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Old 01-21-11, 07:46 PM   #1
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Nice Voyageur on C-List

Not mine or anyone I know, just thought someone here may be interested as it looks like a sharp ride. (the price doesn't seem to bad either!)
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/2172174352.html
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Old 01-21-11, 11:06 PM   #2
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Cool bike. Most I've seen are black. Then maybe fully chromed. I've seen the red and light blue metallic even less.
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Old 01-21-11, 11:25 PM   #3
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Nice, I am in the midst of totally overhauling mine. Garage sale find, big frame. I love the ride.

It was completely stock down to the bar-tape. Note reversed rear brake. Not sure what the story is with that (easier rear rack setup?) but I look forward to going the faux-constructeur route like someone else around here



I have never seen a blue one!
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As found on CL, awaiting a complete re-do.
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Hard to tell what condition that Voyager is in from pics, but it appears to be in great shape. The price their asking is dirt cheap! It appears to be either a 55, 56 or 57mm frame. It's probably already gone. But those Voyagers were one of the best touring bikes made back then, and is probably still one of the best on the road today. There was some bikes that Schwinn made and got it right, that was one of them.
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FWIW, that looks like a 80-81 Voyageur 11.8, which was not the touring bike it became in later iterations. More like a sports-tourer. It has big clearances, no braze-ons, single eyelets on each dropout. I think the wheelbase got longer on later models too. It rides like a yacht.

Still a great bike, but I wouldn't consider $200 a great deal for one.
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I had a blue one too. Sold it to a riding buddy. It's a beautiful color.



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Biggest complaint, all are too tall for my short build!!! At 5'4'' it's hell to find one!! About ready to give up & buy a
lady's style bike!!
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FWIW, there's a 24.5" 11.8 on this morning's CL listings in Kansas City for $100.
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I believe the 11.8 model had a chromed frmae painted over, like the Voyaguer II models earlier. The 11.8 stay tips and fork tips are chromed identical to my 1975 Voyageur II.
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