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1982 Schwinn World Tourist

A gift from an elderly friend who no longer rides. Giant built for Schwinn in 1980s. Found bike uncomfortable ride as stock due to drop stem putting north road style bars below seat level for my seat height. Ride style like Raleigh Sport.

1020 Carbon Steel


Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano sealed upgrade from ball bearings

MKS Sylvan Touring upgrade from original rebuild-able block pedals.

Original Chain and Chain Ring

Coaster Brake

Velo Orange Tourist Alloy Bars and Origin8 Alloy Stem

Brooks B67s upgraded from Schwinn mattress

Shimano coaster brake original laced into new rim

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c ZAC2000 rim with Shimano hub dynamo upgraded from Schwinn 27 1/4" steel rims

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c Sun Ringle CR-18 with original Shimano coaster brake hub upgraded from Schwinn 27 1/4" steel rims

Velo Orange front and rear stainless steel constructur racks, Hermann generator headlight and tail light. Soma fender upgrade to fit new rims/tires. Ergon grips. UltraLite Bike Mirror by Ortlieb. Kalloy seat post upgrade. Bike bell. Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires with reflective strip and Schwalbe tubes. Plestcher double kickstand.

More Info:
Great riding bike once upgraded with modern parts. 700c tires are better than 27 1/4". Removed tire powered dynamo and installed hub generator. Light weight bike that is easy to maneuver and put on transit bus rack. With generator lights I use this as my daily commuter. Added racks are minimalist. Photos show bike as it has evolved.

Added by retrobike. Last updated almost 9 years ago.

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