Our final Schwinn for this week. (Don’t worry, they’ll be back the week after next.) This is James’ 1986 Schwinn Passage.
This is a 1986 Schwinn Passage touring bike. It is actually a 15-speed, having a triple chain wheel and a 5-speed rear cluster. The frame has double butted Columbus chrome molybdenum main tubes and Columbus chrome molybdenum stays. There are braze-ons for mounting three water bottle cages, front and rear racks, fenders as well as a pump peg. The stainless steel fenders actually came off a badly rusted Japanese touring bike from the 1970s. Since that bike had 26″ wheels, I had to add extenders to enable the fenders to clear the tires. It also has cantilever brakes, a 40 spoke (stronger) rear wheel, and a Brooks leather B-17 saddle. I also have a generator light set for it, several different sets of panniers, handlebar bag, and a frame pump. Hey, who needs a car?