1973 Schwinn World Voyageur

This project started as a bare frameset I purchased from ebay. I was reluctant to buy a frame from someone who took a perfectly good bicycle apart to sell piece by piece so they could get more money out of it. I decided that the fate of the frame would be my cause and made the bid. With parts from ebay, friends, and local bike shops I completed this build.

Although the bike predates the guideline of 1978 I feel, IMHO, that it is still a Current Classic because I look forward to putting many miles on this bike here in Colorado when going fast or serious climbing aren't important.

Frameset: 1973 Schwinn World Voyageur (built by Panasonic)
Wheelset: First generation Dura Ace hubs and Sun Ringle CR18 700 X 22.5mm rims, Panaracer Pasela 700 X 28C tires
Crankset: First Generation Dura Ace 52/42
Fenders: Wald
Derailleurs: Second generation Dura Ace EX.
Converted from 5 speed to 6 speed - the frame was originally made at 126mm rear spacing making it easy to add another cog
Brakes: Second generation Dura Ace EX (non-aero) levers and Tektro Extra Long Reach calipers (needed for converting from 27 to 700C wheels)
Saddle: Brooks B-17 and SR Laprade seatpost
Steering: Nitto B-177 Noodle bars and Nitto Technomic stem, Brooks leather tape

Thank you for your consideration,

-Bill Whala




Schwinn World Voyageur - angle view

Schwinn World Voyageur - drivetrain detail

Schwinn World Voyageur - headtube detail


Schwinn World Voyageur - seattube detail
Schwinn World Voyageur - side view


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