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Ladies 70s Schwinn World Tourist 5 speed

Old 09-23-14, 09:52 AM
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Ladies 70s Schwinn World Tourist 5 speed

Hi everyone - I was going to buy a ladies 70s Schwinn World tourist, as I really like the look of it and it sounds like it would work to get to class (about a 15 minute walk). I've read another thread saying the 80s models are great. Is this true for the 70s models as well? The seller says it has brand new white wall tires and tubes that have never been ridden on. The picture looks like it's in great shape and the price seemed okay. Can anyone give me a little more information? This will be the first bike I've bought so I want to make sure I'm not getting something lousy!

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World Sport is different than World Tourist.

The World Tourist is a... lower level entry in the Schwinn Lineup. I would only do it if the price was REALLY good.
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Originally Posted by roberts.d View Post
Hi everyone - I was going to buy a ladies 70s Schwinn World tourist...
There were no '70s models, that bike debuted in 1980: Schwinn World Tourist

These were made by Giant in Taiwan for Schwinn. I couldn't tell you whether it is worthwhile or not without seeing a picture and the price, but even in excellent condition I wouldn't pay much more than $100. Here's a nice one for $50: Schwinn World tourist 5 speed woman's bike
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Oh, okay I suspect the listing mislabeled it then, it looks like the bike in the catalogue. Here's the specific listing I was considering:
49cm Schwinn World Tourist, ladies 5 speed for riders 5'1 to 5'5
I assumed the price was high, so I'll probably keep searching around. I was also considering this since it's cheaper, though the picture makes it like it might be a tad rusty and in need of a good cleaning.

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Originally Posted by roberts.d View Post
Oh, okay I suspect the listing mislabeled it then, it looks like the bike in the catalogue. Here's the specific listing I was considering:
49cm Schwinn World Tourist, ladies 5 speed for riders 5'1 to 5'5
I assumed the price was high, so I'll probably keep searching around. I was also considering this since it's cheaper, though the picture makes it like it might be a tad rusty and in need of a good cleaning.
Way too much for what it is.

I hate to tell you to keep looking, I'm assuming you need the bike for school now. But if you're looking for a ladies' step through frame, those generally don't command high prices, so you should be able to find one in nice shape for not a lot of money.

If the aesthetic aspect isn't that important, a cheap MTB will get the job done and will be much less of a theft magnet. But if you're going for that look- I totally understand- keep your eyes peeled.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Way too much for what it is.

I hate to tell you to keep looking, I'm assuming you need the bike for school now. But if you're looking for a ladies' step through frame, those generally don't command high prices, so you should be able to find one in nice shape for not a lot of money.

If the aesthetic aspect isn't that important, a cheap MTB will get the job done and will be much less of a theft magnet. But if you're going for that look- I totally understand- keep your eyes peeled.
It's more of a want than a need, so I'd definitely rather keep looking! Thanks for all the help
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It's more of a want than a need, so I'd definitely rather keep looking! Thanks for all the help
Right on!
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