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Replacement suggestions for a Bent Schwinn Voyageur Frame

Old 03-15-16, 12:06 PM
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Replacement suggestions for a Bent Schwinn Voyageur Frame

My favorite bicycle, an 81 or 82 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 now has a damaged, bent frame. I had converted it to upright bars similar to the original ones on the Schwinn Suburban 3 speeds.
I need advice on what Schwinn frames would work as a replacement. I want to stay with a chromoly steel frame but I don't know which bikes used these. I don't even know IF I need to stay with Schwinn. I would like to salvage and reuse as many original Voyageur components as possible just for economics.
Just an fyi, I'm an ex-machinist so I can read calipers and measure stuff, either in metric or inch/decimals but I have no specs to go by. Does anyone have a simple "checklist" of sorts to eliminate frames that can't be used?
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Lots of steel frames dossnt have to wear the Schwinn Logo. they left Chicago long ago ..

Measure all the dimensions and shop the dimensions rather than brand.
seat-tube and head-tube angle, seat tube length BB xsis to top tube is usually called "size"

top tube length wheel base And the BB drop (distance below wheel radius to ground ) [JRA for stop and Go, Lower is better]

Fork offset .. Trail is the ground distance between wheel plumb line and head tube axis . .. steering Geometry

Schwinn 1st went to Japan in the 80s, Now they sold the name and someone in China uses it.

Waterford Bikes in Wisconsin has a Richard Schwinn in that company .. Related ?, Never Met Him to ask .

Post pictures ..

I used to have a 'light weight' Schwinn Traveler Japan made but it used an "american" One piece crank and that BB, not a threaded one .
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