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Old 09-04-10, 10:31 AM   #1
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Help identifying Schwinn Voyageur

I purhased this bike at a garage sale. The stamp on the head badge is 0520. The fork says CR-MO Tange

http://bit.ly/ajJt93
Is it vintage?
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Old 09-04-10, 10:35 AM   #2
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I purhased this bike at a garage sale. The stamp on the head badge is 0520. The fork says CR-MO Tange
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http://bit.ly/ajJt93
Is it vintage?
I suppose that I would call it vintage, but if you are looking to find out if you made some great investment, I'd say no. It should make a great rider. Enjoy it.

BTW, drive-side pictures are more appreciated and deemed more useful to us.
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Old 09-04-10, 10:43 AM   #3
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awesome bike.

however, im a sucker for all touring bikes.
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Old 09-04-10, 12:32 PM   #4
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I picked up the exact bike for a friend, I personally think they are really nice touring bikes.
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The 0520 indicates that it was made in February 1990, so it is 20 years old. Asking if it is vintage will net as many answers as subscribers to this forum. It is a decent bike, if you are going to fix it up to ride. You won't make much flipping it, unless you got it really cheap.
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Great find, post pictures as you build it.

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1990 Voyageur catalog page

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Much better than a decent bike -- it is a full on touring rig with all the trimmings. I am the person Mkeller234 picked up the same bike for earlier this summer.

It should be a triple up front and 7 speed rear. If you are looking to flip it, after some clean up and replacement of consumables (tires, cables etc) I would bet the bike should fetch $250-350. There is one like it on ebay right now, with pannniers and racks installed, that is at $177 with 3 days left.

I have seen opinions (can't find any now ) that it is at or close to the level of the Miyata 1000. I have taken mine for a few shortish rides (I need to fit it with a shorter stem before taking it out for a long rde) and it is very very nice.

Just wondering, what did you pay for it?
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Much better than a decent bike -- it is a full on touring rig with all the trimmings.
I have seen opinions (can't find any now ) that it is at or close to the level of the Miyata 1000. I have taken mine for a few shortish rides (I need to fit it with a shorter stem before taking it out for a long rde) and it is very very nice.

Just wondering, what did you pay for it?
+1 on it being a very nice full touring bike. I have a 1987 version and a 1985 Specialized Expedition (pretty much the same as Miyata 1000) and I'm leaning more towards the Schwinn as the better bike. Mine has Columbus Tenax tubing which seems stiffer than the Expedition and actually handles a full load better. Pretty much the same amenities on both but the Voyageur has an extra set of drop out eyelets on front and rear for fenders.

Touring bikes tend to be increasing in popularity and I agree with the $250 - 350 fixed up value. Interesting bar and brake setup on this one.
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