|To build? Or not to build? That is the question...||OPUSsum|
Aug 21, 2003 7:08 PM
|I'm thinking of getting this 1986 Schwinn World Sport and building it up as a fixie commuter. I'll likely get some cowhorn bars for it, and but what ever used parts I can find on it (basically a messenger style bike). The whole idea is to build a cheap bike, because it's likely to get stolen sooner or later. So should I go for it?
And oh yeah, Nokian 700c Studded tires for the winter ;-)
|Go for it||Dave Hickey|
Aug 22, 2003 3:23 AM
|That's a perfect bike for a conversion.|
Aug 22, 2003 4:44 AM
|I had a similar bike and was actually impressed with the tubes and ride.
Mine was a perfect conversion, except I preferred a bit smaller frame so mine had to go.
You will enjoy this one.
|Old Schwinns rule because....||bungalowbill|
Aug 25, 2003 10:59 AM
|you can find a bunch of decent 80's era frames cheap and they all seem to have longer top tubes than most bikes of the time. The only problem I ran into converting mine was the stem- it seems the fork steerer is made of a pretty thick metal and you can't just put any 1" stem in it that you want. I don't know if yours is the same, but it's something to look out for.|| |