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Old 06-28-08, 08:01 PM
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Schwinn Traveler BB questions

Could someone please help me identify what type of BB I have on my old 80s/70s schwinn traveler. Also, what tool(s) will I need to remove it from the frame? I know that its a 68 mm bottom bracket shell. I want to try to replace it with a new bb that gives a straighter chain-line for a fixed gear conversion, but I don't know what type of bb will work for this bike. What type of bracket is this, and what are my options for replacing it? Thanks for your help...

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I'm sorry but you have a bad link. I have a '79 Traveler and I used the same tools for a vintage Nuovo Record BB to remove mine. You just need a Shimano or even a Nashbar BB. Hard to know what length spindle until you start to experiment with the crankset you will use. Probably 110-115mm.

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I was told that I will probably need a shorter than normal spindle length to achieve the correct chain line for a fixed gear. Do you have any other suggestions for bottom brackets maybe around the 103 mm length? What tools did you use exactly?
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HCW-4 Crank and Bottom Bracket Wrench


HCW-5 Crank and Bottom Bracket Wrench


I kind of doubt you will need a spindle that short. Take the frame and the crankset to the LBS and have them help you measure. Best of luck.
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thanks for the help, pastorbobnlnh. One more question, are these the same tools that I could use to install my new bb?
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If you use a cartridge BB, no, they will not work. Many cartridge BB use a Shimano tool, which the Nashbar BB uses.
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