The Schwinn Le Tour

1981 schwinn letour cover

This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Le Tour from 1974 to 1987.

1974


The new Schwinn-Approved Le Tour ten-speed. Lightweight, agile, and loaded with fine quality imported features you'd expect to find on much higher priced bikes.

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Schwinn Approved 10 speed Le Tour

  • Fully lugged brazes lightweight frame
  • Butted top and bottom tubes
  • Quick release aluminum alloy hubs
  • Aluminum alloy crank set
  • Center pull alloy caliper brakes
  • Schwinn-Approved 27" x 1 1/4" Puff Gumwall tires

And it weighs only 30-32 lbs. depending on kickstand, and frame size.

The ideal bike for those bicyclists who especially factor, as well as performance. The new Schwinn-Approved Le Tour is an exceptional buy in lightweight ten-speed bikes. Imported by Schwinn!
Colors: Opaque blue, Opaque red, and Kool Lemon.

except on bottom bar on 25" frame

  • LT-1 21" frame...
  • LT-3 23" frame...
  • LT-5 25" frame...

See the full 1974 Schwinn catalog.

1975


Feature for feature an outstanding value in a fully lugged frame lightweight bicycle.

1975 schwinn approved le tour

Quality to meet the exacting standards of any riding enthusiast, and special features to meet the requirements of most bike club regulars. The Schwinn-Approved Le Tour ten-speed is an original Schwinn design and is built overseas under the strictest supervision to maintain the high quality standards for which Schwinn is known. The Schwinn-Approved Le Tour is available in a selection of frame sizes to fit most adult size riders.

  • Schwinn Approved LeTour (21" frame) Model LT1
  • Schwinn Approved LeTour (23" frame) Model LT3
  • Schwinn Approved LeTour (25" frame) Model LT5
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Specifications

Frame: Steel lugged frame with single butted tubes top and bottom (except 25" frame).
Frame Finish: Opaque Red, Opaque blue or yellow.
Wheels: Araya alloy steel tubular rims. Large flange aluminum alloy hubs. Quick release hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Puff. Gumwall, high pressure clincher type.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur type aluminum alloy handlebar and forged aluminum alloy stem.
Crank Set: Schwinn -Approved aluminum alloy double plateau. 39 and 52 teeth. 6 3/4" cranks.
Pedales: KKT-RT E reflectorized.
Derailleurs and Gears: GT-420 rear derailleur, GT-450 front. Gear cluster 14-17-20-24-28 teeth.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy center pull with dual control.
Saddle: Taihei Racing style.
Weight: Approx. 31 lbs, depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Approved Le Tour for ladies

The new Schwinn ten-speed LeTour with the continental style Mixtie frame... made overseas to Schwinn's own design and under the strictest supervision of Schwinn engineers.

1975 schwinn approved le tour for girls

Imported and sold only through Schwinn Dealers. Backed by the Schwinn Dealer 5-point Protection Pledge and the Schwinn No-Time-Limit Guarantee. The Schwinn LeTour, incorporating the Mixtie frame and an assemblage of quality features is an outstanding value in cycling pleassure.

  • Schwinn LeTour-19" frame Model L-69
  • Schwinn LeTour-22" frame Model L-72
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Specification

Frame: Steel lugged Schwinn style " Mixtie" type design with single butted top and bottom tube.
Frame Finish: Opaque red, Opaque blue, or Yellow.
Wheels: Araya alloy steel tubular rims. Large flange aluminum alloy hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Puff gumwall, high pressure clincher type.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur type aluminum alloy handlebar and forged aluminum alloy stem.
Crank Set: Schwinn-Approved aluminum alloy double plateau. 39 and 52 teeth. 6 3/4" cranks.
Pedals: KKT-RTE reflectorized.
Derailleurs and Gears: GT-420 rear derailleur. GT-450 front. Gear cluster- 14-17-20-24-28 teeth.
Brakes: Schwinn- Approved alloy center pull with dual control.
Saddle: Taihei Racing style.
Weight: Approx. 31 lbs. depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and Specification subject to change without notice.

See the full 1975 Schwinn catalog.

1976


Feature for feature an outstanding value in a fully lugged frame lightweight bicycle.

1976 schwinn approved le tour

Lug Frame 10-Speeds!
Quality to meet the exacting standards of any riding enthusiast, and special features to meet the requirements of most bike club regulars. The Schwinn-Approved Le Tour ten-speed is an original Schwinn design and is built overseas under the strictest supervision to maintain the high quality standards for which Schwinn is known. The Schwinn-Approved Le Tour is available in a selection of frame sizes to fit most adult size riders.

  • Schwinn Approved LeTour (21" frame) Model LT1
  • Schwinn Approved LeTour (23" frame) Model LT3
  • Schwinn Approved LeTour (25" frame) Model LT5
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Specifications

Frame: Steel lugged frame with single butted tubes top and bottom (except 25" frame).
Frame Finish: Opaque Red, Opaque blue or yellow.
Wheels: Araya alloy steel tubular rims. Large flange aluminum alloy hubs. Quick release hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Puff. Gumwall, high pressure clincher type.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur type aluminum alloy handlebar and forged aluminum alloy stem.
Crank Set: Schwinn -Approved aluminum alloy double plateau. 39 and 52 teeth. 6 3/4" cranks.
Pedales: KKT-RT E reflectorized.
Derailleurs and Gears: GT-420 rear derailleur, GT-450 front. Gear cluster 14-17-20-24-28 teeth.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy center pull with dual control.
Saddle: Matex Racing style.
Weight: Approx. 31 lbs, depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Approved Le Tour for ladies

The quality Schwinn ten-speed LeTour with the continental style Mixtie lug frame... made overseas to Schwinn's own design and under the strictest direction of Schwinn engineers.

1976 schwinn approved le tour for girls

10-Speeds! Lug Frame
Imported and sold only through Schwinn Dealers. Backed by the Schwinn Dealer 5-point Protection Pledge and the Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited warranty. The Schwinn LeTour, incorporating the Mixtie frame design and an assemblage of quality features is an outstanding value in cycling pleassure. Long-lasting Schwinn Value.

  • Schwinn LeTour-19" frame Model L-69
  • Schwinn LeTour-22" frame Model L-72
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Specification

Frame: Steel lugged Schwinn style " Mixtie" type design with single butted top and bottom tube.
Frame Finish: Opaque red, Opaque blue, or Yellow.
Wheels: Araya alloy steel tubular rims. Large flange aluminum alloy hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Puff gumwall, high pressure clincher type.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur type aluminum alloy handlebar and forged aluminum alloy stem.
Crank Set: Schwinn-Approved aluminum alloy double plateau. 39 and 52 teeth. 6 3/4" cranks.
Pedals: KKT-RTE reflectorized.
Derailleurs and Gears: GT-420 rear derailleur. GT-450 front. Gear cluster- 14-17-20-24-28 teeth.
Brakes: Schwinn- Approved alloy center pull with dual control.
Saddle: Matex Racing style.
Weight: Approx. 31 lbs. depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and Specification subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Approved Super Le Tour

A new Schwinn entry in the ultra-lightweight lugged frame field for no-nonsense riders demanding top performance at a moderate price.

1976 schwinn approved super le tour

Ultra -Lightweight!
Consider: double-butted chrome moly top and bottom tubes. Chrome plated front fork crown and tip. Quick release hubs with 27" x 1 1/4" alloy rims. Schwinn Super Record tires. Alloy cotterless crank set, bottom tube shifter with ten-speed Shimano 600 rear and 60 front derailleurs.

A hard to beat combination offering much more than comparably priced bikes. Imported to Schwinn's exacting standards and covered by the Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty- as are all Schwinn-Approved bikes.

  • Super Le Tour 12.2-21" frame Model SL-1
  • Super Le Tour 12.2-23" frame Model SL-3
  • Super Le Tour 12.2-25" frame Model SL-5
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Specifications

Frame: Double butted top and bottom tube chrome moly construction. Frame is lug construction. Tubular front fork.
Frame Finish: Sky blue, Flamboyant red or Silver Mist.
Wheels: 27" x 1 1/4" Araya aluminum alloy rims. Quick release hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Super Record high pressure tires and tubes.
Handlebar and Stem: Alloy handlebar, road racing type. Grand Compe stem, cotterless 3-piece 39-52 sprocket.
Pedals: Rattrap type complete with reflectors.
Derailleurs and Gears: Ten-speed Shimano, front and rear. 14-17-20-24-28.
Brakes: Compe G side pull, caliper.
Saddle: Racing style, top quality.
Weight: Approximately 26 1/2" lbs., depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1976 Schwinn catalog.

1977


Feature for feature an outstanding value in a fully lugged frame Schwinn Super-Lite Bicycle.

1977 schwinn approved le tour 2

Quality to meet the exacting standards of any riding enthusiast, and special features to meet the requirements of most bike club regulars. The Schwinn-Approved Le Tour II ten-speed is an original Schwinn design and is built overseas under the strictest supervision to maintain the high quality standards for which Schwinn is known. The Le Tour II is exclusively Schwinn and can be found nowhere else. And it is available in a selection of frame sizes to fit most adult size riders. And you'll like the new colors availbale in this Super-Lite from Schwinn!

  • Schwinn Approved LeTour II (21" frame) Model LT1.......$164.95
  • Schwinn Approved LeTour II (23" frame) Model LT3.......$164.95
  • Schwinn Approved LeTour II (25" frame) Model LT5.......$164.95

Specifications

Frame: Lugged frame with single butted tubes top and bottom (except 25" frame).
Frame Finish: Scarlet, Violet, Pearscent Orange.
Wheels: Araya steel tubular rims, large flange quick release aluminum alloy hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" HP Sports Touring gumwall, high pressure clincher type.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur stlye aluminum alloy handlebar and forged aluminum alloy stem. Recessed wedge bolt.
Crank Set: Schwinn -Approved aluminum alloy. 39 and 52 teeth. 6 3/4" cranks.
Pedales: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Derailleurs and Gears: GT-420 rear derailleur, GT-450 front. Gear cluster 14-17-20-24-28 teeth.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy center pull with dual control.
Saddle: Racing style.
Weight: Approx. 29 lbs, depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Approved Le Tour II for ladies

The quality Schwinn Super-LIte ten-speed LeTour II with the stylish and functional mistie lug frame..... made overseas to Schwinn's own design and under the strictest specifications of Schwinn's engineering.

1977 schwinn approved le tour 2 for girls

Imported and sold only through Schwinn Dealers. Backed by the Schwinn Dealer 5-point Protection Pledge and the Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited warranty. The Schwinn LeTour II, incorporating the Mixtie frame design and an assemblage of quality features is an outstanding value in Super-Lite bicycles. Long-lasting Schwinn Value and performance.

  • Schwinn LeTour II-19" frame Model L-89.........$164.995
  • Schwinn LeTour II-22" frame Model L-92.........$164.995

Specification

Frame: Steel lugged Schwinn " Mixtie" design with single butted top and bottom tube.
Frame Finish: Scarlet, Pearlescent Orange, and violet.
Wheels: Araya tubular rims. Large flange aluminum alloy quick release hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" HP Sport Touring gumwall, high pressure clincher type.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur style aluminum alloy handlebar and forged aluminum alloy stem. Recessed wedge bolt.
Crank Set: Schwinn-Approved aluminum alloy 39 and 52 teeth. 6 3/4" cranks.
Pedals: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Derailleurs and Gears: Schwinn-Approved GT-420 rear, Schwinn-Approved GT-450 front. Rear cluster- 14-17-20-24-28.
Brakes: Schwinn- Approved alloy center pull, dual control.
Saddle: Racing style.
Weight: Approx. 31 lbs. depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and Specification subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Approved Super Le Tour

A Schwinn Super-Lite entry in the lightweight lugged frame class for no-nonsense riders demanding top performance at a moderate price.

1977 schwinn  approved super le tour

Consider: double-butted chrome moly top and down tubes. Chrome plated front fork crown and tip. Quick release hubs with alloy rims. Schwinn Super Record tires. Alloy cotterless crankset, down tube shifter with Shimano 600 rear and 60 front derailleurs. A hard to beat combination offering much more than comparably priced bikes. Imported to Schwinn's exacting standards and covered by the Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty- as are all Schwinn-Approved bicycles.

  • Super Le Tour 12.2-19" frame Model SL-9.......$229.95
  • Super Le Tour 12.2-21" frame Model SL-1.......$229.95
  • Super Le Tour 12.2-23" frame Model SL-3.......$229.95
  • Super Le Tour 12.2-25" frame Model SL-5.......$229.95

Specifications

Frame: Double butted chrome moly top and down tube. Hand brazed construction. Tubular front fork, with chrome plated crown and 6" of front fork ends.
Frame Finish: Skarlet, Sky blue, Silver Mist, and ful chrome. Note: $50.00 extra charge for full chrome.
Wheels: 27" x 1 1/4" Araya aluminum alloy rims. Shimano large flange quick release hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Super Record high pressure tires and tubes.
Handlebar and Stem: Alluminum alloy handlebar, road racing type. Schwinn-Approved forged aluminum alloy stem, recessed bolt.
Crankset: Schwinn-Approved LeTour aluminum alloy, cotterless 3-piece 39-52 sprocket.
Pedals: Rattrap type complete with reflectors and toe clips and straps.
Derailleurs and Gears: 14-17-20-24-28 cluster combination.
Brakes: Compe G side pull.
Saddle: Ariake Racing style, top quality. Aluminum alloy seat post.
Weight: Approximately 26 1/2" lbs., depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1977 Schwinn catalog.

1978


Fully lugged frame.

1978 schwinn approved le tour

Schwinn-Approved LeTour III

New 27" frame available.
Aluminum alloy kickstand.
Satin finish chainguard.

Men's Models:

  • Model L11 (21" frame)....$189.95
  • Model L13 (23" frame)....$189.95
  • Model L15 (25" frame)....$189.95
  • Model L17 (27" frame)....$199.95

Schwinn-Approved LeTour III for ladies

Ladies' Models:

  • Model L79 (19" frame)....$189.95
  • Model L82 (22" frame)....$189.95

Colors: Pearl Orange, Pearl blue.

Specifications

Frame: Lugged frame construction with butted top and down tubes (except 25" and 27" models). Chrome trimmed front fork.
Wheels: Tubular steel rims, exclusive Schwinn-Approved large flange quick release aluminum alloy hubs 27" x 1 1/4" HP Sports Touring high pressure tires.
Handlebar : Randonneur aluminum alloy.
Stem: Forged aluminum alloy with recessed bolt.
CrankSet: Schwinn -Approved aluminum alloy.
Derailleurs: GT-450 front. GT-420 rear.
Gear: 39-52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alluminum alloy center pulls.
Pedales: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Saddle: Nylon base with vinyl cover.
Weight: Approx. 30 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn-Approved Super LeTour

Fully lugged frame.

1978 schwinn approved super le tour

Double-butted top and down tubes.
Quick release hubs.
Chrome plated front fork crown.

  • Model 9SL (19" frame)......$264.95
  • Model 1SL (21" frame)......$264.95
  • Model 3SL (23" frame)......$264.95
  • Model 5SL (25" frame)......$264.95

Modeks 9SL, 1SLC, 3SLC, 5SLC; "C" designates full chrome which is $50.00 extra.
Colors: Full chrome, Scarlet, Black, Silver Mist.

Specifications

Frame: Double-butted chrome moly top and down tubes. Hand brazed construction. Tubular front fork, with crown and 6" of front fork chrome plated.
Wheels: 27" x 1 1/4" Aluminum alloy rims. Exclusive Schwinn-Approved large flange quick release hubs. 27" x 1 1/8" Schwinn Super Record high pressure tires.
Handlebar and Stem: Alluminum alloy road racing.
Stem: Schwinn-Approved forged aluminum alloy with recessed bolt.
Crankset: Schwinn-Approved aluminum alloy with cotterless.
Derailleurs: Shimano 60 front. Shimano 600 rear.
Gears: 39-52 front, 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Brakes: Compe G side pull.
Pedals: Rattrap with toe clips and straps. Reflectorized.
Saddle: Racing style, with aluminum alloy seat post.
Weight: 26 1/2" lbs. (12.2 kg).

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1978 Schwinn catalog.

1979


Here's Schwinn's brand new 28 pound 12-speed high performance bike with new and exclusive features never before offered in this price range... self-centering rear derailleur with six-cog cassete freewheel- downtube shifters for smooth, quiet, more positive shifting...

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Schwinn Super Le Tour II

Men's frame sizes

D21-9 21"
D23-9 23"
D25-9 25"

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Schwinn's own made-in Chicago X-tra Lite torch brazed lug frame... plus many other extra-quality equipment features (see specifications on pages 12 and 13) that make this a super-riding bike you'll be proud to own. Ask your Schwinn Dealer for a test ride on this all-new Schwinn Super Le Tour II and see how great a really good bike can feel. It's a super-value!

  • Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.....$249.95

Colors: Black Saddle, Frosty Blue, and Strawberry Red

Schwinn Le Tour IV

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Men's frame sizes

D11-9 21"
D13-9 23"
D15-9 25"

Color: Frosty Blue

Schwinn Le Tour IV for ladies

Just check the other fine quality equipment features in the specifications on pages 12 an 13 and you'll see why the Schwinn Le Tour IV is a really great value.

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Ladies' frame sizes

D59-9 19"
D62-9 22"

Color: Strawberry Red

The first truly fine quality 30-pound 10-speed bike with high performance features and a geanuine "Made-in-the-U.S.A." torch brazed lug frame at a popular price. There's no substitute for the riding quality, the agility, ease of handling and lightness of pedal effort you get in a really good bike like this... performance that starts with a lively, resillient X-tra Lite frame that's properly designed, carefully built and perfectly aligned... characteristics which usually are missing in mass-produced bikes of lesser quality.

  • Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.....$179.95

Schwinn-Built X-tra Lite lug frames for LeTour models are made of 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel tubing which has retained its original temper, stiffness and resilliency because it has been torch brazed and therefore has been heated and water quenched only where the tubes are brazed into the lugs.

Many mass-produced bicycle frames are heated in ovens or salt solutions in thier entirely, tubing and all, to over 1700 degrees fahrenheit in order to melt the brazing material in the joints, thus annealing the tubing and chaging its temper and resillency.

Even if these annealed frames are quenced after heating, the integrity of the original tubing has been lost and variations in resiliency will result in lack of consistency in the riding characteristics of the finished bicycles. Torch brazing permits better quality control for better riding performance.

Complete specifications on pages 12 an 13
Torch brazing confines heat to small arear to avoid annealing complete frame.

Selle Royale suede finish saddle with lightweight plastic base.
The Schwinn Built Torch. Brazed lug frame of 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel tubing.
Shimano 400 rear derailleur with special high-speed chainguard.
Schwinn High Pressure 27" x 1 1/8" Sports Touring Gumwall Tires on narrow section tubular steel rims.
Aluminum alloy with recessed bolt.
Tubular front for with chrome plated crown cover and chrome trimmed blades.
Sugine Super Maxi alloy cotterless crank with 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels.

See the full 1979 Schwinn catalog.

1980


Jean-Claude Killy says... " I like Schwinn's truly fine quality 30-pound 10-speed bike with high performance features and an American built brazed lug frame.

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It's a terrific value at its popular price. There's no substitute for the riding quality, the agility, easy of handling and lightness of pedal effort that can be achieved with an excellent cycle like this..."

Schwinn LeTour 10-Speed

Performance X-tra Lite frame that's properly designed, carefully built and perfectly aligned... characteristics which are sometimes missing in mass-produced bikes of lesser quality.

Men's frame sizes

D11-9 21"
D13-9 23"
D15-9 25"

Schwinn LeTour 10-Speed for ladies

1980 schwinn letour ten speed girls

Ladies' frame sizes

D59-9 19"
D62-9 22"
Color: Cardinal Red, Frosty Silver and Sky blue.

LeTour by Avocet

The Schwinn built brazed lug frame of 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel tubing. Shimano 400 rear freewheel high gear chainguard.

Schwinn high pressure 27 x 1 1/4" Sports Touring gumwall tires on UKA! narrow section tubular steel rims. Torch brazing confines heat to a small area to avoid annealing complete frame. Aluminum alloy handlebars and stem with recessed bolts.

Tubular front fork with chrome plated crown cover and chrome trimmed blades.
Sugino Super Maxi alloy cotterless crank set with 39 and 52 tooth chainwheels.

Why Torch Brazed Frames are More Responsive...

Schwinn built X-tra Lite LeTour lug frames are made of 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel tubing with its original temper, Stiffness and resiliency because it has been carefully torch brazed. The frame has been heated only where the tubes are brazed into the lugs. Many mass-produced bicycle frames are heated in ovens or salt solutions in their entirely, to over 1700 F, in order to melt the brazing material in the joints.

This can anneal the entire frame and changes its temper and resiliency. The result are unresponsice and "dead" riding characteristics in the finished bicycle. Torch brazing preserves the tubing's integrity for a lively ride and also permits better quality control for better riding performance.

Complete specifications on page 10 and 11.

Schwinn Super LeTour 12-Speed

Lightweight responsive and agile, the 28 pound 12-speed Super LeTour is an X-tra Lite cycle with features rarely found in this price range.

Self-centering rear derailleur with six-cog cassette freewheel. Downtube shifters for smooth, quiet, positive shifting, and Schwinn's own made-in-Chicago X-tra Lite torch brazed lug frame... plus many other extra-quality equipment features that make this an execeptional bicycle you'll be proud to own. (See specifications on page 10 and 11.) The final test of bicycle is the Super LeTour's handling characteristics are the equivalent to almost any bike in the world.

Men's frame sizes

D21-9 21"
D23-9 23"
D25-9 25"
Color: Black Sable and Summer Cloud White

See the full 1980 Schwinn catalog.

1981


If ever a bike has earned its popularity, it's Schwinn's 10-speed LeTour.

1981 schwinn letour

Men's frame sizes

D11-9 21"
D13-9 23"
D15-9 25"

Schwinn LeTour for ladies

Ladies' frame sizes

D59-9 19"
D62-9 22"
Colors: Frosty Silver, Sky Blue.

Its high-performance frame geometry is almost identical to the most sophisticated professional models and the LeTour is equipped with X-Tra Lite alloy components. Note its careful construction and precise alignment.

This year's LeTour introduces Altus ST front and rear dearailleurs with Schwinn-designed control bracket equipped with LE levers. For agility, surprising ease of handling and lightness of pedal effort, ask anyone who cycles. He-or she- will agree: LeTour is one terrific value!

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Enjoy the thrills of responsive cycling- for one mile or hundreds... Altus derailleurs and Sugino Super Maxy crankset. Our lug frame has the original temper and resilliency of 18-gauge 1020 carbon steel tubing.

Dual-lever brake controls for more convenient.

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Shimano Le gearshift levers: stem mounted.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel
Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/2"
Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 4 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/4"
Rims: UKAI chrome-plated steel (27" x 1 1/4")
Hubs: Schwinn large flange with quick release.
Spokes: 080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn HP Sports Touring.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus ST.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus ST.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus LE stem mounted.
Chain: HKK.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms. 39-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Schwinn gold finish (14-28).
Pedals: KKT rattrap.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.4 mm).
Saddle: Ariake Touring.
Handlebars: SR alloy.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn center pull.
Weight: 29 lbs.
Accessories: Handlebar cushions, kickstand.

Schwinn Super LeTour

12 Speeds and extra equipment features add up to a super cycle

1981 schwinn super letour

Men's frame sizes

12-speed D21-9 21"
D23-9 23"
D25-9 25"
Colors: Black sable, Summercloud white.

Take a long, hard look at this 27-pound, 12-speed Super LeTour- a prime example of Schwinn quality. Its standard equipment features include Gran Compe 500 G side-pull brakes with lever hoods for more comfort, tubular fork with semi-sloping crown that is attractive and makes for a lively, solid ride and Schwinn Super Record 300-grames tires that are lightweight without sacrificing durability. And take an extra look at Schwinn's resilient and dependable lug frame. It all adds up to a super cycle that wins top grades for agility and performance.

1981 schwinn 12

12 Speeds and extra equipment features add up to a super cycle

Shimano Altus LT downtube shifters make for smooth, quiet, positive shifting.
Schwinn handlebar cushions, new this year, are standard equipment on this exceptional bike.
Self-centering derailleur with gearing versatility of six-cog cassette freewheel.

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Quick-release wheels and the lively dependability of Schwinn Super Record gumwall high-pressure tires.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/2".
Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4".
Rims: UKAI alloy box (27" x 1 1/8")
Hubs: Shimano low flange with quick release, free hub rear.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn 300 gram Super record.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus .
Chain: Shimano Uniglide.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 39-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: Shimano freehub (13-28) six speed.
Pedals: KKT Alloy quill with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: SR LaPrade (25.4 mm) with micro-adjust.
Saddle: Ariake Jaguar II.
Handlebars: Sakae.
Stem: Sakae.
Brakes: Gran COmpe 500G.
Weight: 27 lbs.
Accessories: Handlebar cushions kickstand.

Schwinn LeTour Tourist

Modified LeTour with touring handlebard, upright saddle and fenders

1981 schwinn letour tourist

Men's frame sizes

D311-9 21"
D333-9 23"
D355-9 25"

Schwinn LeTour Tourist for ladies

Ladies's frame sizes

D791-9 19"
D821-9 22"

Colors: Spicy Chestnut, Sky Blue.

For those who enjoy an X-tra Lite bike but prefer the comfort and convenienve of a touring saddle and upright handlebars, here is a new Schwinn model that makes good sense- the LeTour Tourist. The basic equipment on the Tourist is identical to the popular LeTour- including the brazed lug frame for a lively, responsive ride. In addition, it offers Bluemels fenders, side-pull caliper brakes and Schwinn's comfortable handlebar grips.

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The Tourist's Altus ST front and rear derailleurs.

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The Blumels fenders go further around the tires, to help keep you from being splattered. In wet conditions, however, stopping distances are still increased dramatically and high-pressure tires can be very slippery. If you must ride in foul weather, be very careful.

(Ladies' model shown with optional alloy carrier. See page 62)
Note the comfortable handlebar configuration.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/4".
Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4".
Rims: UKAI chrome-plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: Schwinn large flange with front quick release.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: HP Sports Touring.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus LE stem mounted.
Chain: HHK.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 39-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Schwinn gold finish (14-28).
Pedals: KKT black rubber block.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel.
Saddle: Kashima touring.
Handlebars: SR alloy touring (Upright) cushioned grips.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn side pull.
Weight: 29.3 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand, Bluemels "Popular" fenders.

See the full 1981 Schwinn catalog.

1982


Men's frame sizes

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Schwinn LeTour

  • D11 21"
  • D13 23"
  • D15 25"

Schwinn LeTour for ladies

Ladies' frame sizes

  • D59 19"
  • D62 22"
  • Colors: Frosty Silver, Sky Blue.

Schwinn LeTour Tourist

Men's frame sizes

  • D31 21"
  • D33 23"
  • D35 25"

Schwinn LeTour Tourist for ladies

Ladies' frame sizes

  • D79 19"
  • D82 22"
  • Colors: Spicy Chestnut, Sky Blue.

Schwinn LeTour bikes feature sophisticated carbon steel frames and many components typical of racing models.
LeTour features down turned SR alloy handlebars and an Avocet Touring saddle. Both men's and women's models weight 29.0 pounds.

The LeTour Tourist offers upright handlebars, a Kashima touring saddle and Bluemels fenders. It weights 29.3 pounds. Either will deliver hours of fun on day trips or longer distances - at a very reasonable price.
Hardest part is choosing between the LeTours. Both deliver the agile, responsive ride of an X-Tra Lite.

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Schwinn's most popular 10-speed X-tra Lite tourer, plus an in-town counterpart.

Women's LeTour Tourist has a Mixtie frame.
All LeTour Tourist models feature comfortable handlebars.
Our lug frame has the resiliency of 18-gauge 1020 carbon-steel tubing.

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LeTour has stem-mounted Shimano LE gearshift levers.

Specs

  • Tubing: 1020 carbon steel
  • Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/2"
  • Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees
  • Fork rake: 2"
  • Wheelbase: 4 1/2"
  • Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/4"
  • Rims: UKAI chrome-plated steel (27" x 1 1/4")
  • Hubs: Schwinn large flange with quick release.
  • Spokes: 080 straight gauge.
  • Tires: Schwinn HP Sports Touring.
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Altus ST.
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus ST.
  • Shift levers: Shimano Altus LE stem mounted.
  • Chain: HKK.
  • Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms. 39-52 chainrings.
  • Freewheel: Schwinn gold finish (14-28).
  • Pedals: (LeTour) KKT rattrap (LeTour Tourist) KKT block rubber black.
  • Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.4 mm).
  • Saddle: (LeTour) Schwinn Avocet Touring II (LeTour Touring ) Kashima Touring.
  • Handlebars: (LeTour) SR alloy CTD (LeTour Touring) SR alloy touring (upright), cushioned grip.
  • Stem: (LeTour) SR CT Custome (LeTour Tourist) SR alloy.
  • Brakes: (LeTour) Schwinn center pull (LeTour Tourist) Schwinn side pull.
  • Weight: (LeTour) 29 lbs. (LeTour Tourist ) 29.3 lbs.
  • Accessories: (LeTour) Handlebar cushions, kickstand. (LeTour Tourist) kickstand, bluemels "Popular" fenders.

Schwinn Super LeTour

12-speed Men's frame sizes

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  • D21 21"
  • D23 23"
  • D25 25"

Schwinn Super LeTour for ladies

Women's frame sizes

  • D29 19"
  • D32 22"
  • Colors: Black sable, Forest Green.

For and intermediate-priced 12-speed, the Super LeTour delivers a powerful body and attractive design in a neat 27 pound package. New features this year include an SR CTD handlebar, SR CT custom stem and a Avocet saddle. It also features Gran Compe 500 G side-pull brakes and durable, lightweight Schwinn Super Record 300-gram tires.

In response to the growing popularity of touring, two new Mixtie frames have been added to the High-performance Super LeTour family. They feature a convenient mid-height bar, which adds convenience and sophisticated styling. For true cross country capability, Schwinn Super LeTour has it all put together.

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Touring ease in a thoughtfully equipped 12-speed

New Mixtie frames with convenient midweight bar.
Cushioned handlebars, drilled-out brake levers and new Forest Green color this year.

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The Schwinn Super LeTour is outfitted with a Shimano low flange quick-release hub and Schwinn's unique positive wheel retention clips.

Specs

  • Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
  • Frame Chainstay length: 17 1/4".
  • Head and seat mast angles: 72 1/2 degrees.
  • Fork rake: 2"
  • Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
  • Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4".
  • Rims: UKAI alloy box (27" x 1 1/8")
  • Hubs: Shimano low flange with quick release, free hub rear.
  • Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
  • Tires: Schwinn 300 gram Super record.
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
  • Shift levers: Shimano Altus .
  • Chain: Shimano Uniglide.
  • Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 39-52 chainrings.
  • Freewheel: Shimano freehub (13-28) six speed.
  • Pedals: KKT Alloy quill with toe clips and straps.
  • Seat post: SR LaPrade (25.4 mm) with micro-adjust.
  • Saddle: Schwinn Avocet Condoe.
  • Handlebars: SR CTD Custom.
  • Stem: SR CT Custom.
  • Brakes: Gran COmpe 500G.
  • Weight: 27 lbs.
  • Accessories: Handlebar cushions.

See the full 1982 Schwinn catalog.

1983


A classic bicycle now with a light chrome-moly frame and alloy rims. Top tube guides and aerodynamic alloy crankset give a sporting look. Comfortable anatomical saddle. Mixte style frames available.

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Schwinn LeTour

12 Speed

  • Full 4130 chrome-moly frame
  • Alloy rim's with HP Sport Touring tires
  • Sugino Aero 5 crankset
  • Quick release front hub
  • Shimano Altus ST derailleurs
  • Men's: 21, 23, and 25" frames

Schwinn LeTour for ladies

Recreation Economical bicycles for general use and riding pleasure.

  • Mixte: 19 and 22" frames
  • Color: Blacn Metallic, Sandpiper

Schwinn Super LeTour

12 Speed

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Smartyle styled for short trips and sporting rides. The features are worthy of a full touring bicycle yet are intermediately priced. Alloy componentry with full 4130 chrome-moly frame, double butted main tubes and down tube shifters.

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  • Double butted 4130 chrome-moly tubing
  • Sugino DNJS-2S aero crankset
  • Suntour ARX derailleurs
  • Top tube guides and chain hanger
  • Ukai 27" x 1" alloy rims
  • Quick release front and rear hubs
  • Avocet Condor saddle
  • Super Record tires 27" x 1 1/8"
  • 19, 21, 23 and 25" frames
  • Color: Maroon with Platinum, Dark Grey with Platinum

Schwinn LeTour Luxe

12 Speed

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Lightweight day touring bicycle with a chrome-moly frame, alloy rims and alloy componentry. Stem shifters for easy reach. Comfortable anatomical saddle. Mixte style frames available.

  • Full 4130 chrome-moly frame
  • Alloy rims with Super Record tires
  • Sugino DNJS-2S aero crankset
  • Quick release front and rear hubs
  • Shimano Altus LT derailleurs
  • Men's: 19, 21, 23, 25 and 27" frames

Schwinn LeTour Luxe for ladies

  • Mixte: 19 and 22" frames
  • Color: Dark Blue, Dark Grey

See the full 1983 Schwinn catalog.

1984


The high styled 12-speed LeTour is loaded with many of the same features as the high priced "pro" bicycles.

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Schwinn LeTour

The frame is lightweight, double-butted chrome-moly main tubes and chrome-moly stays. Fine touches like chain rest, water bottle bosses. SunTour's Micro-light ARX derailleurs and brazed-on Top-Mount shifters are clean looking and high performing. Brakes are classy looking DiaCompe QS500N with drilled levers, rubber hoods and recessed front bolt. Front and rear quick-release hubs make for easy transport and storage. New multi coat paint with clear top coat gives a deep finish and adds protection.

  • Mens: L19, L21, L23, L25, L27.

Schwinn LeTour for ladies

  • Ladies: L59, L62.

Dark Blue or Warm Silver.

Schwinn Super LeTour

You're looking at one of the most sophisticated, mid-priced, recreational bikes around.

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The lightweight, 12-speed Super LeTour. The main tubes are double butted, chrome-moly, with chrome-moly stays. And the derailleurs are the smooth shifting SunTour ARX-GTs. For sheer beauty, there's a recessed center bolt front brake, braze-on SunTour Top Mount down tube shifters, and an italian Selle Royale saddle. The Super LeTour is geared to handle a wide range of terrain. With its 36" low gear, even hill climbing is easy.

  • L39, L41, L43, L45:

Scarlet or Dark Grey.

Schwinn LeTour Luxe

The Schwinn LeTour Luxe is the perfect bike for weekend touring. Unlike most touring bicycles at this price, the Luxe gives you the advantage of choosing from 18 speeds. Handling rugged terrain is easy with SunTour's.
Mountech derailleur system. For loading, there's a rigid Blackburn SS rear rack, the standard for high-performance touring. Comfort features like and extended 42" wheelbase, a micro adjusting seat post, an anatomic saddle and rigid Weinmann rims with new Schwinn "Passage" tires make this the touring bike you won't have to pay another $100 to go touring on.

  • L29, L31, L32, L33, L35:

Champagne or Dark Grey.

See the full 1984 Schwinn catalog.

1985


LeTour designed for: Young adults and students who want a dependable bicycle with sophisticated style and high performance.

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Frame Specifications

Frame: 4130 chrome moly double main tubes, chrome moly stays, Centeny dropouts with stainless steel faces and eyelets.
Fork: Hi-tensile steel blades, semi sloping crown, forged dropouts with eyelets.
Braze-ons: Top tube guide, bottle bosses, shift lever boss, chain rest.

Drive Train specifications

Pedal: KKT Pro-Vic II, alloy quill.
Crank: SUGINO DBT, forged alloy cotterless with alloy outer ring 170mm.
Chain: HKK "Z", 1/2" x 3/32" silver outer plates.
Freewheel: MAILLARD Atom 77, 6 speed.
Derailleurs: SunTour ARX light alloy steel inner cage (front). SunTour ARX GT light alloy with steel long cage (rear).
Levers: SunTour Top mount light alloy brazed on.

Wheel Specifications

Tires: Schwinn Super Record, 27" x 1 1/8", 300 gm, 100 psi, skinwall, Schraeder valve.
Rims: Weinmann 416 27" x 1 1/4" alluminum.
Hubs: MAILLARD, 36 hole small flange alloy with quick release.
Spokes: 14-15 ga double butted zinc plated, 3X spoke pattern, brass nipples.

Control Specifications

Handlebar: SR Custom engraved alloy.
Stem: SR Custom, alloy aero type with recessed allen bolts.
Headset: Schwinn Deluxe, steel clipped bearings.
Brakes: DIA COMPE QS500N, alloy side pull with quick release, tire guides and recessed front allen bolt.
Brake levers: DIA COMPE alloy drilled levers with gum rubber hoods, lined cable housing.

Comfort Specifications

Saddle: VISCOUNT, anatomic paddes.
Seat Post: SR Laprade, fluted alloy micro-adjusting 26.4mm dia, 190mm long.
Accessories: Stainless steel stay protector, Blackburn water bottle cage, toe clips and leather straps, Benotto pearlecent handlebar tape.

Finish

Colors: Dark blue.
Weight: Approx. 26 lbs.

Super LeTour

Super Le Tour designed for: Recreational lightweight riding at a more competitive pace.

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Frame Specifications

Frame: Columbus Tenax chrome moly, double butted main tubes, chrome moly stays, Centeny dropouts with stainless steel faces and eyelets.
Fork: TANGE Mangalloy blades, semi sloping crown with forged dropouts and eyelets.
Braze-ons: Top tube guides, bottom bracket guides, 2 sets of bottle bosses, shift lever boss, pump peg, chain rest.

Drive Train specifications

Pedal: MAILLARD 500 alloy platform.
Crank: SUGINO GP low profile forged alloy cotterless, alloy chainrings 170mm.
Chain: HKK "Z", 1/2" x 3/32" silver outer plate.
Freewheel: MAILLARD Atom 77, 6 speed.
Derailleurs: SunTour Cyclone-S, light alloy with steel long cage (front). SunTour Cyclone-S, with larger tension pulley light alloy with steel inner cage (rear).
Levers: SunTour Top mount, light alloy, brazed on.

Wheel Specifications

Tires: Schwinn Circuit, 27" x 1", 270 gm dual hard, 100 psi, skinwall, presta valve.
Rims: Weinmann, 513-S Mod E, 27" x 1" silver anadozed aluminum.
Hubs: MAILLARD, 36 hole small flange alloy, sealed mechanism with quick release.
Spokes: 14-15 ga double butted zinc plated, 3X spoke pattern, brass nipples.

Control Specifications

Handlebar: SR Custom engraved alloy.
Stem: SR Custom alloy aero type with recessed allen bolts.
Headset: TANGE new falcon steel clipped bearings.
Brakes: DIA COMPE GX500N, alloy side pull with recessed allen bolts, quick release, and tire guides.
Brake levers: DIA COMPE, alloy drilled levers with rubber hoods, lined crystal cable housing.

Comfort Specifications

Saddle: AVOCET Criterium, anatomic padded vinyl.
Seat Post: SR Laprade fluted alloy micro-adjusting 26.4mm dia, 190mm long.
Accessories: Toe clips straps, stainless steel stay protector, Benotto pearlecent handlebar tape.

Finish

Colors: Scarlet, Gunmetal, paint protecting clear coat.
Weight: Approx. 25 lbs.

LeTour Luxe

LeTour luxe designed for: The beginning tourist looking for features found on sophisticated touring bikes. At an affordable price.

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Frame Specifications

Frame: Columbus Tenax chrome moly double butted main tubes, chrome moly stays, Centeny dropouts with stainless steel faces and double eyelets.
Fork: TANGE hi-tensile steel blades, semi sloping crown, forged dropouts with eyelets.
Braze-ons: Top tube guide, bottom bracket guides, 2 sets bottle bosses, shift lever boss pump peg, chain rest, rear carrier bosses.

Drive Train specifications

Pedal: MAILLARD 500 alloy platform.
Crank: SR CXC-T310 forged alloy cotterless, triple plateau, alloy chainrings 170mm.
Chain: HKK "Z", 1/2" x 3/32" silver plates.
Freewheel: MAILLARD Atom 77 5 speed.
Derailleurs: SunTour Mountech light alloy steel inner cage super wide range (front). SunTour Mountech light alloy with steel long cage, self positioning pulley (rear).
Levers: SunTour Top mount light alloy brazed on.

Wheel Specifications

Tires: Schwinn Passage 27" x 1 1/4" 460 gm dual hard 90 psi gumwall, Schraeder valve.
Rims: Weinmann 416 27" x 1 1/4" alloy.

Hubs: MAILLARD small flange alloy sealed mechanism with quick release 36 front, 40 rear.
Spokes: 14-15 ga double butted zinc plated 3X spoke pattern.

Control Specifications

Handlebar: SR Custom engraved alloy.
Stem: SR Custom alloy aero type with recessed allen bolts.
Headset: TANGE new falcon steel clipped bearings.
Brakes: DIA COMPE 960 alloy cantilever with quick release.
Brake levers: DIA COMPE alloy drilled levers with rubber hoods, lined cable housing.

Comfort Specifications

Saddle: AVOCET Touring anatomic padded vinyl.
Seat Post: SR Laprade fluted alloy micro-adjusting 26.4mm dia, 190mm long.
Accessories: Blackburn rear carrier, toe clips straps, stainless steel stay protector, cloth handlebar tape.

Finish

Colors: Cocoa brown metallic, bright bluc, paint protecting clear coat.
Weight: Approx. 25 lbs.

See the full 1985 Schwinn catalog.

1986


Dependability and sophistication are trademarks of the LeTour. European styling and compomenntry blend for a better-than-ever value.

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  • Stonglight alloy crankset is just that, strong and light, with a high polish for boasting.
  • Huret Rical derailleur system knows no rival when it comes to shifting ease and accurancy.
  • Dia-Compe alloy side pull brakes with anatomically designed brake levers for comfortable control in any situation.
  • Anatomically sized handlebar, stem and micro adjusting seat post assure a perfect fit.
  • Frame sizes available, Men's 19", 21", 23" 25" and 27". Clear coated frost white or scarlet. L21, L23, L25, L27, L59 and L62.

See the full 1986 Schwinn catalog.

1987


The Schwinn LeTour and Traveler provide exercise you look forward to.

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Invigurating, exhilarating, stimulating ... a ride on a LeTour or Traveler is an enjoyable workout that makes you smile. Riding is more than just good exercise. It's a great way to spend an afternoon in town, or a weekend away! Personalize your Schwinn using bright Benotto handlebar tape, available in a variety of colors and textures. And keep a steady grip with our lycra gloves. Available in five great colors.

  • Shimano L523 derailleur with indexed shifting
  • Sugino low profile high polish forged alloy crankset
  • Alloy racing style quill pedals
  • Weinmann 913, 27 x 1" alloy racing style wheels
  • Frost white or scarlet

Diamond frame

  • L19 - 19"
  • L21 - 21"
  • L23 - 23"
  • L25 - 25"

See the full 1987 Schwinn catalog.

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