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1975 Schwinn Traveler

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1975 "Schwinn-Approved" Traveler, 23", made in Japan (Panasonic).

Soma Oxford, Oury grips, original stem

Original

WTB All Terrainasaurus rubber; Mavic CXP-22 rim; Formula hub

WTB All Terrainasaurus rubber; Mavic CXP-22 rim; Formula fixed/free hub

Sugino ring mounted on a yummy Big Cheese adapter, all wrapped around 2 lb of chrome-plated, one-piece forged steel goodness.

Really old and tired Brooks B-something-N on a Kalloy post.

Original rattraps with MTB clips.

42/16

I bought this new from East Providence Cycle in 1975. It was my first adult sized bike. I rode it through high school and college then parked it. I figured this would be a fun way to put it to use again. It weighs 26 lb as shown; not a featherweight but not that bad.

I tried it fixed for a while. I decided fixed is not for me and the places I ride, so I am running it with a 16t freewheel. I like it a lot better now.

This is what it looked like when new:
1975 Schwinn Traveler Catalog Page

People who friended this bike CONDENADO, jinx, flatblackcapo, Rai_Brains, sfclearwater, walshrus, fastfixie, brickbat, van, mattsisland, Mtbfixed, Paulo C., per.k

Beautiful

ATB Really nice.

Clean!!! I love it!

Clean!!! I love it!

Adapter?

Nice bike. What is the "Big Cheese" adapter for?

Nevermind, I figured it out.

nice

I like this a lot. I'm looking to build something similar! What kind of tires are you running? also do those wheels have a machined braking surface?

thanks

rai

The tires are WTB All Terrainasaurus 700x35

The tires are WTB All Terrainasaurus, 700x35. I just liked the name.

The rims are machined for brakes. I ordered the wheelset from Wheel & Sprocket.

nice& clean

these kind of bike are not my thing but this one just jumped out at me for some reason. what is it like to ride those bars off road?nicely done.

I'm still getting used to

I'm still getting used to those bars, but right now on that bike I don't think I'd tackle any rough stuff, fixed gears aside. I am 48 and bent-over riding kills my back and neck now, so I've been moving towards more upright riding positions. These are the first bars of that style I've tried, and I found the most comfortable position is on the bends just in front of the grips, so maybe they are not the right choice for me.

By the way, the bike is not really off road in those pictures. There is actually pavement under those leaves. It's an abandoned section of Route 2 along the Penobscot River. The main road is about 50 ft away. I just thought it was a good place to rest and take a few pictures.



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