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Old 11-23-16, 09:51 AM
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NOS Schwinn Voyager 1983

Saw an ad for a still in box 1983 Schwinn Voyager in Springfield, MO asking $800.00. Not me selling, I'm in St. Louis and have no clue who the seller is. The ad also doesn't list frame size.

This got me thinking. How much of a premium, if any, is reasonable for a NOS or even new in box bike. I saw a guy locally touting an unused Schwinn Traveler and asking $500.00 for it. To me that was preposterous.

What say you?
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Old 11-23-16, 10:26 AM
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With regards to this specific bicycle, it would depend on what the bike actually is.

If its an 83, thats a pretty sweet bike. Tange 2 tubing, Deore drivetrain, Shimano 600 hubs, front and rear racks included.
...problem is, there was no chrome Voyageur in '83. The only chrome Voyageurs were during the first two years of when the 11.8 was around, so 1980 and 1981.

I could see an '83 going for $500 without a second thought. And if it were an '83 SP model, I wouldnt think twice if someone paid $650. The difference being canti brakes instead of sidepull(a plus), a Sugino crank(a plus), Sanshin sealed hubs, stainless spokes, and Suntour Mountech/Superbetech derailleurs(perhaps a negative).

But a NOS chrome 11.8? Boy, maybe $400? The newness is awesome and the chrome would be really cool since its new, but its still an 11.8 that was a nice bike but oddly spec'd(i have one btw).

I would need to see the bike to assess the actual condition. 35+ year old chrome that has been stored poorly could make it a nonstarter of a deal.


Totally depends on the bike as far as how much more NOS is worth. A couple hundred at times, or $900 at times. More even for the wild Italian bikes.



The 'VC3' on the box most likely means a 23" frame. Voyageur Chrome 23"
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Old 11-23-16, 10:43 AM
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Found the ad:

https://springfield.craigslist.org/bik/5888432538.html

Would love to see the actual bike inside!
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Too much of a premium for an old box and a new old bike.
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Old 11-23-16, 10:58 AM
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likely a voyageur 11.8 chrome size 23"
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Old 11-23-16, 11:08 AM
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It is most likely an '81 model (VC3 = Chrome 23"):

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If it was a 25" 1988 in that beautiful shade of green they had, I'd find the $800 somewhere, sure enough.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
With regards to this specific bicycle, it would depend on what the bike actually is.

If its an 83, thats a pretty sweet bike. Tange 2 tubing, Deore drivetrain, Shimano 600 hubs, front and rear racks included.
...problem is, there was no chrome Voyageur in '83. The only chrome Voyageurs were during the first two years of when the 11.8 was around, so 1980 and 1981.

I could see an '83 going for $500 without a second thought. And if it were an '83 SP model, I wouldnt think twice if someone paid $650. The difference being canti brakes instead of sidepull(a plus), a Sugino crank(a plus), Sanshin sealed hubs, stainless spokes, and Suntour Mountech/Superbetech derailleurs(perhaps a negative).

But a NOS chrome 11.8? Boy, maybe $400? The newness is awesome and the chrome would be really cool since its new, but its still an 11.8 that was a nice bike but oddly spec'd(i have one btw).

I would need to see the bike to assess the actual condition. 35+ year old chrome that has been stored poorly could make it a nonstarter of a deal.


Totally depends on the bike as far as how much more NOS is worth. A couple hundred at times, or $900 at times. More even for the wild Italian bikes.



The 'VC3' on the box most likely means a 23" frame. Voyageur Chrome 23"

Good points. I agree it must be 23". You are correct on storage, it would need a thorough inspection.
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What about this guy trying fish for takers on ebay for a NOS 74 Raleigh International. $2995.00 is posted price.

1974 Raleigh International Bicycle Campagnolo 23.5" THIS IS NOS! | eBay
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Old 11-23-16, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
If it was a 25" 1988 in that beautiful shade of green they had, I'd find the $800 somewhere, sure enough.
Two entirely different bikes, but I know what you mean.
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Originally Posted by WolfRyder View Post
What about this guy trying fish for takers on ebay for a NOS 74 Raleigh International. $2995.00 is posted price.

1974 Raleigh International Bicycle Campagnolo 23.5" THIS IS NOS! | eBay
Love the ad on this bike. You're paying a premium for 1974 original dust as per the ad . . .
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If it is the Chrome 11.8 the second you build it up and ride it, it would still only be worth $275 to $350 in my neck of the woods.
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Originally Posted by WolfRyder View Post
What about this guy trying fish for takers on ebay for a NOS 74 Raleigh International. $2995.00 is posted price.

1974 Raleigh International Bicycle Campagnolo 23.5" THIS IS NOS! | eBay
Odd, if you look at the picture of the rear portion of the bike and then look at the gear cluster, zoom in and you'll see all the gears are square like new...except one gear, it's rounded instead of squared like the others. I wonder if someone found old frame wrapping paper and just wrapped it? or is the picture just goofy?
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Decent bike, but $800
No thanks !
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I'd rather pay $800 for one in a box than $1100 for a used one...

Men's Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Collector bike.

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If the one in the box was a 25, I'd give the $800 in a heartbeat. I can't think of a new bike for under $1000 I'd rather have.
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