Schwinn le tour dating

Published: 20.08.2017

This is an early 's Schwinn Le Tour, Speed men's bike. Anonymous August 22, at

From the s to the s, Schwinn produced a series of lightweight tandem bicycles known as the Schwinn Twinn. According to history, the mid 's oil crisis and a national interest in all things European at the time brought about the bike boom and most notably, the "touring" bicycle or ten speed as it was once called. I loved my Schwiin Le Tour.

However, there were clear warning signs on the horizon. Since Schwinn could decide who got their bikes and who didn't, the company rewarded the highest volume dealers with location exclusivity, as well as mandating service standards and layouts. CBC to produce bicycles to be sold under the Schwinn brand.

It was converted from a drop handlebar bike to a more comfortable upright handlebar setup. Minimal surface rust on chrome. Nevertheless, Peugeot proudly advertised its victorious racing heritage at every opportunity. Putting all company efforts towards bicycles, he succeeded in developing a low-cost model that brought Schwinn recognition as an innovative company, as well as a product that would continue to sell during the inevitable downturns in business cycles.

I miss it every day and haven't biked since. Anonymous February 7, at 3:

Schwinn Super Le Tour

I remember making the comparison between a Peugot and the Le Tour when I bought this one lot of money, still in college I still made the best choice. It would go great with my dads yellow Le Tour. In good working order, recen BobHufford Grand Champion Posts: The Captain no longer insisted that viewers buy a Schwinn, but instead made regular on-air consultations of a new character, "Mr.

The Paramount continued as a limited production model, built in small numbers in a small apportioned area of the old Chicago assembly factory.

    1. Maro_Vivaldi - 26.08.2017 in 11:24

      Now, today, almost 40 years later, I want another Le Tour, if it can be orange, all the better.

      Alex_Rubcov - 02.09.2017 in 18:45

      D - E - WZ 1 - S Touring bicycles have been around long before the Schwinn Le Tour.

      Nik_Foster - 06.09.2017 in 12:25

      By the mids, competition from lightweight and feature-rich imported bikes was making strong inroads in the budget-priced and beginners' market. See the 4-digit date code next to the "I"?

      Brian_Stels - 16.09.2017 in 14:31

      I have not found any examples of the DX frame style after although the 24 inch wheel size equivalent, the J series, was around at least until

      Yaroslav_Belichenko - 25.09.2017 in 17:03

      I actually have a Le Tour in the red color scheme.

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