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    Senior Member ken_matthews's Avatar
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    Painted-Over SCHWINN, Must Be a...

    Normally I wouldn't even take a Schwinn (sorry Schwinn lovers), but this one somehow caught my eye and like a stray kitten in need of a home, I took her. There are very few markings and I'm wondering what series it might be. I don't have any knowledge like I do for Raleighs. Here's what I know:

    Front badge has the following digits: 3209. From a past Schwinn SN post, I assumed this to be an 89 until I noticed the registration sticker (Expires Aug. 31, 1981)?? It has chromed fork and rear stays - normally an indication it's better than bottom-of-the-line. I can post more pics if you like.
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    Here's another pic (drive-side)...
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    Fork and DT...
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    My guess is a Super Le Tour II, late 1979 model made in Chicago,


    but more likely a Voyageur 11.8, early 1980 model, with the chrome rear stays made in Japan. In Both cases, a nice Schwinn.

    http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1...0/1980_04.html
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    Senior Member ken_matthews's Avatar
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    Hi PASTORBOB,

    Thanks for the tip! I enjoy reading your posts but never had opp. (until now) to join you on a BF post. Thanks padre!
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    Nice find.
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    Lug frame from Chicago?!?
    I have spoken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
    Lug frame from Chicago?!?
    I know a couple of Chicago lugs!

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    BYOO-TEE-FULL - I have a newly kindled love for Schwinns now...thanks Father Bob.

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    Jean-Claude Killy is cool.
    Laterally stiff yet vertically compliant.

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