A new road bike caught my eye
I've been thinking about getting a road bike alot lately and today I was in the local bike shop and I saw a new Schwinn Le Tour Sport, I talked to the owner, and he's willing to give me what I feel is a pretty good deal. The bike list for $899.00 but I can get it for $830.00 out the door price thats tax set-up, everything, if I had to pay list price, and tax the bike would come to $971.00, so thats about $141.00 saveings. Acording to the specs on Kozy cyclery the bike has Simano 105 rear derailer, a Tiagra front derailer, a carbpn fork, a carbon seat post FSA Vero crank set, Contenental Ultra Sport 700x28c tires, Tektro brakes, and STI Tiagra shifters. If I get this bike I plan on useing it for my daily morning rides, that are now up to 15 miles per day, Im currantly riding a Trek Navagator 2.0 which is a fine bike in every respect, but I think with a road bike I can get a better work-out, the biggest complaint I have with my Trek is that it's a comfort bike, and it's very comfortable indeed, but the comfortable upright position is a double edge sword, while the upright position is very comfortable, when there is a wind even a 10 mph wind my upright body acts like a sail, and catches all the wind, I think with a road bike it will be easier to ride with a head wind, or side wind, also the bike is half the weight of my Trek. So what do you all think?
Sounds like a good shop! 28mm tires seem big to me, I have 25's on my SS and there is nearly zero clearance between them and my brake calipers.
If you like the bike, I say go for it!
Yep, Brian the owner of "My Bike" in Tinley Pk IL is a great guy, he's knowledgable, and honest, his shop is a small local shop that deals in Schwinn, and Electra bikes There are a lot of big bike shops in this area, and some of them are very good, but I like doing buisness with the local establishments, it's nice to do buissness with people you know, and come to trust, and who know you by your first name. I guess thats sort of old fashion, but thats the way I like it.
I'm a little old school myself. I'm a little more forgiving on knowing me personally but I prefer someplace that at least recognizes me as somebody who has shopped before, and if they remember me by my bike (whether or not I have it with me) that's extra points.
Originally Posted by gundogblue
It has a Reynolds 520 steel frame... comparable in quality to the old Reynolds 531 frame of yesteryear.
Good choice for an entry level road bike!
And much better made than the 70s Schwinn Le Tours, which looked and rode like a tank.
This Schwinn is just what Ignaz Schwinn would have liked if he had been alive today.
That is a good buy!