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Schwinn Volare 1977

In 1977 Schwinn execs decided to give that new Dura-Ace stuff a try. Schwinn was a little slow to pick up on things of true value. The Volare was produced for only 2 years as a more affordable alternative to the increasingly expensive Paramount.So Panasonic put their most talented builders on the project.This is what they came up with, a rolling jewel that became an obsession for me for over 30 years till I found one in this condition with 8 documented miles ridden.

Frame:
Reynolds 531 DB 61.5 CM CtC

Fork/Headset:
531 / Dura-Ace

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Dura-Ace / Dura-Ace

Pedals:
Look

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
5 speed Dura-Ace gold freewheel /13x24 / 42x52

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Dura-Ace / Dura-Ace

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto 44CM / SR

Saddle/Seatpost:
Avocet / SR

Brakes:
Dura-Ace

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura-Ace / Araya / Vredestein

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Dura-Ace / Araya / Vredestein

Accessories:
Huret Cyclometer with 8 miles registered

More Info:
The Volare is an obscure model that many Schwinn fans never heard of much less seen. I'm fortunate enough to have seen one new in a local shop and was put off by the name only because of an annoying TV commercial aired by Chrysler/ Plymouth Corp. advertising a dull automobile around the same time frame. It is an exquisitely beautiful bicycle .I'm seeing an increasing awareness of this obscure model along with increasing (X4$) of what I paid on Ebay.

Added by Velogarden. Last updated 7 months ago.

5 Comments

greg3rd48

greg3rd48 says:

No words for the beauty of this Volare!

Posted over 2 years ago

OldRoadieTehachapi

OldRoadieTehachapi says:

I always like the Volare. You have the nicest I have seen. Bravo!

Posted over 3 years ago

Velogarden

Velogarden says:

Thank You, Last year I rode 2 centuries on it under bright sunny skies. It is jeweled rolling eye candy and attracts attention whenever ridden. One of my favorite long sought after's.

Posted over 3 years ago

heathmusic

heathmusic says:

this bike is insanely perfect. of course it's yours. haha. this very bike is essentially the direct successor to my 73' world voyageur. nearly identical specs, with an upgrade from 4130 to reynolds 531. what a looker!

Posted almost 6 years ago

JaKrazyM8

JaKrazyM8 says:

Nice, light 531 tube, the bike color with the slight hue variation to the tires is my vision of Schwinn. A favorite.

Posted over 8 years ago