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Old 04-14-22, 08:49 AM
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Okay - so in the last days of Clunker 100 Challenge COVID 2.0 edition #7 I bought this poor old 1989 Schwinn LeTour for $15 from a guy well off the paved roads on the outskirts of Due West, SC -

Seller's picture from FB Marketplace

With the nasty saddle cover removed.

I've never worked with indexing SunTour stuff before - but the rust and mud are familiar!

I bet I can fix that tear.

Hoping the rust is only on the outside of the headset!

I foresee at least two gallons of Evapo-Rust in this bike's future!

Gotta love the combo of faux Grab-On foam, electrician's tape and the novel routing of the brake cables!

Hallelujah, the seat post is NOT stuck!

The reflector bracket is more rust than metal!

Greenville, MS-built!

And it is currently in the rented storage unit with the bars turned parallel to the frame and the pedals off, where it has been waiting, nay, longing for this day! Let the misplaced priorities begin!
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