Schwinn new world

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  1. #1 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Do this look to be prewar or postwar. Thinking about getting it. Would appreciate the help.

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  2. #2 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Pre war. Possible 1941 with the new dropout. @SirMike1983 should be able to verify.
     
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  3. #3 Posted Nov 26, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Thanks buddy.
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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  5. #5 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    I think so too - 1940 or 41 tourist frame converted to a makeshift racer probably. Looks like it was overpainted, unfortunately. The really early ones have backward-facing rear forks. There was also a dedicated New World racer package, but this looks like a converted tourist.
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    [QUOTE=" There was also a dedicated New World racer package.[/QUOTE]
    I'd like to see the specs for that, if available. I have a New World that allegedly was a velodrome rental bike- three piece bottom bracket, aluminum Schwinn hubs, fixie , flip flop stem, drop bars and geared to something like 90 inches. I SHOULD measure the wheelbase, etc. but it has been a very back burner project. I do remember seeing in a Schwinn catalog that any Superior or Paramount components could be ordered on a New World.
     
  7. #7 Posted Nov 27, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Well it's mine now. Didn't cost a whole lot. I think it's going to be a good rider.
     
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  8. #8 Posted Nov 29, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Can anyone make out the serial number and tell me what year it is please. Thanks Big Moe

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  9. #9 Posted Nov 29, 2017

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  10. #10 Posted Nov 29, 2017

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    Here is a link to a New World Racer catalog page: http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1893_1940/1939_nw02.html

    The earliest Racer versions came with the rear-facing dropouts, but I have seen later (but still pre-war) versions with the forward-facing drops. The key identifiers for legit New World Racers are: frame chain stay crossbar is closer to the bottom bracket (less clearance as the Racer wouldn't have fenders like a Tourist model); the steeper fork with less rake (often without drilling in the crown for a brake); and the special crank on the one-piece crank models (the W1-R). The crank and chainring have subtle differences to the standard ones...no dog-leg offset for a guard, flutes on the arms, and an offset chainring for inch-pitch chains.

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  11. #11 Posted Nov 29, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Looks like D or 1 then 5440 0