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    Value of This Schwinn La Tour 111/History?

    Hello,
    I think I just got a great deal! I paid $30. for this Le Tour 111 at a 2nd hand store. I aired up the tires and oiled the chain then went for a short ride and it rode great. It needs a good overhaul but think it's a keeper....how bout it guy's?
    Serial#8DO4584/Plate#0338...also how do I read these #'s...thanks
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    sultan of schwinn EjustE's Avatar
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    Looks like you got a 1978 Le Tour III (as in 3) in pearl blue. Definitely a keeper, if it is the right size. These guys make great commuters. Here is the catalog page:

    -E

    still stuck in the '80s; '70s were good as well, but i severely dislike tubulars.
    I tri...

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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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    +1 33rd day of 1978. Would benefit from alloy rims.
    Last edited by wrk101; 05-25-10 at 08:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
    +1 33rd day of 1978. Would benefit from alloy rims.
    +1 to the rims, and also some new bar tape and a slimmer saddle. Should be a very dependable ride. Nice catch!

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    thanks for all the feed back, hope to get some good use out of the bike.

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