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Old 04-05-07, 12:02 AM   #1
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is this a good deal? Schwinn Le Tour-CL

I sent a message to the poster to have a look at this.
It seems like a good price if it is in good shape and it fits, but I do not know a lot about these. What do you think?

http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/306265955.html

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Late 80's or early 90's Schwinn in good condition.It was recently tuned up,so it shifts and stops perfectly.
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$55 isnt a bad price for a le tour.
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If it is in good shape, it is definitely worth it.

I have been looking for an earlier model for myself, and the older ones that aren't even Chrome Moly go for $200 with shipping on eBay...
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Definitely a good deal if it's in decent shape. As Darwin says, the earlier ones are 1020 straight gauge 18 carbon steel, and in the mid-eighties they all got 4130 butted chrome-moly.
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Thanks for the responses.
I did a little more reading and looking at stuff on ebay, and I do think it is a real good deal. But I just bought a 72 Schwinn ten-speed a few months ago and I do not really need another bike (yet) so I decided to pass on it.
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I saw this one also and decided to pass on it. It's a great deal, but unfortunately, too big for me.
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Looks more towards mid 80s than late 80s. Great price, too bad I am not nearby as it looks like it would fit me.
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Looks more towards mid 80s than late 80s. Great price, too bad I am not nearby as it looks like it would fit me.
Yeah, the decals would make it an '86 at the earliest. The '86 Le Tour has double-butted chrome-moly main tubes.
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