The giant bike of the week comes to us from Robert. His 1976 Schwinn Le Tour II was scored from, of all places, a scrap yard! I’ve never understood why anyone would scrap a bike in any condition, but to scrap bike of this condition is down right criminal. I mean doesn’t everyone ride a 68cm frame?
This is the diamond I discovered last year at the local junk yard when I was selling aluminum cans! It’s a 1976 Schwinn Le Tour II. It needed the usual maintenance after 30 years (new tires, repacked bearings, and a lot of scrubbing), but it is a fantastic bike to ride, plus it looks so great in that golden-orange paint. Now I can’t drive by the junkyard without looking for bikes.