Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration

Recently I started the restoration on Ted's Schwinn Le Tour.  The Le Tour came up all the way from Florida.  I love the Schwinn Le Tours, I think they are a very underrated bicycle.  Set up right they are do everything bicycles.  They have a very relaxed geometry that make them very comfortable.  The Le Tours also can be wonderful set up as stock or they can be treated like a blank canvas for some really nice builds.

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour is going to be going the blank canvas direction.  The first big change is going to be a new black paint job with red cables.  In my book there is nothing better then black paint and a lot of polished pieces.  Through in red accents and you have one mean looking bike!

The next big change is the 27 inch steel rims will be replaced with 700c alloy rims.  The change to 700c rims will have many benefits, the first is the alloy rims will be quite a bit lighter.  Alloy rims will also stop a lot better in wet conditions.  The best part is there are unlimited tire choices in the 700c size and the wide clearance of the Le Tour frame will allow for some pretty wide tires if wanted.

The drive train will be left as is but restored.  The drive train on a Le Tour is pretty much bullet proof so no need to mess with it.  A long with the total restoration and the new paint and rims the Le Tour will receive all new cables, cable housings, new bearings, new brake pads, new red handle bar tape, new tires and tubes, new decals and a new saddle.

I can't wait to see the results and give the Le Tour a test ride.  I think it is going to be one mean bike!!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Handlebars

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Stem & Handlebars

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Shift Levers

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Brake

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Wheel Hub

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Brake Levers

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Fork Crown

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Wheel Hub

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Top Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Down Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Chicago Decal

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Seat Tube Decal

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Derailleur

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Crank

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Derailleur

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Seat Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Cable Hanger

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Brake Caliper

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Derailleur

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Wheel Hub

I broke down the Le Tour and started the paint stripping process on the frame.  The blue paint is not is to bad of shape but there are some bad areas on most of the lug lines that any fix would just be a band aid in those locations.  And in the end you can't beat black paint!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Head Tube Lug

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Top Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Down Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Lug

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Chicago Decal

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Bottom Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Bottom Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Bottom Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Chain Stay

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Lug

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Stays

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Chain Stays

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Chain Stay

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Drop Outs

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Fork

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Crown

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Crown

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Crown

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Blades

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Chrome

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Chrome

Out of the paint stripper the frame looks very good.  A little clean up work and some prep and it will be ready for paint.  The black paint powder is on its way, hopefully it will arrive quickly.


Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Stripped

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Stripped
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Stripped
Fork
Component polishing is under way.  Check back for more soon!

While the frame is being painted I did all the component restoration.

I started with the headset and bottom bracket.  The headset bearing cups have some damaged to the chrome.  I polished the cups out but I am going to see what I can find for replacements.  So far my quick searches through the parts collection has turned out empty.  The rest of the pieces to the headset and bottom bracket turned out very nice.  New bearings and grease will have them spinning super smooth.

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Head Set & Bottom Bracket
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Headset & Bottom Bracket
Polished

The shift levers are also part of the headset.  The mail big middle piece has some chrome damage.  That piece will be hard to replace then headset bearing cups.  For now I brought that piece back as far as it will go and we will see what we can find for replacement.  The rest of the shift lever pieces restored beautifully!  As a whole the shift levers look great!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Shift Levers Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Shift Levers Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Shift Levers Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Shift Levers - Exploded

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Shift Levers - Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Shift Levers - Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Shift Levers Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Shift Levers Complete

The stem, handlebar and brake elver unit is in good starting shape.  I broke everything down and gave everything a deep cleaning.  With everything clean I worked through the polishing wheels.  The stem polished fantastic.  The handlebars polished very nice and the brake levers look amazing.  The handlebars had two light gouges near the stem.  I filed them smooth with a very fine file and they polished very smooth.  They are shinier then the surrounding textured finish but they look much better.  I may look to see if I have better condition handlebars but in the end it will be really hard to beat the condition of these.  Overall I love the results!  I love this stuff!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Handlebar Unit - Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Stem & Handlebars
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Handlebars
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Handlebars Before
Slight Gouges & Dirt Above

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Stem Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Stem Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Stem Exploded

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Levers
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Levers
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Levers
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Handlebars & Stem
Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Handlebars Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Stem Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Stem Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Stem & Handlebars
Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Levers - Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Levers
Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Levers - Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Handlebar Unit Complete

Center pull brakes always restore nice, although over 50 parts in the pair take a while.  These center pull brakes turned out very nice.  With new brake pads they will stop very nice also.  I like center pull brakes because they restore so nice and actually work as a brake.  I am still treating the cable yokes so they are not in the after photo.

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration -Brake Calipers
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Calipers
Exploded

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Calipers
Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Calipers
Complete

The crank is a nice early Super Maxy.  A very nice crank.  I broke down the crank and cleaned all the pieces.  With everything cleaned I worked through the polishing wheels.  The pieces polished very nice.  The chain guard is pretty good, it has a textured surface which makes it difficult.  Over all I am happy with the crank.

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Crank Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Crank Exploded

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Crank Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Crank Complete
The derailleurs on the Le Tour are always very nice.  They are very nice in that they work very well and restore beautifully.  They are pretty much bullet proof in function.  These derailleurs took a little work but in the end they turned out fantastic.  Everything function very smooth and tight and they look great.  I am very happy with the results and can't wait to see them on the bike!


Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Derailleur
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Derailleur
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Derailleur
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Derailleur
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Derailleur
Exploded

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Derailleur
Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Derailleur
Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Derailleur - Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Exploded

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Complete

The seat post and cable hanger is in ok shape to start with.  With some cleaning and polishing they look great.  The seat post shim like all of them was rusty but turned out pretty good.


Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Seat Post & Cable Hanger
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Seat Post & Cable Hanger
Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Cable Hanger & Shim
Polished

The wheel hubs are currently being restored.  Here are some before photos.


Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Wheel Hubs
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Exploded

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
 Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Old Grease

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Old Grease

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Old Grease

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Old Grease

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Exploded

Check back for more.


I have not updated the post since the frame came out of paint.  The frame gave me a lot of trouble during painting.  There ended up being some goop or dirt inside the seat tube that when I heated the frame for curing that area would not heat properly and bubble or get very rough.  When I finally found the problem things started going much better.

The frame turned out very nice.  I love black!  It does take a good deal of patience to get black to look good and smooth.  I am happy that I have the black paint looking very good!


Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Down Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Down Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Seat Lug

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Bottom Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Bottom Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Bottom Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Seat Stays

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Chain Stays

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Drop Outs

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Fork

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Fork Crown

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Fork Crown

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Fork Blades

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Fork Blades

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Frame Painted
Fork Blades

With the frame complete I have been installing the components. The components where restored in the post above so I am just going to show photos here of the components installed.  I love black frames and polished chrome and alloy.  The Le Tour really starts to come together here.

The headset and bottom bracket are first.  Both spin great with new bearings and grease.

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Pressing Headset Cups

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Headset Cups Pressed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Headset Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Headset Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Headset Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Bottom Bracket Bearings Packed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bottom Bracket
Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bottom Bracket
Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Headset & Bottom Bracket
Complete

The handlebars, stem and brake levers have are been assembled as a unit now they have been installed to the frame.  I love all that shine and black paint!  I love this stuff!!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Handlebars Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Handlebars Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Handlebars Installed
 Crank is next.  The crank also looks fantastic installed.  I have been keeping an eye out for a new chain guard ring for the crank.  That bent section bothers me.  I have not found a replacement yet.

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Crank Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Crank Installed
This is one of my favorite sites!  Black paint and polished center pull brakes!  Awesome!! And I really love this stuff!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Front Brake Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Rear Brake Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Calipers
Installed
 Seat post is next.  The seat post polished beautifully!  Looks great with the black paint.  Even being black paint I think the Le Tour is going to be blinding when complete!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Seat Post Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Seat Post Complete
I like the derailleurs a lot, they look great and have some character but best of all they are practically bullet proof in function!  Hard to beat those photos of the front derailleur installed!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Rear Derailleur Installed


Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Derailleur Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
Front Derailleur Installed

That is the mail body complete.  I am still looking for a shift lever bracket that fits the headset that isn't rust damaged.
Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle So far
Yesterday, Today and Sunday I am working on lacing 12 wheels.  2 of the wheels are for the Le Tour. Those polished alloy 700c rims are going to just pop on this Le Tour.

I put the before photos of the wheel hubs that where up above here too.  I broke the wheel hubs down, polished the pieces on the polishing wheels and assembled the wheel hubs with new grease and new bearings.  They spin great.


Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Wheel Hubs Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Exploded

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Old Grease

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Old Grease

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Exploded

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Old Grease

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Old Grease

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - New Rims
New Spokes - New Spoke Nipples New Tires

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Wheels Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front
Wheel Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel
Rom Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Front Wheel
Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel
Rim Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Wheel
Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Wheels Complete

The rear freewheel doesn't seam to show any wear just gritty and dirty.  I spent a good deal of time flushing and lubricating the freewheel.  The completed freewheel spins like butter an looks great.  I also installed a new chain and the polished pie plate at this time.  The photo of the freewheel with the chain installed is always one of my favorite photos of a restoration because that is the heart of a bicycle.

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Freewheel Before

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Freewheel Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Pie Plate Polished

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - New Chain

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Chain Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Freewheel Complete

Next was to wire the Le Tour.  I finally found a shift lever bracket that was not rust damaged but that just came today.  For now I can only install the brake cables.  I love red cable housings and black paint!!  I love this stuff!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration
New Brake Cables & Housings

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Cables Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Cables
Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Brake Cable
Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Brake Cables Complete
Almost complete.  Will finish tomorrow!


It took me for ever to find a new shift lever bracket.  I found many very nice ones on complete bikes. (I will not pirate parts from complete bikes.) or someone was asking a crazy crazy price for a set of Altus shift levers.  I finally found this bracket.  In the photos below I already switched the original shift elvers over.  Looks so much better.   The other major find was the bottom bearing cup for the headset, looks so much better.  I then wired the shift levers.  These red cable housing against the black paint is looking wicked!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - New Shift Lever
Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - New Shift Lever
Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Old Shift Lever
Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - New Headset Cup

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Red Shift Lever
Housing

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Shift Levers
Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Shift Levers
Wired

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Shift Levers
Wired

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Wired

With the shift levers complete it was time to wrap the handlebars.  What better then red synthetic leather look?  I love this stuff! That is a mean looking bike.

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - New Handlebar Tape

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Handlebars Tape Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Handlebar Tape Complete

Recently I have been using these seats, they are billed as the worlds most comfortable road bike seat and I kind of agree.  Looks great installed!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - New Seat

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Seat Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Seat Installed

For the Le Tour I am using Super Le Tour 12.2 decals.  I am not using the 12.2 part but I am using the Super Le Tour part because this Le Tour is now even better and more upgraded then a Super Le Tour.  The quality of the decals is good once installed.  I had a bear of a time with the clear backing sticking to the letters.  I also wasn't thrilled that the font is quit a bit larger then original but ounce installed I love the larger font.  I think they could have done a little better work on the art work of the Schwinn decal but over all they are nice.  Installed they look incredible! I love the Chicago decal on the seat tube!

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Decals from Velocals.com

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Top Tube DecAL aPPLIED

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Top Tube Decal Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Schwinn Down Tube Decal
Applied

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Down Tube Decal Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Chicago Decal

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Cro-Molly
Decal Installed

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Fork Decal

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Seat Tube Decals

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Decals Complete
The sun setting at 4:16 today and the morning and early afternoon rain did not allow me to get final photos or do test riding.  So hopefully tomorrow is good light.  

I test rode the now Super Le Tour.  It road beautifully after a little fine tuning on the road.  The Marathon tires are perfect and the new rims are fantastic.  It rides like a Cadillac with a little pep!  I took it down the bike path and got many many compliments and questions.   The pedals I thought would be good for the Le Tour where ugly so I took them off for final photos.

The best part of the Le Tour is the looks.  This is one mean looking bike!!  There is something sinister about black paint and chrome with red accents!  The big Marathon tires add to the look very nicely and they look great wrapped around the polished aluminum rims.  I was not real happy with the decal maker and their larger font decals but now I love it!  I think that is going to be something for future bikes.  The bigger font adds so much to the look.  I love this stuff!!


Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Handlebars

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Stem & Handlebars

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Front Brake

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Polished Front Wheel Hub

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
New Wheel Rim

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Stem & Shifters

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Handlebars

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Head Tube

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Front Half

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Saddle

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Chicago Decal

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Bottom Bracket

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Drive Train

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Crank

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Rear Derailleur

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Rear Brake

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Rear Wheel Hub

Ted's Schwinn Le Tour Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Thank you!
John Z.

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