John has been turning out some nice looking bikes all summer, using a nice mix of old and new components–this Schwinn Traveler is no exception.Â This Traveler represents my first, self-realized interest/obsession (aside from all those other interests and obsessions of a typical 13 year old).Â GL had just won his second Tour and I was mesmerized by every aspect of cycling—racing, touring, track—I loved it all.Â I begged my mother to take a trip to the bike shop on our next “trip to town”. There, I gazed at all the beautiful road bikes that were about $800 more than my mother was willing to spend on a bicycle.Â I did not leave the shop empty-handed, I managed a 1989 Schwinn catalog.Â In it, a Traveler much like John’s.
That is an early 90’s Schwinn Traveler.Â Found at the local Salvation Army Store. Took a couple of hours to get it looking good again. This is without a doubt, one of the best riding old bikes I have ever restored. All Shimano Exage brakes and derailleurs. Really unique Biopace Crank. Aero brake levers and clipless pedals combined with its super lightweight frame make it extremely race worthy.