Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sumner, WA
Bikes: '92 novara ponderosa, '74 schwinn le tour, Novara fusion, novara transfer, novara randonee(2), novara careema pro, novara bonita(2).
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Mine actually has an oddball serial. But what I found from another source if anyone can use it. I've found it must be a first year 1974, Japan Le Tours were 74-77(78?) then made in usa 78? 79 80 then back to Japan for a few years then back to a new factory in the usa, or something like that. Different years had different 'Le Tour' fonts. They were made in Japan because the usa factory was set up for electro-forge welded, straight gage, seamed tubing frames(very heavy, very cheap) and Le Tours were brazed lug frames(lighter but still not racers, cheap though)
I'll be more specific if someone says they need to know.