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Dixie the Fixie - 1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV

Bike tags: Fixed gear | Single speed | Track bike | Commuter | Schwinn le tour letour IV 4 1979 chicago fixie fixed gear white classy classic original origin 8 velo continental ultra sport
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1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV - Shaved all brazing!

1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV Stem - Handle bars flopped and chopped Toro Bar

1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV

1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV - Continental Ultra Sport 27 x 1-1/4

1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV - Continental Ultra Sport 27 x 1-1/4

1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV

Origin 8 Velo Seat - Odessy INTAC seat post

1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV - Bike store special chain

Front: 52 Tooth 1979 Schwinn Le Tour IV - Rear: 18 Tooth fixed track cog

Dixie the Fixie:

Original Model: Schwinn Letour: Ultra Lite
1020 AISI Tubing - Torch Brazed Lug Frame

All brazzed provisions removed and sanded smooth, Chrome crown on fork removed, Front brake converted to sidepull...still lookin for a classy lever.

Bike was completed June 2009, Great Thanks goes to Ken Rieth for donating the original cycle in amazing condition for this project!

People who friended this bike CONDENADO, crooks and nannies, Punchdrunk, jamesdavi, ASmokyFF, dbanderson1

how's that saddle?

how's that saddle?

love it!

powdercoat or spraypaint? looks nice!!! i wished the chrome tips could've stayed, though! :) the brownness makes it even better!

also, i NEED to know how you re-attached the head badge!!1 what size and type of screws did you use? did you tap it? got a schwinn caliente being wrapped up now with head badge needing love.

Its just a duplicolor spray

Yea, its just a duplicolor spray paint with quite a few coats of clear. In the sun it is stunning.

As for the head badge I had the original screws from the frame. they are real small crude screws and the frame was already tapped for them. A friend of mine bought some really small rivets that ended up working out great. Good luck cheers

-Bailey



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