By now I hope everyone is seeing Schwinn “step-throughs” in their sleep like I am. Here is a little change of pace: Dan F.’s 1983 Schwinn Le Tour in its super-commuter state. The whole look of this OTS (especially the panniers) makes me think this thing would look great with a 50 caliber machine gun turret mounted on that rear rack. Not to mention, the added respect you stand to gain from passing motorists!
Great site! Thought I’d submit my daily driver, a 1983 Schwinn Le Tour. Dig the faux leather bar wrap. Other than a new seat and seatpost and new cheapo wheels (slippery steel rims ain’t my thing), it is au naturale. Don’t know what happened to the pie plate, too bad. I’ve got a newer bike with fenders etc. for the rain, but on sunny days I rock the Schwinn. Kind of a backwards beater bike scenario.
Thanks and keep spreading the good word of the friction-shifting, center-pull braking, 27-inch-rims having, old, crappy, ten speed!