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Schwinn World Sport - Before and After

Discussion in 'ROAD & TOURING BIKES' started by d.rock, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. d.rock

    d.rock

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    I am finally done rebuilding my '87 Schwinn World Sport. I found it on Craigslist in January for $35, it was in pretty good shape for a 24 year old bike, but needed some work. I replaced the tires, bartape, brake levers and cables, shift cables, and chain. Fully disassembled the bike and re-lubed and greased all moving parts. Polished all the chrome and aluminum and now the bike is rust free. I still have to adjust the deraileurs but other than that the bike is now rideable. I'm stoked with how it turned out, not bad for a bike that was built when I was three years old!

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  2. schwinnmesa

    schwinnmesa

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    Wow, GREAT job! I've always loved the World Sports. I have a few that are begging to be fixed up too, thanks for the inspiration! :mrgreen:
     
  3. d.rock

    d.rock

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    Thanks, I'm really happy with how it turned out, it rides great.

    Did a little flop 'n chop treatment on the bars today, after riding I decided the drops weren't for me. I think they turned out pretty nice, much more comfortable than the drops and I think they look a lot better this way too. Mid 70's forecasted all weekend, looking forward to getting some miles on this thing! :D

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  4. Metal Militia

    Metal Militia

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    nice classy looking build. 8)
     
  5. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975

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    Very cool and clean bike love what ya dd to the bars. Took me a while to get used to the drops myself but I kinda dig them
     
  6. schwinnmesa

    schwinnmesa

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    Nice modification. I'm sure you'll go faster too! :mrgreen:
     
  7. Dboy9887

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    looks good! wanna trade for a cruiser?
     
  8. Hammond Eggz

    Hammond Eggz

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    Wow, very cool - looks like brand new now!
    I'm diggin' the "new" handlebars, too - cool mod! 8)
     

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