Kelly Drive Amateur
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: South Philly
Bikes: '86 Super Sport with mods
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? about 1990-1991 Schwinn Voyageur...
Hi everyone - first post here, after doing a LOT of reading.
After losing use of my old (and very battered) Specialized Crossroads due to a stolen rear wheel, I decided to pick up a used road bike rather than put any more into the hybrid. I talked to Curtis at Philly's Via Bicycle, and he recommended a refurb'd Schwinn Voyageur he had, and I bit. I'm very happy with it - it is a decent enough touring frame, and apparently was re-fitted with good 36-spoke wheels (don't remember the brand), and has otherwise decent components - but I can't find *ANY* information about it online. I'm just curious about it, as far as it's original specifications/price/etc., and have literally done hours of searching to no effect. It seems that I can get info about 2002-2005 bikes from Schwinn themselves, and about Chicago-era bikes from collectors, but not about bikes in the no-man's-land that 1990 seems to represent.
What I do know about it is that - due to the 1270 stamped on the badge, it's graphics, and color (dark grey) - that the frame was made in 1990. I also happened to catch a picture of one on a tourer's webpage that is it's exact twin, color and all, that was identified as a 1991 model. It has a Tange Cr-Moly double-butted lugged frame, a chromed fork that may or may not be original, Suntour XCE deraillers, a Sugino crank, and a Shimano rear cog... not sure what's original there.
Anyone know anything about this bike? I would be most appreciative!