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A 1985 Schwinn World Sport to inspire or infuriate

Old 08-09-22, 08:41 AM
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Old 08-09-22, 08:45 AM
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Mods? Please move this.
If you think we should do something, report it. We don't read every post. But don't report this one, we're not doing anything.
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What is the bell on this build?
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Just to get the discussion back on track:

This thing is beautiful, inspiring, and it doesn't accept the rulebook.

It's also a great example that it's absolutely OK to modify an old frame - especially one made in such large numbers that skirting the possibility of N = N -1 isn't a concern - and the results can be astounding, especially if your vision is to go above and beyond what the original frameset used to be.

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I have an 84 World Sport that I also made into a very different bike, so you have my full support and admiration. :-) The main challenge I encountered with mine was the limited tire clearance out back so Im really impressed with the look and fit of your fenders! Beautiful bike.
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What is the bell on this build?
I think it's a Knog Oi luxe.

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Bells are OFF TOPIC!
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Bells are OFF TOPIC!
"Barcons are a form of brifter! Move the thread!"



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I AM TOTALLY INFURIATED BY THIS BUILD!!

Shows my current work on an '83 World Sport as gauche and unsophisticated.

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Cool Electric Bike. Hard to believe it is your first build.
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This is amazing. I had an 85 World Sport that my parents gave me as a HS graduation present, and I rode it all through college and law school, commuted to my first job on it, and even did a handful of triathlons on it. I wish I still had it and give it new life the way you've done with this one. Awesome.
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I confess to being slow on the uptake. I saw the front hub and presumed it was a generator hub and was trying to figure out where the front light was. I was settling on it working as a USB charger by the time I scrolled past the first post and realized what you had done.

I am generally not a fan of e-bikes, but you managed to pull this off with subtlety and class. Bravo!
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I just looked at all the pictures again.
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I just looked at all the pictures again.
Thanks for the idea...going to scroll up to post #1 again.

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