Vintage Orignal Schwinn World


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Kenny Middendorf

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 7, 2017
59
113
53
2003 South 4th Street, Fayetteville, IL, United States
#1
Here is another auction find I have been lucky to find . no one wanted it for more than the 15.00 i had to give for it .It could use a stem and handle bars , looks like it was dropped on them from the rafters of a barn or something. I aired up the original tires and rode it the whole weekend. great bike ! cant wait to clean him up and cruise to work on it this summer.

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Kenny Middendorf

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 7, 2017
59
113
53
2003 South 4th Street, Fayetteville, IL, United States
#3
Thanks , according to the Schwinn date code tool says its built 3/16 to 3/18 of 1953 .# j14041 it has a few scars but shined up great .your new world looks great,cool bike .
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
7,873
5,260
Central Arizona
#4
Thanks , according to the Schwinn date code tool says its built 3/16 to 3/18 of 1953 .# j14041 it has a few scars but shined up great .your new world looks great,cool bike .

Now this is funny. I copied and paste your serial number in the serial number look up box on the schwinncruisers site and got this.

Congrats! Your bike is an original Chicago Schwinn.
Built: 09/18 of 1961. Go to 1961 Schwinn catalog -->
 

SirMike1983

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 27, 2008
2,882
2,257
United States
#8
That's an early to mid 1950s paint and decal scheme. It's odd that it has a flat blade fork rather than the tubular fork for that era (the New World in this thread from 1953 has a tube fork). The catalogs from the era also describe "Schwinn tubular" fork. Does it appear original to you? It almost looks like a middleweight fork in a couple of the pictures because it looks like there's a large gap around the fender.

It's a really nice bike in a great color. It's a steal for what you paid. Be careful straightening that fork - looks like the bend is in the blades rather than a simple bend to the steerer tube. You may need to jig it and do a measured and matched bend on each blade.
 

Kenny Middendorf

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 7, 2017
59
113
53
2003 South 4th Street, Fayetteville, IL, United States
#9
That's an early to mid 1950s paint and decal scheme. It's odd that it has a flat blade fork rather than the tubular fork for that era (the New World in this thread from 1953 has a tube fork). The catalogs from the era also describe "Schwinn tubular" fork. Does it appear original to you? It almost looks like a middleweight fork in a couple of the pictures because it looks like there's a large gap around the fender.

It's a really nice bike in a great color. It's a steal for what you paid. Be careful straightening that fork - looks like the bend is in the blades rather than a simple bend to the steerer tube. You may need to jig it and do a measured and matched bend on each blade.
thanks for the info. everyone , ya that's weird i clicked your link to the decoder you used and clicked the go to catalogue section and there is no mention of a Schwinn world . the 53 catalogue shows a twin to mine (unless its black?) so I'm sticking with 1953 . oh yes I'll disassemble it repack everything ,clean and polish it all before summer. Hopefully the fork isn't to much of an issue i'll get it figured out though . live and learn!!!
 

GTs58

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Sep 2, 2012
7,873
5,260
Central Arizona
#10
I like to see how many times I get the wrong info from Schwinncruisers.com's serial number look up. Even the easy numbers come back with the wrong year. Anyway, I never use that SN look up when I want the correct info.
 
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Kenny Middendorf

Look Ma, No Hands!
Nov 7, 2017
59
113
53
2003 South 4th Street, Fayetteville, IL, United States
#12
Nice looking bike Kenny. I think it's a '53 as well. I like to use re-cycle.com for Schwinn serial numbers here
http://re-cycle.com/History/Schwinn/SwnB_Serial.aspx
Same Headbadge as my '53 but mine does have the tubular fork underneath a hideous repaint. Not exactly sure of the model I have.
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thanks 3-speeder, sounds dumb but i cant recall a tublar fork on a old schwinn , i would have thought it was the wrong forks. like i said before , live n learn !!
 

3-speeder

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 26, 2017
169
283
Lansing, MI, United States
#13
thanks 3-speeder, sounds dumb but i cant recall a tublar fork on a old schwinn , i would have thought it was the wrong forks. like i said before , live n learn !!
Here's the top of the tubular fork on my '53 Schwinn. Don't have any great pictures of this bike yet but it's a nice riding 3-speed that's for sure.
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markivpedalpusher

Moderator
Staff member
Nov 10, 2007
3,912
3,532
Mission Viejo, CA, United States
#15
Here is another auction find I have been lucky to find . no one wanted it for more than the 15.00 i had to give for it .It could use a stem and handle bars , looks like it was dropped on them from the rafters of a barn or something. I aired up the original tires and rode it the whole weekend. great bike ! cant wait to clean him up and cruise to work on it this summer.

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I really dig the paint scheme on this bike - the fender darts are cool!
 

49autocycledeluxe

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 29, 2017
606
1,001
58
fremont california
#16
these bikes are so cool! I have a 1960 "RACER" with fatter S-2's and no fenders I like to ride. one of these would be more cool. I like the single speed freewheel.
 
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HARPO

I live for the CABE
Dec 28, 2010
1,083
798
Floral Park, NY, United States
#17
Beautiful! And it probably cost more in gas to get to the auction than you paid for the bike.
I can't believe the condition of the paint!!!!:)[/QUOTE]
 
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