The Schwinn Voyageur

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This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Voyageur from 1975 to 1987.

1975


Superiority of product and outstanding bicycle value prompted this fine Schwinn designed model.

1975 schwinn approved voyageur 2

Manufactured under Schwinn supervision overseas, the new Schwinn Voyageur II incorporates all of the high performance features most wanted by today's serious bicyclist. Lightness of weight and double butted 4130 steel tubing fabricated into a lugged frame of classic design proportions. The new Schwinn Approved Voyageur II is fully protected by the Schwinn Dealer 5-Point Pledge including the Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty.

  • Schwinn-Approved Voyageur II (21" frame) Model V21
  • Schwinn-Approved Voyageur II (23" frame) Model V23
  • Schwinn-Approved Voyageur II (25" frame) Model V25

See the full 1975 Schwinn catalog.

1976


Superiority of product and outstanding bicycle value prompted this fine Schwinn designed model.

1976 schwinn approved voyageur 2

33-100 Wide Gearing!
Manufactured under Schwinn supervision overseas, the new Schwinn Voyageur II incorporates all of the high performance features most wanted by today's serious bicyclist. Lightness of weight and double butted 4130 steel tubing fabricated into a lugged frame of classic design proportions.

The new Schwinn Approved Voyageur II is fully protected by the Schwinn Dealer 5-Point Pledge including the Schwinn Bicycle Company Limited Warranty.

  • Schwinn-Approved Voyageur II (21" frame) Model V21
  • Schwinn-Approved Voyageur II (23" frame) Model V23
  • Schwinn-Approved Voyageur II (25" frame) Model V25
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Specifications

Frame: Double-butted chrome-moly 4130 alloy steel tubing. Frame is lug construction. Head lugs, rear fork ends and front fork ends are chrome plated.
Frame Finish: Opaque red.
Wheels: Araya aluminum alloy rims. Large flange aluminum alloy hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn-Approved LeTour.
Handlebars and Stem: Randonneur type aluminum alloy bar and forged aluminum alloy stem.
Crankset: 39-52 double plateau sprocket. 6 3/4" crank. Shimano Dura Ace.
Pedals: Rattrap SF with reflectors.
Derailleurs and Gears: GT-300 rear and Shimano "Titlest" front. 14-17-21-26-32 teeth. Fingertip gearshift controls.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy center pull alloy caliper with dual position levers.
Saddle Fujita Super.
Weight: 27-28 lbs., depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1976 Schwinn catalog.

1980


12 Speed

1980 schwinn approved voyageur

All new for 1980... a professional quality touring bicycle. Designed by Schwinn's sophisticated cycle engineers and built to Schwinn's exacting requirements, the Voyageur 11.8 is a real value for the serious cyclist. 4130 chrome-moly frame with double-butted top and bottom tubes. Chrome plated rear stays.

Shimano Altus LT derailleur system with quick release wheels, and a host a features representing detail and design considerations one would expect to find on only the highest price bicycles.

Colors: Scarlet Flame, Black Sabble and Chrome.

  • V21-9 21" frame
  • V23-9 23" frame
  • V25-9 25" frame
  • VC1-9 21" full chrome
  • VC3-9 23" full chrome
  • VC5-9 25" full chrome

Frame: Schwinn-Approved lug frame-brazed construction with double-butted top and down tubes. Chrome-moly 4130 main frames tubes. 5" chrome trim on rear stays.
Fork:Fork: Tubular with semi-sloping chrome plated crown and 6" chrome trim on fork blades.
Handlebar: SR alloy road racing style with a double sleeve.
Stem: SR alloy with recesed allen head bolts.
Saddle: Black Ariake Jaguar with chrome plated carriage.
Crankset: Sugino Super Maxy alloy cotterless with 40 and 52 tooth chainwheels with chrome-moly steel spindle. 170 mm crank arms.
Freewheel: Schwinn Altus 6-speed cassete gold finish, 13-15-17-20-24-28.
Hubs: Rear: Front- Shimano alloy samll flange with quick release and positive wheel retention. Rear- Shimano alloy small flange free hub with quick release.
Rear Dearilleur: Shimano Altus LT with self-centering system.
Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Shifting Lever: Shimano Altus LT down tube mount.
Brakes: Dia-Compe 500G side pull with lever hoods.
Rims: Araya alloy 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn Super Record gumwall high Pressure (300 grams) 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: 080 gauge bright finish.
Pedals: KKT alloy rattrap.
Color: Scarlet Flame, Black Sable, Chrome.
Accessories: Toe clips and straps.
Weight: 26 pounds.

See the full 1980 Schwinn catalog.

1981


For excellence and performance in 12-speed professional-quality touring

1981 schwinn voyageur

Schwinn Voyageur 11.8 - 12 Speed

Men's frame sizes

  • V21-9 21" frame
  • V23-9 23" frame
  • V25-9 25" frame
  • VC1-9 21" full chrome
  • VC3-9 23" full chrome
  • VC5-9 25" full chrome

Colors: Black Sable, Chrome (at additional cost)

As a professional-quality touring bike, the Voyageur 11.8 offers a variety of features and design considerations one would expect to find in only the highest priced models. Uniglide chain is industry-recognized for fast, smooth, accurate shifts; a 6-speed cassette freewheel allows for a greater range of gear combinations and the low-flange quick-release alloy hubs mean a more comfortable ride.

And, in league with what you'd expect from the best, the Voyageur also offers a 4130 chrome-moly frame with double-butted top and bottom tubes, responsive yet comfortable frame geometry- plus the Altus LT derailleur system with quick-release alloy wheels and narrow high pressure tires.

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The high-performance Shimano Altus LT derailleur system, fitted with a gold chain and freewheel, gives the Voyageur 11.8 a smart, sleek look. Our 4130 chrome moly frame with double-butted top and bottom tubes underline the quality lightweight construction of the Voyageur 11.8.

Specs

Tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with double butted top and down tubes.
Frame Chainstay length: 16 3/18"
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/8".
Rims: Araya alloy box (27" x 1 1/3")
Hubs: Shimaano low flange with quick release, free hub rear.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn 300 gram Super record.
Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
Shift levers: Shimano Altus LT.
Chain: Gold Shimano Uniglide.
Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 40-52 chainwheels.
Freewheel: Shimano freehub (13-28) six speed.
Pedals: KKT Alloy quill with toe clips and straps.
Seat post: SR P3 (26.8 mm) with micro-adjust.
Saddle: Ariake Jaguar.
Handlebars: SR alloy.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Dia COmpe 500G.
Weight: 26 lbs.
Accessories: none.

See the full 1981 Schwinn catalog.

1982


For excellence and performance in 12-speed professional-quality touring

1982 schwinn voyageur

As a professional-quality touring bike, the Voyageur 11.8 offers a variety of features and design considerations one would expect to find in only the highest priced models. For example, the Shimano Uniglide chain is industry-recognized for fast, smooth, accurate shifts; a 6-speed cassette freewheel allows for a greater range of gear combinations than ten-speed cyles and the low-flange quick-release alloy hubs mean a more comfortable ride.

And, in league with what you'd expect from the best, the Voyageur also offers a 4130 chrome-moly frame with double-butted top and bottom tubes, responsive yet comfortable frame geometry- plus the Altus LT derailleur system with quick-release alloy wheels and narrow high pressure tires.

  • V19-9 19" frame
  • V21-9 21" frame
  • V23-9 23" frame
  • V25-9 25" frame
  • V27-9 27" frame
  • Colors: Black Sable, Silver Blue Meatallic.
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Men's frame sizes

The high-performance Shimano Altus LT derailleur system, fitted with a gold chain and freewheel, gives the Voyageur 11.8 a smart, sleek look.
Our 4130 chrome moly frame with double-butted top and bottom tubes underline the quality lightweight construction of the Voyageur 11.8.

Specs

  • Tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with double butted top and down tubes.
  • Frame Chainstay length: 16 3/18"
  • Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
  • Fork rake: 2"
  • Wheelbase: 40"
  • Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4".
  • Headset: Schwinn Deluxe.
  • Rims: Araya alloy box (27" x 1 1/4")
  • Hubs: Shimano low flange with quick release, free hub rear.
  • Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
  • Tires: Schwinn Super record 250 gram.
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Altus LT.
  • Shift levers: Shimano Altus LT.
  • Chain: Gold Shimano Uniglide.
  • Crank set: Sugino Super Maxy, 170 mm arms, 40-52 chainwheels.
  • Freewheel: Shimano freehub (13-28) six speed.
  • Pedals: KKT Alloy quill with toe clips and straps.
  • Seat post: SR LaPrade.
  • Saddle: Ariake Jaguar.
  • Handlebars: SR alloy.
  • Stem: SR alloy.
  • Brakes: Dia COmpe 500G.
  • Weight: 26 lbs.
  • Accessories: none.

Schwinn Voyageur SP

Men's frame sizes

1982 schwinn voyageur sp

The new Voyager SP model offers a precise, responsive range of 15 geaer choices on a 4130 chrome-moly frame, with ultra- streamlined componentry to help cut drag to a minimum. Its tires are slightly heavier (27" x 1 1/4") than Voyageur 11.8's, to allow a more durable, authoritative, controlled ride without a significant wight penalty. For Alpine-stlye touring, the Schwinn Voyageur combines 15-speed versatility with superb control in a 27-pound package. If you're ready to scale the heights, it's the bike to choose.

  • V391-9 19"
  • V411-9 21"
  • V431-9 23"
  • V451-9 25"
  • V471-9 27"
  • Colors: Black Sable, Silver Blue Meatallic
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Aerodynamic sophisticated in a new 15-speed touring machine

Shimano rear derailleur with 13-16-19-23-38 gearing, gold chain and chromed rear fork. Front and rear carriers with brazed fittings are integral with Voyageur SP frame. Aerodynamically designed Tourney AD crankset with 34-46-52 chainrings.

Specs

  • Tubing: 4130 chrome-moly with double butted top and down tubes.
  • Frame Chainstay length: 16 1/3"
  • Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees
  • Fork rake: 2"
  • Wheelbase: 40"
  • Bottom bracket drop: 2 3/4"
  • Headset: Schwinn Deluxe.
  • Rims: Araya alloy box (27" x 1 1/4").
  • Hubs: Shimano low flange with quick release.
  • Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
  • Tires: Schwinn Super 300 gram.
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Deoce.
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Deoce.
  • Shift levers: Shimano Deoce.
  • Chain: Shimano Uniglide Gold.
  • Crank set: Shimano TOurney AD triple, 170 mm crank arms. 33-45-52 chainwheels.
  • Freewheel: Shimano Uniglide Gold 13-28 six speed.
  • Pedals: KKT Pro-Vic II.
  • Seat post: SR LaPrade (26.8 ).
  • Saddle: Ariake Road King.
  • Handlebars: Alloy SR CT Custom.
  • Stem: SR CT alloy.
  • Brakes: Gran Compe 500 G.
  • Weight: 27 lbs.
  • Accessories: Water bottle and cage with brazed-on fittings, front and rear carriers, handlebar cushions.

See the full 1982 Schwinn catalog.

1983


15-Speed Touring

1983 schwinn voyageur

Front and rear alloy racks on a 15-speed touring frame. Componentry fitted to each frame size for rider comfort. Full brake-ons include water bottle studs, chain hanger and fenger eyelets. Tange Champion chrome-moly double butted tubing. For those serious enough to go the distance.

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  • Takagi TOurney AD crankset
  • Shimano Deore derailleurs
  • Araya alloy rims with LeTour 27" x 1 1/4" tires
  • Shimano Uniglide freewheel and chain
  • Ariake anatomical saddle
  • Alloy front and rear racks
  • 19, 21, 23 and 25" frames
  • Color: Smokey Pearl and Champagne

Recreation

Day touring bicycles with lightweight chrome-moly tubing and alloy rims for fun and recreation.

Schwinn Voyageur SP

15-Speed Touring

1983 schwinn voyageur sp

Specially designed for cross country touring. Extended 40 1/2" wheelbase for long ride comfort. Sealed rear derailleur and sealed hubs keep out road ang grime which is crucial for dependability on open roads. Cantilever braking system. Tange Champion chrome- moly double butted tubing.

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  • Sugino TAT triple crankset
  • SunTour sealed rear derailleur
  • Dia-Compe cantilever brakes
  • Alloy front and rear racks with braze-on fittings
  • Araya alloy rims with LeTour 27" x 1 1/4" tires
  • 19 1/2, 21 1/2, 23 1/2 and 25" 1/2 frames
  • Color: Champagne with Brown, Smoket Pearl with Blue

See the full 1983 Schwinn catalog.

1984


The Schwinn Voyageur, as the same implies, is built for serious touring.

1984 schwinn voyageur

From its Shimano mountain bike derailleurs and crank, to its Dia-Compe 981 cantilever brakes. From its comfortable leather covered saddle, to its precision investment cast seat lug and fork crown. From its braze-on rack mounts, to its sealed bearing hubs. Designed to keep water and dust out. And maintenance down to minimum.

  • V29, V31, V32, V33, V35:

Wine Red or Warm Grey.

Schwinn Voyageur SP

When someone is more than serious about touring, when wanderlust fills the heart, it's always easy to tell.

1984 schwinn voyageur sp

They talk about the Schwinn Voyageur SP. "40 hole Super Champion model 58 rear rims... Sealed bearing hubs, headset and bottom bracket... SunTour Mount Tech front derailleur...New SunTour LeTech rear derailleur... Touring geometry. "And "full braze-ons for Blackburn racks." They talk about something special. The Voyageur SP.

  • V39, V41, V42, V43, V45:

Dark Blue.

See the full 1984 Schwinn catalog.

1985


Voyageur designed for: Adults interested in a mid priced but full featured touring bike for overnight or extended tour riding.

1985 schwinn voyageur

Frame Specifications

Frame: Columbus Tenax chrome moly custome blend double butted main tubes, chrome moly stays, Tange forged dropouts with double eyelets and adjusters.
Fork: Tange chrome-moly blades with reinforcing tangs, forged droupouts with eyelets.
Braze-ons: Top tube guides, bottom bracket guides, 3 sets of bottle bosses, shift lever bosses, pump peg and chain rest, front low rider and rear carrier bosses for Blackburn racks.

Drive Train Specifications

Pedals: SR-SP, 11 alloy platform, chrome moly spindle.
Crank: SHIMANO Tourney XT forged alloy cotterless triple plateau, alloy chainrings, 165mm on 19"; 170mm on 21" thru 25".
Chain: SHIMANO 600 Uniglide 1/2" x 3/32" silver outer plate.
Freewheel: SHIMANO 600 Uniglide 5 speed.
Derailleurs: SHIMANO AL 11 light alloy with steel cage (front). SHIMANO AL 11 light allow with steel long cage (rear).
Levers: SHIMANO 408, light alloy brazed on.

Wheel Specifications

Tires: Schwinn passage VR, 27" x 1 1/4", 380 gm Dual hard with kevlar, 90 psi, skinwall, scharaeder valve.
Rims: Super Champion model 58, silver anodized aluminum.
Hubs: Sashin re-60, 36 hole front, 40 hole rear small flange alloy with sealed bearings and quick release.
Spokes: ASAHI, 14ga zinc plated 3X spoke pattern, brass nipples.

Control Specifications

Handlebar: SR custom, engraved alloy.
Stem: SR Custom, alloy aero tye with recessed allen bolts.
Headset: TANGE new falcon, sealed steel clipped bearings.
Brakes: Dia-Compe 981, alloy cantilever with quick release.
Levers: Dia-Compe, alloy drilled levers with gum rubber hoods, lined cable housing.

Comfort Specifications

Saddle: AVOCET Touring , anatomic padded vinyl.
Seat post: SR Laprade, fluted alloy micro-adjusting 26.6mm dia. 190mm long.
Accessories: Toe clips, leather straps, stainless steel stay protector, bike ribbon handlebar wrap.

Finish

Colors: British Green, paint protecting clear coat.
Weight: Approx. 23 lbs.

Voyageur SP

Transcontinental and extended touring with state of the art styling, geometry and sealed componentry.

1985 schwinn voyageur sp

Frame Specifications

Frame: COLUMBUS SL and SP mized, double butted chrome moly, SunTour forged vertical dropouts with double eyelets.
Fork: COLUMBUS blades with semi sloping crown and reinforcing tangs, SunTour forged dropouts with double eyelets.
Braze-ons: Top tube guides, bottom bracket guides, 3 sets of bottle bosses, shift lever bosses, pumpeg, chain rest, front low rider and rear carrier bosses for Blackburn racks.

Drive Train Specifications

Pedals: SR-SP11, alloy platform, chrome moly spindle.
Crank: SUGINO TAT, forged alloy cotterless, triple plateu, alloy chainings, sealed bottom bracket, 165mm on 19"; 170mm on 21" thru 25".
Chain: HKK "Z", 1/2" x 3/32" silver outer plate.
Freewheel: SunTour new winner, 5 speed.
Derailleurs: SunTour Mountech, light alloy with steel inner cage (front). SunTour LeTech, alloy with long cage and sealed pulleys(rear).
Levers: SunTour new superbe pro, light alloy brazed on.

Wheel Specifications

Tires: Schwinn passage VR, 27" x 1 3/4"gm dual hard with kevlar, 90 psi, skinwall, schrader valve.
Rims: Super champion model 58, silver anodized aluminum.
Hubs: SunTour RH 4600, 36 hole front, 40 hole rear, small flange alloy with sealed bearings and quick release.
Spokes: ASAHI, 14ga stainless steel, 3X spoke pattern, brass nipples.

Control Specifications

Handlebar: Cinelli, engraved alloy.
Stem: Cinelli 1/A, duralumin with recessed allen bolts.
Headset: Tange L2, steel sealed bearings.
Brakes: DIA COMPE 981, alloy cantilever with quick release.
Brake Levers: DIA COMPE alloy drilled levers with gum rubber hoods, lined cable housing.

Comfort Specifications

Saddle: AVOCET Touring I, anatomic padded leather.
Seat post: SR CRE-100, alloy micro-adjusting 26.6mm dia. 190mm long.
Accessories: Toe clips, reinforced leather straps, bike ribbon handlebar wrap.

Finish

Colors: Midnight blue, paint protecting clear coat.
Chrome: Chrome dropouts and right rear stay.
Weight: Approx. 22 lbs.

See the full 1985 Schwinn catalog.

1986


The beauty of the long distance bicycle - Light, responsible, trustworthy. Let Schwinn's ultimate touring machine take you from coast to coast.

1986 schwinn voyageur
  • Shimano's new triple plateau crankset with Bio-Pace chainrings make mole hills out of mountains.
  • The chamois suede San Marcon saddle and padded handlebar wrap make hours roll by in comfort.
  • Precision sealed bearing Sansin hubs and Schwinn dual hard Kevlar belted tires ensure miles of trouble free riding.
  • Choose from 15 speeds with ease, using the light-action Shimano L525 GS rear derailleur.
  • Frame sizes available, 19", 21", 23" 25" and 27". Clear coated british pine. V19, V12, V23 and V25.

See the full 1986 Schwinn catalog.

1987


If the thought of riding down your driveway and not coming back has often crossed your mind, think for a minute about the Voyageur.

1987 schwinn voyageur

Full braze-ons for multiple racks and bottles, cantilever brakes, 40-spoke rear wheel... all Schwinn quality. It's hard to find a better way to go. With a full set of color-coordinated Voyageur packs, ride it for a weekend, a week, a month, or a year.

  • Shimano triple Biopace crank and 6 speed freewheel for 18 speeds
  • Shimano Deore derailleurs with indexed shifting
  • Braze-ons for front and rear racks, three water bottles and vertical dropouts
  • Extra wide semi-platform alloy pedals
  • San Marco padded anatomic suede saddle
  • Imperial rose

Frame sizes

  • V19 - 19"
  • V21 - 21"
  • V23 - 23"
  • V25 - 25"

See the full 1987 Schwinn catalog.

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