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Flippers. What should I list this 1984 Scwinn Le Tour Lux Touring bike for?

Old 04-13-14, 05:04 PM
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Flippers. What should I list this 1984 Scwinn Le Tour Lux Touring bike for?

The bike is a 1984 Le Tour Lux with bosses for a rear rack. This year it was a touring bike. Everything is original but the rear derailleur, chain and the pedals. The rear original RD broke off snapping the derailleur hangar from the frame. I put a Suntour Gt long cage on the bike. It works great and the bike rides well. What would you sell it for on Craigslist?

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Old 04-13-14, 05:33 PM
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Wow. Nice bike.
We seem to have simlar tastes in bikes.
I purchased my Le Tour Luxe for 69 + 75 shipping a number of years ago.
It may be a year off of your bike. My bike has the Suntour Mountech rd.
I thought i stole the bike. It has the rear rack for sure, and perhaps the front rack.
Cannot remember.
Depending on your market, I would say at least $200 in Dayton Ohio (my area).
Adjust for your market. I hope other posters crush me telling me that I am low.
Good luck.
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Originally Posted by jjames1452 View Post
Wow. Nice bike.
We seem to have simlar tastes in bikes.
I purchased my Le Tour Luxe for 69 + 75 shipping a number of years ago.
It may be a year off of your bike. My bike has the Suntour Mountech rd.
I thought i stole the bike. It has the rear rack for sure, and perhaps the front rack.
Cannot remember.
Depending on your market, I would say at least $200 in Dayton Ohio (my area).
Adjust for your market. I hope other posters crush me telling me that I am low.
Good luck.
Yeah. It`s a very nice bike. I am so tempted to keep it. It`s my size too. I found it left out with the trash. The original RD was a Mountech. It looks like the rd broke off maybe a couple years after it was purchased tops. The original tires look almost new but a bit of dirt. The owner must have stashed it his basement never having it fixed. The owner removed the pedals and tossed the bike in a garbage. I cleaned it up real good. The paint is almost mint. A few minor scratches.

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i had the same bike. bought and later sold it a few years later for $100.

i personally do not see it going for $200. maybe $150 in chicago-land if you're doing it right for the spring/summer season and aren't in a rush for money.
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Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
i had the same bike. bought and later sold it a few years later for $100.

i personally do not see it going for $200. maybe $150 in chicago-land if you're doing it right for the spring/summer season and aren't in a rush for money.
That`s about what regular Le Tours are going for. I had hoped the Lux would be a bit more valuable. I only put $20 into it and a bit of elbow grease. If it don`t sell I will keep it. It rides nice and has a triple crank. It would be good for the paths at the woods by my house with all of the steep hills.
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I think 200 is a reasonable listing price. I got 180 out of one in a bit rougher condition. A bit nicer RD could help you out a bit if you could find one cheap, like another mountech or a V-GT luxe.
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I think 200 is a reasonable listing price. I got 180 out of one in a bit rougher condition. A bit nicer RD could help you out a bit if you could find one cheap, like another mountech or a V-GT luxe.
I will keep checking the $5 bin at the LBS. That`s where I got the GT. I wonder if the GT pulley cage would fit on the Mountech body? The only thing wrong with the original Mountech is that the cage is bent real bad.
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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch View Post
That`s about what regular Le Tours are going for. I had hoped the Lux would be a bit more valuable. I only put $20 into it and a bit of elbow grease. If it don`t sell I will keep it. It rides nice and has a triple crank. It would be good for the paths at the woods by my house with all of the steep hills.
i have an '87 prelude i paid $200 for. i think it is worth about $250 on the up end.

with a prelude being better than any letour, atleast in my opinion, i just cant see a luxe going for that much
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It's spring, it's Chicago, it's a Schwinn. EZ peasy at $200.
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Broken RD hanger would be a deal breaker for me unless I was planning to use it for fixed gear/SS use only.

But I think it should bring $150 easy. In Chicago, $200 is probably possible.
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Well thanks for the feedback everyone. I guess I will list it at $200 and see what offers I get. I will take $150.
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