Vintage Orignal Schwinn World

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  1. #1 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    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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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    6F0D782D-527D-4F41-9FA0-08377CCD1211.jpeg 7F91BCCC-2AE8-417F-9F28-D1A08B2196AF.jpeg That’s a beauty Kenny, what year? Here’s my 53 New World.
     
  3. #3 Posted Jan 12, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    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 .
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    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 -->
     
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  5. #5 Posted Jan 13, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    May be too many digits there, I firmly believe this bike to be closer to 53 and 61. @Schwinn499
     
  6. #6 Posted Jan 13, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Like the color! Looks like the front fork is bent back a little too. If you have access to an old school bike shop they can almost certainly straighten it.
     
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  7. #7 Posted Jan 13, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Nice!
    The decal scheme is definitely early to mid fifties, not 1961.
    Before you ride it too much, you should go through all the bearings and the rear hub. That old grease is probably solidified by now.
     
  8. #8 Posted Jan 13, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    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.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Jan 13, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    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!!!
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    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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  11. #11 Posted Jan 15, 2018 at 5:57 PM

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Nice looking bike Kenny. I think it's a '53 as well. I like to use re-cycle.com for Schwinn serial numbers here
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    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 !!
     
  13. #13 Posted Jan 16, 2018 at 7:25 PM

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    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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  14. #14 Posted Jan 17, 2018 at 6:23 AM

    I live for the CABE

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    Here is a picture of a 1953 Traveler and a 1953 Varsity and you will see the same similar features as the bike in question. Roger

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  15. #15 Posted Jan 17, 2018 at 8:43 AM

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