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Schwinn 79 to 84. Where were Le Tours being produced in that time period?

Old 05-26-19, 04:15 AM
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Schwinn 79 to 84. Where were Le Tours being produced in that time period?

I'm not going for show quality just more of an accurate representation on the seat post decal. I've found Japan and, Taiwan decals. Which one is it?
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My understanding is Schwinn LeTours were USA built in that era, as far as the frames and assembly are concerned. 1974-1978 LeTour models were Japanese built usually, built by Panasonic or Miyata. Schwinn went to USA built on LeTour models from 1979-1984. And the very late LeTours were usually built in the Greenville, Mississippi factory. My second derailleur bike, was a 1978 LeTour (Japanese built) which I bought new.
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I had a 1980 Super Le Tour that was produced in Chicago. I also had a '78 Le Tour III that was made in Japan.
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My understanding is Schwinn LeTours were USA built in that era, as far as the frames and assembly are concerned. 1974-1978 LeTour models were Japanese built usually, built by Panasonic or Miyata. Schwinn went to USA built on LeTour models from 1979-1984. And the very late LeTours were usually built in the Greenville, Mississippi factory. My second derailleur bike, was a 1978 LeTour (Japanese built) which I bought new.
The original water slides are almost completely gone. I'm looking for replacements if that's possible. I was hoping to stay as close as possible to the right era on the seat post tube.
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This passed through my hands several years ago; I had it powdercoated and new waterside decals before it moved on. I'll see if I can find the source of the decals.

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This passed through my hands several years ago; I had it powdercoated and new waterside decals before it moved on. I'll see if I can find the source of the decals.

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That would be great!!! Thanks
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Schwinn-App...t/372632161185

I don't know if this is the same vendor from BITD, but it looks like the same decal set I used.

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