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Was the Schwinn World made in the USA? Heavy as the Varsity?

Old 06-01-05, 08:33 PM
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What's the deal the the Schwinn World campared to the Peloton, Paramount, or Le Tour. Lugged or brazed /welded?
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Old 06-01-05, 09:25 PM
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I have a black lugged 1981 Chicago Schwinn World that I bought new. Heavy "gas pipe" tubing. Definitely on the bottom of the Schwinn food chain. Still rides smooth as silk and has never left me on the side of the road. I'll never get rid of it.
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Later Worlds and World Sports were made by Giant for Schwinn and are reasonably lightweight cromoly... I don't know exactly what year they changed it up, but I have a friend with a late-80s Giant-built World Sport that's quite a nice rider.
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Just for the record, nothing was as heavy as the Varsity!
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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo
Just for the record, nothing was as heavy as the Varsity!
True, at least for "lightweights." The Varisty tipped the scales at just under 40 lbs, depending on frame size and vintage. I suspect the lugged Asian Schwinns weigh 30 to 35 lbs.
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The varsity had no equal for weight per square inch. I bought a used one in 1972 and rode it all over the San Bernardino mountains. I simply didn't know any better! Thankfully, I never got hit by one of these in a crosswalk or I would not be telling you this tale today!
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