62 Traveler


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stpeteschwinn

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 8, 2011
175
154
St. Petersburg, United States
#1
Picked this up last night for the cost of a couple of cases of beer. Has some nice potential and will be my next project. As a bonus it has a sticker from the bike shop where it was sold in Hammond Indiana whereas the bike shop's name is also my surname so I guess I'm gonna have to keep this one. Looking for a starburst badge and red crashrail seat if anyone has one lying around. The rest that's lacking I have in stock. Mainly in dire need of a good cleanup. Pedals show lack of wear so this looks like it's just been sitting collecting d/rust. The guy who I bought it from told me he bought it at a yard sale...for $15.00!!!


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GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
8,484
6,074
Central Arizona
#5
Interesting deal on the black mattress seats. I'll bet the one on your Traveler is original to the bike even though the catalogs show a color matching mattress seat for 62 and earlier and then later after the 63 models. The 63 models are the only ones that show the black saddle and these are most likely the same seats used on the Town & Country tandems in the late 50's early 60's and on the early 60's ten speed Tourist models. I'm not aware of any reason why Schwinn would do this, other than possibly using up a huge inventory of that particular seat or maybe some production glitch with Mesinger.
You could probably go with either seat and be OEM correct.

Here's my 61 Conti with that Made in Holland mattress.


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stpeteschwinn

Finally riding a big boys bike
Aug 8, 2011
175
154
St. Petersburg, United States
#6
Interesting deal on the black mattress seats. I'll bet the one on your Traveler is original to the bike even though the catalogs show a color matching mattress seat for 62 and earlier and then later after the 63 models. The 63 models are the only ones that show the black saddle and these are most likely the same seats used on the Town & Country tandems in the late 50's early 60's and on the early 60's ten speed Tourist models. I'm not aware of any reason why Schwinn would do this, other than possibly using up a huge inventory of that particular seat or maybe some production glitch with Mesinger.
You could probably go with either seat and be OEM correct.

Here's my 61 Conti with that Made in Holland mattress.


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Not surprising that you are on the money GT. As always. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to U and your family. Stay warm.
 

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