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Lugged Chrome Schwinn for sale locally. (not Paramount)What is it?

Old 05-17-24, 02:14 PM
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Lugged Chrome Schwinn for sale locally. (not Paramount)What is it?


Obviously the wrong wheels and converted to "fixie". Tapered stays. No derailleur hangar (not sure if it was cut off, or never there in the first place) . Stem and stem shifter remnants look like Schwinn, but I don't recognize the frame or fork. Might not even be a Schwinn? seller knows how to spell "Schwinn", but that's about it.
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Looks like a Voyageur.

Not mine.
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Originally Posted by cb400bill
Looks like a Voyageur.

Not mine.
Good call!

Wow.
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subject frame exhibits stamped ends from Tange and a Schwinn Approved Tange fork

subject machine fitted with Tange MA60 headset, launch edition of Voyageur fitted with Tange Falcon

subject cycle fitted with Sakae Ringyo Custom stem
launch edition of Voyaguer fitted with Gran Compe

subject bicycle fitted with plain steel saddle pillar
launch edition of Voyageur fitted with Fujita Hupel Rider

subject bike wears swaged chainset while launch edition of Voyageur was fitted with first gen DuraAce

at first glance thought subject product might be an 11.8 as there were factory chromed 11.8's

alas, she be not even that nice

Voyageur a much finer beastie


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Looks a bit different than the Voyager pictured. Were any Travelers around at that point? My Schwinn knowledge is very sparse, but it looks like a lower level model than the Voyager. Stays look a bit different and the rear drop?
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They had a chrome LeTour but I believe it had a braze-on hanger.
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It does not look like the Super Le Tour 12.2, no dropout hanger and that eye let hanging off the rear dropout.
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I think it may be a regular Schwinn Letour from about 1974 (not a 12.2) with an aftermarket chrome finish.
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Originally Posted by Pcampeau
I think it may be a regular Schwinn Letour from about 1974 (not a 12.2) with an aftermarket chrome finish.
Agreed. Le Tour II, III, or IV from 75 through 80. None of them were full chrome from the factory so this is homegrown. The Sugino crankset (if stock) would point to a Le Tour IV.
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