How do you date a Schwinn Le Tour?

How do you date a Schwinn Le Tour?

It should have a 4 digit number stamped on the head badge. Number is Julian year. On the head badge there is a 2740.

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.

Who made the Schwinn Le Tour?

As a result in 1973 Schwinn hauled up the white flag and outsourced many of its bicycles to Taiwan and Japan. This included the new Le Tour. For about 5 or 6 years the “Schwinn approved” Le Tour was manufactured by Japanese bicycle makers such as Panasonic or Bridgestone.

How much does a Schwinn Le Tour weigh?

…and it weighs onl 30-32 lbs. depending on kickstand, and frame size. The ideal bike for those bicyclists who especially factor, as well as performance. The new Schwinn-Approved Le Tour is an exceptional buy in lightweight ten-speed bikes.

Where does the serial number start on a Schwinn Le Tour?

According to Schwinn, models made in Japan usually have a J as the first character in the serial number. This model was made in the USA. The Schwinn Le Tour starts with a letter (S=Le Tour and some other models) followed by the production month (F=June) and then the year (3=83).

When did the Schwinn Le Tour Ten Speed come out?

This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Le Tour from 1974 to 1988. The new Schwinn-Approved Le Tour ten-speed. Lightweight, agile, and loaded with fine quality imported features you’d expect to find on much higher priced bikes. And it weighs only 30-32 lbs. depending on kickstand, and frame size.

Where are the serial numbers on a Chicago 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.

Where was the 1883 Schwinn Le Tour made?

However, the factory in Chicago was shuttered in December 1983, so it is doubtful that the 1883 Le Tours were made in Chicago. In the early 1980s, Schwinn made the decision to start a new factory in Greenville Mississippi. The factory opened in 1981.