Just acquired a nice late 80's Schwinn LeTour, with the idea of using it for a tourer/commuter bike. I picked it up on eBay, and it appears to hardly ever have been ridden. The chain wasn't stretched, the chainrings and freewheel gears were hardly worn, and the tires were original Schwinn Record 700x25's with almost no wear, but badly weatherchecked. When I replaced the Schwinn tires with my old road bike tires, they still had the original Schwinn tubes! Sure glad I never rode very far on them!
Anyway, I now want to increase tire size and put some fenders on the bike. I've already ordered some 700x32 Panaracer Pasela Touring tires, and wondered if anyone has successfully put larger tires and fenders on a LeTour. I was thinking about SKS fenders, as I've already installed some on my wife's V-brake equipped hybrid with no problems. However, the LeTour has SunTour Blaze sidepulls so the clearances are much smaller. Any suggestions?