[CR]Full Dura ace schwinn VOLARE

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 22:47:31 -0700
From: "art blum" <bbspokes@lycos.com>
Organization: Lycos Mail (http://www.mail.lycos.com:80)
Subject: [CR]Full Dura ace schwinn VOLARE

There was a full dura ace Schwinn Volare which was quite nice , there is an orange and chrome one in nice condition that I know of for about $600 probably 23" if I recall. Brian B in Berkeley

Message: 9 From: "Jerry & Liz Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> To: <TonyFNitro@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: Re: [CR]dura ace Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 19:19:42 -0500

We had a thread about these a while back. The original Dura-Ace brakes released in the early 70's were centerpulls, though these were quickly supplanted by the first Dura-Ace sidepulls sometime before 1975. I believe the thread concerned a Japanese-made Cro-Mo bike sold by Schwinn in the early 70's fully equiped with the original Dura-Ace group, including these centerpull brakes. The bike was amazingly cheap considering the quality of the components, and I had speculated that Shimano gave Schwinn a really sweet deal in order to establish Dura-Ace in the US market (in the early 70's Schwinn still had tremendous marketing power in the US). The thread established whether the Schwinn model was "World Voyager" or simply "Voyager", but I can't now recall which it was without checking the archives.


Jerry Moos Houston, TX

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