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Schwinn Super LeTour

Submitted by on December 6, 2009 – 6:12 amNo Comment

I bought this Chicago made Schwinn LeTour from a woman who purchased it in Dallas during a bus strike during the 70s (or did she say it was the 80s?).  She used it as a commuter for decades and it showed.  The paint had a significant amount of scrapes and the “LeTour” decals were pretty much goners.

Super LeTour

Schwinn Super LeTour

Schwinn-LeTour-finished

Super LeTownie

I spent quite a bit of time removing the grime and getting the chrome to shine again.  I replaced the handlebars with upright ones, added new shift and brake cables, and a leather saddle.  Sadly the frame was just too small for me so I sold it to a really nice college student who was thrilled to own it.

It’s a cool feeling to fix a bike up and see it in the hands of someone who really appreciates it.

– Chris

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Chris started riding a bike again when he noticed the Preston Ridge Trail being constructed across the street from his house. Since then he co-founded Biking in Dallas, has gone through countless Craigslist bike projects (some better than others) and can be found pedaling around town on a Electra Ticino with a camera in tow.

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