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1980 Schwinn World Sport - Worth It?

Old 09-26-10, 01:45 AM
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1980 Schwinn World Sport - Worth It?

Hey all,

I'm new to the forums, and I've recently "rediscovered" the cycling rush. I recently came across this bike:

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/1973988049.html

Obviously, I don't know much about bikes, but I know a few things from looking at this ad. 1) I know this bike will fit me (I'm 6'3") and it's one of the few road bikes I've come across in my size. 2)It looks to be a really well-kept bike. And 3)That wide saddle looks ridiculous on that bike.

Taking everything into consideration, is this a reasonable price for this bike? Could I offer anything lower without offending him?

Thanks in advance for your helpful insight!!!
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Old 09-26-10, 04:57 AM
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I wouldn't pay $140 for that bike, but if you are having trouble finding a frame that fits it might be a worthwhile investment. It does need a few alterations: the generator/light set up ( there are more practical ways of illuminating a bicycle these days), brake levers w/out suicide levers (just get some comfy levers OK?) the seat (just looking at that beast makes me wince in pain). Plus, I would want to replace cables, brake pads, and tires/tubes. With those changes you would have a highly functional bike that would last years.

I say go for it!
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Old 09-26-10, 05:52 AM
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If you really liked the bike,, it did fit you well, & it was in VERY good condition, [ tires, & all ] , it may be a decent price for you. Where I live, that would easily sell for that price, if as described above. Maybe look at it, & offer $125 & see what happens.
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Old 09-26-10, 06:05 AM
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I would aim higher. The 1980 World Sport is really low end/bottom end. Steel rims, claw derailleur hanger, high ten steel frame, bottom end Suntour components, stem shifters. Heavy bike.
In 1984, Schwinn improved the World Sport quite a bit, with alloy rims, cromoly main frame, etc.
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Old 09-26-10, 10:53 AM
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You can do better than that for $140. I'm selling one just like that in ready-to-ride condition on Madison cl for $95, too bad it is a size to small for you.

Here is a bike in your size that is in ready-to-ride condition: https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/1973287840.html
Better bike overall (tuned up, aluminum rims) and a better price. I've seen the seller's postings before and he sells a lot of bikes. I haven't heard any feedback about him, however.
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Old 09-26-10, 11:19 AM
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I would check this too - a 25" Dbl butted Chromolly Centurion Elite with anodized rims... asking $135
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/1968999358.html
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That Centurion is a nice buy, assuming it is in good shape. Tange #2 is a good frame, pretty good components. Worth more, so should not last very long. The Sanwa is OK, nothing great. But priced appropriately.
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