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    Schwinn Le Tour cable routing

    On a 1973 Schwinn Le Tour double shifter cable routing, is there 2 double cable guides on the down tube? I know theres 1 towards the top of the down tube but I'm not sure about the cable guide close to the crankset.

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    Yes, there are two cable guides. One is about 3 inches from the head tube. The lower one is usually 1-2 inches up from the seat tube. The one in the picture looks as if it is a tad high, but not off by much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    Yes, there are two cable guides. One is about 3 inches from the head tube. The lower one is usually 1-2 inches up from the seat tube. The one in the picture looks as if it is a tad high, but not off by much.
    I was wanting to know if both cable guide are for double cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by screwdriver View Post
    I was wanting to know if both cable guide are for double cable.
    It always depends on the derailleurs being used, but generally yes. Does the bike have stem shifters? The RD cable is on the right and the FD cable is on the left.
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    Here are 5 photos of the cable guides on a Dec. 1974 Le Tour. This makes it a 1975 model bike. Your bike should be the same. Only one of the guides is brazed on and that is on the right chain stay. All the others are clamped on. Roger
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    My '77 & '78 Le Tours look like ^^^^^ as well.

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