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Old 06-16-05, 06:36 PM
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World Sport info?

Hi folks. I recently busted my Voyageur's frame (bought two months ago used), and was fortunate enough to have a used dealer that would replace the frame for free. Viva Via Bicycle!

Anyway, the only Voyageur frame they had wouldn't work with my wheels (it was an 11.8), so they decided the best (compatible) frame they had on hand (and in my size) was a World Sport. I can't even begin to place it's time period based on it's graphics, which are unlike any I've seen in my limited experience, so I can't even hazard a decade guess... limiting the value of the headbadge number.

Oh, and I searched extensively... no go.

Here's what I can tell you (can't do a piccie), and a case of Pabst BR to anyone who can figure it out:

headbadge - #1275... "Schwinn Quality"

#'s on BBracket - GO585 5311470

#'s on head tube - none

frame - 4130 chro-moly, lugged, I'm guessing single-butted (doesn't say double)

color - grey

decals - white and pink (!), bi-color stripes leading down to bi-color "S" on seat tube, World Sport with pink capitals and much smaller white/grey letters on top tube, bi-color SCHWINN with bi-color stripes after name on downtube

components - all from my Voyageur, so no leads there...

anyone?
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Could you get some pics up for us? The "Schwinn Quality" badge would have me guess it's later (80s), because the ChiSchwis would've had "Schwinn Chicago" badges
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Can't do any pics right now, sorry. I might be able to tomorrow or Sat.

I was hoping that the serial# or oddball graphic scheme, even via discription, might ring a bell. It's unfortunate, because new Schwinns and Chicago Schwinns are easy to find out about, but in between is really hit or miss.
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Headbadge date code says it was made the 127th day of 1985. An ok frame, but probably not as good as the Voyageur. At least it's chrome-moly. The World Sport was near the bottom of the Schwinn road bike hierarchy, but much of that may have had to do with the components. The frame is probably ok(but again, not as good as the higher ranking Voyageur).
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Headbadge date code says it was made the 127th day of 1985. An ok frame, but probably not as good as the Voyageur. At least it's chrome-moly. The World Sport was near the bottom of the Schwinn road bike hierarchy, but much of that may have had to do with the components. The frame is probably ok(but again, not as good as the higher ranking Voyageur).

Ok, thanks for the clarification! I actually had misunderstood how to read the badge # anyway, and thought it would have been either 1991 or 1981...no way it could be 1995. Cheers!


I had surmised that the WS wasn't as good a bike as the Voyaguer, but I do believe the frame is fine as you said. It rides great, seems no heavier than the rugged (until I destroyed it) 1990 Voyageur frame that it replaced, and it actually fits me better, as the old one was really pushing it as far as standover clearance was concerned.
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