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Old 07-27-17, 02:03 PM
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Schwinn Le Tour vs. Univega Sportour

In the market for a new (well old bike) after my old Fuji was stolen. I've narrowed it down to two decent options. Can anyone please provide any info on what is a superior bike, a Schwinn Le Tour or a Univega Sportour.
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Schwinn Le Tours varied substantially in quality over the years, so it's important to know what year model it is in order to make a reasonable comparison.

The seventies Le Tours had mostly frame tubes of plain carbon steel (with some exceptions like the late seventies Le Tour 12.2), while the late eighties Le Tours had chromoly frame tubes and higher end components.
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It's a 1980s Le Tour, cromoly frame, Dia compre and shimano components.

1980s Univega Sportour,día compe and suntour components

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I'd pick the Univega assuming both bikes are in equal condition and fit you. I rode a Sportour for a long time and it's a great riding frame, imo.
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Can you get the serial #'s, model years, and/or some detailed photos showing the major components and post them here?
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