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1988 Schwinn Voyageur -- Value, Please?

Old 07-31-20, 02:32 PM
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1988 Schwinn Voyageur -- Value, Please?

I wanted to get everyone's take on my bike.

Firstly, all services have been done, new lubes everywhere. Secondly, there are new cables, new brake levers, a stem adapter and new stem, chain is new with chain wax. Even the freewheel has been sonically cleaned and re-lubed. It has vintage Esge fenders and Blackburn and Vetta racks front and rear. New Continental touring tires. Shimano flat/SPD dual sided pedals. A Velo Orange saddle which is new. It has new bar tape also. I have Schwinn bottle cages and bottles, both new, and a frame mount air pump, a Morph I believe. It features Shimano Deore rear and front derailleurs. This bike is in MINT condition. I cannot overstate that enough. There are virtually ZERO blems on this bike. It is a Tenax frame.










So now, what is everyone's take on what it is worth? Thanks.
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Old 08-01-20, 03:50 PM
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With corrected brake cable routing (the current state is awful), better photos outdoors in front of a undistracted background and with more professional sounding jargon than "new lubes everywhere," it would sell at $400 or more on local craigs where I live in a big market.

All that "new" stuff is a turnoff for guys like me that want a more beautiful and appropriate looking stem and the original brake levers. What I want "new" are consumables.

Very pretty frame with some nice choices for racks and fenders.

Rotsa ruck.

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And lower that seat a bit, too. Proportions are all off with it jacked up so high.
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
With corrected brake cable routing (the current state is awful),
I like them out of the way, not looping around. Besides, that's the way the brake levers are designed. To each their own, I guess.

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better photos outdoors in front of a undistracted background and with more professional sounding jargon than "new lubes everywhere," it would sell at $400 or more on local craigs where I live in a big market.
If it was actually for sale, I'm sure some the those things would come into play. I figured in an educated environment like here, everyone would know what I was getting at by saying "new lubes everywhere". It does mean everything (crank bearings, headset bearings, f and r axle bearings, freewheel, chain, and derailleurs). All were ultrasonically cleaned. Thanks for the guesstimate. I was thinking the same.

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All that "new" stuff is a turnoff for guys like me that want a more beautiful and appropriate looking stem and the original brake levers. What I want "new" are consumables.
I still have all of the old stuff, labeled and stashed, just for the purist. I don't throw any of it out.

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Very pretty frame with some nice choices for racks and fenders.
Thanks!!
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Old 08-09-20, 07:56 PM
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Nice bike but I hate the setup Biopeaece rings with with open pedals no clips or nicer platforms may be a issue for most buyers .
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The brake cable housings are too long. That's why they're "looping around". That extra housing, and the unusual routing it creates, will negatively affect the smooth operation of the brakes. Cut them to the right size, and you can route them as they're REALLY designed, and they'll work better.
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Old 08-10-20, 01:22 AM
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Kick stand

First thing I would do is see if that kickstand damaged the frame or paint.?
if its damaged not so much or even pass on buying.
Otherwise I would say about $ 500 or so , depending where you live.
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