Frame, fork, headset, and old school Jim Blackburn rear rack – $35 on Craigslist.
It’s probably not an omen.
83 Schwinn Voyageur SP
57cm effective top tube
58cm seat tube
72deg seat tube angle
73deg head tube angle
80mm Bottom Bracket Drop!
Chromed Tange TL dropouts front
Chromed Suntour dropouts rear
Brazeons for racks and fenders front and rear.
Fork shoulder bosses for racks (but no mid-fork – kinda weird)
Canti studs rear only (kinda weird)
3 Water Bottle bosses
This is a good link for some history on these bikes -
Ken Kifer used to ride a Voyageur. It was his favorite bike.
If you’re not familiar with Ken Kifer there’s no shame in it. I didn’t know before I got the frame or before Alex clued me in. Ken Kifer’s website is to bicycle touring and camping, what Sheldon Brown’s site is to bicycle mechanics. His website seems to have fallen to the wayside but fortunately Alex archived it here:
But all that aside, just shut up. I know I don’t need another bike, but I am excited to have a low bottom bracket 700c bike that will take large(r) volume tires with fenders – almost exactly what I asked for Christmas! I am curious to try some of the Grand Bois tires, or even the Resist Nomads.
Also shut up.