I've been eagerly waiting for two days to finally get over to check out a Schwinn Voyageur. It's a 1987 and comes in Khatfull's favorite color: "Imperial Rose." To me, it looks like "Feminine Orange," or something like that. Masculine Fuchsia? Anyway, I digress...
I've heard on multiple occasions that time kills all deals. I'll admit that I'm quick to pull the trigger on Craigslist deals and I just love the excitement of finding a killer deal. Well, I found a killer deal two days ago on this bike. I arranged to go see it today because it's an hour and a half away from my house, but only 45 minutes from my girlfriend's house. Well, here I am ready to head off and I'm just not feeling that "I GOTTA HAVE IT" feeling anymore. I've been searching around for a touring bike and this one is just the right size, decent condition (I think) and has the Shimano Deore groupset. Can't get much better than that, right?
I've read up and down the forums of how these bikes are great, undervalued, etc. I even followed Colonel's thread on a gorgeous restore he did. I guess I was just looking for some of my C&V buddies to push me over the edge so I can get in my car and go get the darn thing. I mean, are there really any better choices for ~$200 in my neck of the woods? Highly doubt it. Will it handle any task I'm able to throw at it? Most certainly. Maybe I'm jaded by that $40 Trek thread by Holiday? Uh oh.
Maybe I just haven't had my morning coffee yet. Yeah, that's probably it. Okay, off I go to get the darn thing. I'll check this thread every seconds as I cruise down Highway 1 to make sure no one stops me
Thanks for reading,
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