There goes Tokyo
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1975 Raleigh Pro Track
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 140 Post(s)
Trash find: Schwinn World Tourist
Hello Classic & Vintage. My name is Dave and I usually hang out over in SS/FG. My wife came home tonight with an older Schwinn World Tourist that she rescued from a neighbor's garbage and I was wondering if anyone over here knew anything about it. It's only partially complete and has a bent fork and handlebars (it looks like someone backed over it) but the frame looks quite nice. Crankset and front wheel are gone. Everything else looks exactly like the pic below (including color).
Serial # is 3197051 and it has all the original decals including the safety warnings, original shop sticker (Skyline Schwinn - Charlottesville, VA) and a small sticker near the left rear dropout reading "Schw APP GIANT".
I'm thinking it will make a nice restoration after finding an appropriate replacement fork. Is it worth it?
Last edited by Scrodzilla; 08-19-09 at 08:25 AM.