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Old 08-27-19, 07:00 PM
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Building up a Schwinn CrissCross

Picked up a 1994 Schwinn CrissCross at bike swap for $45 that I want to build out into a decent commuter with a front rack, and maybe occasionally gravel on to complement a 1990 Rockhopper that I converted to a gravel machine. Just sorta soliciting opinions on the components I've picked out (some I already have).





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That's a great buy for 45 bucks! I see you're going to put riser bars on it -- I was going to say that you may have some trouble getting the ST-EF500s to fit on those butterfly bars nicely (they have to squeeze over to the center, and the cables can start to conflict with each other), but you'll have no problem with them on riser bars. You can get a pair of Panaracer tires for 35 bucks? Great deal.
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That's a great buy for 45 bucks! I see you're going to put riser bars on it -- I was going to say that you may have some trouble getting the ST-EF500s to fit on those butterfly bars nicely (they have to squeeze over to the center, and the cables can start to conflict with each other), but you'll have no problem with them on riser bars. You can get a pair of Panaracer tires for 35 bucks? Great deal.
Panaracer Tour tires are affordable. I put on a pair of Tours sized 700x42 on my Schwinn about two weeks ago. Cost me $40.47 including shipping.

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That's a great price! I'm probably thinking about the Paselas. Are the Tour tires made in Japan also?
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My Panaracer Tours have "made in China" marked on them.

I'm guessing Panaracer has their economy tires made outside Japan, like Continental has their economy tires made outside of Germany.
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Suppose beggars can't be choosers if they are made in China vs. Japan. The T-Serv's on my 26" Rockhopper have been an excellent tire for gravel and pavement that are made in Japan, just figured the Tour tire would be similar, but probably more pavement oriented.

I ordered all that stuff, and will hopefully have it built in 10 days or so.
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Suppose beggars can't be choosers if they are made in China vs. Japan. The T-Serv's on my 26" Rockhopper have been an excellent tire for gravel and pavement that are made in Japan, just figured the Tour tire would be similar, but probably more pavement oriented.

I ordered all that stuff, and will hopefully have it built in 10 days or so.
So far, I think the Tours are definitely worth the money. They have good grip and a comfy ride. Not sure on longevity, time will tell.
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The Tour looks like a very close cousin to their highly-acclaimed Pasela, which is probably a good thing!
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