OK. I drove by the local homeless shelter today. THey were having a garage sale. I saw a bunch of bikes and figured what the heck? I spent $15 on this Schwinn World. It is in good shape although i think a bit small for me. I think it is around 58 cm as near as i can tell.
I picked up the bike at noon and brought it home. Put a different saddle on her (pictured), raised the saddle and handlebar height, aired up the tires and rode it to work. The weird thing is I am almost more excited about this $15 bike than I am about the ones I have spent hundreds on.
My only problem is that one of the plastic attachments where the seat rails attach in the back is broken. As stated, i switched out the saddle but the only saddles I have are a couple of Trek's that are so soft it is painful. I run Brooks on my other bikes and like a harder saddle. The OEM saddle is harder and fairly comfortable although it is broken.
Can anyone recommend a cheap, harder saddle that would work well with a $15 grocery getter bike? I would love to find another Brooks but won't put one on this bike. I only bought the bike to play with and maybe run an errand or two. I will use my better bikes for my daily rides.
Also can anyone give some background on the Schwinn World? How old etc.?