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Pro Tour (1976-84)

Introduced in 1976 the Pro Tour was a Mid-range touring bike with the Schwinn Paramounts being high end models. the Pro Tours were well regarded and considered a great touring bike for the money. In the literature section there is a page of a Bicycling Magazine review of the Pro-Tour done by the infamous Gary Fisher.

Over the years the Pro Tour had Tange #2 tubing (known as Champion #2). Early models were only 10 speeds but featured wide range gearing. Rather than cantilevers, these models featured center-pull brakes with the calipers mounted directly to brazed-on frame bosses to reduce flex. Later versions (Pro Tour 15) featured triple cranksets and cantilever brakes.

1978 Pro Tour

Frame Tange Champion #2
Fork Tange Professional / forged Tips
Brakes Dia-Compe G-Type Center Pull Brazed-On
Chain HKK Gold
Crankset Sugino Mighty Tour 36/52
Deraileurs Suntour Cyclone Front and Rear Finger Tip Shifter (Bar-cons)
Freewheel (Cluster) Suntour Pro-Compe 14,18,22,26,30 Gold 5 Speed
Handlebar Sakae World Randonneur Alloy
Headset Tange Falcon
Hubs Sunshine Pro-Am Low Flange
Pedals MKS UR-K
Rims Araya 27" x 1 1/4" Alloy Clincher
Saddle YFC Professional Super Soft "King"
Seat Post Sakae Custom-PI
Spokes Stainless Steel
Stem Sakae Apex
Tires/Tubes IRC 27" X 1 1/8" GSW Hi-Racer Tires
Frame SIzes (in) 21 1/2", 22 1/2",23 1/2",24 1/2",25 1/2"
Color "Pearlized Ask for Selection" noted in catalog, Commonly seen are Blue, Orange, Silver...
Extras Leather Covered Toe Clips and straps
MSRP: $ 368.95 USD
Weight 26lbs (22 1/2" Frame)

1979 Model

1984 Model:

1984 Specs.

Frame Tange Champion #2
Fork Tange Hi-Tension Centurion Investment Cast Crown / forged Tips
Brakes Dia Compe GC 960 Delux Cantilever with hooded Pro Lever, Quick Release
Chain D.I.D. Bevelled Plates Black and Chrome
Crankset Sugino Aero Tour Cold Forged Aluminum 28/42/50 Sealed Bearing BB Assembly
Deraileurs Suntour LeTech Rear and Front Top Mount Levers
Freewheel Suntour Winner 13-28 5 Speed
Handlebar SR Custom Aluminum reinforced , Cotton tape.
Headset Tange Falcon Steel, Sealed
Hubs Sugino Competition small flange QR, 36h Fr/ 40h Rr Sealed Bearing
Pedals SR SP100 Black ToeClips and Straps
Rims Araya Model 16A (5). 22mm, 495g 27x 1 1/8" Silver Anodized Aluminum 36h Front,40h Rear.
Saddle Vetta Anatomic Genuine Calfskin Leather Made in Italy
Seat Post SR Laprade CT-P5 220mm Aluminum, 27.0mm 0
Spokes Ashai Stainless Steel 14ga 36f 40r
Stem SR Aerox Cold Forged Aluminum Anodized
Tires/Tubes Kevlar Belted Skinwall, 300g 100psi, 27x1 1/8" Schrader
Frame SIzes (in) 19 1/2", 21", 22",23",24",25"
Color Super Metallic Dark Blue/Taupe Protective Clear Coat
MSRP: $ 479.00 USD