is my 1973 Schwinn World Voyageur that I bought as a frameset. I
have used updated parts where modern technology can be useful, but
used an old DA front derailleur and a rear DA brake that was OE
from another Voyageur of the same year. This was my first experience
with aerobars and I found the very long wheelbase made the handling
bearable when these bars were new to me. Most importantly, I found
that riding on areobars seemed dangerous because of the lack of
a brake. I reasoned that cross levers were intended to add levers
where they are needed, so why not use them on the aerobars?
installed just one to operate the front brake. The frame is a bit
heavy, but I built this bike for windy days in flat country. My
uncle bought his Schwinn World Voyageur in 1973 and has used it
all of these years as his touring bike. The frame is certainly strong
enough to support this, there is enough fender clearance, and the
long wheelbase makes for a comfortable ride.