This bike didn't really start out to be one of my bikes. It's an early '90's Schwinn Traveler (not positive of the year). I purchased the bike in order to get the fork attached to it from Rick, the owner of Cyclist Connection in Canal Winchester, Ohio. The fork didn't really fit my needs so I sold the fork and hated to see a decent frame go to waste. So I had it sandblasted and painted it myself from rattle cans having always wanting to do an all-black bike.

Once completed I brought the bike in for Rick to see - he didn't recognize it as the same bike! He also gave me the black bolts for the water bottle bosses, and a set of black downtube cable stops (not yet utilized).

Details include:
Schwinn Traveler frame, True Temper double-butted Cro-Mo tubes (Made in US)
Ritchey fork
Shimano 600 rear derailleur, short cage
Shimano FD-Z206 front der.
Shimano RSX crank with 46/34 rings
Old Lyotard pedals with PowerGrips (this setup works just great for me)
Titec Malone bars Tektro levers (one of very few new parts bought for this)
Cateye cloth tape
SunTour Power Ratchet barcon shifters
Headset is mostly Deore XT threaded, with top cup from an Aheadset
Stem is of unknown origin
Araya gold anodized rims on Joytech hubs
Suntour 13-28 7-speed freewheel
Vredestein Campos (700 x 32) or Kenda Kwest (700 x 28, silk screened as Garneau GO)
Front brake is Shimano STX with Salsa hanger
Rear is Weinmann 610 center pull with new shoes.

The rear triangle provides VERY little clearance for the Campos (won't be using those in deep mud). It took a while to get it dialed in but I'm pretty happy with it - very stable handling. Might try to enter a ew Beginner class 'cross races this year with it.

J.D. Kimple

Carroll, Ohio


Schwinn Traveller - rear quarter view
Schwinn Traveller - side view
Schwinn Traveller - low clearance, clarence
Schwinn Traveller - drivetrain detail
Schwinn Traveller - front view
Schwinn Traveller - seat cluster detail


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