Re: [CR]re: '73 Schwinn World Voyageur- Was: barcons


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From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 02:23:06 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]re: '73 Schwinn World Voyageur- Was: barcons
To: roydrink@ptd.net, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 10/23/2004 6:51:05 PM PST, roydrink@ptd.net writes: John Wilson wrote:
>The Suntour Barcons and the Crane combo worked so well on the '73
>Schwinn World Voyageur that it was a shock to the Campy-equipped
>Paramounts, so much so that Schwinn would not list the Voyageur in
>the catalog for fear of losing Paramount sales...

No, the '73 World Voyageur & World Traveler were the first outsourced bikes that Schwinn offered. They looked like a Schwinn, but had it's own headbadge and Schwinn- font decals. The only place on the bike where it says Schwinn is on the seat tube saying it's manufactured for Schwinn in Japan (Panasonic/Matsushita). It looks like they wanted to form a second brand to sell through Schwinn dealers. In '74 the World label went away and only the LeTour was made in Japan.

See http://www.geocities.com/sldbdealer/1973/73dlsbv1.html for more information. Roy "hi to my Jersey buddies" Drinkwater Lititz, PA ----------------------------------------------------------- Roy- I had one of these in the Orange krate orange color. A lot to like about the bike, A lot of weight to dislike, very very heavy, first thing I did to it was to switch out to sew-ups. dropped a good 3 lbs, remove spoke protecter, "safety" brake levers, chain gaurd, etc. Was finally able to get it down to a semi-nibble 22 lbs. Sold it in 84 to my chemistry prof, because his was totalled in a wreck. From what I know, he still rides it to this day.
cheers-
Dave Anderson
Cut Bank MT