I am the original/sole owner of a 1978 (maybe 1977) Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 10-speed road bike. I even have the receipt!
I rode it sporadically, probably less than 1500 miles total. It's too big for me - equivalent of 58cm and I'm 5'6" female - and it's just not a comfortable fit. It has been kept indoors/garage and is in very good condition. No crashes or falls. I've had the LBS do quick look-overs when I took it in for adjustments/tire stuff. The frame has no nicks, scratches, or rust. Never broke a spoke. There are some screws for reflectors and such that are a little rusty. This area is not flat, the gearing will accommodate most riders.
Deviations from stock:
1978 brake lever extenders (riding on the hoods was too far a reach for me)
2008 commuter tires, tubes - probably 100 miles on them.
2008 waterbottle cages.
2008 cateye entry level wired bike computer (battery alive)
2008 rear rack silver tubular aluminum
2010 new gel bar tape but a crappy DIY wrap job.
2010 shimano dual platform/SPD pedals (new), but can swap w/ original rattrap pedals.
I trashed the original stock saddle and want to keep the new women's specific saddle that's on it. I figure the buyer will be male and will want to replace the saddle anyhow.
I started riding the bike in earnest in June 2008, but by November same year I bought a new high-end road bike that fit perfectly. I still did some upgrades thinking I'd use the Schwinn as a "hop on and ride / winter bike" but I just enjoy the new bike too much. It has a lot of sentimental value to me. My only motivation to sell it is to de-clutter the garage and match it with a buyer who will enjoy the bike and treat it nicely and provide me with $ for a similar-purpose bike that fits. If the bike was my size (54cm/shorter reach) I would probably still be riding it.
There are some bike swap meets coming up in the DFW area. I do not plan to sell via CL or eBay so I have not taken pics.
I have checked CL from time to time but have not found a comparable bike in the area.
I am also considering selling the rack, pedals, wired computer separately if putting it back more to it's original "look" will make it more valuable to buyers. Not sure if the audience will be somebody looking for a commuter steed, a fitness bike, or conversion to SS/FG
The bike is silver mist paint with chrome plated crown/fork ends. Black bartape. Silver rack. 4130 chromoly frame. Still has the dork reflectors. It was the nicest bike at the bike shop in 1978, I was shopping for a chromed 1978 Schwinn Paramount (sigh) but this one was the closest thing they had.
Here's a link to the catalog (left-hand image) w/ specs.
Thanks for any advice, this is the first bike that I've considered selling .