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Old 09-12-12, 01:15 PM   #1
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Schwinn 1989 World Sport worth it?

Hi guys -

I'm looking to buy a decent, used roadbike in New York that I can use for commuting as well as crosstraining for my running. I don't have a lot of money to blow so I'm not looking for anything extravagant at the moment. I had a 70's Schwinn Le Tour that was just too damn heavy, so I'd like something a bit lighter.

I'm seriously considering this Schwinn World Sport:

he tells me it's this model:

Any thoughts? Keep in mind it's NYC so everything is marked up (this is actually on the cheap end of bikes).

UPDATE: Looks like it might be the '87 since it's a 10 speed

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Old 09-12-12, 02:41 PM   #2
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All I can tell you from the bad photos is that it looks to be early 80s (1983 maybe), more than likely 12 speed. May be worth it in your area , but here it may fetch $75.
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A bit overpiced, but probably not in your market. It's a basic bike, should work fine, maybe a little on the heavy side. I would think a 1987 would be a 12 speed.
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+1 Ten speed is not 1987 either, its earlier, and earlier than the decent WS. Hopefully its towards the cheap end, as early WS were very basic.
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i would keep looking. Maybe a fuji or raleigh will turn up. World Sports are about as exciting as riding in a NY taxi, trust me.
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