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Old 07-12-06, 10:38 PM   #1
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Can you ID this Schwinn World... ?

i recently acquired a schwinn from my landlord. after cleaning it up and stripping it down, i'm left with a frameset that I can't identify:



What I do know:

- It was made in Taiwan ( "Made in Taiwan for Schwinn Bicycle Company" is on the bottom of the seat tube)

- It was made by Giant ("Schw App GIANT" sticker on the left dropout)

- The left dropout bears the numbers "4501200"

- The right dropout bears the numbers "G0884"

- The top tube decals are scratched, but "World" is most definately on both sides, I don't know if there's more to that


Any help would be appreciated, as i'm getting nowhere with the serial numbers.

Also, if you happen to know what seatpost diameter it accepts, please let me know.
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Old 07-12-06, 11:17 PM   #2
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seatpost diameter varies from bike to bike...they could have made the same model w/ a different seatpost diameter. no offense, but that bike is junk.
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Old 07-13-06, 12:38 AM   #3
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I've got a Schwinn World frame made by Giant. I can't see calling a well put together lugged cromo frame "junk."
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well I owned a cheapie lugged frame that was made in taiwan, and the fork cracked on a downhill ride...I also don't weight much, so I couldn't understand how such little weight could bend and break the fork...taiwan has awful QC in my opinion...japan however makes excellent frames.
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Two things:

drewnolan82: Keep reading around C&V and you'll find many of us riding 20-40 year old Schwinn frames, many made in Taiwan. The general opinion here is that, while considered heavy by modern standards, these are excellent frames for durability and everyday riding. I can't say what happened to your frame and wouldn't argue that any and all Schwinn labeled frames are great, but the one pictured looks good.

sers: someone will pop in here sooner or later and give you the info you are seeking. Have you been to Bob's Schwinn site? Try this link: http://www.geocities.com/sldatabook/cover.html
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I hav an 84 World that has the same decal on the seat tube. Look closely on your head badge for four stamped numbers. Yhe last digit will give you the model year. This bike is definitely an 80's bike, the headbadge stamp will give you the exact year. BTW, for Drewnolan, my 84 is 4130 cro-moly-certainly not junk. Any bike can fail, Does that make all of them junk?
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Two things:

drewnolan82: Keep reading around C&V and you'll find many of us riding 20-40 year old Schwinn frames, many made in Taiwan. The general opinion here is that, while considered heavy by modern standards, these are excellent frames for durability and everyday riding. I can't say what happened to your frame and wouldn't argue that any and all Schwinn labeled frames are great, but the one pictured looks good.

sers: someone will pop in here sooner or later and give you the info you are seeking. Have you been to Bob's Schwinn site? Try this link: http://www.geocities.com/sldatabook/cover.html
I agree 100%. I've got an older Schwinn World Tourist made by Giant from that time. It is a smooth
durable dependable ride as you'd ever want. It makes sense to me that Giant would have turned out
quality bikes for Schwinn during that time as they were still a startup company. Making junk anything
for Schwinn would have ment that Giant wouldn't be who they are today.
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well I owned a cheapie lugged frame that was made in taiwan, and the fork cracked on a downhill ride...I also don't weight much, so I couldn't understand how such little weight could bend and break the fork...taiwan has awful QC in my opinion...japan however makes excellent frames.
You're painting all Taiwanese frames with a mighty broad brush. Was the "cheapie lugged frame that was made in taiwan" built by Giant? Was it Schwinn branded?
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no offense, but that bike is junk.
IMHO this is a very strong and undeserved statement unless you're basing it on more than your one experience with a single admittedly cheapie lugged frame of Taiwanese origin.
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The right dropout bears the numbers "G0884"
Built by Giant (Taiwan), August, 1984. Here is the catalog scan (courtesy of Eric Amlie, aka "Sierra"):

http://home.mchsi.com/~lhufford/84world.jpg

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I have an '82 in excellent condition. It has a G _ _ 82 # on the dropout.
The other two numbers dont conform to any of the stuff I could find on the
web and from the experts in this forum. The headbadge only has 3 numbers
stamped on it. Mine has different fonts that were used a lot in the 70's.
I saw the only other one like it I have ever seen on E-Bay were the owner
since new varified that paint / decal scheme is an '82.
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Thanks for posting the catalog page Bob. I just checked the catalog to find the specs. No specs are given for the either the World or World Tourist. The next model up, World Sport, has a chrome-moly frame, but no such claim is made in the catalog for the World. It may not be a POS, but what we can say is that it was at the bottom end of the Schwinn road bike line for 1984. Actually, Schwinn put it in the Recreational category.
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this bike is soon going to be my bad weather/grocery run bike. i'm going to be converting it to a fixed gear. as far as i'm concerned, it's kind of cool looking and it will serve it's purpose well. thanks for all the info.
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That frame will serve your purposes very well. I had a 1020 HiTen steel Schwinn made by Panasonic last year that was a great ride even if it was way too big for me.
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