Happy Thanksgiving to all the OTSGerati! Sorry, no turkey-themed post today, but Dave C’s 1974 Schwinn Le Tour is certainly deserving of a holiday.
Eat some food, watch some football, sleep in a chair, but tomorrow—GO RIDE YOUR BIKE!
Here’s my 1974 Schwinn Le Tour, made in Japan by Panasonic. I bought it for $10 at a garage sale a few months back and have really enjoyed cleaning it up and riding it. I had a local bike shop give it a once over and replace a few critical items that were worn out or broken. Since then I have replaced a few more things and now have it pretty much set up the way I want. The paint is a little dinged up here and there, but it really rides great.
Here are the things that are new to the bike:
Chain, brake levers and hoods, bar tape
cables and housings
Alloy randonneur bars that were on the bike when I got it, but aren’t original
27” Wolber Super Champion “58” alloy wheels (36 spoke front, 40 spoke rear)
Sun Tour sealed bearing hubs
SR SP-11 pedals with MKS steel clips
Shimano 6 speed freewheel
Michelin World Tour tires
Brooks B-17 seat
Thanks for the great website,