Tuesday, July 19, 2016
1954 Schwinn Traveler
My next project is this slightly damaged 1954 Schwinn Traveler. I say it is 'slightly damaged' because it appears to have been in a front end collision at some point. This resulted in a re-build of the front wheel some years ago, as well as a slight bend in the down tube. It varies a bit less than 1/8 (2-3 mm it seems) of an inch from a straight edge. I believe the bicycle was professionally repaired many years ago and put back on the road.
You can just barely see the down tube bend in the pictures, as the light reflection curves near the head tube.
I'm going to refresh this bicycle and try riding it.