- I have acquired an 81' Schwinn Traveler from my recently deceased brother-in-law. I've been riding it around some lately and I really like it. So, what to do with it? It's not really the riding position I'm comfortable in though. Having injured my back pretty severely in the past, I'm more comfy on a cruiser, but I don't want to take it that far. I have an old Cannondale Cad2 tourer that I swapped the bars out to a MTB style with extra padded bars ends, and I like it, but I'm thinking of something else. So I ordered some fixie styled aluminums. I also like the red and I'm thinking of a few small finishing details as a tribute to my daughter who is at Illinois State University, who's mascot is the Redbird. So the bars I ordered are red aluminum, and I'll be looking for some more red anodized bits to replace what's there now, and maybe even some red rubber... So a little at a time, I'll be riding it while I'm re-imagining it, tweaking the riding position, and Redbird-ing it up.