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Looking for a fix up bike, Schwinn Le Tour vs Raleigh Rampar

Old 04-25-14, 01:55 PM
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Looking for a fix up bike, Schwinn Le Tour vs Raleigh Rampar

Hey everyone,

New to the site and the cycling world for the most part. I've been trying to find a 2nd bike to be my beater that I don't have to worry about getting stolen when I leave it outside. Found a couple options and was wondering if they're worth it or not.

Schwinn Le Tour Road Bike 21" frame
Raleigh Rampar Road Bike

$40 isn't much and tires and chains are no biggie. Are either of these worth cleaning up and getting working? Or should I just keep looking?

Thanks!
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Not worthy IMHO. Spend a little more on the bike, less $$ in parts and fixing it up. Overall, I would look for a bike that is worth the acquisition cost and parts I'd have to invest in it, not even figuring my labor into it.

This is a better deal, maybe for $100.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/4412788875.html

A MTB with road slicks in 1.5-1.75" width makes a good commuter. Sturdy, indestructible, good for carrying loads.



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They both need more than tires and chain. They need grease, bearings, cables, housings, pads, tape, etc. You will spend $100 bare minimum easy on fixing them up--not counting any tools you would have to buy.

Are they worth it? Not really. The Rampar definitely isn't. The Schwinn is slightly better.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Not worthy IMHO. Spend a little more on the bike, less $$ in parts and fixing it up. Overall, I would look for a bike that is worth the acquisition cost and parts I'd have to invest in it, not even figuring my labor into it.

This is a better deal, maybe for $100.

ROAD RALEIGH TECHNIUM 420 12 SPEED

A MTB with road slicks in 1.5-1.75" width makes a good commuter. Sturdy, indestructible, good for carrying loads.



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Thanks for the help! What about this one? It looks good...never heard of Tourelli. A bit of a trip to get there so I guess I'd want to make sure it's worth it to travel for.

TOURELLI TS1100 - Vintage road bike! Nice!
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Not so great, looking at the shot of the head tube, really looks like its been crashed, sheep steel hubs, steel crank. OTOH, Its been well kept and leaned up nicely.
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It's clean, but that's the only thing going for it. Chrome stem, chrome wheels, suicide shifters, steel crankset, turkey lever brakes, steel seat post, Tourney RD claw mounted, and nutted rear axle. It doesn't get much lower end than that combo.

Also, high tensile 1020 frames are not so desirable, a heavier lower grade of steel.
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The bikes you are looking at are all different sizes. What size are you looking for?
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