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Vintage Schwinn Japan bike 1970

Old 03-01-15, 07:56 PM
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Vintage Schwinn Japan bike 1970

there are no decals on this bike not sure what to pay for it???
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Old 03-01-15, 08:09 PM
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It is a 1980-1981 Voyageur
Schwinn 1981 Bicycles And Accessories -- Voyageur

If it is ready to ride, with no dents, rust, dings, up to $400. Black painted versions are worth low $300's.

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Old 03-01-15, 08:25 PM
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Are you sure? The owner swears he bought it in 1970
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Old 03-01-15, 08:33 PM
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The headbadge on the steering tube has a 4 digit number on it. The last digit is the year, the first three signify the day of the year.

I don't think Schwinn had subcontracted production offshore in 1970.

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Old 03-01-15, 08:35 PM
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I think odd job has it right - that’s a chrome 80s Schwinn Voyageur.
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Old 03-01-15, 08:48 PM
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Are you sure? The owner swears he bought it in 1970
Looks like he may have lost a decade somewhere. The frame serial reads 0Fxxxxx which I believe dates the frame to June '80. I think the badge reads xxx0 which would date is as a 1980 Voyageur 11.8 in chrome: Schwinn 1980 Bicycles And Accessories -- Voyageur

If you post a close-up pic of the 4-digit badge number (dddY) we can tell what ordinal day and year the bike was manufactured, it is probably '80 but it could be '81.
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Old 03-01-15, 10:23 PM
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As Metacortex says, based on the serial number and the lug design that is a chrome plated 1980 Voyageur 11.8.

The seller is mistaken.
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Old 03-01-15, 10:28 PM
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If the price is right, I wold not argue with the owner. Just nod, buy and enjoy.
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Old 03-01-15, 10:38 PM
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...I can't remember much of the 70's either.
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