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Old 01-26-09, 06:51 AM   #1
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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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Old 01-26-09, 06:52 AM   #2
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Here's another pic (drive-side)...
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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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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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Lug frame from Chicago?!?
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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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