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all orignal Schwinn Letour 1977 except the saddle ..need to find out the correct one

Old 11-24-15, 08:23 PM
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all orignal Schwinn Letour 1977 except the saddle ..need to find out the correct one

I have an all original 1977 schwinn in pearlscent orange that is complete except for the saddle even the tires are orignal and the brake pads all is orignal except the saddle and i need to find out the correct one to look for to complete this amazing bike ....It is my favorite to ride even thoughe it is heavy but in pristine shape and the tires are not dry rotted some slight cracking in the gum wall but otherwise great grafics are ideal with 1 area under the cross tube with light rust that I will have color matched pearscent paint to cover it.

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Old 11-24-15, 10:07 PM
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According to the 1977 parts catalog (the only year the Le Tour II was offered) both the Le Tour II and Super Le Tour 12.2 came with Schwinn p/n 58 543 (mfr. no. 7000-06), described as an "Ariake racing type saddle with vinyl top, nylon base, chrome undercarriage and 7/8" clamp."

It was shown as new for '77 and was also used on the '78 Le Tour III and Super Le Tour.
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Old 11-24-15, 10:17 PM
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Aw, gee... my first "ten-speed" was a 1978 Le Tour III in pearlescent orange. IIRC, the seat was the first thing I replaced- the stocker was pretty bad.
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Old 11-24-15, 10:49 PM
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Thank you for the part number been looking for the seat ..not going to mount it just have it so I have all of its orignal parts. having a 100% orignal bike is not so bad to have as there a so few out there and being almost 40 years old is even better going to have to get photos on here to show how good it really is only paid $25 for it a year ago
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Same reason I'm keeping the mint-condition suede Italia saddle that came on my mint-condition '86 Univega.

God knows I'd never ride on such a horrible thing. (Actually, I did for about 18 miles; that was plenty.)

Mine still has the original tires, too. In great shape, but I haven't pulled it off the shelf to ride it this year. They may actually be too old by now
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ORIGINAL, note the 2nd i follows the g.
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As time passes, the critical bond between overlapping plies of the casing loses strength, and the outer ply itself loses strength as the sidewall begins exposing ambient air to it, making old tires suitable for holding ever-lower pressures.

If you're very light and can get away with riding on 55psi, they tend to retain their air containment prowess much longer, but there is still the possibility of tread peeling off and the tread will be seen to wear very quickly compared to a fresh tire.

Perhaps the original tires are best kept put away for when/if the bike is retired to display use.

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It's a black quilted pleather seat (pleather = plastic fake leather). I had one crack on me... the plastic shell that the foam and pleather were attached to cracked when I attempted to spread the rails a bit to get the seat clamp installed. So, if you find one, you may want to check that it's still pliable enough to use... just saying.
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Thank you for the advice if I find one and can locate some liquid gold it is a very good treatment for old pleather seems to help with the drying out.
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thank you sometimes my hands dont work as well thats why i cannot work anymore cordination is way off but i ride for personal pleasure . Quit driving because a 4000 pound car can hurt others i can always just stop and get of a 30 lb bicycle anywhere!!!!!
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i am going to replace them very soon and keep them for a later time . thank you for the suggestion

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