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NOS Schwinn LeTour Twinn evaluation

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Old 02-10-19, 08:23 AM
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NOS Schwinn LeTour Twinn evaluation

Interested about this bike, info and evaluation.
It is hanging in a small bike shop.






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The matching colored racks are a nice touch.
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It's homemade, not from the factory.
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It's homemade, not from the factory.
What do you mean, homemade?
The guy was a Schwinn dealer for many years. Do you think he got the frame and built it?
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I've never seen anything like it, but I'm not tandem savvy. The things that make me curious are:

Is it a Paramount or a Le Tour? (It's decaled as both)

What's the deal with the loose chainring in the timing chain?
Used as a way to keep tension and it pretty much stays in place during rotation?

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Accordng to the catalogs the tandem construction ceased in 1979 and no models of that desing are seen. I have a 1972 paramount tandem and it had same side drive and dual down tubes for the lady back and from the front not solo tubes. I would check the serial number stamps to see if there are any matching of asian suppliers to Schwinn it may be a newer ititeration by a psuedo schwinn. See the on line schwinn tandem info for Pics.
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PS. What shop I used to work in the Cleveland area and would be inerested in the information. Thanks
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Originally Posted by marius.suiram View Post
What do you mean, homemade?
The guy was a Schwinn dealer for many years. Do you think he got the frame and built it?
I believe it is a custom construction not made by Schwinn.
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I talked with the owner. He built the bike 25 years ago, from a Schwinn Twinn frame.
Pretty cool.
Suntour XC9000 rear derailleur, DuraAce front, bar end shifter. TA crank, front and reat brakes and rear drum brake. Weinmann rims, Phil front hub.
He wants a lot on it 1500$.
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What frame material were these Schwinn Twins made from? It seems like a well appointed build in basically NOS condition. $1500 may not be that bad a deal considering the matching custom color racks and cages.
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The frame material is gas pipe, except the top tube, which is Cr-Mo, added.
He welded all the cables guide.
I will be back to him at the end of the week.
I am not interested to buy the bike, but he is closing the store and has some stuff for sale.
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