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Schwinn World Tourist!

Old 03-21-05, 02:06 AM
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Hey! Check out this Schwinn World Tourist we found today! It was at the Good Will and was purchased for $29.99. When looking at this bike, it appeared that it was brand new, minus some surface rust, sawdust(as if it had been in a workshop since '80), and dust. Tires were dry(and original Schwinn World Tourist), and flat.
We took her home, put air in the tires, gave it a cleanup, and rode it! What fun! Freaky roadie type frame for the fenders and cruiser style setup. The chain guard is pretty cool too! It also has an odometer with 25.6 miles on it! The odometer has a little belt and rig on the front rim! LOL!

Anyhow, wanted to post this bike we got today. If any of you have good 80's Schwinn info available, I'd love to hear about it! Now just to find a Schwinn Tour Sport to go with this one!
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Old 03-21-05, 05:39 PM
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I,too, have Schwinn World Tourist but a later vintage that has the Shimano Front
Freewheel system with 10 speeds. I really like the FFW system because it's great
for a city utility bike. Almost a good as internal hub gears for city use.

What they might share is that both may have been built by Giant in the early
days when Schwinn was contracting this tiny new Tiawanese company to build
bikes for them. All I know for sure is that my WT is one of the nicest riding bikes
I've ever owned. I will not part with it.
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Old 03-21-05, 05:51 PM
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I picked one up 3-4 years ago... it was a little small for me so I passed it along to my brother. I think they were/are a nearly perfect utilitarian setup.
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