1988 Schwinn Traveler Restoration

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  1. auditech10

    auditech10

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    I haven't posted here in quite a while, but I have been building quite a bit lately. I have also ventured into the world of restorations. Being an avid road cyclist, I have been focusing on vintage road bikes. I picked up this 1988 Schwinn Traveler recently, I liked the color, and it looked to have potential. I thought I'd post a few pics, see what you all think.
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    The first pic is after paint
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    I found some repro decals, after that some slick white brake cable and its ready for the road
     
  2. almaguer4

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    Very nice!


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  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Paint looks good!

    Luke.
     
  4. GuitarlCarl

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    Yes, I like it too. That's not the original scheme though is it?? I HAVE a red 95' and a big blue one maybe a 94' I haven't checked its date code.

    Carl.

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  5. auditech10

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    Carl,
    That is the original paint scheme, but I used a brighter metallic blue. I like the resto-mod style for my bikes. Conti Ultra Sport 27x1 1/8 and modern brake pads to improve the ride. I picked up a 1986 Schwinn Le Tour and the scheme is the opposite of the Traveler, kind of a neat pair.
     

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