Friday, July 30, 2010

Schwinn Traveler

Here is the latest addition to the bicyclelog family of bikes. A 1964 Schwinn Traveler. It's a single speed with a coaster brake. I found it in Craigslist. "You have enough bikes Don!" I can hear them say.. Well I just couldn't resist. Plus it's "coppertone" (the Schwinn name for this color of gold) My favorite bikes have all been yellow or gold.
Anyway I wanted a regular bike that I could just jump on and ride without getting too serious and still be comfortable on. Unlike my beach cruiser this bike fits me more like a traditional road bike so I can cruise at about 14-16 mph and go quite a ways in comfort on it. Since I bought this bike, it's the only one I've been riding. I have a rack to put on it and I'm going to get a great big lock so I can go to the store with it and stuff like that.
"You're just trying to justify it Don!" I can hear them say.. Actually I'm just trying to find more ways to make cycling a bigger part of lifestyle

7 comments:

Diane said...

That looks like an Oredigger Copper to me!

don said...

Montana Tech colors?

Diane said...

Yeah. Green and Copper. :)

Jules said...

I don't know if you needed it or not, but I can tell that you're quite enthusiastic about having it, so therefore, it was a good buy for you! Get up early this weekend and bike for an hour before anyone else is up. I think that's the only way you'll fit in more cycling.

don said...

I might be riding with one of my cycling buddies this weekend if things work out. :)

life on wheels said...

If you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay? I'm thinking of selling my (three speed) sixties Traveler.

don said...

Hi, at first they wanted $150 and it didn't sell, so then it went down to $125 or something and I offered them $100 and got it for that.

But I think $60 to $80 would have been more fair as this bike is nice but it's not mint. Still it's a single speed coaster brake and that's what attracted me to it. No gears and cables.

Good luck selling your bike but I think you ought to just ride it! That's where the real value is in them.