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Value of a Schwinn World Sport

Old 01-17-16, 10:08 PM
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Value of a Schwinn World Sport

I apologize if I'm posting this in the wrong place, but this was the most fitting category I could find. For starters, I know very little about bikes and I need a new bike as I use my bike to deliver sandwiches for Jimmy Johns and my old bike is far too small for me(I'm 6'2). What do you guys think of the value of this Schwinn World Sport. Road Bike - Schwinn World Sport 60cm
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Old 01-17-16, 10:18 PM
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It's hard to assess a bike from afar but this one was quite low in Schwinn's lineup, and very heavy. Straight gauge carbon steel frame and steel rims. 33 lb!

Something hokey going on with that rear brake cable...
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Old 01-17-16, 10:19 PM
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Oh, it does look very loose... Any ideas as to the general value of a World Sport?
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Old 01-17-16, 10:22 PM
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I'll let the dedicated bike flippers guess the price. A hundred is a nice round number, they might have a more precise idea of value.
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Old 01-18-16, 07:32 AM
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Fair price for that bike , especially with new tires . Looks like a 25" (63cm) frame to me , which should still be an ok size for you .
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I like the old Schwinn World bikes. They're definitely entry level and heavy. But, most of them are very durable & well constructed. Make sure the seat post isn't stuck and, the wheels spin true. Probably needs a new chain & tires. $100 isn't a great deal on that bike but it's fair if everything works.
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Old 01-18-16, 01:03 PM
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Anything in particular I should be looking for when I go see the bike? I've done some googling around to see what I should check for such as riding without your hands on the door to make sure it steers true and checking for dents. Is there anything else I should be looking for, especially since I know so little about bikes.
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Old 01-18-16, 02:01 PM
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As for the rear cable, he told me that since he took the picture he replaced the rear tube and the rear cable is back to normal.
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Old 01-18-16, 04:46 PM
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Since it is $100 OBO, offer the seller $80 and a Jimmy John's coupon for a free sandwich and everyone wins! There aren't that many riders looking for a 63cm frame so you have some legroom to bargain, pun intended.
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You say World Sport the ad says World Tour. Is there such an animal as a World Tour? I ride and have a few 25 in frame World Sports. Two 84's and an 86. I love my WS and the only thing I did was put sealed bottom brackets on them, consumables like tires tubes and bar tape and occassionally lubricate the rim bearings and chain. I think those bikes could survive a Nuclear blast and still keep going! Anyway this World bike seems to have center pull brakes if I interpret the photo correctly. All the WS and World bikes I have seen have side pull brakes. Are you not sure this could be a Le Tour? At 100.00 I believe it is a good price but as suggested offer 80.00 and go from there. If it is a Le Tour then it is definitely a nice price at 100.00

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Old 01-20-16, 06:03 AM
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That poor saddle has E.D.

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Old 01-20-16, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by elboGreaze View Post
Fair price for that bike , especially with new tires . Looks like a 25" (63cm) frame to me , which should still be an ok size for you .
I agree,
the downside are the steel rims which suck, especially if they get wet, for delivery purposes I would want some type of pull back bars and a frame that would accept a rack easily.
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Old 01-20-16, 02:04 PM
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As for mounting the bike with a rack, we carry our sandwiches in backpacks or in a cart which we can attach to the bike so the rack isn't an issue for me. I think I can get it for $90 which the consensus seems to be that at that price it's decent value.
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Old 01-20-16, 04:36 PM
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I saw one just like it on EBAY for $90
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Old 02-01-16, 07:06 AM
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Love my World Sports

I have 3. Latest purchase has 4130 CroMoly double butted main tubes & alloy wheels....price $10 at a flea market.

Changing the stem shifters to triggers, new tires, wax an lube and ready to go. Added fenders because I sometimes ride in the rain.

They ride nice, cheap to buy, cheap to maintain, and easy to service but no snob appeal.

Not the lightest bike in the world but light enough for me as a pound or two doesn't mean squat to me. In fact, I just made my World Sports/rider combination 24 pounds lighter due to my recent weight loss from 214 to 190!
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Old 02-01-16, 11:58 AM
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Ah, World Sports. They're like the Honda Civic of bikes: cheap and good where it counts. A lot of them trade hands around here for the $75-$120 range, which is pretty fair. Like everyone else, I can personally vouch for their overall goodness. (Even rode mine through a winter once, although I wouldn't recommend doing that- road bikes slice through snow like a dream but ice is their natural enemy and they're not very fun to fall off of.) If the bike fits and the geometry's comfortable, I say go for it. If you wish to improve your experience in the future, you can't go wrong with sealed bottom bracket and a nice set of shifters and derailleurs. Some new 700c wheels would treat you well too- if you like going fast. Oh, and one last thing. If you've got anything against heavy bikes, check the 4-digit serial number stamped on the head plate. The 4th digit corresponds to the last digit of the year of manufacture. With some deductive reasoning, you can determine whether or not the bicycle was manufactured before 1984. The post-'84 World Sports were built much lighter than their predecessors, and with no sacrifice to durability.
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Originally Posted by corvusVelox View Post
The post-'84 World Sports were built much lighter than their predecessors, and with no sacrifice to durability.
Agreed. The CrMo World sports were good bikes that were put together quite nicely with nice, if not spectacular components.
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Yeahbut... no one was buying low-mid end road bikes by then, everyone who went to the bike store for "just a bike" rolled out of the bike shop with a MTB. At least that's how it seems around here where 70's 10-speeds are thick as theives and 80's 10-speeds are scarce as hen's teeth. And the OP's bike is not one of the later ones.
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Saw one at the dump today

Needed tires and tubes so I left it.
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