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1989 Schwinn LeTour

Old 01-20-21, 01:18 PM
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1989 Schwinn LeTour

Anyone have experience with this model and year? Looks to be in great shape. I listed the specs below. Probably needs a full service and new bar wraps.


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Old 01-20-21, 01:34 PM
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Pre covid - $200 -250 as pictured for the right buyer.

the darn thing just hasnt been ridden has it

prices spiked for a while, but have settled down so my guess would still be that range . Mainly due to it being so fresh in appearance , but its also pretty small, so a great bike for a you gster , or somebody in the 5’5 to 5’8 range . But there are plenty of us out there
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Old 01-20-21, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
Pre covid - $200 -250 as pictured for the right buyer.

the darn thing just hasnt been ridden has it

prices spiked for a while, but have settled down so my guess would still be that range . Mainly due to it being so fresh in appearance , but its also pretty small, so a great bike for a you gster , or somebody in the 55 to 58 range . But there are plenty of us out there
Thanks! Do you think the frame is small? I was leaning toward 23".
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Not that small of a frame. It depends what your inseam is and what your preference is?

I am 5'10" with a 33 inseam and I ride anywhere between a 22 and a 25 inch frame.

Looks to be in very nice shape.

If the rims are not bent and it shifts good and ride good I think 170.00 - $ 200.00 is pretty fair.

Depends how old the tires, and chain are.

And check to make sure the freewheel ( rear cog) has " squared off tips and not shaped like a shark fin .


I have made the mistake, though minor, of not checking this and needed to replace. They are not that expensive, and a fresh new chain and freewheel is always a good thing !!!

Looks to be a VERY clean bike !!


Good Luck

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Originally Posted by bikemike73 View Post
Not that small of a frame. It depends what your inseam is and what your preference is?

I am 5'10" with a 33 inseam and I ride anywhere between a 22 and a 25 inch frame.

Looks to be in very nice shape.

If the rims are not bent and it shifts good and ride good I think 170.00 - $ 200.00 is pretty fair.

Depends how old the tires, and chain are.

And check to make sure the freewheel ( rear cog) has " squared off tips and not shaped like a shark.


I have made the mistake, though minor, of not checking this and needed to replace. They are not that expensive, and a fresh new chain and freewheel is always a good thing !!!

Looks to be a VERY clean bike !!


Good Luck
Thanks!
Rims are true, freewheel is like new, tires are new, chain is like new. I don't think this bike has 10 miles on it. I'll get a better look at it later on,
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Originally Posted by kross57 View Post
Thanks! Do you think the frame is small? I was leaning toward 23".
I'd say the one you're interested in is a 21" frame.

A 23" frame has room for 4 fingers on the head tube between the top tube and the down tube.
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You may get more for it if you can sell it in Mississippi. The Letour and some other Schwinn road bikes were made in Greenville, MS during the 1980s.
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Originally Posted by Clang View Post
I'd say the one you're interested in is a 21" frame.

A 23" frame has room for 4 fingers on the head tube between the top tube and the down tube.
I think you're right.
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I've been meaning to dig out this thread on '89 LeTour's that I think will give you some good info on what a good bike the '89 model was, with several improvements over earlier LeTours.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...n-le-tour.html
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
kross57

I've been meaning to dig out this thread on '89 LeTour's that I think will give you some good info on what a good bike the '89 model was, with several improvements over earlier LeTours.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-v...n-le-tour.html
Thanks!!
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