Hello. This is my first post and a friend of mine referred me to this board so here I am. I acquired an old Schwinn Traveler from my father. I'm slowly in the process of fixing it up, but I am pretty new to the bike scene. What year my bike is exactly I am unsure of. I have searched around the forum a little and it seems to be late 70's (possibly 1979) or early 80's. Does anyone have a good idea?
What I plan on doing with this bike is ride to school/work, and cruise around with my friends at night.
My step mom was using the bike and had some really high handle bars on so I scrapped them and found the current ones in a used pile for $8. The brakes are a little sketchy. They are pretty loose and don't stop fast enough when I squeeze both of them all the way down. The little ball that is at the end of the brake line doesn't fit very well with the brake housing (I think that is what it's called) and the white cables are long and look a little ridiculus. I assume the length can be fixed just by shortening the cable. Would it be smarter for me to just buy a new set of handle bars and brake cables?
I'm looking for a new saddle and I want it to be yellow to match the handle bars. Anyone have a good recommendation?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated and please excuse my lack of knowledge with bicycle terminology.