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'73 Kool Orange World Voyageur

Chopped Hot Rodded & Chromed '73 Panasonic/Schwinn World Voyageur Schwinn's 1st attempt at Offshore built bikes.

Frame:
Panasonic/Schwinn hand brazed double butted 4130 Tange Tubing. Factory Chrome just like the Paramount 23" C-t-C , 72* seat angle ~ Sun Tour GS fork ends & dropouts. Custom paint, original color (almost Eddy Orange)

Fork/Headset:
Forks- stock; 2" rake Headset - Velo Orange "grand cru" sealed, ISO

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Cranks- Dura Ace 7400 170's BB - stock '73 Shimano Dura Ace

Pedals:
Sun Tour Cyclone Track

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Freewheel- Sun Tour Winner 13,14,15,17,19 Chainrings 52,42 Chain - KMC Z50 3/32

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shifters - stock Schwinn Approved Sun Tour Barcon's F D - Stock Shimano Titlest R D - Dura Ace 7400

Handlebars/Stem:
Bars- SR Custom. Road Custom 26.8 ~ 40cm Stem- sakae. 90mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Norex 39 (IDEALE #2) Kalloy 26.6 (SR Laprade copy)

Brakes:
Levers - Dia compe G Calipers - shimano Dura Ace 7100 Pads - KoolStop eagle ll Salmon

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rim- 27 x 1 1/8 Weinmann 129 Hub campy NR low flange 36h circa 1980 Spokes- DT 14/15 db 4 cross Tire - impac racepac

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rim- 27 x 1 1/8 Weinmann 129 Hub campy NR low flange 36h circa 1980 Spokes- DT 14/15 db 4 cross Drive side 14 ga Tire - impac racepac

Accessories:
Water bottle braze on's added nuthin else - lean and mean

More Info:
Seat lug and seatpost bolt butchered before acquiring- Repaired by James Romero @ Blackswift bicycle "Kool Orange" custom paint to match original color and lug design This was my 1st leather saddle in '78 and the 1st wheels I built. I knew they would be of good use again; one day... There is truly nothing like a steel frame on 27's its fast and soft at the same time and not as jittery as my custom Columbus SL racer.

Added by SuntourCyclone. Last updated over 8 years ago.

2 Comments

SuntourCyclone

SuntourCyclone says:

26 lbs
Water bottle, tool/tube pack and pump

Posted over 8 years ago

sloman

sloman says:

Nice save,looks good. How heavy? Some of the early Tiawan Tanges were way overbuilt(probably to impress Schwinn execs).Nice ride though.

Posted over 8 years ago