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Old 05-25-20, 08:46 AM
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Info on bike lost in fire

Looking for some details on this bike we lost in a garage fire. My husband really liked it so Iím wanting to know what to look for when we go shopping in the future.

Needing details on bike specs.
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Old 05-25-20, 09:03 AM
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A 21" 1983 Schwinn World would be my guess
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World Sport. Alloy rims and one CroMo tube (seat tube). I assembled and sold a few of them. $189.95 new at the time. Non-original rear derailleur.

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Those look like 'suicide' brake levers. The modern equivalent, interruptor-type levers, are much safer and work better. You have two choices, try to find him a 40-year old equivalent bike which may or may not fit him as well, or take him to a bike shop (once you're allowed to do that,) and have him pick out a new bike which will fit him correctly and have technical improvements in every system.
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Here you go.


But these would be better bikes


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I'd go for a little larger bike than that one was. How tall is your husband? Around 6'?

I'd look for one around 56cm, maybe 58cm.

A vintage Schwinn can make a good everyday beater bike. But there are also a lot of other nicer "road bikes" out there if one is doing more of long distance touring/training.
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