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1988 schwinn traveler

My first fixed gear build. Total came in under $300 . Thinking about some old school bull moose mtb bars, what's everyone think about that???

Frame:
62cm double butted cro mo

Fork/Headset:
Hi ten

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sakae sx, flipped the spindle 180 degrees to bring the chainring closer to the frame

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
46t/17t

Handlebars/Stem:
Some crazy cheap ebay carbon riser(scary) gb stem drilled to accept recessed nut stem bolt . Bontrager race grips

Saddle/Seatpost:
Tioga spyder/ Kalloy uno

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity deep v / IRO hub / double butted spokes/ bontrager cx0 38c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Velocity deep v / IRO hub double butted spokes / ritchey speedmax 40c

More Info:
Found the bike on Craigslist in rough shape for $40 .Cleaned the frame up , shaved all braze ons, and filled holes with epoxy putty . It's painted with appliance epoxy. After fitting some 25c tires I realized it looked awful with the huge tire clearance , so I stuffed some 40mm tires in there. Turns out most old road bikes built with 27in wheels can fit up to 42mm tires! Foot retention is on the way

Added by demtitties. Last updated about 5 years ago.

2 Comments

heistacks

heistacks says:

This thing is nasty good lookin'! Great work dude!

Posted about 5 years ago

demtitties

demtitties says:

thanks! yup, I placed aesthetics over all else on this one, but it still turned out to be a fun ride. Still getting used to the brakeless setup though

Posted about 5 years ago