When was Schwinn Le Tour made?

When was Schwinn Le Tour made?

Schwinn started offering the Le Tour in 1974, and it was a little different for the iconic Chicago based bicycle company. The Le Tour was made in Japan by Panasonic, with Schwinn approved branding.

How do you date a Schwinn Le Tour?

Bikes made in the USA may also have a number stamped onto the head badge. First three digits are the ordinal day and last digit is the year. 0409 is the 40th day of 1979. This is the date the bike was assembled.

How much is an original Schwinn bike worth?

The value of old Schwinn bikes is between $100 and $700 but it’s all depending on the model of your Schwinn bikes. Some of the older, more rare vintage Schwinn bicycles in mint condition give you a more reasonable price of about $850.

Were Schwinn bikes made in Japan?

Schwinn soon had a range of low, mid- and upper-level bicycles all imported from Japan. Schwinn’s standard road bike model from Panasonic was the World Traveler, which had a high-quality lugged steel frame and Shimano components.

Where is the serial number on a Schwinn Le Tour?

The 1979 Chicago built Le Tour and Super Le Tour models had their Serial Numbers on the left rear axle hanger and began with an ‘S’, followed by the standard letter/number scheme.

When were Schwinn bikes made in Chicago?

The Schwinn Bicycle Company was founded by German-born mechanical engineer Ignaz Schwinn (1860–1948) in Chicago in 1895. It became the dominant manufacturer of American bicycles through most of the 20th century….Schwinn Bicycle Company.

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What happened to Schwinn?

Faced with a downward sales spiral, Schwinn went into bankruptcy in 1992. The company and name were bought by the Zell/Chilmark Fund, an investment group, in 1993. Zell moved Schwinn’s corporate headquarters to Boulder, Colorado.

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