This is a 1981 Schwinn World Tourist in Sky Blue with gold lug chasing and Gold and White Decals. It is a 19″ / 48 cm / Medium (center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube) lugged Steel frame with a steel fork. The stand over height is 21″ directly in front of the saddle.
There are 5 speeds available through the Schwinn Approved Sugino chrome 1 ring crank set and the Suntour Perfect 5 gear freewheel.
The rear derailleur is a Shimano RS. Shifting is through a Handlebar mounted thumb shifter.
Both wheels are chromed rims laced to nutted hubs. Both wheels have new 27″X1 1/4″ gumwall tires.
Braking is handled by alloy sidepull calipers.
The original black vinyl saddle is mounted to a chrome seat post that moves freely in the seat tube.
The chrome handlebars are mounted to an alloy Sakae Ringyo stem.
There are front and rear fenders, a chain guard, the original flat pedals, a kickstand and the optional Pletscher alloy rear rack. It still retains all of it’s original reflectors.
The bicycle rides, turns, stops and shifts through all of the gears and rings.
The paint on this bicycle was originally a dark blue but has faded in a really interesting manner to a light blue. Those parts in the sun more have faded more, so that, for example, the front of the front fender is light blue but the blue becomes darker further back down the fender. Where the sun didn’t shine on the paint as much, like the inside of the chain stays and bottom bracket, it is still dark blue. Rather a pleasing effect. A very upright, comfortable cruiser that has enough gears for you to tackle any hills. Both wheel hubs have been cleaned and greased and the Freewheel has been cleaned and lubricated.
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