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Old 07-07-13, 09:23 PM
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1987 Schwinn Traveler

Hello all,

I was just wondering if this was a deal or not?

https://chicago.craigslist.org/sox/bik/3907271257.html


I see online prices ranging from $40-$200 on these bikes, so I really have no idea.

Thanks for you time
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Old 07-07-13, 09:35 PM
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Yes, it is a deal. It will probably need a little TLC, best suited if you have the time/tools/aptitude to do the work yourself. Regardless, the $75 price range is where you find dept store crap, this is a nice step up from that level.
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Not a bad deal if the frame is straight and without dents or rust. The frame is True Temper double butted chromoly.

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Old 07-07-13, 10:02 PM
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What size are you?
If you need a bike and it fits, go for it, assuming it rides ok.
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Old 07-07-13, 10:05 PM
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Hold on, is that actually a 25" frame?

Looks like it might be a 23" to me...
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Sellers never get size right. Anymore, I ignore seller sizing, and let my eyes be the judge. Looks like a 23 inch to me.
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Well, seller has it listed as a 25 FOOT frame... People always make this mistake, I just don't get it. Regardless, it's not a 25 foot or 25 inch frame. 22.5-23 inches would be my guess.

Good deal, go for it if everything seems to work properly. It will need an overhaul but at that price you're still getting a decent deal.
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I have a soft spot in my heart for Travelers. I stripped a nib '82 Traveler (1020 carbon steel tubes), put all Suntour ARx components, and rode it for 25+ years.
It was a 30 pound bike.

The '87 Traveler had 4130 CM main tubes, and was much lighter out of the gate.
The price is a steal in that market.

If you inspect the bike, there are no dents, bends or rust on the tubes, you buy it, and do not like it, give me a shout. Were it me, I would put a great group n great set of wheels on the bike, and ride for a long time. Good luck.
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