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Old 07-31-19, 12:41 PM
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Schwinn Model?

Any clue what the model/year of this Schwinn might be?

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Old 07-31-19, 12:42 PM
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Can you post a drive-side shot? Is there a four-digit number stamped on the head badge?
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Old 07-31-19, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
Can you post a drive-side shot? Is there a four-digit number stamped on the head badge?
This is the only photo I have. That's why I can't figure it out. I was hoping someone that's a Schwinn maven might have a better idea.
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It doesn't look like a Schwinn.
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
It doesn't look like a Schwinn.
Except for the Schwinn decal on the downtube.
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Originally Posted by kross57 View Post
Except for the Schwinn decal on the downtube.
which might have been added by the seller to help sell the bike. It might be a Taiwan-made Schwinn model from the late 80s or early 90s. That was when Taiwan had finally learned how to make decent bikes. But this one appears to be bottom of the barrel for bike-shop-quality bikes, i.e. above department store bikes. And it looks to be in fairly bad condition. So if you're looking to buy a bike, my recommendation is to skip this one.
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I will throw in a guess of 1981 World Sport. Componentry and frame look pretty similar. Red decals probably sunfaded and someone removed the turkey levers and put on downtube shifters.

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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
I will throw in a guess of 1981 World Sport. Componentry and frame look pretty similar. Red decals probably sunfaded and someone removed the turkey levers and put on downtube shifters.

From google:

I think we have a winner.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
I think we have a winner.
Yep, I changed a lot of bikes to DT shifters over the years so it's quite probable that was done to this one.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
I will throw in a guess of 1981 World Sport. Componentry and frame look pretty similar. Red decals probably sunfaded and someone removed the turkey levers and put on downtube shifters.

From google:

Just the info I was looking for. Maybe an '82 (decals look closer) but I think you nailed it. Thanks so much!
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Looks "78-ish" on this end.....
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Just the info I was looking for. Maybe an '82 (decals look closer) but I think you nailed it. Thanks so much!
'82 had centerpull brakes, otherwise the same.
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