[CR]Schwinn LeTour Luxe Question


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Subject: [CR]Schwinn LeTour Luxe Question
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2003 12:24:31 -0400
Thread-Topic: [CR]Schwinn LeTour Luxe Question
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From: "Silver, Mordecai" <MSilver@iso.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Among the used bikes for sale in a shop in my neighborhood, I spotted yesterday a nice blue Schwinn LeTour Luxe in my size. I couldn't look at it closely because it was hard to get at, but it appeared barely used. The stem and seatpost are SR, the brakes Dia-Compe cantilevers, the saddle Avocet, the derailleurs Suntour, the pedals Maillard. There's a Blackburn rear rack and a triple chainring, half-step plus granny gearing. Would the tubing be 4130 chrome-moly or Columbus or something else? Where did the LeTour Luxe fit in the Schwinn line? I think that the Voyageur was also a true touring bike and had similar components, but the Super LeTour was more of a sport bike, with double chainring and alpine gearing. Were the Voyageur and LeTour Luxe produced at the same time?

Any information is appreciated.

Mordecai Silver
NY, NY