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1987 Schwinn Traveler

When my back wheel got gummed up, preventing me from coasting, I decided to convert my bike to fixed gear. Since then it's been a long and slow journey of customizing little bits and pieces of it. It's a budget build so it's fairly humble but it gets me from A to B. [UPDATE]: Most of the parts from this got put on my Soma Rush and now this is sitting as a frame waiting to be built back up with original parts some day.

Frame:
23" True Temper T1-4130 chrome-moly double-butted main tubes, forged dropouts with eyelets. Head angle: 72.5, Seat angle: 72.5, Wheelbase: 40.75"

Fork/Headset:
Tange Hi-tensile steel, semi-sloping crown, forged dropouts with eyelets. Tange SE-II headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano 600 Crankset (170mm)

Pedals:
Wellgo RO-25 track pedals with Retrogression 2X chrome toe clips and double black leather straps.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
19T 3/32" Surly Track cog with Formula lockring. 53T Shimano 600 chainring. KMC Z chain.

Handlebars/Stem:
Nitto RB-021 handlebars with 1" threaded SR quill stem. Occasionally Sakae Road Champion drop bars with SR Custom 1" threaded quill stem.

Saddle/Seatpost:
Bontrager Inform RXL saddle - Hollow Ti rails and carbon reinforcement. Delta alloy micro-adjusting 26.6mm seatpost

Brakes:
Dia-Compe DC 500NS alloy side pull, quick release, recessed front bolt. Specialized cross lever.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Spinergy Rev-X raw carbon fiber 4 spoke. Decals removed. 25C Serfas Seca RS tire in gray.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alexrim DA28 700c Rim laced to All City track hub in pewter with DT Swiss Competition double butted (2.0-1.8) silver spokes. All of that wrapped up in a gray 25c Serfas Seca RS tire.

Accessories:
Stainless steel stay protector

More Info:
The color is called Winter Mint. In stock full-roadbike mode it weighed 26 lbs. Now it's down to about 21 lbs. Still heavy :(

Added by EpicSchwinn. Last updated almost 10 years ago.

12 Comments

GeneStarwind

GeneStarwind says:

man that schwinn looks sick.

Posted over 9 years ago

Mmirdamadi96

Mmirdamadi96 says:

How do you like the spinergy?

Posted over 10 years ago

EpicSchwinn

EpicSchwinn says:

I've been loving it so far. It's pretty light at 870 grams and very aerodynamic. It's the 4th generation style though so I don't have to worry about the catastrophic failures the other spinergies have had.

Posted over 10 years ago

dedeeadee

dedeeadee says:

beautiful nice conversion dude classick

Posted over 10 years ago

Mmirdamadi96

Mmirdamadi96 says:

I love this conversion, It doesn't look fucking stupid like a lot of conversions I've seen. Check mine out when you get the chance. :]

Posted almost 11 years ago

EpicSchwinn

EpicSchwinn says:

Thanks! Sadly she's down to just the frame and fork now. Most the parts went to my Soma. I'll miss this one though :(

Posted almost 11 years ago

Mmirdamadi96

Mmirdamadi96 says:

Ohh! They are both equally sick as fuck bikes :D

Posted almost 11 years ago

Jaytron

Jaytron says:

I'd smang this bike.

Posted almost 11 years ago

max5480

max5480 says:

sweet picture

Posted about 11 years ago

butthash

butthash says:

Careful with that spinergy, it may essplode on you! Nice bike though, one of the best conversions I have seen, by far!

Posted about 11 years ago

HasaidiSaid

HasaidiSaid says:

thumbs up!

Posted about 11 years ago

homebrew

homebrew says:

Beautiful! I love the beach & the graffiti shots.

Posted about 11 years ago