Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
Reload this Page >

1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8, Chrome Finish

Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8, Chrome Finish

Old 06-30-19, 09:22 AM
  #1  
mmcc73
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 137
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 3 Posts
1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8, Chrome Finish



Shiny...

I just picked up this Voyageur 11.8, and I think I知 going to go for a quick turn around on it. I値l put new tires and tubes on it, but otherwise it seems rideable as is. The finish and decals look great.

How much should I ask? I知 in northeast Ohio, and I壇 like to sell locally.
mmcc73 is offline  
Old 06-30-19, 09:37 AM
  #2  
wrk101
Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Western NC
Posts: 23,086

Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue X2, 88 Cimarron LE, 1975 Sekai 4000 Professional, 73 Paramount, plus more

Mentioned: 88 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1065 Post(s)
Liked 567 Times in 407 Posts
Can't imagine NE Ohio being a strong market. In my softer market, its in the $200 to $225 range. $250 max.
wrk101 is offline  
Old 06-30-19, 10:40 AM
  #3  
mmcc73
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 137
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Can't imagine NE Ohio being a strong market. In my softer market, its in the $200 to $225 range. $250 max.
Thanks for the info - what might it go for in a stronger market?
mmcc73 is offline  
Old 06-30-19, 10:46 AM
  #4  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,342

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5434 Post(s)
Liked 2,264 Times in 1,469 Posts
I dunno. People tend to demand a premium for schwinns and this is a good one. The one's I've seen have been listed at $400 or so. No idea if they've moved at that price and my guess is that they stuck around a long time on CL. Certainly $400 is crazy money when you compare it to other bikes of similar quality but if chrome is your thing, then maybe you need to pay that premium.
bikemig is offline  
Old 06-30-19, 11:44 AM
  #5  
3alarmer 
Friendship is Magic
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Tomato
Posts: 20,531

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 292 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23280 Post(s)
Liked 6,690 Times in 4,785 Posts
...those are swell frames, but unless you got lucky on the original wheels, they have Araya rims with substandard bead hooks that make the original wheels less than ideal for more modern, high pressure tyres. From your photo, I can't tell what those rims are. And it probably varied from year to year.

So I'd guess in the lower end. The one I have here came off the local CL for $125 about five-six years ago, but it's black, not chrome. The black ones appear to be full chrome that has been overpainted.
3alarmer is online now  
Old 06-30-19, 12:30 PM
  #6  
mmcc73
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 137
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 27 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...those are swell frames, but unless you got lucky on the original wheels, they have Araya rims with substandard bead hooks that make the original wheels less than ideal for more modern, high pressure tyres. From your photo, I can't tell what those rims are. And it probably varied from year to year.

So I'd guess in the lower end. The one I have here came off the local CL for $125 about five-six years ago, but it's black, not chrome. The black ones appear to be full chrome that has been overpainted.
They are the Araya rims.
mmcc73 is offline  
Old 06-30-19, 02:15 PM
  #7  
3alarmer 
Friendship is Magic
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Big Tomato
Posts: 20,531

Bikes: old ones

Mentioned: 292 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23280 Post(s)
Liked 6,690 Times in 4,785 Posts
Originally Posted by mmcc73 View Post
They are the Araya rims.
...when you replace the tyres, check the bead hook on the rims and be careful about the sorts of pressure you inflate them to. It's not that hard to blow a higher pressure tyre off the rim on those, and it makes a tremendous bang when it eats the tube.

But with different rims on mine, and fully inflated new Pasela's, it's one of my favorite riders.
3alarmer is online now  
Old 06-30-19, 03:37 PM
  #8  
zukahn1
Senior Member
 
zukahn1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Fairplay Co
Posts: 8,647

Bikes: Current 79 Nishiki Custum Sport, Jeunet 620, notable previous bikes P.K. Ripper loop tail, Kawahara Laser Lite, Paramount Track full chrome, Raliegh Internatioanl, Motobecan Super Mirage. 59 Crown royak 3 speed

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 586 Post(s)
Liked 658 Times in 321 Posts
With the nice chrome I would say $250 or so on a quick local sale ready to ride.
zukahn1 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Gary3
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
3
01-30-18 07:53 AM
bake109
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
6
12-22-12 07:13 AM
David Newton
Classic & Vintage
1
03-05-11 12:25 PM
red sox junkie
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
1
11-24-10 09:41 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright ゥ 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.