Classic & Vintage - Shhwinn World Sport
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JOHN Q PUBLIC
11-21-04, 07:42 PM
Saw one in local news paper. Said to be in great shape. Anybody out there know anything about this model , such as years made, where made, could this be changed to single speed ? THANKS.
From what I've seen on this site, it was made by Giant in Tiawan in the 1980's. There is a good thread on the Schwinns of this era at "http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?threadid=50844". I recently cleaned up a 1983 garage sale World Sport and it works better than I ever expected. It's a 10-speed with non-indexed Suntour gears and shifters, alloy crank arms and handle bar clamp but chromed steel seat post, hubs and rims. The bike has a lot of chrome and polished alloy which I think looks good but then I'm 61 years old so what do I know? I'm very pleased with the bike, especially considering it has only cost $30 so far, tires and all and is very shiny.
12-01-04, 04:21 PM
i have an early 80s world sport. it rides great but the roads are a bit rough sometimes so i keep getting flats.
03-21-05, 12:47 PM
I'm going to look at one here today. Saw this one in an add on Craigslist.
He wants $75. Anything special I should look for as far as a lugged frame, cromo, etc. Price seems a little much but he said it's in pretty good shape. Thanks.
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