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  1. #1
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    1973 World Voyageur

    I am trying to replace some parts of a 1973 Schwinn World Voyageur by Panasonic.
    Specifically, I am trying to find a rear hub with quick release skewers used at that time.
    The previous owner changed out the 5 speed cassette to a 6 speed, and just used nuts on each side. I am also looking at replacement lever covers on the bar shifters (they were gray originally). Also, I am looking for a possible source for replacement decals.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.:

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    Is this what your bike looks like?

    Biking In Dallas 1973 Schwinn World Voyageur (in Kool Orange)

    <------- Bicycling Magazine 05-1973 -------> Schwinn World Voyageur

    I'm also confused by your hub issue. In 1973 they only had freewheels, not cassettes. It sounds like you are saying the previous owner switched out the QR axle for a solid axle. If this is the case, you can easily reverse the process. These axles should be readily available.
    Last edited by onespeedbiker; 09-02-2011 at 08:58 AM.

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    It is the one year issue model of 1972-73 in orange and size 23.
    Thanks for your reply.

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