This one comes from the golden age of lugged steel bicycles. The Voyageur 11.8 is highly regarded and often known as the "Japanese Paramount".
Hand assembled in Panasonic's Japanese factory, the construction quality of the frame and components is top notch. Gorgeous chrome fork ends and stays. Check out the pics - quite possibly the cleanest example of this model being offered for sale anywhere. The bike was just professionally reconditioned by a mechanic who specializes in vintage road bikes - it's been refurbished to a high standard, tuned, detailed and ready to ride.
The frame has been polished out to a like-new luster, components removed and cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner and rebuilt for the reconditioning work. Over 12 hours of labor spent on getting the bike ready. CST Super HP gum wall tires (for period correct appearance). Schraeder valve inner tubes and rim strips. Perforated synthetic leather handlebar tape.
Cane Creek (Dia Compe) replacement brake lever hoods. Will include the original Schwinn Super Record tires (age-worn), inner tubes, chain, cable housings and reflectors for the purists.
All original hardware including the Shimano Altus LT derailleurs and Dia Compe "G" side pull brakes. Very lightweight and beautiful Sugino Super Maxy cranks. Equipped with very lightweight Araya alloy wheels with quick release hubs.
Beautiful Kyokuto "Top Run" alloy pedals. SR stem, seat post and Road Champion handlebars. Very nice Jim Blackburn rear alloy rack matches the bike perfectly.
The bike is extremely lightweight and rock solid. Rides like a Cadillac, it's fast, stops on a dime and handles like a dream. 23/58.5cm (from the center of the crank to the top of the seat tube). 32.75 (top tube stand over height).Based on the above geometry, the bike would be ideal for cyclists 5'9" - 6'1" in height. A question that we're frequently asked. How are you able to offer so many reconditioned vintage bikes for such low prices? I run a small, home-based shop and don't have the overhead of retail bike shops. We don't have a storefront or regular "retail" hours which allows us to pass the savings on to you. As a passionate vintage road bike enthusiast of 15+ years, you will see careful and thoughtful attention to detail in the services and bicycles offered by us! This one has been professionally serviced and is ready to go. This fully reconditioned bike is ready to hit the roads for decades to come. These higher-end, Japanese-made Schwinns are very sought after and will only continue to increase in value with proper care. We reserve the right to end this listing at any time since the bicycle is also available for sale locally. Look for "RLB Cycleworks" on Google and Facebook for our location and our current inventory! To box a bike we take off the handlebars, pedals, front and rear wheel, seat post, rear derailleur, etc.. Please ask if you have any questions.
The item "1980 SCHWINN Voyageur 11.8 vintage bike. 23, pro-refurbished, stunning and MINT" is in sale since Monday, October 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bicycles". The seller is "roundlakebeacher" and is located in Round Lake, Illinois.
This item can be shipped to United States.