World Voyager in Kool Orange

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Mr.RED

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 17, 2017
177
36
Massachusetts
Just finished rehabbing a 1973 Scwhinn World Voyager pretty much all original minus the seat, tires and brake pads. I had this bike down at the last Dudley CT swap but after a little bit of wax on and wax off I decided to keep it. The Kool orange is hard to beat.

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Eric Amlie

Finally riding a big boys bike
May 9, 2010
405
Madison, United States
Sweet!
I have the same bike in the smaller frame size. Mine's not as nice as yours though.
 

juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,322
Playa del Rey, United States
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One feature I always found slightly surprising on these is that whilst Matsu##ita/Arnie chose to kit it with mostly Yoshi fittings they elected to mount Maeda shift levers. Have never encountered these light grey lever covers on other makes wearing Barcons. Evidently an Arnie specification...

Would be of interest to read the observations of @Metacortex here.

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Mr.RED

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 17, 2017
177
36
Massachusetts
Yes mine is 23" I had a yellow one years back but ended up selling it, I came across this one and was like I can't sell this one.
 

bikerbluz

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 15, 2016
176
63
Richmond, IN
Nice ride. Thinking that was a one year only model?
 

Mr.RED

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 17, 2017
177
36
Massachusetts
I believe it was 1 year only model , a similar shade orange was used on the Scwhinn Volare
 

Mr.RED

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 17, 2017
177
36
Massachusetts
Yeah 2 different oranges for sure wasn't the Volare a 1 year 1 color only model also?
 
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Roger Henning

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 2, 2018
267
71
Sharon Wisconsin
The Volare I had was red in color and I believe they were made for 2 years. Roger
 

Tim s

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 13, 2012
151
Elkton, United States
Rodger is correct the Volare was made for two years (77-78) and came in red and pearlescent orange. Tough bikes to find, here are my two. Tim

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Roger Henning

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 2, 2018
267
71
Sharon Wisconsin
I remember the biggest difference between the 1977 and 1978 is the 1977s had a Crane (Dura Ace) labeled rear derailleur and the 1978 they were called Dura Ace only. 531 Reynolds lugged brazed in Japan frames. Basically a Japanese Paramount for about half the money
 

Mr.RED

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 17, 2017
177
36
Massachusetts
I always liked the Volare model my buddy sold one with all Dura Ace 1st gen and since then I've always wanted one. Tim you have a beautiful pair of bikes.
 

49autocycledeluxe

I live for the CABE
May 29, 2017
1,416
60
fremont california
when I bought my first nice roadbike in 1983 I didn't even think to go look at Schwinn. I thought they only made the heavy Varsity and Continentals.
 

Metacortex

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Sep 22, 2012
888
The Matrix
The World Voyageur was a 2-year model, '72 and '73. It was replaced in '74 by the Voyageur II, which was essentially the same bike but with different colors and the addition of a 25" frame size.

The '72 and '73 Schwinn Approved (Suntour) barcons had grey lever covers. For '74 and later they were changed to black.
 

juvela

I live for the CABE
Aug 2, 2014
1,322
Playa del Rey, United States
I remember the biggest difference between the 1977 and 1978 is the 1977s had a Crane (Dura Ace) labeled rear derailleur and the 1978 they were called Dura Ace only. 531 Reynolds lugged brazed in Japan frames. Basically a Japanese Paramount for about half the money
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At its launch the Shimano DuraAce road ensemble was incomplete.

There was no rear mech so the Crane was employed.

There were no brakes so the Tourney centrepull was employed with a DuraAce stamping.

Other makers of complete road ensembles did similar things at the launch of a new one, using earlier model parts to fill out a set.

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