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1955 Schwinn Traveler

Old 08-22-14, 03:13 PM
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1955 Schwinn Traveler

I couldn't just leave it there out in the rain, so it came home with me. I told my wife "I bought a bike".

"Oh, you needed that."

Well, as it happens, my sister was born in '55 so that's how I justified it. From what I have read this is a descendent of those New World/World line of Schwinn lightweight bikes. Made in Chicago and fillet brazed I think. The SA hub is stamped 55 8. This will be a fun project for the winter.

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That looks like a really cool project.

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I had one of those, a '57 I think. It was green and heavy, but very well made. It was my first project bike, and I had a lot of fun with it. My wife and her friend saw it at an antique car show and insisted that I buy it. So I bought it - it was my gateway drug. I now have 15 bicycles in my garage, and 4 frames. I sold the Schwinn to a young woman a couple of years ago so she could accompany her husband on a tweed ride.
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This is my 1955 (dec.1954 frame) model I bought about 1 month ago for $40. I also have another blue one from 1962. Both very nice riding bikes. Roger
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