The Northwest section of Chicago was, as impressive, flavorful, and gritty as you should expect the “City of Big Shoulders” to be, the Wicker and Rodgers Park sections of the town were fairly entertaining to ride on, past restaurants, record shops, cycle shops, tree lined neighborhoods on avenues like Western and others like Diversey.
This was a vintage 1979 LeTour IV built in Chicago, Illinois.
Verified by the serial number that was stamped at the factory near the left dropout, it was a beautifully crafted mid level bicycle. Compared with a Peugot in 1979, the frame itself was a filet brazed CroMo that rode beautifully. I purchased it from a young father who had built it but due to his newborn’s attachment to dad, he couldn’t ride it . So, I was fortunate enough to buy this awesome bike with Super Maxi Cranks, Bontrager tyres, grips and saddle for 180.00. This is how I re established my Love of bicycles.