The Schwinn Traveler

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This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the Traveler from 1950 to 1987.

1950


Designed for extensive everyday use- for sport or utility and touring.

1950 schwinn traveler

1950 Schwinn Traveler

At travtively priced and equipped with three-speed hub, and generator light.

  • Schwinn Traveler for Men.....Model W-18
  • Schwinn Traveler for Ladies....Model W-68

See the full 1950 Schwinn catalog.

1951


1951 schwinn world traveler

The Schwinn Traveler

Most popular lightweight of them all!

  • Model W-18 26-inch

America's favorite-fully equipped with 3-speed gears and accessories.

This deluxe equipped lightweight is a real beauty. Perfect for sports, utility or touring. Equipment includes 3-speed gear shift, front and rear hand caliper brakes, generator with headlight and tail light, and roomy saddle bag - all the features that make touring a pleasure.

Other outstanding features include gleaming chrome fenders and built-in kickstand. For every lightweight occasion - choose a Traveler. Choice of 19, 21, or 23 - inch frame.

The Schwinn Traveler

A beautifully equipped lightweight for juveniles

  • Model W-25 24-inch

Junior member of the Traveler family - America's favorite lightweights!

Whether it be pleasure, utility, or touring, this Juvenile Traveler lives up to its name. A real beauty made in America by Schwinn. Standard equipment includes 3-speed gear shift, front and rear caliper brakes, generator light set, roomy saddle bag, sparkling chrome fenders, chrome rims and built-in kickstand.

Choice of brilliant opascent colors. Other popular accessories are available at a slight extra cost. Fully protected by the famous Schwinn Guarantee.

1952


Schwinn craftsmanship throughout... So you know they're safe!

1952 schwinn world traveler

1952 Schwinn Traveler

"Gee, Schwinn Lightweights feel light as a feather and ride like the breeze! and they're American made, too

For Sport...Utility...or Touring!
For those who want a fine lightweight bicycle, fully equipped with all the popular accessories. Schwinn caliper hand brakes, famous three- speed Sturney. Archer rear hub, self-generating electric headlight, and roomy saddle bag. Schwinn Exclusive Quality Features throughout in smart styling. Made in America so you know it's the best, with service readily available.

  • 26 inch in adult size model No. W-18.
  • 24 inch in boy's model No. W-25.

Schwinn Traveler

For Girls...

1952 schwinn world traveler

The same quality features and many popular accessories in the girl's New World Traveler. It's light weight makes it so easy to pedal, and the three-speed gearshift just eats up the hills.

  • 26 inch model No. W-68.

Three speed hubs derailleur, and the famous Sturney Archer hub are available.
Lighting sets are a necessity for night riding. All of the well known makes will fit your Schwinn.

See the full 1952 Schwinn catalog.

1953


"Gee, Schwinn Lightweights feel light as a feather and ride like the breeze! and they're American made, too!"

1953 schwinn traveler for boys

1953 Schwinn Traveler

For Sport...
Utility...
or Touring!

For those who want a fine lightweight bicycle, fully equipped with all the popular accessories. Schwinn caliper hand brakes, famous three- speed Sturney. Archer rear hub, self-generating electric headlight, and roomy saddle bag. Schwinn Exclusive Quality Features throughout in smart styling. Made in America so you know it's the best, with service readily available.

  • 26 inch in adult size model No. W-18
  • 24 inch in boy's model No. W-25

Schwinn World Traveler for Girls

The same quality features and many popular accessories in the girl's New World Traveler.

1953 schwinn traveler for girls

It's light weight makes it so easy to pedal, and the three-speed gearshift just eats up the hills. 26 inch model No. W-68.




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Three speed hubs derailleur, and the famous Sturney Archer hub are available.

1953 schwinn accessories 1

Lighting sets are a necessity for night riding. All of the well known makes will fit your Schwinn.

Schwinn Juvenile Traveler...

Whether it be pleasure, utility or touring, this juvenile Traveler lives up to its name.

1953 schwinn juvenile and traveler for boys and girls

Standard equipment includes 3-speed gear shift, front and rear caliper brakes, generator light set, roomy saddle bag, sparkling chrome fenders. Brilliant opalescent colors.

  • 24-inch model No. W-25

Schwinn Traveler for Girls...

An outstanding choice for the younger girl! Comes in beautiful opalescent colors. Standard equipment includes 3-speed gears, front and rear caliper brakes, generator light set, roamy saddle bag-plus all the famous Schwinn QUality Features.

  • 24-inch model No. W 75

See the full 1953 Schwinn catalog.

1954


Top-selling lightweight in America, beacuse it's got eveything... 3-speed gears and all popular accessories! And it's American made by Schwinn!

1954 schwinn traveler

1954 Schwinn Traveler

First choice of American boys and girls - for sport, utility or pleasure riding. Fully equipped with generator and head and tail light, 3-speed gears, caliper hand brakes, chrome fenders and roomy saddle bag- plus Schwinn Quality Features.

  • 26-inch size Boys- W-18
  • 24-inch size Boys- W-28

Schwinn Traveler Girls'

1954 schwinn traveler for girls
  • 26-inch size Girls- W-68
  • 24-inch size Girls- W-78

See the full 1954 Schwinn catalog.

1955


The traveler is America’s best selling lightweight-- fully equipped with 3-speed gears, light generator set, stainless steel fenders and touring bag.

1955 Schwinn Traveler

1955 Schwinn Traveler

  • Boys 26-inch Model W18
1955 Schwinn Traveler Models

For sport, utility or touring, it’s the top favorite of them all! Choice of 19”, 21” or 23” frame sizes for boys 19” only for girls.

Specifications

FRAME- Schwinn Diamond, 19”, 21” or 23” for boys -- 19” only for girls.
FORK- Schwinn tubular.
REAR HUB- 3-Speed.
BRAKES- Front and rear caliper.
FENDERS- Stainless Steel.
RIMS- Schwinn tubular S6, chrome.
TIRES- Shwinn Whirlwind 1 3/8”.
COLORS- Opal red, blue, green, gold or violet’ also black enamel.

Models

Shipping Weight lbs.
BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS

  • W18 W68 26-inch Traveler 55 1/2 57 1/2

See the full 1955 Schwinn catalog.

1956


Top-Selling lightweight in America, because it's got everything.

1956 schwinn traveler

1956 Schwinn Traveler

3-speed gears, front and rear hand brakes, generator with head and tail light, roomy saddle bag and stainless steel fenders.

Colors: opal red, blue, green, gold or violet, also black enamel.

  • Boys and girls models in 26" size

See the full 1956 Schwinn catalog.

1957


America's favorite lightweight bike!

1957 schwinn traveler

1957 Schwinn Traveler

Sturyney-Archer 3-speed Gears
Front and Rear Hand Brakes
Generator
Head and Tail Light
Big Saddle Bag
Stainless Steel Fenders

Colors: Opalescent red, blue, green, Gold Violet or black enamel.

  • Boys and Girls 26" models

See the full 1957 Schwinn catalog.

1959


Men's Tourist lightweight - an unusually handsome bicycle- fast and easy riding- for the discriminating cyclist.

1959 Schwinn Traveler

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Deluxe equipped lightweight model traveler.

Deluxe features: Schwinn diamond type lightweight frame in choice of 19”,21” or extra-large 23” size, forged fork, stainless steel fenders, generator powered headlight and taillight, white saddle-bag, whitewall 1 3/8” tires, Radiant colors or white, choice or 3- speed with caliper brakes, 2- speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

Traveler models for men

Shgp. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • W11-3 26 inch 19” Frame,3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 51
  • W11-2 26 inch 19” Frame,2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 51
  • W11-1 26 inch 19” Frame, Coaster (Mark IV) 51
  • W12-3 26 inch 21” Frame,3-Speed (Dchwinn-Approved) 51
  • W12-2 26 inch 21” Frame,2-Speed Coaster (Bendix) 51
  • W12-1 26 inch 21” Frame,Coaster (Mark IV) 51
  • W13-3 26 inch 23” Frame,3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 51
  • W13-2 26 inch 23” Frame,2-Speed Coaster(Bendix) 51
  • W13-1 26 inch 23” Frame, Coaster (Mark IV) 51

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: Radiant Red, Blue, Green, Black, White.

All specification subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Ladies Traveler

Ladies’ tourist lightweight– an unusually handsome bicycle-first and easy riding-for the discriminating cyclist.

Traveler deluxe equipped lightweight model.

Deluxe features: Schwinn lightweight frame,forged fork, stainless steel fenders, generator-powered headlight and taillight, white saddle-bag whitewall 1 3/8” tires. Radiant colors or White, choice of 3-speed with caliper brakes, 2-speed coaster brake or regular coaster brake.

Traveler models for Ladies

Shpg. No. Size Description Wt., Lbs.

  • W61-3 26 inch 3-Speed (Schwinn-Approved) 52 ½
  • W61-2 26 inch 2-Speed Coaster (Bendex) 52 ½
  • W61-1 26 inch Coaster (Mark IV) 52 ½

See page 30 for other rear hubs, optional equipment and how to order.
COLORS: White, Radiant Red, Blue, Green; Black.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1959 Schwinn catalog.

1960


Lightweight design. Generator, lights. Deluxe equipment.

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1960 Schwinn Traveler

Choice of 19" or 21" frame size --- add 2.00 for 23" frame. Radiant red, blue, green, black, white.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $66.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $59.95

See the full 1960 Schwinn catalog.

1961


Lightweight design. Generator, lights. Deluxe equipment.

1961 Travelers

1961 Schwinn Traveler

Boy's model offered in 19", 21" frame sizes --- add $2.00 for 23" frame. Radiant red, blue, green, black, white.

  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $66.95
  • 26" coaster brake .... $59.95

See the full 1961 Schwinn catalog.

1962


For boys and Girls!Lightweight design. Generator, lights. Deluxe equipment.

1962 Traveler

1962 Schwinn Traveler

Boy's 19" (W11) or 21" (WW12) Frame sizes - Add $2.00 for or 23" (W13) Frame boy's in radiant red blue, black-Girl's (W61) in radiant red, blue, white.

  • 26" coaster brake ..... $59.95
  • 26" 2 or 3 speed ...... $66.95

See the full 1962 Schwinn catalog.

1963


Fully equipped tourist bike! Lightweight design. Generator, lights.

1963 Travelers

1963 Schwinn Traveler

W11-19", W12-21", W13-23" Frame. Flamboyant red, radiant blue, black.

  • 26" coaster brake W11, W12, W13 .... $59.95
  • 26" 2 or 3 speed W11, W12, W13...... $66.95

Traveler for Girls

Gracefully designed! generator lights! Deluxe equipped!

1963 The Schwinn Traveler

Stainless steel fenders, tubular chrome plated rims, nylon sports touring white-wall tires, mattress saddle, touring bag. Flamboyant red, radiant blue, white, black.

  • W61-26" coaster brake .. $59.95
  • W61-26" 2 speed......... $66.95

See the full 1963 Schwinn catalog.

1964


Lightweight styling with a galaxy of special features.

1964 schwinn traveler

1964 Schwinn Traveler

Stainless steel fenders, generator, light and saddlebag. Choice of coaster, 2 or 3 speed with 26" wheels.
Colors: Flamboyant Red, Radiant Blue, Coppertone or Black.

  • W11 - Schwinn Traveler, 19" frame .............Coaster - $58.95 / 2 or 3 speed - $66.95
  • W12 - Schwinn Traveler, 21" frame ............. Coaster - $58.95 / 2 or 3 speed - $66.95
  • W13 - Schwinn Traveler, 23" frame ............. Coaster - $58.95 / 2 or 3 speed - $66.95

Schwinn Ladies' Traveler

Beautiful fully equipped bike with stainless steel fenders, generator set, light, saddlebag, cushioned saddle, and nylon whitewall tires.

Colors: Flamboyant Red, Radiant Blue, Coppertone or Black.

  • W61 - 26" Schwinn Traveler, American made Coaster .... $58.95
  • W61 - 26" Schwinn Traveler, 2 or 3 speed ... $66.95

See the full 1964 Schwinn catalog.

1965


Feature-packed men's lightweight model.

1965 deluxe racer

1965 Schwinn Traveler

Fine equipment includes stainless steel fenders, generator, headlight and tailight, mattress saddle, saddlebag, Schwinn tubular rim, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon whitewall tires. Radiant coppertone, Violet or black 2 or 3-speed. W13 3-speed only.

  • W11 Traveler, 19" frame....$66.95
  • W12 Traveler, 21" frame....$66.95
  • W13 Traveler, 23" frame....$66.95

Schwinn Ladies' Traveler

1965 deluxe breeze

Beautiful deluxe-equipped lightweight bike with stainless steel fenders, generator-operated headlight, chrome plated Schwinn tubular rims, 26" x 1 3/8" nylon whitewall sports touring tires, roomy saddlebag, lightweight mattress saddle, Radiant Coppertone, Sky blue, or violet.

  • W61 26" Traveler, 2 or 3-speed...$66.95

See the full 1965 Schwinn catalog.

1966


Lightweight touring model at low budget price.

1966 Schwinn varsity tourist and traveler

1966 Schwinn Traveler

3-speed
Men's 3-speed lightweight model with deluxe features, including front and rear caliper brakes, stainless steel fenders, cushioned mattress saddle, generator-powered headlight and tailight, 26" x 1 3/8 nylon whitewall tires, and roomy saddlebag. Black, Radiant coppertone, violet.

  • W11-4 Traveler, 19" frame....$69.95
  • W12-4 Traveler, 21" frame....$69.95

Schwinn Ladies' Traveler

Beautiful deluxe equipped lightweight with generator-powered headlight and tailight, stainles steel fenders, front and rear caliper brakes, roomy saddlebag, 26" x 1 3/8 nylon cord whitewall sports touring tires.

1966 Schwinn traveler and collegiate

3-speed
Radiant Coppertone, sky blue, violet.

  • W61-4 Ladies Traveler....$69.95

See the full 1966 Schwinn catalog.

1975


Another new Schwinn-Approved model for 1975!

1975 schwinn approved traveler

1975 Schwinn Traveler

Especially designed for those who prefer a lug type frame high performance ten-speed bike, but a value price. Manufactured to Schwinn's exacting specifications and imported exclusively by Schwinn. Feature for feature, the new Traveler ranks as a "best buy" Ten-speed gears with easy operating handlebar mounted controls. Life is easy for the weekend rider who demands high performance equipment.

  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler - 21" frame Model W21
  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler - 23" frame Model W23

Schwinn Ladies' Traveler

Here's a new ten-speed lightweight fron Schwinn for the girls who prefers her rides on a lug style bicycle at a price she can afford.

1975 schwinn approved traveler for girls

The Schwinn-Approved Travelel was designed by Schwinn engineers for the American market and manufactured abroad under the strictest quality controls. Sports equipment, lug frame, and a variety of hard-to-find features all in one bike.

More and more girls who have become enthusiastic about bicycling are asking for a moderately priced lightweight with sports features- and the new Schwinn-Approved Traveler meets those requirements. 32 lbs., of fine quality bicycle that features smooth riding gumwall tires, hand brakes and those sports style drop handlebars that are so hard to find in girls's style bicycles.

  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler- 19" frame Model W69
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Specifications

Frame: Single butted top and bottom tubes. 1020 carbon steel. Brazed lug frame. 19-in size.
Frame Finish: Opaque red, Opaque blue.
Wheels: Araya steel tubular rims. Large flange alloy hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn-Approved Puff gumwall.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur type aluminum alloy handlebar and forged alluminum alloy stem.
Crank Set: 39-52 Schwinn-Approved Double-plateu sprocket. 6 1/2" one-piece crank with lightweight chainguard.
Pedals: KKT-RTE with reflectors.
Derailleurs and Gears:
Rear: Schwinn Approved Shimano GT-120.
Front: Schwinn Approved Shimano 450. Cog-14-28 teeth.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull caliper with dual position levers.
Saddle: Taihei black vinyl with chrome springs.
Weight: 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1975 Schwinn catalog.

1976


Another new Schwinn-Approved model for 1976! Especially designed for those who prefer a lug type frame high performance ten-speed bike, but a value price.

1976 schwinn traveler

1976 Schwinn Traveler

10-Speeds! Lug Frame
Manufactured to Schwinn's exacting specifications and imported exclusively by Schwinn. Feature for feature, the proven Traveler also ranks as a "best buy" Ten-speed gears with easy operating handlebar mounted controls. Life is easy for students and regular riders who demands high performance equipment. they can rely on.

  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler - 21" frame Model W21
  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler - 23" frame Model W23
  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler - 25" frame Model W25
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Specifications

Frame: Single butted top and bottom tubes. Tubular front fork, chrome tipped. 1020 carbon steel. Brazed lug frame. Three frame sizes for 1976.
Frame Finish: Flamboyant red, Sky blue.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn-Approved Puff gumwall.
Wheels: Araya steel tubular rims. Large flange alloy hubs.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur type aluminum alloy handlebar and forged alluminum alloy stem.
Crank Set: 39-52 Double-plateu sprocket 6 1/2" one-piece crank with lightweight chainguard.
Pedals: KKT-RTE with reflectors.
Derailleurs and Gears: Rear: Schwinn Approved Shimano GT-120.
Front: Schwinn Approved GT-450. Cog-14-28 teeth.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull caliper with dual position levers.
Saddle: Taihei black vinyl with chrom springs.
Weight: Approximately 32 lbs. depending on frame size.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Ladies' Traveler

Here's a ten-speed lightweight from Schwinn for the girl who prefers her rides on a lug frame bicycle at a price she can afford.

1976 schwinn approved traveler for girls

10-Speeds! Lug Frame
The Schwinn-Approved Traveler was designed by Schwinn engineers for the American market and manufactured abroad under the strictest quality controls. Sports equipment, lug frame, and a variety of sophisticated features all in one bike.

More and more girls who have become enthusiastic about bicycling are asking for a moderately priced lightweight with sports features- and the new Schwinn-Approved Traveler meets those requirements. 32 lbs., of fine quality bicycle that features smooth riding gumwall tires, hand brakes and those sports style drop handlebars that are so hard to find in girls's style bicycles.

  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler- 19" frame Model W69
  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler- 22" frame Model W72
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Specifications

Frame: Single butted top and bottom tubes. 1020 carbon steel. Brazed lug frame.
Frame Finish: Sky blue and Flamboyant red.
Wheels: Araya steel tubular rims. Large flange alloy hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn-Approved Puff gumwall.
Handlebar and Stem: Randonneur type aluminum alloy handlebar and forged alluminum alloy stem.
Crank Set: 39-52 Schwinn-Approved Double-plateu sprocket. 6 1/2" one-piece crank with lightweight chainguard.
Pedals: KKT-RTE with reflectors.
Derailleurs and Gears:
Rear: Schwinn Approved Shimano GT-120.
Front: Schwinn Approved Shimano 450. Cog-14-28 teeth.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull caliper with dual position levers.
Saddle: Taihei black vinyl with chrome springs.
Weight: 32 lbs. approx.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1976 Schwinn catalog.

1977


Another popularity winning Schwinn-Approved Super-Lite model for 1977!

1977 schwinn approved traveler

1977 Schwinn Traveler

Proven designed for riders who prefer a lug type frame high, performance ten-speed bike, but a value price. Manufactured to Schwinn's exacting specifications and imported exclusively by Schwinn. Feature for feature, the Traveler also ranks as a "best buy". Ten-speed gears with easy operating handlebar mounted controls. Life is easy for students and regular riders who want good performing equipment. they can rely on.

  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler - 21" frame Model W21........$142.95
  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler - 23" frame Model W23........$142.95
  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler - 25" frame Model W25........$142.95

Specifications

Frame: Single butted top and bottom tubes. Tubular front fork. Brazed lug constructed 1020 carbon steel. Three frame sizes for 1977.
Frame Finish: Flamboyant red, Sky blue.
Wheels: Araya steel tubular rims. Large flange alloy hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn-Approved Puff gumwall.
Handlebar and Stem: Steel Randonneur style handlebar and forged alluminum alloy stem.
Crank Set: 39-52 Double-plateu sprocket 6 3/4" one-piece crank with lightweight chainguard.
Pedals: Rattrap with reflectors.
Derailleurs and Gears:
Rear: Schwinn Approved GT-420.
Front: Schwinn Approved GT-450. Cog-14-17-20-24-28.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull caliper with dual position levers.
Saddle: New black vinyl model.
Weight: Approximately 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

Schwinn Ladies' Traveler

Here's a ten-speed Super-Lite lightweight from Schwinn for the girl who prefers her rides on a lug frame bicycle at a price she can afford.

1977 schwinn approved traveler  for girls

The Schwinn-Approved Traveler is designed by Schwinn engineers for the American market and manufactured abroad under the strictest quality controls. Sports equipment, lug frame, and a variety of sophisticated features all in one bike.

More and more girls who have become enthusiastic about bicycling are asking for a moderately priced lightweight with sport features- and the Schwinn-Approved Traveler meets those requirements. 32 lbs., of fine quality bicycle that features smooth riding gumwall tires, hand brakes and those sports style drop handlebars that are so hard to find in girls's style bicycles.

  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler- 19" frame Model T69.........$142.95
  • Schwinn-Approved Traveler- 22" frame Model T72.........$142.95

Specifications

Frame: Single butted top and down tubes. Brazed, lug constructed 1020 carbon steel. Tubular front fork.
Frame Finish: Sky blue and Flamboyant red.
Wheels: Araya steel tubular rims. Large flange alloy hubs.
Tires: 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn-Approved Puff gumwall.
Handlebar and Stem: Steel randonneur type handlebar and forged alluminum alloy stem.
Crank Set: 39-52 double plateau sprocket. 6 3/4" one-piece crank with lightweight chainguard.
Pedals: Rattrap with reflectors.
Derailleurs and Gears:
Rear: Schwinn Approved GT-420.
Front: Schwinn Approved Shimano 450. Cog-14-17-20-24-28.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy side pull caliper with dual position levers.
Saddle: New black vinyl model.
Weight: 32 lbs. approx.

Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1977 Schwinn catalog.

1978


Carbon Steel lugged frame.

1978 schwinn approved traveler

1978 Schwinn Approved Traveler III

Brazed frame construction.
10-speed derailleur.
Aluminum alloy kickstand.
Men's Model:

  • Model T39 (19" frame)......$157.95
  • Model T41 (21" frame)......$157.95
  • Model T43 (23" frame)......$157.95
  • Model T45 (25" frame)......$157.95

Schwinn Ladies' Approved Traveler III

Ladies' Models:

  • Model T89 (19" frame)......$157.95
  • Model T92 (22" frame)......$157.95

Colors: Scarlet, Pearl Blue.

Specifications

Frame: 1020 carbon steel. Tubular front fork. Brazed lug construction.Built in Kickstand mounting plate.
Wheels: Tubular steel rims. Medium flange hubs. 27" x 1 1/4" Schwinn Puff gumwall tires.
Handlebar: Steel Randonneur.
Stem: Aluminum alloy.
Crankset: Cotterless with chainguard.
Derailleurs: Schwinn Approved GT-450.
Front: Schwinn Approved GT-420 rear.
Gears: 39-52 front. 14-17-20-24-28 freewheel.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy center pull caliper.
Pedals: Rattrap, reflectorized.
Saddle: Nylon base with vinyl cover.
Weight: Approximately 32 lbs.

Note: Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

See the full 1978 Schwinn catalog.

1979


Men's frame sizes

1979 schwinn traveler

1979 Schwinn - Approved Traveler III

Color: Pearl Blue

  • T39 19"
  • T41 21"
  • T43 23"
  • T45 25"

Schwinn Ladies' Approved Traveler III

This adult-styled 32-pound X-tra Lite 10-speed bike has been engineered by Schwinn and produced by top-rated manufacturers in Japan to combine good riding performance with an attractive price.

1979 schwinn approved traveler girls

Ladies' frame sizes

Color: Scarlet Flame

  • T89 19"
  • T92 22"

The new Traveler III is handsome in design and smooth handling- and outstanding value in its price class. It comes fully equipped with reliable performance features. See specifications on pages 12 and 13.

  • Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.....$159.95

See the full 1979 Schwinn catalog.

1980


This dependable 32-pound X-tra Lite 10-speed bike has been engineered by Schwinn and produced overseas to Schwinn' exacting specifications to combine good riding performance with a moderate price- truly an attractive value.

1980 schwinn approved traveler

1980 Schwinn Traveler

Men's frame sizes

  • T29 19"
  • T31 21"
  • T33 23"
  • T35 25"
  • T37 27" (extra cost)

Schwinn-Approved Traveler 10-Speed

1980 schwinn approved traveler girls

Ladies' frame sizes

  • T59 19"
  • T62 22"

The Traveler is handsome in design, smooth handling- and fully equipped with reliable performance features. A reliable, light Sillstar crankset in new for 1980.

See specifications on pages 10 and 11.

Full size 27 inch Wheel Models

Frame: Schwinn-Approved lug frame brazed construction of 18 gauge 1020 carbon steel tubing.
Fork: Tubular with chrome plated crown cover and 6" chrome trim on fork blades.
Handlebar: Steel Randonneur bend drop style.
Stem: SR alloy with recessed binder bolt.
Saddle: Ariake-black vinyl top with nylon base.
Crankset: Silstar alloy 170mm crank arms cotterless 40 and 52 tooth chainwheels with chaing wheels and alloy guard.
Freewheel: Shimano 14-17-20-24-28 tooth cogs.
Chain: HKK Uniglide 3/32 x 1/2 inch.
Hubs: Rear: Front- Shimano steel semi-large flange. Rear- Shimano steel small flange.
Rear Dearilleur: Shimano 400.
Front Derailleur: Shimano 400.
Shifting Lever: Shimano stem mounted.
Brakes: Schwinn-Approved alloy center pull with extensions levers.
Rims: Araya steel 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Tires: Schwinn puff gumwall 27 x 1 1/4 inch.
Spokes: 080 gauge UCP finish.
Pedals: SR SP-300CP rattrap pedals.
Color: Scarlet Flame, Pearl Blue.
Accessories: Kickstand.
Weight: 32 pounds with kickstand.

See the full 1980 Schwinn catalog.

1981


Two X-tra Lites with handsome design, dependability and smooth handling.

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1981 Schwinn Traveler

Men's frame sizes

  • T29 19"
  • T31 21"
  • T33 23"
  • T35 25"
  • T37 27" (extra cost)

Schwinn Traveler

Womens's frame sizes

  • T59 19"
  • T62 22"

Colors: Scarlet Flame, Pearl Blue.

Racy appearance and a rugged lug frame - in Pearl Blue and Scarlet Flame. For adults who enjoy the look and feel of an X-tra Lite and want strength and durability, the Traveler- built to Schwinn's exacting specifications- is the perfect answer. It's not surprising that more and more cyclists favor this sturdy model which includes light steel rims, Shimano gearing and Randonneur handlebar.

Dual position brake levers available on both the Traveler and Sports Tourer. Men's and women's Traveler models are available in Pearl Blue or Scarlet Flame. The quick-release front wheel is stardom on Sports Tourer.

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: (T) 72 1/2 degrees, (ST) 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: (T) 2 3/4" (ST) 2 1/2".
Rims: (T) Araya chrome-plated steel (ST) Femco chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: (T) Front - Shimano steel semi- large flange Rear- Shimano steel small flange. (ST) Schwinn large flange, quick release hubs.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: Schwinn Puff.
Front and Rear derailleur: (T) Shimano 400 (ST) Maeda 7".
Shift levers: (T) Shimano stem mounted (ST) SunTour stem mounted.
Chain: (T)HHK (ST) TYC.
Crank set: (T)170 mm arms, 40-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: (14-28).
Pedals: (T) SR rattrap (ST) KKT rattrap.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel (25.8mm)
Saddle: (T) Ariake (ST) Avoce Type.
Handlebars: (T) Stell Randonneur (ST) SR Custom alloy.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn center pull.
Weight: (T)31.8 lbs. (ST) 30 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand.

See the full 1981 Schwinn catalog.

1982


The Schwinn Traveler features a durable lugged carbon steel frame, with racy appearance, good quality componentry and color options.

1982 schwinn traveler

1982 Schwinn Traveler

  • T29 19"
  • T31 21"
  • T33 23"
  • T35 25"
  • T37 27" (extra cost)

Schwinn Ladies' Traveler

Women's frame sizes

  • T59 19"
  • T62 22"
  • Colors: Scarlet Flame, Pearl Blue.

See the full 1982 Schwinn catalog.

1983


12 Speed

1983 schwinn traveler

1983 Schwinn Traveler

Racing style and Schwinn quality at an affordable price. Lightweight chrome-moly main tubes and alloy rims. Sportly down tube shifters and top tube guides. Quick release front hub removes wheel for easy storage and transport.

  • Chrome-moly maintubes
  • Alloy rims
  • SunTour AR derailleurs
  • Quick release front hub
  • Men's: 19, 21, 23, 25, and 27" frames

Schwinn Ladies' Traveler

  • Ladies': 19 and 22" frames
  • Color: Maroon with Gold, Charcoal with Silver

See the full 1983 Schwinn catalog.

1984


The Schwinn Traveler 12 speed is the most popular bike in the Schwinn lightweight line.

1984 schwinn traveler

1984 Schwinn Traveler

Just a glance at its long list of features will tell you why. All three main tubes are chrome-moly. And both the rims and hubs are machined from light weight, aluminum alloy. This makes the Traveler one of the lightest bike in its class. The brakes on the Traveler are DiaCompe sidepull, with hand saving gum rubber hoods, for sure stops. And the saddle is anatomic with an alloy micro adjusting seat post to give you a more comfortable ride. As for the paint, it's two-tone. To make is look every bit as hot as it is.

  • Mens: T21, T23, T25.

Schwinn Ladies' Traveler

  • Ladies: T69.

Charcoal with Silver or Maroon with Gold.

See the full 1984 Schwinn catalog.

1985


Traveler designed for: High overall valve in a recreational 12 speed bike, in styling and performance.

1985 schwinn  traveler

Frame Specifications

Frame: 4130 chrome moly double butted main tubes, chrome moly stays, Centeny dropouts with stainless steel faces and eyelets.
Fork: TANGE, hi-tensile steel blades, forged dropouts with eyelets.
Braze-ons: Top tube guide, bottom bracket guides, bottle bosses, cable stops, chain rest.

Drive Train specifications

Pedal: Chrome plated steel rat trap.
Crank: SUGINO DBT, forged alloy cotterless, alloy outer chainring, 170mm.
Chain: HKK "Z", 1/2" x 3/32" silver outer plate.
Freewheel: MAILLARD 77, 6 speed.
Derailleurs: SunTour AR, light alloy steel inner cage (front). SunTour AR-GT light alloy with steel cage (rear).
Levers: SunTour, alloy Schwinn system headest mount, for easy reach.

Wheel Specifications

Tires: Schwinn Record, 27" x 1 1/8", 300 gm Dual hard, 100 psi skinwall.
Rims: Weinmann 416 27" x 1 1/4" alluminum.
Hubs: MAILLARD, 36 hole small flange alloy sealed mechanismwith quick release.
Spokes: 14 ga zinc plated, 3X spoke pattern, brass nipples.

Control Specifications

Handlebar: SR Custom engraved alloy.
Stem: SR Custom, alloy aero type with recessed allen bolts.
Headset: Steel double nut type with clipped bearings.
Brakes: DIA COMPE Q500NX, alloy side pull with quick release and recessed front bolt.
Brake levers: DIA COMPE, alloy with easy to reach extension levers and lined cable housing.

Comfort Specifications

Saddle: VISCOUNT, anatomic padded vinyl.
Seat Post: SR Laprade, fluted alloy micro-adjusting 26.6mm dia.
Accessories: Cushion grips, stainless steel stay protector.

Finish

Colors: Scarlet, bright blue, paint protecting clear coat.
Weight: Approx. 27 lbs.

See the full 1985 Schwinn catalog.

1986


Travel in comfort and arrive in style! The Traveler is light, quick, and loaded with features that make it a valuable companion.

1986 schwinn traveler
  • Stem-mounted light action shift levers, brake extension levers and cushion grips keep the controls comfortably in reach.
  • True Temper T1 chrome moly double-butted frame tubes give a light, responsive feel.
  • Maillard alloy sealed mechanism hubs provide miles of maintenance free riding.
  • SR light-alloy handlebars and crankset keep the weight to a minimum for maximum enjoyment.
  • Frame sizes available, Men's 19", 21", 23" and 25". Ladies; 17" and 19". Clear coated cadet blue. T19, T21, T23, T25, T27 and T59.

See the full 1986 Schwinn catalog.

1987


True Temper double butted chrome moly frame with forged dropouts

1977 schwinn traveler
  • SunTour Alpha 5000 alloy derailleur with index capability
  • Alloy handlebars and black anodized stem
  • Low profile alloy crank with black anodized alloy chainring
  • Winter mint and cadet blue

Diamond frame

  • T19 - 19"
  • T21 - 21"
  • T23 - 23"
  • T25 - 25"
  • T27 - 27"
  • T57 -
  • T59 -

Wrap up in style with Benotto handlebar tape. Ten great colors to complement any frame. In stripes and solids.

Paramount clothing: functional and fashionable. This great - fitting jersey features a tapered drop collar. Bias cut waist. Available in a variety of innovative fabrics. Attractive styles and colors to choose from. Paramount lycra tights keep you warm on cool, crisp days. Anatomically cut with stirrups underfoot. Elastic waistband for ultimate comfort. Sized for men and women. In many bold colors.

Paramount lycra gloved are specially designed to keep the pressure off while you put the pressure on. Washable synthetic palm. Stretch lycra top. Terry-towel thumb. In black, white, red, pink, or teal for style and performance, hands down.

See the full 1987 Schwinn catalog.

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