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Old 07-09-09, 12:20 AM
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After having 3 bikes stolen from my older son I decided to spend no more than $20 for son #2's school bike. Of course he fell for this Traveler at $80. High, but it was in nice shape. 14 days later the front wheel is gone and somehow they manage to mangle the rear wheel and chain. It eventually found it's way home - 2 new wheels (chrome-keep it original), 1 tire, 1 tube, brake pads, new chain, used frt derailluer (old one twisted in theft attempt), several hours of cleaning and lubing, and.............he wants something else.
Started off in Kallamazoo, then Dallas, Tucson and Stillwater Oklahoma, now in Ft Worth, so it is well travelled.
Anyhow, I heard some of these were made by Giant ???? Is the sticker indicating this?
From the badge I guess it's an '82, right?
Love those chrome forks.




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Old 07-09-09, 04:00 AM
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It was made by Giant in Taiwan. Amazing string of bad luck. You live in a rough-on-bikes neighborhood. That's a shame. Best of luck on keeping this one intact!
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Old 07-09-09, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
It was made by Giant in Taiwan. Amazing string of bad luck. You live in a rough-on-bikes neighborhood. That's a shame. Best of luck on keeping this one intact!
Actually, the bikes were taken around the University of Arizona in Tucson. Little "Historic Neighborhood" on the east side of campus-supposedly a "good neighborhood' but the bike theives are now outnumbered by the Real Estate Bandits- err, Agents. He's heading down to Austin, TX now, no plans for a bike though. The Scwhinn was for # 2 who was at Arizona but now going to Oklahoma State.
But I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Traveler road when it was all fixed up. I remember Schwinn "10 Speeds" never working when I wasa kid- I suspect it was maintainence issues.

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Old 07-09-09, 05:44 PM
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"Good neighborhoods" are the best places to steal good bikes, I guess. If you think Tucson is bad, you should check out Philadelphia...
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