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1985 Scwinn Le Tour Luxe... worth it?..

Old 12-09-14, 08:46 AM
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1985 Scwinn Le Tour Luxe... worth it?..

Had a rather nice frameset offered to me at $185 (shipped).
Just the frame and fork,...
It's a 1985 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe,.. the one with Columbus tubing.

I just went to look at a rather nice Miyata 610 the other day but am holding off on it to make the right choice on several bikes and frames I'm considering.

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That's too much for the Schwinn frame, IMO.
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I was tempted to say that it is overpriced for a Schwinn... Then I realized that I bought a Voyageur of about the same vintage with Columbus tubing for $300 just to use the frame for a modernization, so in that light, it sounds like a good deal. The geometry on mine is obviously a little different, but I love the ride it provides my overweight body.

The real factor in selecting between a Le Tour Luxe and a Miyata 610 could be which style you prefer. I haven't confirmed, but I believe the 610 is a touring bike, and the Schwinn is a sports tourer as far as geometry... do you want to load up and hit the road., or have something a little sportier?

EDIT: By the way, my Voyageur was virtually new (rare for a 25 year old bike when I bought it). When I had the shop face and install a BB, I was asked if it had ever been built up.
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I owned an '85 LeTour Luxe for a number of years. Got the whole bike for $60. Put about $150 of work into it. Sold it for $150 a few years ago. It was a nice bike, but IMO $185 for a vintage Schwinn, even if it is Columbus Tenax, is too much.
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Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
I was tempted to say that it is overpriced for a Schwinn... Then I realized that I bought a Voyageur of about the same vintage with Columbus tubing for $300 just to use the frame for a modernization, so in that light, it sounds like a good deal. The geometry on mine is obviously a little different, but I love the ride it provides my overweight body.

The real factor in selecting between a Le Tour Luxe and a Miyata 610 could be which style you prefer. I haven't confirmed, but I believe the 610 is a touring bike, and the Schwinn is a sports tourer as far as geometry... do you want to load up and hit the road., or have something a little sportier?

EDIT: By the way, my Voyageur was virtually new (rare for a 25 year old bike when I bought it). When I had the shop face and install a BB, I was asked if it had ever been built up.
It has been a few years but I don't remember anything especially sporty about the LeTour Luxe.
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Hi RiseAlways! There is a section for appraisals Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries

If you have not found enough answers, please repost it there.

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