The Gears say Schwinn...
Yep, the one-piece crank, the chainwheel, the pie-plate spoke protector, the steel wheels, and the rear der ('GT 100'-Shimano?) look just like the ones on my ~1973 Varsity. But this frame has some lugged joints? Interesting... Could be an engineering or marketing trial run piece? 1973 was about the time the Le Tour appeared. The messy black primer job says 'stolen'.
Last edited by duffer1960; 07-27-07 at 03:53 PM.
I really wouldn't waste my time with this bike. It is an example of the lowest quality bikes of the era, and as duffer says, its probably stolen. Just oil the chain and ride it, but I wouldn't even replace a brake cable on this bike.
Il faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace
1980 3Rensho-- 1975 Raleigh Sprite 3spd
1990s Raleigh M20 MTB--2007 Windsor Hour (track)
1988 Ducati 750 F1
Schwinn World Traveler
From Bob Hufford's site
Must've been an unsuccessful experiment--looks like it was offered in 1973 only. Opaque Blue matches.
Found a BF thread here: Schwinn World Traveler...
damn, you guys are good. Yea I assumed the black spray paint meant stolen and it is heavy as hell. So I take it this bike wouldn't do good as a fixed-gear bike? Was thinking if I took off the gearing and brake systems it would drop a good amount of the weight.
I think the frame is steel...
I like my old Schwinn....
ilikebikes, you really think so!?
Yeah once you loose all the steel components and put alloy wheels, cranks, seatpost, stem and handlebars you should have a sup 25lb fixie. Then you can wait for a better frame to come your way and swap the parts over later.
1 Super Record bike, 1 Nuovo Record bike, 1 Pista, 1 Road, 1 Cyclocross/Allrounder, 1 MTB, 1 Touring, 1 Fixed gear