This beautiful bike is the Schwinn Le Tour, the first Le Tour model to come out in 1974. This bike was made for endurance rides, especially for those who like to take long tour rides in groups or individually. I am very satisfied with this bike, it has never let me down in long rides, always solid, smooth and heavy. This is my review video for it. I am sure you’re gonna like it, and also if you do have any questions or any comments relating, pls feel free to leave them down below to the comment section.

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  1. Bike looks great, I just restored the exact same bike and also used the white bar tape, gum brake hoods and Brooks brown saddle, I removed the spoke guard and chain guard to give the bike a European inspired look as seen on the early 70's Raleigh, Bianchi and American Schwinn Paramount road bikes.. I also installed new gum-wall high pressure tires for better performance, I will be uploading a video soon featuring the 1974 Schwinn Approved import.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Looks great. I just purchased a 1980 model that is beautiful Frosty Silver with red logos. Bike is very heavy, but very smooth.

  3. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I had a red 74 Le Tour that I purchased used in 1976 from our local Schwinn dealer. I saved my newspaper delivery money for several weeks to get it! I think I paid $75, but it looked and rode perfect; the dealer did a great job cleaning and setting it up for me. Thanks again!

  4. When you upgrade the freewheel, suggest you install one with a 34 tooth cog (will need a rear derailleur which can accommodate that–many available on ebay), and the hills will be much less a "pain in the butt". I also have an older Le Tour in my collection. Comfortable ride.

  5. Nice bike! I have the same model, though some previous owner repainted it (badly) so I'm planning to have it powder coated. Be careful if you try to run higher pressure tires, my rims aren't "hooked" on the inside to hold the beads, if I go more than about 75 psi, the bead comes off the rim and the the tube blows out, sounds like a gunshot! I had it happen about 5 times before I figured out what was going on. Anyway, enjoy the bike!

  6. Got one of these for $25 last year, exact same color and size. It was rather rusty but for $25 I was thrilled. I put a 7 speed Sunrace freewheel on it (lighter than the old 5 speed), some vintage aluminum BMX 2 finger brake levers, and a set of Kenda nobby 27" cross tires. Great bike that was fun on the pavement and our dirt road.

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