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Old 11-09-10, 03:42 PM
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schwinn traveler

So i just received a red schwinn traveler. The serial number is H924779, from what I read that means it is a model built in Aug. 1959. Are these good bikes? Worth keeping anf fixing up? Or are they just a run of the mill bike? Thanks
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Kind of run of the mill but this was about the first year for the Electroforged Schwinns. I'd love to find one in my size. Nice to find such an early one.
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Well I wish mine was in that condition. No saddle, no ww tires, the saddle just says schwinn approved all black, and the pedals are schwinn but not the rounded ones. front fender strut is detached.... rivited, how do I fix that. and it's dinged so i might buy a new one. Its a larger size.
not as nice as my Raleigh Sports all-gold, but it will be
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Without seeing it, I would guess the right sized nut and bolt would do. As far as replacing a fender or two, these might work...

https://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ducts_id=18937
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Without seeing it, I would guess the right sized nut and bolt would do. As far as replacing a fender or two, these might work...

https://www.niagaracycle.com/product_...ducts_id=18937
Grat price but those don't have that peaked tip like this one does.
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Naw, keep the finned chrome ones.
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I HAVE to get pics! thats way you can see if its even worth it...
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Grat price but those don't have that peaked tip like this one does.
If you are careful, you can probably tap the dings out with a larger sized ball peen hammer and a hard rubber (or wood) block up against the opposite side of the fender. Try not to use steel wool on the chrome plating if you don't have to. CLR and other liquid rust removers will probably not damage (scratch/scuff/dull) the plating the way steel wool can.
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If you look hard you can find Bronze Wool which won't scratch your chrome (or leave rust stains in your varnish, it's usually in the varnishing department). It works great with a little WD40 or PB blaster.
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I've had good luck getting dents out by cutting a piece of wood the same shape as the fender and squeezing it out with plyers or a vise.
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Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
If you look hard you can find Bronze Wool which won't scratch your chrome (or leave rust stains in your varnish, it's usually in the varnishing department). It works great with a little WD40 or PB blaster.
Thanks I'll look for that!
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ya, not that talented with wood lol
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Originally Posted by cycleheimer View Post
If you are careful, you can probably tap the dings out with a larger sized ball peen hammer and a hard rubber (or wood) block up against the opposite side of the fender. Try not to use steel wool on the chrome plating if you don't have to. CLR and other liquid rust removers will probably not damage (scratch/scuff/dull) the plating the way steel wool can.
really? CLR? huh who da thunk it
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Those peaked fenders on the Traveler models are stainless steel, not chrome plated. See text in dealer's catalog page posted earlier in thread.
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Originally Posted by bomble37 View Post
really? CLR? huh who da thunk it
Somebody mentioned it to me, and I just happened to have a container of it lying around. I use a toothbrush to scrub it on with.
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Somebody mentioned it to me, and I just happened to have a container of it lying around. I use a toothbrush to scrub it on with.
definitely gonna try that! .. thanks!
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