Sunday’s swelling with a silvery sweetness thanks to Zach W’s ’78 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2.
Here are some pictures I would like to submit of my 78 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2.
To be honest I am not sure what to say, Except that I love this thing. I had started looking for a older ten speed when I went down to Austin from Dallas to see the girl I was dating. I was scouring Craigslist for 10 speeds but there was nothing that stood out or they were just expensive for what they were. While there we stopped to visit my Aunt and Uncle that lived a little farther away in Fredricksburg.
We got that there and after a chat, The garage door opened and there it was. All tucked away in the corner, Displaced by a horrible Trek 1000 was this bike. A 78 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2. I smiled when I spotted it and he immediately asked if I wanted it. He stated that the bike shop would have only given him 10 bucks for it.
That was 3 years ago. The bike now goes at least 25 miles a week and has been fully cleaned and maintained with some nice extras tossed in. The seat has since been replaced and I plan to re-wrap the bars again, Along with some NOS lever hoods. Ever since I got this bike I have been obsessed with the Japanese Schwinn Road Bikes. My dream is a Orange Schwinn Voalre.