Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

Adequate frame?

Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

Adequate frame?

Old 08-06-09, 12:20 PM
THE Newbie
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 11

Bikes: Giant Cypress, Fuji Gran Tourer

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Adequate frame?

I just purchased a 1987 21inch Step Through Schwinn World Sport for my wife. We'd like to start touring and I figured the step though would be easier for her to mount and dismount.

The catalog indicates it has 4130 chrome-moly double butted main tubes. Centeny dropouts with eyelets and stainless steel faces.

Is the frame adequate for touring? And what are Centeny dropouts with eyelets and stainless steel faces?

Thanks in advance for the reponses!

Strlsknght is offline  
Old 08-06-09, 01:01 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 225
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The frame should be fine for touring, the larger issue will be the fit of the frame and the gearing you use on the bike. Centeny I believe refers to the manufacturer of the dropouts much like Shimano and Campagnolo make there own dropouts. The only difference this could make is the threading and because it's a Schwinn I'm sure you have english threads so just file that away under useless facts or bar trivia. What will make a difference is the rear spacing from dropout to dropout. MTB spacing is 135mm while road bike stuff is 130mm and that could effect what kind of hubs you can put on the bike. Though spreading the frame that 5mm is no problem should you need to. People use both road and MTB wheels for touring and you just want to make sure you have room for fenders while not a deal breaker are very nice for keeping your stuff and your wife clean.

Oh, The eyelets are for attaching fenders and or racks.

Hope this helps
Dave Nault is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.