Monday, August 29, 2016

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - One of the great touring bicycles!

This is James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur.  The 1985 Schwinn Voyageur is one of the great touring bikes.  I love touring bicycles.  They represent freedom, they are made for going anywhere near or far.  Touring bicycles are versatile, they can fit narrow to wide tires, they have all the mounts for all the racks and accessories. Touring bicycles have a little more relaxed geometry so they are made for all day riding and exploring.  I love touring bicycles.

1985 and 1986 where strange years in the bike industry, every bicycle manufacturer went all out on all their model lines.  Schwinn for once went all out on a touring bicycle and built a gem.  I wish Schwinn would have done this more instead of concentrate on price points.

This Schwinn Voyageur came from Texas and will be heading home to Charlotte.  The Voyageur will receive a total restoration with new paint and decals.  Along with the new paint the Voyageur will also receive new handlebar tape, new brake lever hoods, all new cables and cable housings, new bearings, new tire tubes and new tires.  I am very excited to restore the Voyageur and test ride it.  I love this stuff!

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Handlebars

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Stem & 
Handlebars

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Head Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Head Badge

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Brake

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Wheel Hub

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Wheel Rim

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Brake Lever

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Fork Mount

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Wheel Hub

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Stem

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Head Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Headset

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Fork Grown

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Top Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Shift Lever

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Down Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Seat Lug

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Seat Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Bottom  Bracket

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Crank

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Derailleur

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Front Derailleur

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Brake Caliper

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Derailleur

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Wheel hub

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bicycle Before
Rear Wheel Rim
The frame isn't the worst I have ever seen but it does have some bad paint areas.  I am working on a match for the metallic green.  The frame is currently through chemical stripping and is now being prepared for paint by working on some of the rough spots and then a very light pass in the media blasting cabinet.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Head Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Head Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Head Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Top Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Down Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Down Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Lug

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Bottom Bracket

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Bottom Bracket

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Bottom Bracket

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Lug

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Stays

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Seat Stays

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Chain Stays

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Drop Outs

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Fork

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Crown

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Crown

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Blade

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Blades

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Frame Before
Fork Blades
With the paint process being a long process I started polishing and restoring the components.  The headset and bottom bracket is first.  The bottom bracket is a pretty standard bottom bracket that which is great because with a little maintenance it will last forever unlike today's cartridge bottom brackets.  Headset is a great looking headset, one of my favorites.

Both the headset and bottom bracket polished and restored beautifully.  In the after photo I don't think I had changed out the old bearings yet.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Headset & Bottom Bracket
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Headset & Bottom Bracket
Polished
 The handlebars are in descent starting condition.  The stem has a more textured finish from the factory so that will take a little time to polish.  The brake lever hoods are way to far gone so those will be replaced.

The stem polished beautifully along with the handlebars.  I love how the brake lever polished, they look better then new.
James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Handlebars
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Handlebars Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Handlebars & Stem
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Stem Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Stem Exploded

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Brake Levers
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Handlebars & Stem
Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Handlebars
Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Stem Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Stem Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Stem & Handlebars
Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Brake Levers
Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Brake Levers
Installed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Brake Levers Installed
 The seat post showed a lot of rust and actually took a good deal of muscle to remove.  The seat post polished very nice considering the rust and corrosion that was on it.  The seat binder bolt and cable hanger polished beautifully also.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Seat Post
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Seat Post
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Seat Post
Polished
 The cantilever brake calipers are very nice Die-Comp calipers, some of my favorites.  The pieces to the calipers polished beautifully.  Assembled the calipers look fantastic, I can't wait to see them installed to the frame.
James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Brake Caliper
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Brake Caliper
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Brake Caliper
Exploded

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Brake Caliper
Exploded

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Brake Caliper
Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Brake Calipers
Complete
 The shift levers are very nice but rough.  I broke down the pieces and polished all the pieces.  The shift handles turned out fantastic, like little bicycle jewels.  I will lay out all the small pieces when I install the shift levers to the frame.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Shift Levers
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Shift Levers
Exploded

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Shift Levers
Polished
 The derailleurs are very nice derailleurs.  The front derailleur is practically bullet proof and that is the most import thing for a touring bicycle.  The derailleurs look a lot like the Shimano Deer Head derailleurs on many higher end early mountain bikes.  The front derailleur cleaned very nice and polished beautifully.  Assembled the derailleur looks fantastic, I can't wait to see it on the completed painted frame.
James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Derailleur
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Derailleur
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Derailleur
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Derailleur
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Derailleur
Exploded

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Derailleur
Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Derailleur
Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Derailleur
Complete
The rear derailleur really looks like a Shimano Deer head derailleur.  The pieces where a little stubborn in the cleaning process but once everything was cleaned and worked through the polishing wheels the pieces look perfect.  Assembled the rear derailleur is beautiful, I love it!

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Exploded

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Rear Derailleur Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Derailleur
Complete
Check back for more!

I am looking for the photos of the Voyageur frame with the paint stripped.  They are here somewhere I just can't find them at the moment so I will post the photos of the frame painted.

It took a few mismatch colors to get the paint color right.  I think the paint color is perfect now, it does not photo well in the florescent light of the shop but looks great in the sun.  In the sun the slight metallic flake comes out too, it quit stunning.  I am very happy with the paint results.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Head Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Head Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Top Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Down Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Seat Lug

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Bottom Bracket

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Bottom Bracket

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Bottom Bracket

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Seat Lug

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Brake Studs

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Chain Stays

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Drop Outs

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Fork

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Fork Crown

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Fork Crown

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Fork Blades

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Fork Studs

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Fork Blades

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Paint Complete
Drop Outs
 Even putting plugs in the threads on a frame I like to go through and tap all the threads.  If anything it cleans the threads and makes it much easier when installing water bottle cages and racks.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Tapping Threads

Now the fun part.  The components where restored in the photos early in the post but now they go on the frame.  The headset is first.  The headset shines amazing, it looks better then knew!  It is so cool, I love this stuff!

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Pressing Headset Cups

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Headset Cups Pressed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Headset Bearings
Packed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Headset Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Headset Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bottom Bracket Bearings
Packed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bottom Bracket
Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Bottom Bracket
Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Headset & Bottom Bracket
Complete
Next I installed the stem and handlebars along with the brake levers.  I guess I could have just said handlebar assembly.  The handlebars, stem and brake levers look so good polished and installed they look even better!

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Stem & Handlebars
Installed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Stem & Handlebars
Installed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Handlebar Assembly Installed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Handlebar Assembly
Installed
Next I installed the cantilever brakes.  I love cantilever brakes, they are my favorite off all and often I braze on studs for cantilever brakes on my personal bike builds. (But then I go places normal road bikes do not hold up.)  These are awesome early 1980's Die Comp cantilever brakes.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Brakes Installed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Brakes Installed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Cantilever Brakes
Complete
 Next I installed the derailleurs.  I can't find the photo of the front derailleur so I will have to take another.  The derailleurs look great and feel great installed.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Rear Derailleur Installed
 I do not know why I didn't complete the crank before but I did now.  The crank polished beautifully and assembled it looks even better.  I like a half step chain ring a lot like the Voyageur has.  Installed the crank looks even better. I really do love this stuff!

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Crank Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Crank Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Crank Installed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Crank Complete
 The shift levers polished beautifully and with all the internals cleaned and lubricated they function super smooth. I have always loved these refined smooth shift levers from Shimano, they look like little jewels when polished.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Shift Levers
Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Shift Levers
Installed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Main Body
Components Installed
 I restored the wheels a while ago.  I seem to be missing a few photos in that process too.  The wheels are great wheels for touring.  The wheels are a little rough but with some work they turned out fantastic and spin forever.  I am very happy with how the wheels turned out.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Front Wheel Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Front Wheel Hub Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Front Wheel Rim Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Wheel Rim
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Old Grease

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Bearings Packed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Wheel Tabs Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Axle Pieces
Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Rear Wheel Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Wheel Rim
Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Old Grease

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Wheel Rim
Polished

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Wheel
Bearings Packed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub
Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Rear Wheel Complete
I installed the new Panaracer tires.  They are perfect for the Voyageur.  They will be a great ride for the Voyageur also.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
New Panaracer Tires

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Front Wheel Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Front Wheel Rim Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Rear Wheel Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Rear Wheel Rim Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Wheels Complete
Silver braided cables seem like the only choice for the Voyageur.  Installed the silver looks so good against the green color!

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
New Cable Housings & Cables

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Brake Cables Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Brake Cables Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Rear Brake Cable Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Rear Derailleur Cable Complete


James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Cables Complete
I am working on the pedals and freewheel.  The freewheel is giving me trouble, it is very gritty and only smoothing out a little.  I am hoping flushing and lubricating over and over will clean it out otherwise I will need to break it down and that gets tricky or replace.

I am very frustrated with the decal people.  Most of you know who I am talking about.  The decals I was worried about them not sticking well to the frame because when I pulled the clear backing they did not feel very sticky.  I was wrong, they are sticking to the masking front that is used to apply the decals.  It will not free from the decals.  New are suppose to be on the way.  I think the masking is sticking because the decals are old.


I ended up going with different type of decal.  Not as durable in its original form but a little treating and modification and the decals are much much more durable now. James wanted to go with the 1986 version of the decals over the original 1985 and I think its a great choice.  The 1986 version is much more clean and less over powering.  I like it a lot.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Top Tube Decal

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Down Tube Decal

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Seat Tube Decal

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Decals Complete

I installed the new brake lever hoods and handlebar tape.  I like the tan brake lever hoods, they match the tires very well!
James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
New Brake Lever Hoods

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
New Handlebar Tape

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Brake Lever Hoods Installed

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
New Brake Lever Hoods & Handlebar Tape

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
New Brake Lever Hoods & Tape Complete
I could not get the original freewheel to spin smooth.  I have one in the shop that is very close, well actually an exact match except it has an extra cog.  I don't think having 6 gears in the rear will be to bad of an idea on a touring bike instead of 5!  I also needed to install a new chain with the replacement freewheel.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Replacement Freewheel

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
New Chain

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Freewheel & Chain Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Freewheel & Chain Complete
 The pedals where in descent starting condition as far as pedals go.  Pedals take a beating and are usually very rough.  The pedals turned out great and look great installed.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Pedals Before

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Pedals Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Chain Freewheel & Pedals Complete
 Last thing is the saddle.  I gave it a deep cleaning.  The saddle looks good.  If a saddle is in descent shape I like to leave it and let the owner pick out a saddle if needed.  The owners usually know what saddles they like much better then I can match one.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Saddle Cleaned
 We have a beautiful day for February around here.  I have been able to fine tune a little bit on the road.  There is still some fine tuning needed but I wanted to get outdoor photos when we actually have Sun light.  Weather changes to our usual crappy February weather this evening.

Now for the looks of the Voyageur!!  It looks fantastic!!  I tried to catch some of the slight metallic flake in the photos but didn't do it justice.   I love the color of the Voyageur, just love it!!  The decals turned out fantastic and with a little bit of modification and treatment I did to them they should hold up very well.  I think the gum wall tires and tab brake elver hoods brings everything together. I love this stuff!!  I can't wait to get the last fine tuning done and really give the Voyageur a ride!

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Handlebars

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Stem & Handlebars

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Head Tube

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Brake

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Wheel Hub

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Wheel Rim

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Stem & Headset

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Photo of the paint sparkle.

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Half
Poor Photo

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Top Tube Decal

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Shift Levers

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Saddle

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Seat Post Decal

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Drive Train

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Crank

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Front Derailleur

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Seat Lug

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Rear Brake Calipers

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Rear Derailleur

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Rear Wheel Hub

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete - Rear Wheel Rim

James's 1985 Schwinn Voyageur Restoration
Bicycle Complete
Thank you!
John Z.

4 comments:

  1. Outstanding!!! Schwinn didn't build it this nice! Can't wait to get it!

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  2. You used the wrong decals for the 1985 model...you might as well call it a 1986 British Pine Voyageur now! :-)

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  3. Yup. That was done because the customer liked the 1986 decals better. Thanks for the interest!!

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  4. I have the same bike and am just starting the renovation process. Would love to know more about your methods but I love seeing all the photos. Thanks!

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