Found this 1974 Le Tour about 5 years ago on Craigs list 15 minutes from the house. The first picture is of the Craigs List ad. I added NOS red bar tape, new tires and polished her up. Great riding bike.
Good morning Caber’s!
I got the bicycle sickness big time a couple of years ago. A neighbor brought home a 54 jaguar in rough shape missing a few parts. He found the parts he needed in the town next to ours and asked me if I wanted to go check out what this guy had. So I tagged along with cash in my pocket. The guy (Jesus) had this 1934 true value hardware store bike for sale. I drug it home and started this wonderful journey of the vintage bikes! Which has since blossomed in to 15 or so bikes and a vintage bike club that we started and a great friendship with the man who sold me my first vintage bike! First photo is the day I brought it home and the second is how it looks today!
1963 Flying O Lancer, picked up from a scrap pile on a farm in Northern Oklahoma.
It was rough, I put way to much money into it. It was fun though and rode really well.
It had been run over on the farm in the late 60's and tossed into the scrap pile. I replaced the rear wheel, straightened the frame (about 2-1/2"). Straightened the fenders, handlebar was not salvageable. 90% original parts.
1992 Working the night shift, driving home after midnight and found this Schwinn DX out at the curb for trash.
We were always into old bikes as kids since the early 1970s.
Also see my brother's CW Roadmaster he road in the 70s.