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Schwinn Traveler 12spd Men's
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Ok here is my new pride! Schwinn 27" 12 speed Cro-Moly 4130 1980's vintage Traveler . It is not gonna get repainted as I love the red color. These are before pictures and I took quite a few of them. Hey KC-Steve here ya are as promised pictures, thanks again for helping me decide.

More photos being uploaded..
rest of the pics............
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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(07-15-2010, 10:04 AM)Bill Wrote:  Ok here is my new pride! Schwinn 27" 12 speed Cro-Moly 4130 1980's vintage Traveler . It is not gonna get repainted as I love the red color. These are before pictures and I took quite a few of them. Hey KC-Steve here ya are as promised pictures, thanks again for helping me decide.

Wow!!! That is a nice bike there Bill. Smile Most of the components are the same as what is on my Super LeTour. Looks like the tires are original too, meaning not a lot of use. Schwinn put slicks on their road-racing bikes back then. I like that seat post. Sun Tour AR derailleurs! It's got the quick-release brake cables and axles. And you are right the color looks the same as well. I'm sure that one will be your main riding bike for many years.

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Steve
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^^This link is just to help others make the comparisons and similarities.

http://forums.bikeride.com/thread-1239.html

Steve
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#4
I see two things you have that I don't, the GX lettering on the QR for the brakes (makes the bike faster lol joke) and the down tube shifters. I am wandering if they both have the same specs on the drive train. Worth me actually looking. I see you listed yours so I will take a gander and get those posted.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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(bump) He-he, yeah that GX lettering makes it fast. Smile

Steve
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#6
Still have not got them yet, just wanted to say that I decided to look at a Schwinn Carbon Fiber of today and it weighs in at like 32lbs!!! I did want to say I still have to get inside of mine before I take it for a ride. Here is a list of the things I am looking at getting for it..

Going to try and keep everything Original as possible
<b>Tires:</b> 27" x 1/4 (style similar to OEM) Recommendations needed
<b>Tubes:</b> 27" x 1/4 (better then OEM) Recommendations needed
<b>Chain:</b> Recommendations needed and welcome
<b>Cables and Housings:</b> Staying away from cheap
<b>Brake Pads:</b> Koolstop Salmons (just figured I would try something different)
<b>Bearings:</b> If any are worn/bad I am going to order Chrome Stainless Steel Grade 25 or better from a U.S.A. Company
<b>Pedals:</b> Going to try and stay with the same ones but may replace.

Other parts I will let ya know.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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