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Old 07-27-12, 10:29 PM   #1
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Schwinn Le Tour?

Hello,

I came across a Schwinn Le Tour, 10 speed, bike and I think it is mid 80s but not sure. I wanted to know what I have, I am new to road biking and am just curious.


- The fame has a sticker that says "true temper 4130 chromoly"
- handle bar "sakae custom road champion"
- crank "sugino 52vp 130"
- rims "weinmann 27x1 1/4"
- saddle "san marco"
- post "sr laprade"

Thanks for any help!
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Old 07-27-12, 10:45 PM   #2
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mid 80's schwinn made in japan. theyre nice riders and worth a fix/tune-up.

not much value though. 4130 chromoly is better than gaspipe, but sounds like its not butted so it will still be pretty heavy.

$100 maybe? (edit- you would need to put bar tape and make sure its working though for that price imho)

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Old 07-28-12, 02:53 AM   #3
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Locate your serial numbers. Use the guide here (the one that is from the schwinn manual - scroll through the posts)

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...n?daysprune=-1
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Old 07-28-12, 04:41 AM   #4
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Looks like an '86 , with 21" frame. Agree with $100 , decent bike to get started on.
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+1 That is a mid-later 80s Le Tour and by then they were pretty decent bikes. Right now I'd say it's worth less than $100, in excellent condition it could be worth up to $150 or so.
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The '86 and '87 Le Tours used True Temper 4130 double butted main tubes and 4130 stays. The catalog weight for both the '86 and '87 Le Tours is 25 pounds (Schwinn typically used the weight of a 23" frame).
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I agree this is only $100 or so bike. Fixed up nicely these early 80's Le Tours are fairly light nice riders. They make for great single speed build material. I did one up a SS recently and it turned out great. Sold it for a couple of Hundred liked the bike a lot but I'm just too old for SS.

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I try to pay no more than $100 for Le Tours.
I found a mid-80's Le Tour Luxe for $69.

This is my 1986 LT - the winter bike - it is worth $75.
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