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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

1979 Model

1984 Model:

1984 Specs.

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
Frame Weight (19 1/2"): 2184g (4.814896 lbs)
Fork Weight: w/Crown Race: 720g 1.58733 lbs
MSRP: $ 479.00 USD
These late Pro-Tour's had internal wiring for generators. One on the downtube to Head tube lug and then exiting in the back of the bottom bracket shell, See pics below.

Front wiring hole in downtube

Rear wiring hole in downtube

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