I have seen this bike locked up at my local grocery store the past few times I visited, so I snapped a pic. Not Chicago made, but it has a nice lugged frame made by Giant in Taiwan. Hardly a scratch on it.
I got one for free. It did have all the original components, but I did the cheapest drop bar and singlespeed conversion.
I got one, it's a little on the heavy side but fun to ride around town.
A rare custom build I did for my friend's birthday; a bit faster version of the previously posted blue Schwinn: Schwinn "World Tourist" (May 1980 per serial, Taiwan built?) I finished last summer. He is a University of Florida fan so I gave it a little school color, but trying to be subtle and not make it into a "Gator" circus bike. Started out as sluggish 5 speed; replaced steel components with mostly new aluminum parts. Now it's a rather fast 7 speed (52T x 14,16,18,20,22,24,26T) with '79 vintage SR "Silstar" triple fluted crankset "mirror" polished (removed anodizing on ring) with custom embellishing, and Sun "Levanter" rims with Schwalbe 700 x 25 tires. I ride European racers, but I thoroughly enjoyed test riding this bike before gifting it. Has a Cloud 9 saddle (w/QR clamp) which was after I already gave him a somewhat newer Schwinn saddle to try out, and then another saddle to test against the Schwinn's ride. He was still a little uncomfortable so I threw on the "C 9"; third time's a charm (probably make for good advertising). Modern Schwinn branded aluminum rear rack painted to match. Original paint fenders and chain guard on hand if needed. I tried to make it as best as I could within a fairly small budget, about $140-$150 total.The blue Schwinn is super cool. I have a collegiate I’m going to restore: what is the crank and chain ring you used on this?
Hey Jude,This is great! Thank you!
So, did you have to modify the bottom bracket?
Where did you find the crank pieces and chain ring?