Yesterday a co-worker of mine gave me a blue '81 Schwinn Traveler 10-speed with a seat tube length of 68cm (!) center-to-top. He actually bought it for me at a garage sale for $5. The frame is in very good condition and ridable but the steel rims are hopelessly rusted (which I was going to toss out anyway and replace with aluminum).
I'm not a clydesdale but I am a former LBS wrench who likes to fix up old bikes. Are there any real tall people here who would be interested in a bike like this and would it be actually too big to unload? I was thinking of doing a complete strip down and overhauling it and/or maybe modernizing, "Rivendell-izing", or fix/SS it for today's style of riding. It's obviously too big for me to ride but I thought it would be an interesting project and I would be giving it a well-deserved second life.
*disclaimer* this bike is actually NOT for sale at the present time. I'm just trying to get some ideas on what to do with it. I might post some pics on the C&V forum.