Because I like my 1974 Le Tour so much, I decided to pick up a Super. I like the combo of the white paint and red decals. This one has some of the improvements I wondered about like downtube shifters, alloy rims, and 12 speeds. It’s about 26lbs, so 5lbs lighter than my 74. It’s a very pleasant bike to ride.
Here are some specs:
1020 carbon steel frame
Altus LT derailleurs and shifters
Sugino Super Maxy crank
SR LaPrade fluted seat post
Here are some more pics:
From the 1981 Schwinn Catalog:
Take a long, hard look at this 27-pound, 12-speed Super LeTour- a prime example of Schwinn quality. Its standard equipment features include Gran Compe 500 G side-pull brakes with lever hoods for more comfort, tubular fork with semi-sloping crown that is attractive and makes for a lively, solid ride and Schwinn Super Record 300-grames tires that are lightweight without sacrificing durability. And take an extra look at Schwinn’s resilient and dependable lug frame. It all adds up to a super cycle that wins top grades for agility and performance.