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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 1020 carbon steel Frosty Silver

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sugino Super Maxy 170mm

Pedals:
Origin 8 Pro Track Light

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
"Schwinn Approved" 14-28 5-speed freewheel / Sugino 39-52

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Altus LT FD / Shimano RD-A350 RD / Shimano Altus LE 2x5 (Friction)

Handlebars/Stem:
Alloy Riser / Sakae Randonneur alloy 60mm (21.1mm)

Saddle/Seatpost:
M-Wave 25.4 x 350mm

Brakes:
"Schwinn Approved" Weinmann Center pull

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
UKAI chrome-plated steel 27" x 1 1/4" / Schwinn large flange quick release hubs / Sunlite Kenda 27 1-1/4

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
UKAI chrome-plated steel 27" x 1 1/4" / Schwinn large flange quick release hubs / Sunlite Kenda 27 1-1/4

Accessories:
Origin 8 Bar Ends

Bike History

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

  1. "Barn Find"
  2. Initial
  3. Summer 2022

Current Stage Info:

It's alive!

Added by walmartmoutainbike. Last updated about 1 month ago.

6 Comments

29-INCHES-DEEP

29-INCHES-DEEP says:

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

Posted about 5 years ago

walmartmoutainbike

walmartmoutainbike says:

okay

Posted about 5 years ago

29-INCHES-DEEP

29-INCHES-DEEP says:

CARBON OR BUST

Posted almost 6 years ago

walmartmoutainbike

walmartmoutainbike says:

thanks man, i like yours too

Posted almost 6 years ago

the_dapperest

the_dapperest says:

This'll be fun to follow

Posted about 6 years ago

walmartmoutainbike

walmartmoutainbike says:

I also find it really interesting

Posted about 6 years ago