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Rescued from the dumpster!

Old 06-18-06, 06:18 PM
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Rescued from the dumpster!

Last night my brother found an old road bike in the dumpster, which (the bike, not the dumpster) we dragged home. Turned out to be a 12 speed Schwinn Traveler, 56cm. Looks fairly complete, but the chain has rusted to hell, the cassette has a layer of rust (I hope to save it though), RD will need replacement (one of the jockey wheels is missing a tooth among other things), FD has some rust spots. Wheels seem OK, so is the frame, fork, stem, bars, breaks and Sugino double crank. Should be a pretty fun project. Hope to make a roadie for my brother. Anyone know of good rust removers?

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Why oh why do people treat bikes like this?
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Fixie conversion time!
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nice find. I still love bikes with lugs its why im rebuilding my raleigh gran prix (1973). Right now i am trying to get my forks back on crank on it and the like once thats done ill put it aside till i got some money up after i finish with the cdale stuff and start with wheels drs etc

Again tell your brother great eye for bikes he found him self a nice little ruff gem there.
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Post this in the Classics and Vintage thread. They love this stuff!
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Great find! Slap a Selle Italia, some Dura-Ace, and a pair of Zipps on it and you're good to go.
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After giving away my last World Sport bike, I have been trying to find one online with little luck...

One thing that I have noticed is that there is a big variation in the design of the World Sport frames... for instance.. the one I had was a 1986 model and it had a molded bracket on the drive-side drop-out for the shimano derailleur... other models (like the one you posted pictures of on this thread) do not have it. Instead the derailleur itself has a hanger on it that just gets pinched between the drop out and the axle bolt....

I am wondering if the reason for that variation is that some of the World Sport frames are made in the USA, and others are made somewhere else......

???

This pic shows a World Sport drop out with the derailleur mount molded to it from one piece...

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Fixie conversion time!
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funny... I found the same type of shwinn traveler that my neighbor was throwing away. It wasn't as old judging by the deraillier and metal-type spoke protector thing, but it was similar. The chromo steel gives it a really nice ride. It has a nice creeky reassurance to it. Unfortunately I smacked it into the back of a car that stopped really fast and broke the top tube. Replace the cables, tires, tubes, chain (maybe cassette) and you're good to go.
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+1.5 fixie. OR at least a single speed.

I once found a sweet Benotto out by the curb.
Driving by at 30mph, I could see that it wasn't just a junker.
Asked the guy why he was throwing it out. It was his dad's. He was cleaning house.
I took it. My brother-in-law rides it all the time.
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Originally Posted by EventServices
+1.5 fixie. OR at least a single speed.

I once found a sweet Benotto out by the curb.
Driving by at 30mph, I could see that it wasn't just a junker.
Asked the guy why he was throwing it out. It was his dad's. He was cleaning house.
I took it. My brother-in-law rides it all the time.
I'd do the fixie or single speed if it were my bike. But as it is technically my brother's, I'll just restore it to the original condition...trying to convert my bro to road cycling
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Originally Posted by mecheng
Anyone know of good rust removers?
Try Naval Jelly and a good brush.... Always works for me... should be able to find it at any good hardware store.

good luck! I wish I had a project like that...

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Hey Man! That is my bike it was stolen from my porch last week! Kiddin' aside nice find can't wait to se the finished product, don't forget the pics
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My kind of bike. Good luck. Post some pix when you make something.
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OK, this is an old thread, but I happen to be the brother mecheng was talking bout, the restoration of the bike is finally complete it looks really well(sorry no pics. I just took it out for a test drive today, it is Incredibly smooth compared to the old mtn bike I was riding. Accelerating uphil is soo easy, I was shocked.

The only problem is the seatpost is too low and the tube does not allow me to go any higher. I need around 2-3 centimetres more. I dont know why on this bike the seatpost is so short. Is it acceptable to ride like this? The diameter is also wider than most, so I can't put the mtn bike stem in.

Also the friction shifters will take a while to get used to. But overall the ride is great. I am going to take it out for a longer spin this evening when it cools down a little.

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Mars, PA? Pictures please.
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