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schwinn "super le tour"(3 posts)

schwinn "super le tour"stik__boy
May 11, 2003 7:02 PM
bought one off e-bay.... super-cheap. thinking about single speed, just an extra bike for when peeps come over and get the bug to go ride..... dont know too much about the breed though. dont want to go too crazy. may end up reselling if i dont care for it. any input??? add says "real light"...???? is ss conversion difficult? as it would be my first.
made in taiwan cheaply, heavy as sin?ColnagoFE
May 12, 2003 6:49 AM
probably circa 1978ish? Not sure how it would work as a fixed as I'm not so sure it has horizontal dropouts. Would make a decent beater bike I suppose. Does it have barcons? My old Letour (not super) did...

--The 1962-63 Superior has a one-piece steel (Ashtabula) Hurét crankset with 3 chainrings (15 speed). The 1962 model has 26-inch wheels and the 1963 model has 27-inch wheels.

A women's frame Super Sport was also available. For 1968 only the Schwinn catalog listed a "Super Sport Tourer" with a cotterless crankset and 15 speeds. List price was $159.50. The Japanese lugged-frame Schwinn "LeTour"appeared in 1973 and then took the
Super Sport's place.

In 1976 the Sports Tourer' s name was changed to "Superior," which continued on to 1978. The Japanese lugged Schwinn "Super LeTour" was introduced in 1978 and then
took the Superior's place.
re: schwinn "super le tour"Bituminous
May 12, 2003 9:38 AM
Picked up a super letour for 5 bucks at a garage sale. haven't really touched it much since it's way too big for me, gonna give it to a friend. clips on pedals, hidden brake cables from levers, down tube shifters. don't remember it being really heavy, but it may be. i think I read that it was built in Japan by Panasonic for Schwinn. Has horizontal drops, if it were my size, i would have it set up as a single or possibly a fixed gear right now.