All I know is that the Continental uses Ashtabula crank, so you are going to need a bb adapter.
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Fuji is probably the better bet buttttttt I do have a Le Tour II and I'm really happy with it. It is pretty darn heavy but it's a whole lot of fun to ride at the same time, and it looks pretty classy in "Pearlescent Orange". Haha. If you plan to do a good conversion, then you'll likely be buying a new wheelset which will help immensely with the weight and removing the damned derailleurs (the Le Tour II uses old Shimano derailleurs instead of Suntour, which are heavy as FRICK albeit bulletproof).
Just for kicks, this is what I ended up doing to my Le Tour II:
New wheelset; Weinmann LP18 rims built around Origin8 trackhubs (which I love, very smooth)
New Shimano BB (LBS find, don't know details)
Sugino RD 48t crankset; 170 mm crank arms
Eighth Inch 15t cog and lockring (hey, I got a free $20 there and they look quite nice)
Bontrager Saddle from old ride
Shimano Ultegra front brake/lever (friend inherited a broken Raleigh. got free parts)
MKS Sylvan track pedals
Also, Schwinn Le Tour II's were all made in '77! There's my information vomit/tangential ramblings.
Spot on about the Continental being heavy. It was very heavy. Too bad too, the frame was really in great shape -- no chips or scratches to bare metal. The best frame, condition-wise, of the three.
Unfortunately, the Fuji turned out to be too small for me.
So I got the Le Tour II. Heavy, yes, but not nearly as heavy as the Continental. I got it for $150, so I have room to put some money into good part upgrades. Someday maybe I'll even strip it down to bare metal and get it powder coated. But my plan for now is to turn it into a fixed gear and ride it through the winter.