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1982 Schwinn Voyageur S/P Score

Old 04-12-18, 11:12 AM
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1982 Schwinn Voyageur S/P Score

Picked up a decent condition 82 Schwinn SP for $80. Fairly clean w/ a number of paint chips that need attention. Anyone have a nail polish color or paint recommendation that would work on this color? Still has the original Schwinn Tires...Sorry about the iphone quality of the pics.
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Did you buy it to ride? Correct size? Is so, major s-c-o-r-e !!!
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Did you buy it to ride? Correct size? Is so, major s-c-o-r-e !!!
Yes, it fits me great, & I bought it to ride...thanks!
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Totally jealous over here. 80 bucks for a nice Schwinn sport touring bike with front and rear racks in my size!

Seriously nice score!
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Yes, it fits me great, & I bought it to ride...thanks!
Time to break out the good champagne!!!! Then regrease the bearings.
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That is GORGEOUS. Love the original racks and drivetrain. Stem looks a bit high; is that the limit line visible in the 3rd pic?
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I like the nerf grip! Racks to, good pick.
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I like the nerf grip! Racks to, good pick.
Thought I'd hate the "nerf grip" but it's in great shape for being 36 year old, & it's surprisingly comfy...thanks!
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I had the same score a while back also need paint info
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I have the black one. Great bike and all original. I put some 27 1/4 gators on it after i cleaned it up and it rides great. Sadly there is no possible way to get my front fender to clear the tire. The brake caliper and fork crown are just too low and there is no clearance. I really want to put fenders on it considering it is a light touring bike after all. I do know that 700c with 28s on it will allow it to clear just fine. I wonder if i should start looking for a replacement wheelset. I have to imagine anything in 700c today is going to be lighter, stiffer, stronger and likely sealed up. The only downside i can see is there goes the "all original" aspect of it. I am kind of torn on which way to go. This is a b or c or even d bike for me that only gets ridden occasionally......so the spend.....is it worth it? I guess all of this could be asked about any vintage touring frameset that was original. Should you swap the wheels out for 700c? Id like to believe these bikes in all orginal condtion have some value to them but....do they really other than being time capsules of the specifc era? If they are not getting ridden they really are being utilized other than the "thats neat" factor.

If i were going to ride this as my main rig or any touring bike of that era i would replace the pedals. Clips or not....these MKS pedals drive me nuts, They always seem to be upside down. Id get some MKS Sylvan touring pedals to complete the function and the look. THose are great pedals. I would also probably do aero levers.....some tektro rl340s. It takes away from the vintage look a bit but they are SO much more comfortable than the old diacompe levers/hoods of the day. Your barend shifter cables are already under the bartape......so whats one more set of housings and cables For me those 2 things would make a vintage bike like this very functional......but i always hesitate to do these things because of the "orginal factor" and ride my other bikes instead. I know there are some that say.....keep it original....and some that say......well if it isnt getting ridden, it isnt much good......and some that say......do whatever you want to it to make it your own and ride it (JUST DONT SINGLE SPEED IT)

I think these old S/Ps are great machines. Very nicely painted around the lugs and everything. These early ones were before they had front fork eyelets and canti breaks.. Later models had those and i believe were built by Panasonic

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