FOR SALE:   Ladies Schwinn Le Tour with 4130 Frame and Alloy Wheels posted by: Ron on 3/9/2007 at 10:59:46 AM
I traded more than I should have for a Schwinn le tour that is complete and has a few rusty chips but very little use including mint original tires. The chain and Shimano derailleurs are rusty. I would replace them but some may like the originality. The Schwinn and Le Tour decals are flaking off but others are perfect and the paint color is bronze. Before I change the bike does someone in the Boston area passionately want one of these? If not I'll tear into it next week.
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Ladies Schwinn Le Tour with 4130 Frame and Alloy Wheels posted by Drew on 3/10/2007 at 4:53:06 AM
Those Le Tour's are woth fixing. According to my 1979 Schwwinn catalog, the Shimano derailers are original and the frame is "Made in the USA" torch brazed- 1020 carbon steel tubing....$180 bike new! Best of luck bringin' her back to life! PS; Have any Raleigh road bike frames to sell?....I'm up in Newburyport. Drew
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Ladies Schwinn Le Tour with 4130 Frame and Alloy Wheels posted by Ron on 3/10/2007 at 10:19:33 AM
This Le Tour is 4130 and weighs by bathroom scale 25 pounds with all the reflectors and heavy seat on it! everything is original except the seat and I have a mint Schwinn Approved seat for it. It does not say super Le Tour but the 4130 frame and alloy wheels are more like one of those. I have everything back to working perfectly as of this morning. Once I get a new chain I'll take it out for a spin.

I have two Raleigh frames a 1965 Rudge and a Robin Hood Lenton Sports (don't get excited it is 2030 steel) if you need frames. I just gave friends a couple of nice bikes a Raleigh and a Phillips and sold a Humber and a Phillips. I still have too many bikes though. I am in Newton or if it is easier I work in Lowell and can throw them in the car if you want to take a look.
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Ladies Schwinn Le Tour with 4130 Frame and Alloy Wheels posted by David on 3/10/2007 at 10:52:23 AM
Check Craig's list. There's a Raleigh Gran Sport (ought to be 531 but the photos don't show the label) with Stronglight crank for sale in Lynn. Mebbe you're interested. It's too small for me.
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Ladies Schwinn Le Tour with 4130 Frame and Alloy Wheels posted by Ron on 3/10/2007 at 11:55:12 AM
For a Grand Sport from memory the main tubes are 531 straight tubing and the stays and fork are plain 2030. I don't remember a Carlton to know of any difference but they were taking liberties with their valued old names as with the Lenton Sports on a Robin Hood which was nothing but a Record.
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Ladies Schwinn Le Tour with 4130 Frame and Alloy Wheels posted by Drew on 3/10/2007 at 2:24:44 PM
Thanks for the info on the English bikes, I'm actualy looking for higher end like a Super Course or International, larger size.... 60-63 cm.
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Ladies Schwinn Le Tour with 4130 Frame and Alloy Wheels posted by David on 3/10/2007 at 4:35:36 PM
Gran Sport is a step up from Super Course (all 531 DB) but the one in Lynn is obviously too small for you.
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   RE:FOR SALE:   Ladies Schwinn Le Tour with 4130 Frame and Alloy Wheels posted by Ron on 3/10/2007 at 8:38:06 PM
David is right if it is a Gran Sport. Even though I said Gran Sport I was focusing on the Blue and white and remembered that as a Super Course. I was describing a SC. Thanks David. Ron
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AGE / VALUE:   1918 pathfinder made by mead cycle co. chicago il. posted by: Tim on 3/8/2007 at 7:34:28 PM
just wondering how much it may be worth everything original, but alittle bit rusty
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1918 pathfinder made by mead cycle co. chicago il. posted by ken on 3/14/2007 at 10:37:27 AM
Tim, any luck with your Pathfinder? I have one about that vintage. I'd like to see a picture. There are some nice catalog pages reproduced on the net but I've misplaced the linkage...
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1918 pathfinder made by mead cycle co. chicago il. posted by tim on 3/15/2007 at 6:14:43 PM
thanks for the info will send a picture when i get it out of storage
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AGE / VALUE:   3 piece crank posted by: Spike on 3/8/2007 at 9:22:09 AM
This isn't exactly a light weight type question but:::
I stumbled on a 3 piece crank to fit the old style 2 inch bottom bracket like found on cruiser frames.Wondering
if anyone has seen such a thing or knows where to find them.It uses square mounting flange like typical cranks.The only real difference is the axle.I'm going to ask over at the fat tire forum as well.

Thanks
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MISC:   Chrome Frame Raleigh ID ? posted by: Andy on 3/8/2007 at 5:01:29 AM
There's a Chrome frame Raleigh single frame conversion up on ebay, no. 260093482595 with a headbadge that reads "Raleigh cycle company of America" ?(I've not seen this badge before). The top of the seat tube is stamped "Raleigh". What model might this frame be and how old is it ?
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   RE:MISC:   Chrome Frame Raleigh ID ? posted by David on 3/8/2007 at 12:30:41 PM
Huffy produced Raleighs under license from 1985 to 1988 I believe under the "Raleigh Cycle Co of America" name. It may actually be US-made. I have no idea what model it might be. Does the seller claim a weight for it?
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AGE / VALUE:   speedlite posted by: chris furner (australia) on 3/8/2007 at 4:32:47 AM
I found on scrap pile a very lightweight flip flop hub 27 inch wheels,beautiful lugging classic ,that Ive been looking for, for 10 years, original paint and decals complete apart from handlebars,a little rusty here and there but very cool but Ive not heard of SPEEDLITE before,has any one?
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