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Old 11-07-10, 07:16 PM   #1
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Got Me a Minty 1980 Voyageur...

No chrome, sorry, I know that's what you came in here wanting. I got a pretty darn good deal on this thing, its my size (well at the big end of it) and I've been needing a big touring-y bike to outfit with fenders and racks and all sorts of fun stuff.

I also must confess, I'm the hackiest of bike wrenches. Until last year, I couldn't even change a bike tire. I've been waiting for a great project to work on to overhaul, fortunately this one is starting off in great shape. I'll be slowly building up the tools I don't yet have.

Here's some teaser photos, I'll put some better quality ones up when I have something better than my phone camera.





A couple quick questions:

Will it be possible to get a smaller small ring for alpine gearing (Sugino Super Maxy)? Is the odd seatpost sizing a problem?

The Schwinn tires are still holding air, but the gumwall is definitely crumbling. Hoods are bubbling/decaying. Still has the original Schwinn labeled cabling.
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Old 11-07-10, 07:24 PM   #2
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Is the seat post broken? If not why replace it? It will tough to get a smaller chain ring. If you really need lower gears I would suggest getting a cheap, used newer mountain bike and us the triple and derailluers of it on you bike. Something with Shimano LX components would serve you well. Roger
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Old 11-07-10, 07:25 PM   #3
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this was my first flip, and i regret letting it go. thanks for reminding me.

seriously, this is a sweet bike. i personally wouldn't call it touring-y, but it would be good for all-day rides.
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Old 11-07-10, 08:13 PM   #4
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Uh oh, red Schwinns appear to be reproducing in my bedroom:

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Old 11-07-10, 08:55 PM   #5
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Nice bike check out that rear brake hows that working out!!!!!!
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did the previous owner explain why the rear brake is installed the way it is? What would be the purpose?
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I have no idea about that...guy didn't say why.

I'm sure the mystery will reveal itself as I start peeling the onion of overhauling...
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Why have you caged the Bon Appetit magazines?

Nice bike, by the way.
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