Saturday, September 26, 2009

1953 Schwinn Traveler

This is Schwinn's answer to the Raleigh Superbe. This Schwinn is equipped Sturmey Archer AW 3 speed, Sturmey Dynohub with lighting, and even a locking fork! It currently has incorrect brake levers(yuck!) but we can easily correct that with period Weinmann levers.

The boxlining is crisp and beautiful. I like how subtle the red is with the gold metallic paint. And the nice final touch is the winged Schwinn headbadge.


Yann G.S. said...

love the fork,

BikePaulie said...

thanks for posting this! like the added features. how do i learn more about whether this is for sale, and if so, for how much? much thanks for the posting!

bikeville said...

It is for sale. It is $400.

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Anonymous said...

I just bought one exactly like that one .
mine has the head light and rear red glass lens running light powered by a kick over generator . plus it has a stewart warner corby speedometer .everything works on the bike only the dry rotted schwinn tires need replaced .the old man i got it from charged me $35 dollars for the bike .said it has been sitting in his garage close to 30 yrs .
soon as i get a mid range set of quality tires on it that bad boy is back on the road again .