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Schwinn World Sport 1987 - Fixed gear/SS

Converted my Dad’s old 1987 Schwinn World. It was a frame that I felt attached to as I remember my Dad taking me and my brothers on family bike rides. Hence I felt it was a worthy candidate for upgrading to a fixed gear/single speed for my 2 mile commute to work. It was once a Schwinn World but I have now had it sandblasted and repainted black. I have used Schwinn World Sport Decals from the better Schwinn World model which were obtained from bicyclebones.com – these were hard to come by but eBay and hours of searching the net paid dividends. So the bike is really now pretending to be something it isn’t – a better model. At least it now looks better, has a bit more steet cred and has no rust on it! The brakes needed to be nutted instead of recessed nutted brakes as the holes in the frame only allowed nutted brake calipers.

Schwinn World / 25″ (63cm) / 1987

OE fork – Hi Tensile steel / Steel double

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Deore FC-M590 Crankset black / 73mm BB Shell

Shimano M540 SPD / KMC Z510G GOLD

Shimano Deore FC-M590 Crankset black - Hollowtec - 48 tooth


Ritchey Comp Logic Curve Road Handlebar BB Black 44cm x128mm x31.8mm / Ritchey Adjustable Stem 31.8mm Bars Black 100mm x 28.6 x 31.8

Cheapo seat and 400mm seat post

Tektro R559 Extra Long Drop Caliper Brakes and Lock Devices / Shimano Dura-Ace brake levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Mavic CXP-22 / Schwalbe Lugano Blue Black

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Acor Flip-Flop Hub (32h)/Mavic CXP-22/Schwalbe Lugano


More Info:
48-16/ 48-12

Added by bigalknight. Last updated over 10 years ago.

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