&V torch to carry with us to the time when we as humans are C&V.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
Great looking bikes and glad you really enjoy them! It's great to see yet another person from our generation ( @tricky , and @Hardrock23 among others that I currently don't know/forget!) pick up the C&V torch to carry with us to the time when we as humans are C&V.
I agree!


Just to add to the list - AustinFitz & Kilroy1988 & mstateglfr...I can't remember any others.
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As promised, my 1986 Tempo, completely refinished and reassembled..
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1986 Tempo CV111.jpg
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And the money shot..
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As promised, my 1986 Tempo, completely refinished and reassembled..
And the money shot..
Very nice, came together beautifully.
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Your Tempo reminds me of Aru's jersey at the Tour today, Red,green,white and riding proud!
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The new paint definitely has a placebo effect on me. I'm no where nearly as fast as Aru, but I sure feel like I am...
And if more is better, then I'm good for a while, having bought a red, white, and green jersey yesterday.
Kind reminds me of the C&V thread, "How much celeste is too much celeste?"
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I need to do a trifecta photo of my Tempo, Circuit and Peloton like @jamesdak did with his Paramount, Circuit, and Prologue.
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SO MUCH WINNING! Beautiful Tempo!
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I need to do a trifecta photo of my Tempo, Circuit and Peloton like @jamesdak did with his Paramount, Circuit, and Prologue.
Yes, you do.
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[QUOTE=jbohan6;19693525]


Suggest the 23" frame for the Voyaguer. 23" C-T = 57cm C-C. Schwinns always are C-T


I have a 21" and like I very much


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Yes, you do.
Excuse the poor mobile phone picture. L to R: 1984 Peloton, 1987 Circuit, 1986 Tempo
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Which to take out next?....
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