Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Bikes: 1980 Schwinn Expensinental, 2013 Surly Disc Trucker, 2011 Mercier Kilo WT5, 2011 Dahon Speed D7
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1976 Super LeTour
I have a chance to pick up a 34-year-old, 1-owner Schwinn Super LeTour from CL. I am going out to see the bike this weekend, and from what I've read this is a decent mid-level model. This bike would be an obvious upgrade from my current vintage bike, a 1980 Schwinn Continental, which, while very sturdy, rides like a Chevy Caprice with tank treads instead of tires. From what the guy told me on the phone, it's in pretty good shape, minus a ding he put on it a year ago. He said he used it for commuting and trail riding around his home.
I just started getting into classic/vintage bikes, and I have a fun time rebuilding them, though I'm completely oblivious to their value...
The guy's asking $99. This seems cheap to me, considering I overhauled and sold a crummy, spray-painted '73 Continental on CL recently for $65.
A couple questions: what components were on these things? Is $99 worth it?