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Schwinn Traveler(3 posts)

Schwinn Travelerpopsm
Apr 7, 2003 7:29 PM
Picked up an old Traveler for a couple a bucks. Thought I
might make a inexpensive Fixie out of it. Its got a lugged
frame but is this a waste of time? Thanks in advance!
re: Schwinn TravelerHumma Hah
Apr 8, 2003 2:25 PM
No fixie project is a waste of time.

Couple of bucks? How can you possibly go wrong?

The biggest questions are: does it fit you? Does it have horizontal dropouts? Does it have a screw-on freewheel (typically a 5, 6, or 7-speed rear der)? Is it otherwise in solid rideable shape?

If these answers are yes, conversion will cost 1 rear cog ($15-30), a new chain, and whatever minor bits like brake cables it needs.
re: Schwinn Travelerpopsm
Apr 9, 2003 6:25 PM
Humma Hah, thanks for your response. I have not picked up
the bike yet because I've been out of town so I dont know
if it has horizontal drop outs. I would think they are
vertical. The main reason I bought this bike was that the
price was right ($10) and it is complete. I'm almost 60
years old so I'll probably set it up SS first just to make
it easier. I'm in good physical condition being a Road and
MTB rider but Fixed might be more than I can handle.
Again thanks for your response and "Good Ridin".