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Old 02-08-09, 09:53 AM   #1
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Schwinn Le Tour Mixte

Looking at a 1975 Schwinn Le Tour mixte on ebay. The information I have found indicates that the mixte version came in a 19" (L69) and 22" (L72) frame size, but the ebay listing shows the size as "M".

Is there a definitive way to identify the frame size?

What is the "horizontal top tube" length for the L72?

Assuming that the frame size is suitable, would this bike be worth rebuilding / upgrading for casual riding?

Any information / advice would be appreciated.

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Barry
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Old 02-08-09, 10:17 AM   #2
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Picked up this '78 Schwinn Le Tour III for my wife last year:



She enjoys riding it even though it is a bit heavy. It is a very solid, comfortable bike. As it has steel rims (like the one you are looking at) it is best kept for fair weather as steel wheel don't provide good braking when wet. Aside from that, I paid $50 for this one and it needed only tires. The eBay price of $100 + shipping seems high.
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Old 02-08-09, 12:40 PM   #3
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A local re-seller has had this one listed off an on for months now, might give you a visual on sizing:
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/1025846310.html
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Old 02-08-09, 01:14 PM   #4
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Le Tours are awesome. You will enjoy it.
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