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Schwinn Voyageur

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Schwinn Voyageur / 56 / 1988

GB Randonneur / Dia-Compe

Tange / Tange SE-II

Stronglight 49D / Shimano UN-55

Brooks B17 Select Organic / SR Laprade

Miche, Christophe clips, Boeris straps / Shimano HG-70

Shimano Dura-Ace 7401, Rivendell bar-end pods (Shimano clones) / Shimano Dura-Ace 7402

Dia-Compe 983D, Kool Stop salmon pads / Shimano Dura-Ace 7302

Shimano CS-M737, 11-30 / Sugino 48,28

randonneur bag, saddle bag, Nitto M12 front rack, vintage Cibie taillight, Busch & M?ller Lumotec IQ Cyo Senso Plus, VeloORANGE decaleur Crane bell, Silca frame pump, Rivendell brass ferrules, cotton tape & shellac

Randonneur bag and saddle bag handcrafted by Virgil Q Staphbeard

People who friended this bike Mtbfixed, brooklynbombs, Albert Kernberg, parkman14, chefn8, Mancha150, campystamp, van, joaobola, mad dog, cg4000, rileykendigoly, Lil Cornwallis, axe_somebody, cyclingfool, carolara


Sharp bike. Question: How well does that short-cage rear-derailleur keep up with the wide-range cassette and crankset?

Great question! I wondered

Great question! I wondered if someone would ask that. It works fine as long as you don't cross chain (which I don't) but will not wrap enough chain if you do. I've had plans of converting it to long cage.



Thank you!

Thank you!

Don't put it on reddit,

Don't put it on reddit, they'll find something you should replace

Ah, I can take a hit. I

Ah, I can take a hit. I build 'em to ride anyway. Dirty grip tape is fine by me.

Dude, this is incredible. By

Dude, this is incredible. By far the best Voyageur and I love the handmade bags. Excellent job all around.

Thanks! I love your

Thanks! I love your Principia!

Well thank you kind sir

Well thank you kind sir

retro goodness

ATB This is now the most beautiful Schwinn I've ever seen.The colors with the aluminum work and the silver instead of black racks is the bomb.How do you like the salmon Koolstop pads?I run them on all of my bikes,they bring unsurpassed stopping power.Man i love this bike.

Thanks! I love the

Thanks! I love the Kool-Stops, especially the salmons.

Kool Stop FTW!

Pretty much all of Kool Stop's rim brake stuff is the win.

Virgil: What type of sewing machine do you use? I've been using some Singer 400 series machines (401, 403 & 404) for leather, and am always curious what other people are using.

Also, goes without saying but sick voyageur doy.

I have a lower end Brother

I have a lower end Brother and depending on thickness I have to use a fair amount of finesse to get it to sew. I used to have an older metal housing machine that was a bit more industrial and worked great with thicker materials and leather but it gave up the ghost a few years ago. I'd like to find another industrial one for making bags and such so I can use the Brother for tailoring clothing.

You can see a small amount of the machine in my build thread here:

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