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1981 Schwinn Approved Le Tour

My father's bicycle during college that I started to tinker with when I got into high school. Now a beater and poor weather bike. Thanks to https://bikehistory.org/bikes/letour/ for the spec information.

Frame:
1981 Schwinn Le Tour, 54cm, Frosty Silver, 1020 carbon steel

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Super Maxy 170mm

Pedals:
Origin 8 Pro Track Light, red

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
16T Cog / Sram PC-1

Handlebars/Stem:
Sakae Ringyo, alloy, 60mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
M-Wave 25.4mm diameter, 350mm length, alloy

Brakes:
"Schwinn Approved" Weinmann Center pull

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Matrix Titan Hard Anodized 36H / Specialized Sealed 36H / Panaracer TourGuard, 700x28C

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Panaracer TourGuard, 700x28C

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. "Barn Find"
  2. Initial
  3. Summer 2022
  4. Short lived fixed-gear Swan Song

Current Stage Info:

Could never get the seatpost to stay still, time to retire the frame. Thanks for the memories.

Added by walmartmoutainbike. Last updated 8 months ago.

6 Comments

29-INCHES-DEEP

29-INCHES-DEEP says:

Wow, you are so aesthetic. How can I be like you?!?!

Posted about 7 years ago

walmartmoutainbike

walmartmoutainbike says:

okay

Posted about 7 years ago

29-INCHES-DEEP

29-INCHES-DEEP says:

CARBON OR BUST

Posted almost 8 years ago

walmartmoutainbike

walmartmoutainbike says:

thanks man, i like yours too

Posted almost 8 years ago

the_dapperest

the_dapperest says:

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Posted about 8 years ago

walmartmoutainbike

walmartmoutainbike says:

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Posted about 8 years ago