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Old 07-10-14, 04:43 PM
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Hi All,

Looking to buy a late-80s Japanese roadbike, and I'm somewhat new to the hobby, though I have some friends who have given me great advice.

Curious if you help me decide which is the best bike of the bunch or the prices I should actually be offering on these. Can't tell what is from the late 80s either:

56cm schwinn road bike new tires (new tires lugged frame)
58cm schwinn traveler road bike (700c, some chips, shimano derailers)
58 cm schwinn varsity new tires retro

Any advice would be much appreciated! On what to offer, etc.

Thanks!
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What size frame fits you? That Traveler looks good but I would only offer $200.
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I'm 5'11" so I'd think a 58 would be great.
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http://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/4558428076.html

This is the same owner and same model. Which do you think I should choose? Aesthetically this one looks better IMO.

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Old 07-10-14, 05:35 PM
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That one has the best components. All of them look to be in good condition. Of the three I would go for the traveler.
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That's a 1990 Traveler. They're nice midrange bikes.



1990 specifications
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Awesome thank you! And what would you recommend paying? Listed for 240.

Also fixed link for the other one: I found online: http://cnj.craigslist.org/bik/4558428076.html

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That's a 1990 Traveler. They're nice midrange bikes.



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Awesome thank you! And what would you recommend paying? Listed for 240.

Also fixed link for the other one: I found online: Schwinn traveler road bike alloys cromo 58cm 700 c new tires
I'll probably catch flak for saying this, but if it's in good shape (no dents, no rust, frame and fork are straight, neither seatpost nor stem are stuck) and fits you, $240 isn't bad. If you're buying it to flip, it's not a bargain, but if you're buying it to ride you'd be hard pressed to find a new bike anywhere close to $240 that would offer the same value. You might have to spend some money on lubricating bearings, replacing cables and brake pads, and possibly tires to get it in top shape so plan on some additional expenses.
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The first one posted has been removed by the seller. The second Traveler is still posted. It to looks in good shape but you never know until you see it in person. You can always offer less and see if they take it. Some people list knowing they will be talked down to a lower price. All he can say is no.
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The second one, Schwinn traveler road bike alloys cromo 58cm 700 c new tires is a 1989 model year.



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Given the fall foilage and pumpkins surrounding the blue Traveler, he's had it a while, but that flipper is a patient seller. So don't expect him to succumb to any deep discount.
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