Got a little bit more into the parts cleanup for Sara’s bike tonight. Cleaned up the crank arms and chainrings. Polished them up nicely as well – they really shine! Also got the stem cleaned up and polished along with the center section of the handlebars. It’s a start.
I placed a wanted ad at work on the classifieds looking for some winter project bikes. A friendly employee offered up an older Schwinn that was taking up space and was destined to become scrap metal. Well, I can’t pass up the opportunity to get Sara a decent road bike for little cost of restoration. The bike turned out to be a 1985 Schwinn Traveler. A little dirty, a few knicks and scratches, but overall in pretty darn good shape. It needs some work to make it into a truly road-ready ride, but it’ll get there over the winter. She’ll get some new parts and a few upgrades, but it’ll remain true to form – a classic road bike. Sara’s kinda excited :)
This makes bike #6 for the household; and Sara’s #2. Her mountain bike has a sibling now.
A bikeforums.net member was kind enough to supply some scans of the original Schwinn Catalog for this old girl – with the spec list as well.
Here’s some photos of the girl after she was brought to her home.