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Le Tour Luxe 12

Old 07-20-10, 01:21 PM
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Le Tour Luxe 12

Thought this bike had already been sold but I think it's out at a semi permant yard sale up the road again. Guy told me the first time I looked he'd take $100 for it. Came back a few weeks later and didn't tell him I'd looked before, just offered him $40 to start negotiating before asking the price. Railed that it was a $150 dollar bike then hemmed and hawwed about would never say that low and couldn't take any less than that when I told him he had asked $100 last time.

When I was looking around last time I determined this was probably a 1983 based on the Luxe 12 designation and the color (mettalic grey) Everything on it looks original and in good shape. I rode it and it seems to fit me, ride true, and shifted through all the gears except top end fine. Kept shifting back out of top end but I assume that's just an adjustment. No rust, dings etc.

Should I try and get him below $100 or is it a steal even at that price?
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Hopefully it is still there: cromoly frame, alloy crankset, alloy rims. Nothing high end, but a good solid bike. Basically, its a couple of good steps above entry level. I would not call it a steal, but assuming it is clean and ready to go, its a good deal.
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Need pictures to figure out the year. If there is a Columbus Tenax tubing sticker on it, yes, $100 is a steal. And even if it is not, for a rider with DB tubing, +1. $100 is a very good deal and it fits.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Hopefully it is still there: cromoly frame, alloy crankset, alloy rims. Nothing high end, but a good solid bike. Basically, its a couple of good steps above entry level. I would not call it a steal, but assuming it is clean and ready to go, its a good deal.
+1, If its your size and it's in good shape and you're looking for a keeper, you found it. Personally, I really like that metallic gray from that year. I had one that was too big for me so I sold it to another BF member who cleaned it up and gave it to his brother. Years later it was still going strong.
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It was another bike, haven't caught him there but once and I couldn't stop then to look at the other one now that I have a clue what I'd see.
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