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    need world tour info

    A few years ago , my brother-n-law bought a Schwinn World Tour for me for cheap at a yard sale. Since then I have ridden it every day and I love it. It was all original right down to the s pattern tread but the 3 speed internal hub was gravel so, since my bike shop couldn't restore the hub or locate a restored one I had them use as much of the original wheel and make it a one speed.
    It says Chicago on the headset so I know it is from before 1984.
    Also on the headset is the number "60639"
    and on the drop out is another number "g048"
    I turned down $500.00 for it last summer because it is tough like a hybrid but almost as quick as a pencil tire street bike and it looks good.

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    All the Schwinn catalogs are online, just google.
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    Here's all the World Tourist catalogs:

    Schwinn World Tourist



    You turned down $500 for it? That was a REALLY REALLY REALLY good offer.
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    60639 was Chicago's zip code for the Schwinn offices. You should have taken the money offered. A picture would help. Roger

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    You sure there isn't another number following that dropout date code? Usually its "G" plus four digits - first two the month, last two the year. The "G" indicates a frame came from Giant - a Taiwanese company. Not as nice as the Panasonic frames, but for Schwinn, still a step forward. One thing you can say about them - with all that steel chrome cleaned up, they sure do shine nicely in the sun.
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    The mystery continues, looks like the '81 or '82 model, but all in the catalogue you sent the link to have derailleurs. As far as the money, the bike was a gift so I'm happy to put it to good use. Thanks for the info tho'. It's nice to see the catalogue.

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    Zip code! Cool, thanx.

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    No more numbers, maybe they just didn't stamp it correctly. probably should have been G0481 or 2 from the looks of the catalogue. Interesting that it is a Giant frame. I've had 3 Giant hybrids and really liked them, the first was stolen, the 2nd survived getting hit (side-swiped by a truck) but didn't survive running over a dog that had pulled up the stake it was chained to and ran out in front of me and the third was swamped by a hurricane (Ike) Thank you for your help.

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