• J. Valentin

    What a beautiful and very 70-ish 10-speed! The forks and luggs are true art and I come to wonder about the components? But, and this may be not so friendly to a proud owner, wouldn`t the bike be better off without aerobars and rack?

    Best wishes

    J. Valentin, Örebro, SWEDEN.

  • Keith

    The rack isn’t bad (it is original, after all). No comment on the aero bars *cough*, but how did my derailleur get on there?

    • http://oldtenspeedgallery.com The Ten-Speed Dreamer

      Good eye Keith. It was late, what can I say. 🙂

  • sparky

    Hi everyone. Thanks for the kind words, and for posting my bike. In my defense on the aero bars, I know they look a bit odd, but boy are they comfortable. I do use this bike, so thats important to me. The rack is a bit of the same. As for the components, as far as i know they are all original.
    Thanks again for having such a wonderful collection of old ten speeds!

  • madmax

    Great bike! I have the smaller( 21 inch) version in Kool Orange.
    Wish I had the 23 inch version. You can tell the frame is made of premium material because it rings like a bell when you thump it with your finger. I can understand why you’d use aerobars: the uniquely shaped randonneur handlebars don’t allow you to stretch out enough. Although I have all of the original equipment, I put on a taller seatpost and clipless pedals. It performed well on a hilly 100K charity ride, especially since the 32 tooth (skip-tooth) rear cog provides low gearing. If I were you, I’d remove the steel Schwinn rear rack and put on something lighter, like a vintage Pletscher rack. Save your rack for something heavier, like a Schwinn Varsity.

  • Tim

    Want to sell it? I had a 73 world voyager and sold it back in my young and careless days.

    • Tim

      forgot to say Hi

  • sparky

    sure, i’d sell it.
    sparky96181@ yahoo.com

  • http://OldTenSpeedGallery Wooden Shoe Biker

    Nice bike but I would fear getting so comfy with the aero bars I may fall asleep. Actually never tried them. I like the turkey levers on my diacompe brakes and the drops so I can stay upright if I feel like it and not going into a headwind. It would be nice if a weight would be posted for each bike. My Schwinn Varsity 1976 weighed a lot but the thief made off with it in a hurry anyway and I hope he hit a tree. Thanks Ed