Schwinn Traveler III

Discussions, photos and links to classic bicycles; whether they are your own or not.
Forum rules
Be polite and stay on topic

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby jasnooks » Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:58 pm

One cleaned up nice, the other one is pitted, but both are rust free and waxed. Another small project done.
Image
jasnooks
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:07 pm

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby jasnooks » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:50 am

The front end of the derailleur cable housings are bent all to hell. I was hoping to cut them shorter, and reuse them, but that's not gonna happen, they'll be way to short.
Image

Kinda blows, because I think their the original housings.
Image

Oh well, I'll probably go with new black housings to match the black wheelset and bar tape.
Blue frame, polished chrome/aluminum components, and black accents. Should look ok
jasnooks
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:07 pm

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby Tomcat65 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:19 am

New cables and housings will make a difference. Shimano still makes cable sets, you could possibly find a set that kinda matches the old set. Cable and housing sets can be found for cheap. I got a pretty nice Jagwire set for around $18.. But the included plastic ferrels (cable ends) didn't fit the cables. I ordered a set of aluminum ferrels and that added another $4, then a color matched set of cable end crimps, $3

$25 is not a bad investment..

That bike is looking good :)
Tomcat65
 
Posts: 1535
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:12 pm
Location: Western Kentucky

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby jasnooks » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:52 am

Tomcat65 wrote:New cables and housings will make a difference. Shimano still makes cable sets, you could possibly find a set that kinda matches the old set. Cable and housing sets can be found for cheap. I got a pretty nice Jagwire set for around $18.. But the included plastic ferrels (cable ends) didn't fit the cables. I ordered a set of aluminum ferrels and that added another $4, then a color matched set of cable end crimps, $3

$25 is not a bad investment..

That bike is looking good :)

I'm looking into them now.
Thanks for the input.
jasnooks
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:07 pm

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby jasnooks » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:24 pm

Got the front caliper done tonight.
Pain in the dick putting it back together after a couple beers. I'm glad I did one at a time.
Image

Next to the rear caliper that hasn't been touched yet.
Image
jasnooks
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:07 pm

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby jasnooks » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:40 pm

Image
jasnooks
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:07 pm

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby to the beach » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:15 pm

Nice work!
to the beach
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Location: New Hampshire

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby jasnooks » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:59 pm

to the beach wrote:Nice work!

Thanks, it's getting there.
Btw, I took your suggestion, and got a couple brass brushes for cleaning up the chrome. Not for the Dremel since mine is broken right now, but just small hand brushes.
They work great cleaning the rust off of the small chrome parts.
I've been lubing the brush with chrome polish. Send to work a little better than brushing dry.
jasnooks
 
Posts: 229
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:07 pm

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby bikesRfun » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:01 am

Looking good. .
bikesRfun
 
Posts: 353
Joined: Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:02 am

Re: Schwinn Traveler III

Postby to the beach » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:23 pm

jasnooks wrote:
to the beach wrote:Nice work!

Thanks, it's getting there.
Btw, I took your suggestion, and got a couple brass brushes for cleaning up the chrome. Not for the Dremel since mine is broken right now, but just small hand brushes.
They work great cleaning the rust off of the small chrome parts.
I've been lubing the brush with chrome polish. Send to work a little better than brushing dry.



Glad to help. The brass rotary brushes work on a cordless drill, in fact the drill outperforms the dremel....in your case of using the polish with the brush you may not want the spatter from the rotary.
to the beach
 
Posts: 910
Joined: Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:30 pm
Location: New Hampshire

PreviousNext

Return to Antique and Classic Bicycles

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest