Our second Mixte of the week comes to us from Jeanine D. in California. This is her 1978 Schwinn Le Tour III, the second of it’s kind to grace the gallery.
This is the Le Tour III mixte I bought recently, to go with the Le Tour diamond frame I’ve had since the mid 80’s. All I’ve done to it so far is some minor cleaning and adjusting — although, based on the dings to the pie plate, she must have sustained a pretty good crash at some point. It’s been fun spiffing it up and getting all the gears to work the way they should; I love running errands around town on it and added a (non Schwinn approved) rack to the back, as well as lights.
My husband’s been trying to get me to switch to a mountain bike since almost the day we met, but they just can’t compare. Viva la Schwinn!
Jeanine D. Anaheim, CA