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

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Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 02:23:06 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]re: '73 Schwinn World Voyageur- Was: barcons

In a message dated 10/23/2004 6:51:05 PM PST, 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 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.
Dave Anderson
Cut Bank MT