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Schwinn World Lite

Took a beat up late 70's early 80's Schwinn frame I got from an uncle and added aluminum parts. It came out pretty light, maybe 13lbs lighter than stock. 14 speeds. Added kickstand and original Schwinn reflectors for a more stock look.

Frame:
Schwinn World about 21 "

Fork/Headset:
Ross road bike forks

Pedals:
mountain bike

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
2 gear in front and seven mtb cogs in back

Derailleurs/Shifters:
shimano

Handlebars/Stem:
specialized mtb bars, ITM (Italmanubri) stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
selle san marco

Brakes:
weinmann

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
sun wheel, very light and slick specialized road tire 700x23

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
light tread 700x35 tire

Added by specialfreakenstein. Last updated over 9 years ago.

6 Comments

sloman

sloman says:

why such a difference in tire size. it would prob ride better with matched 23s or 25s. what's it weigh now?

Posted over 9 years ago

specialfreakenstein

specialfreakenstein says:

After years of pinch flats mostly on the rear tire I started going to bigger on my bikes, problem solved. Yes they are heavier and it also changes the gear ratio, but I like riding and not patching tubes. As far as weight, It was around 40 lbs new. So maybe more like 15 lbs less, my bad. Thanks for being such intelligent bike people and seeing through my slight fish story, lol. I will probably change the weight numbers soon.

Posted over 9 years ago

Kevin_R

Kevin_R says:

Wow, 20lbs, thats crazy, nice salvage

Posted over 9 years ago

specialfreakenstein

specialfreakenstein says:

I added some weight with the reflectors and kick stand, but the original components and wheels were mostly steel and k-mart grade.

Posted over 9 years ago

Nimhskater978

Nimhskater978 says:

I work on alot of older Scwhinn these bicycles were made to be indestructible

Posted over 9 years ago

specialfreakenstein

specialfreakenstein says:

This one was almost not worth fixing, but I'm glad I did. The original forks were bent beyond repair like they ran the bike into a wall.

Posted over 9 years ago