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Old 12-07-09, 01:35 AM
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Schwinn world, Sport?

Hello, I'm new to the forum. Still trying to figure it out. A older friend asked me to post a bike on craigslist for him. It's a Schwinn world, I think it's a sport, but not sure, early 80s I think, Any one have any idea of its value?



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Old 12-07-09, 05:26 AM
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That is a World and not a Worldsport, so a little lower in the line up. If the tires are good and it is ready to ride I would value it around $100. Market conditions might make that price +- $25.
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Old 12-07-09, 06:27 AM
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Yep. Any decent lugged Schwinn is worth a bill. Seen them sell for more, But not often.
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+2 Its a Schwinn World. Low end imported equivalent of a Schwinn Varsity. Because it is a Schwinn, you probably could get $100 to $125 for it. XL size will make selling more difficult, so unless you are in a really big market, could take a while to find a tall rider.
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Thanks for the info. on the Schwinn world, I priced it @ $120 OBO, He also had a Iverson men road bike , I didn't take pictures of it, do any of you know about Iverson bikes? It's heavy, It's lugged steel , Next time I see him, I'll take some pictures Thanks
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Don't let 'm get down below 100. If he can give you 85 , he can spring for 100. The bike's clean, lightly used, a good color and has at least SOME alloy parts. There are lots o' rat bikes out there. yours isn't bad at all.
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Not sure about the Iverson. During the bike boom in the 1970s, just about every corner store sold bikes (I got my bicycle at a lawn mower repair shop). There were a lot of private label brands back then (store put their name on it), that are long gone. Not sure that Iverson fits in that category.

A good basic rule of thumb on a bike brand you are unfamiliar with: look at the build quality and the components. If it has nice lugs, a decent crankset (not a cottered steel version), quick release hubs, forged dropouts (instead of stamped steel), a frame rear derailleur hanger, and alloy rims, it is a better bike. As it has some of these lower end features, it becomes less desirable. But some of the older bikes will be a mix of low end stuff (cottered cranks) and better stuff. Of course, any sticker as to frame material can make the bike really good. Weight gives you a clue as to quality. And at the right price (cheap), even the low end road bikes are worth it. I just avoid the really bottom end stuff, from some of the well known discount store chains.

So I assume an unknown (to me) branded bike with nice components is something good. Many of the nicer brands from the 70s are just a memory. But they can be pretty desireable. And I don't know of every brand that existed, so I grab the decent stuff and figure it out later.

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Old 12-07-09, 01:35 PM
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Iverson bikes in 4 words: Austrian. Huffy quality. Avoid.
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Hmm. I was always quite certain that Iversons were made in the USA. Nonetheless, they were all extremely poor quality products -worst of the worst. Except, of course, the well known and highly touted 1976 Official Bicycle of the Montreal Olympics model.
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