Steven L. offers up the Schwinn of the day, a gorgeous 1971 Schwinn World.
This is the second old ten speed that I’ve submitted to your site. You showed my 73 Motobecane Grand Record last year.
Found this at a yard sale last year. When I first saw it I wasn’t sure what it was. Has only the 4130 sticker on the downtube and a head badge with “World” written on it with a raised globe. I noticed the bar-end shifters said Schwinn “approved” and that sent me on a search for what I had. From what I’ve gathered, it would appear to be a 1971 Schwinn World Voyaguer that was built by Panasonic in Japan for Schwinn.
What the bike has; 4130 all chrome frame with “Kool Orange” paint job, Dia-Compe stem, brakes and Dura Ace component group, Lyotard pedals, and the previously mentioned Schwinn “approved” bar-end shifters. The chromed lugs add a nice touch.
I paid $80 for this bike with the intention of selling it at some time, and have since decided to keep it. It is the first Schwinn I’ve ever owned in my 53 years on earth. I had only owned Euro built 10 speeds since my first Motobecane Mirage I had when I was 16. All my friends had Schwinn’s and gave me a hard time about having a “stupid” foreign bike.
I’ll still probably never own another Schwinn, but this ones a keeper.
Thanks again Steven L