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Neighbor cleaning garage= 2 bikes!

Old 09-26-11, 11:54 AM
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Neighbor cleaning garage= 2 bikes!

Saturday I was just going to run an errand in my car, and got 2 doors down when.. ooh ooh- 2 "ten speeds" sitting on the corner of my neighbor's yard, along with a pile of free junk. Once in a while the bicycle gods are kind!

A Schwinn World Sport (Taiwan) and a Raleigh USA Grand Prix, both my size, 23". The usual signs of garage decay, melted gum brake hoods, rotted handlebar foam, rotted old 27" tires, rusted chains & derailleurs. I parked and rolled them home- good frames, but otherwise they're far enough gone at least one will become a fixed gear (please don't hate on me!)
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Old 09-26-11, 12:10 PM
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Let me be the first to say:

"pics or it didn't happen".

with that said, have fun with them.
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I support the occasional fixed gear, as long as you keep the frame intact (cable guides, braze-ons, derailleur hanger. Lucky that they were both in your size. The Grand Prix is much better than the World Sport. I hope you got them both for a good price.
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Taiwanese World Sports are decent frames.. cromo main tubes with hi ten fork and stays, forged drop outs. components are usually not too good though
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Pics of the Raleigh...
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Old 09-26-11, 12:44 PM
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Remember to give the neighbour a few six packs of his choice as a sacrifice or the Gods will get angry.
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Nothing wrong with a conversion if that's what it takes to get a usable bike out of it.
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Old 09-26-11, 02:36 PM
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You'll have to grind the inside of the drive side dropout on the Giant built World Sport to get good chain tension. I did that a number of years ago and it worked fine. Nice riding bikes, they are.
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Old 09-26-11, 03:08 PM
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^ yeah world sports don't have very long vertical drop outs
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pics, 'cauz it DID happen! I don't know about the World Sport, the Raleigh (in process of being stripped down) is circa 1983
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What's the tubing on the Raleigh? My son's is an '83 or so with similar decals and color only the head tube isn't a different color.
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The Raleigh is 502 tubing.
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