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    Newbie enigmatik's Avatar
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    12 Speed Schwinn Traveler

    Hello all.

    12 SPEEDS,
    WHEELS 27"
    FRAME 23" - 58.42cm
    SUNTOUR AR EQUIPPED.
    EXCELLENT CONDITIONS. READY TO RIDE


    ^^ specs from seller

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    I'm currently trying to purchase this bike. The seller says the lowest price he is willing to drop down to is 160. Is this a reasonable price? If not, what should i try to get it for. Thanks in advance for any helpful information!

    After a little bit of communication with the buyer, he is not willing to go lower than 160. He stated the reason for that being that he just did a tune up, as well as putting on new tape, tires, and tubes.
    Last edited by enigmatik; 08-29-14 at 03:35 PM.

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    Decrepit Member Scooper's Avatar
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    It's a 1985 Traveler. If it's straight, no dents or rust, and neither the seatpost nor handlebar stem is stuck, $160 is a fair price.



    Double-butted 4130 chromoly main frame tubes and hi-ten fork, Weinmann alloy rims.

    1985 specifications page 1

    1985 specifications page 2
    - Stan

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    I love Travelers. I have ridden TOSRV (a 210 mile 2 day ride) a time or two on a Traveler a little older than the one pictured in your post. I upgraded to Suntour ARx and Diacomp.

    If the bike was tuned and fitted with nice tires, I wouldn't kick at $160.
    Your bike market may be hotter and demand more of a premium than Ohio.
    From the pictures, I could't tell the quality of the tires. I wouldn't normally go over $100 in Ohio. If the tires were $50 ea. I wouldn't kick at $160. I just didn't see that the tires were quality.
    $100 Ohio may be $160 where you are.
    BTW - if the bike fits you and you buy it, consider getting rid of the safety brake levers. It may mean re wrapping the bars.
    What is really fun, is take a lower level (quality) steel bike, upgrade the wheels first, then the components, and of course the saddle, and you will be amazed how much fun these bikes are. Don't worry about not having down tube shifters - some will turn their nose up at stem shifters but they work just fine.

    Good luck.

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    Fairly priced at $160 and probably a decent ride. I would balk at the 27" wheels. I seem to remeber owning a slightly later model Traveller that had 700c wheels.

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    Thanks for all of the advice guys! This thing rides like a dream, i picked it up just a couple of hours ago. This was an excellent introduction into using bikeforums.net and i hope our paths may cross soon!

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    I know it's a few months late, but I have an 83 Traveller. I love that thing. It's served as my commuting bike for most of the year in Minnesota. Love that thing, but thinking of replacing the brakes and turning it to a SS. Hope you got it and love it as much as I do.

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    The "beauty" (OK, don't laugh) of those Dia-Compe levers is that you can remove the hated "safety-levers" by removing the one large-head screw they pivot around.
    Be sure to up your cable tension a wee bit after taking them off, should you choose to do so.

    Sweet bike!

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    did you buy it? damn where I was when this thread started!! well, a traveler is indeed a descent bike, I have one good oldie a '77 Schwinn Traveler made in Japan.

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    I have the same year/color/size Traveler. I got a very good price on it, but it needs new rubber, cables, chain, grease, and the stem is stuck! I'm glad you're enjoying yours.
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