Vintage 80s Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Road Bicycle Bike Chrome 12 Spd Shimano Altus

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Vintage 80s Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 Road Bicycle Bike Chrome 12 Spd Shimano Altus

Hand-built in Japan of Japanese components for Schwinn Bicycle Corporation, Chicago USA

Truly an amazing
bicycle, for your consideration:

This vintage 1980's Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 series road bike was handed down to me from a
professional triathlete and has supposedly been in several competitions. After years of storage, and some cleaning up, it is being presented for auction on eBay.

Detailed item description:

Lasting double butted chrome-molly tube frame construction. The
frame and rims are remarkably true for a bicycle of its age. The front
wheel is sound with no visible deviation, rear wheel spins with possible
2-3 millimeters from axis at one position. I want potential bidders to
know how great this bike is.

Original finish has held together.
There are obvious scratches and one significant ding to the frame, which
has been highlighted for size. Alloy Araya rims have slight marring, single notable gash, journaling at pads. One pedal is without reflector. There is minimal corrosion in limited areas. High resolution photographs provided.

Vinyl Schwinn decals are worn, cosmetic and replaceable. The rear tire is potentially OEM, all components produced in Japan. Alloy seat post has rough areas from adjustments, tightening. Rubber and vinyl Ariake Jaguar saddle has some scuffs to the side.

Mechanically, this Voyageur narrowly could
use a tune-up. The bicycle shifts fine but not precisely, as it has been designed
to do. The  6-speed titanium freewheel is has several worn teeth and
exhibits significant use. Replacement of would be recommended.

On
the road, this bike is solid and maneuverable as it has been built for speed and agility. Top tube stands at 33 inches from the ground, ideal for taller larger frame vigorous rider. Construction is lightweight, though remarkably sturdy at twenty-five pounds, and was ahead of its time when produced for Schwinn. I want the potential winner to
know how great this bike is.

  • Seatpost: SR Alloy
  • Saddle: Ariake Jaguar
  • Stem: 80mm SR
  • Handlebars: 40cm Sakae Custom
  • Headset: 1" Schwinn
  • Brake Levers: Dia Compe
  • Brake Calipers: Dia Compe
  • Shifters: Shimano Altus
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano
    Altus
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano
    Altus
  • Crankset: 170mm Sugino Super Maxy Road Double 52/40t
  • Pedals: Kyokuto Top Run
  • Wheels: Shimano QR Hubs Laced to 27" Alloy Araya Rims
  • Freewheel: Titanium 6 Spd Shimano
  • Serial identification number: L921572

 

Shipping consideration for this eBay auction

Shipping for this eBay auction included with opening bid. Be advised of professional bike retailer arranged to disassemble and pack item completely. Rather than negotiate separate shipping expenses with potential buyers, seller prefers to manage this end of costs. Insurance on and of delivery provided by commercial carrier, however specification on packaging for bicycles is known to be problematic with carrier. Knowledgeable enthusiast preferred. Signature confirmation at delivery and common sense prevail. Professional reassembly of bicycle from packaging is the responsibility of the buyer. Be advised. Sales are final for this item. Additionally, purchases made through Paypal are covered under Paypal buyer protection. 

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