The Schwinn World

1951 schwinn world

This page provides year by year images and info quoted from Schwinn catalogs for the World from 1950 to 1987.

1950


For features, design and workmanship, these bicycles outrank any in their class.

1950 schwinn world

1950 Schwinn World

Ideal for shopping, touring and exercise.

  • Schwinn World for ladies....Model W-51
  • Schwinn World for Men....Model W-1

See the full 1950 Schwinn catalog.

1951


A leading value in American made lightweights

1951 schwinn world
  • Model W-1 26-inch

A popular bike at a reasonable price - Schwinn quality throughout

Now the thrills of lightweight cycling can be had at a modest cost with this beautiful Schwinn World. It's light yet sturdy Schwinn quality construction assures top-notch performance and many miles of trouble-free service.

Equipped with dependable coaster brake, chrome rims, built-in kick-stand and streamlined chainguard. Available in beautiful sparkling colors - long lasting baked on enamel. Made in America by Schwinn - replacement parts easily obtainable.

See the full 1951 Schwinn catalog.

1952


A perfect choice for those who want a fine quality lightweight at a reasonable price.

1952 schwinn world

1952 Schwinn World

Schwinn quality throughout and fully equipped with chainguard, kickstand, and coaster brake. Hand brakes are available at a slight extra charge.

For Men...

  • 26 inch model No. W-1.

Schwinn World for ladies

For ladies'...
Smartest styling and fine quality at a popular price. Lightweight construction assures a smooth effortless ride. Equipped with coaster brake and chrome rims.

  • 26-inch model No. W-51.

See the full 1952 Schwinn catalog.

1953


A perfect choice for those who want a fine quality lightweight at a reasonable price.

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1953 Schwinn World

Schwinn World for Men...

Schwinn quality throughout and fully equipped with chainguard, kickstand, and coaster brake. Hand brakes are available at a slight extra charge.

  • 26 inch model No. W.I.
  • Girls Model No. W-51

Schwinn World 24"

On ultra smart lightweight at a very attractive price!

1953 schwinn world and pixie

Has all the features of the adult models. It's sleek, durable, and finished in newest colors and trim. Equipped with coaster brake, chrome rims, mattress type saddle and built-in kickstand.

  • 24-inch model No. W-24.
  • Girls Model No. W-74.

1954


The perfect choice for those who want a fine quality lightweight!

1954 schwinn world

1954 Schwinn World

Schwinn Quality Features throughout. Equipped with chainguard, kickstand, coaster brake. It's American made by Schwinn!

  • 24-inch size Boys W-22

Schwinn World for ladies'

  • 24-inch size Girls W-72

Schwinn Bicycles are made in America- Parts and Servive Readily Available...

See the full 1954 Schwinn catalog.

1955


Now the thrills of lightweight cycling are available at modest cost with the handsome Schwinn World.

1955 Schwinn World

1955 Schwinn World

  • Boys 26-inch Model W2
1955 Schwinn World models

This coaster brake model is light weight for easy pedaling, yet sturdy and dependable for many mile of trouble-free service.

Specifications

FRAME -

  • Schwinn Diamond 19”, 21” or 23” for boys
  • 19” only for girls

FORK- Schwinn tubular
REAR HUB- 3-speed.
RIMS- Schwinn tubular S6, chrome.
TIRES- Shwinn Whirlwind 1 3/8”.
COLORS- Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel

Models

Shipping Weight lbs. BOYS GIRLS SIZE DESCRIPTION BOYS/GIRLS

  • W2 W52 26-inch World 50 50
  • W22 W72 24-inch World 45 45

See the full 1955 Schwinn catalog.

1956


The perfect choice for those who want a fine quality lightweight.

1956 schwinn world

1956 Schwinn World

Equipped with coaster brake, built-in kickstand, chain guard...American made by Schwinn!

Colors: Opal red, blue or green; also black enamel.

  • Boys and girls models in 26" and 24" sizes

See the full 1956 Schwinn catalog.

1979


Schwinn has designed and imported this remarkable new Schwinn-Approved World Sport with 10-speed features you'd expect to find on mode expensive bicycles.

1979 schwinn approved world sport

1979 Schwinn Approved World Sport

Men's frame sizes

  • W11-9 21"
  • W13-9 23"
  • W15-9 25"
  • Color: Pearl Blue

Schwinn Approved World Sport for ladies

If you've looked forward to the fun and thrills of true lightweight cycling but need a thrifty price, here's your answer.

1979 schwinn approved world sport girls

Ladies' frame sizes

  • W69-9 19"
  • W71-9 21"
  • Color: Royal Maroon

It weighs only 33 pounds and rides with the ease and smooth handling you'll want in your bike. Complete specifications on pages 12 and 13.

  • Assembled and fitted, ready to ride.....$139.95

See the full 1979 Schwinn catalog.

1980


If you've looked forward to the excitement of true lightweight cycling but need a thrifty price, here's your answer.

1980 schwinn approved world

1980 Schwinn Approved World

10-Speed

Men's frame sizes

  • World Sport
  • W31-9 21"
  • W33-9 23"
  • W35-9 25"

Schwinn Approved World for ladies

1980 schwinn world girls

Ladies' frame sizes

  • World Sport
  • W89-9 19"
  • W91-9 21"

Schwinn has designed and imported this remarkable new Schwinn-Approved World models with 10-speed or 5-speed features typicalle found only on mode expensive bicycles. In addition to weighing only 33 pounds, the World models have lively pedal action and stable, predictable riding characteristics.

Complete specifications on pages 12 and 13.

See the full 1980 Schwinn catalog.

1981


Lug frame, 10-speeds and great colors- all at a price that's hard to believe

1981 Schwinn World Sport

1981 schwinn world sport

Men's frame sizes

  • W11-5 21"
  • W13-5 23"
  • W15-5 25"

Schwinn World's Sport for ladies

Ladie's frame sizes

  • W59-5 19"
  • W61-5 21"
  • Colors: Royal Maroon, Frosty Silver

Among the wide selection of X-tra Lites in the Schwinn system, the down-to-earth price of the World Sport makes it especially popular. To its lug frame and 10-speed versatility, the 1981 World Sport steel crank arms and Dia-Compe 630 side-pull caliper brakes and extension levers. Dependable value in a moderately priced bike, available in choice of Frosty Silver or Royal Maroon.

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Crankset and derailleur system.
The World Sport's convenient gearshift levers are a key part of its dependable Maeda SunTour derailleur system.
A full range of accessories such as the water bottle and bags shown is available from your Schwinn Dealer.
(See pages 52-62).

Specs

Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees.
Fork rake: 2"
Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/2".
Rims: chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
Hubs: Front - Shimano steel semi- large flange Rear- Shimano steel small flange.
Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
Tires: High-pressure gumwall.
Front derailleur: Maeda SunTour Honor.
Rear derailleur: Maeda Suntour Spirt.
Shift levers: SunTour stem mounted.
Chain: TYC.
Crank set: Sugino steel, 165 mm arms, 40-52 chainrings.
Freewheel: Maeda (14-28).
Pedals: Rattrap.
Seat post: Chrome-plated steel.
Saddle: Black racing type.
Handlebars: Steel maes bond.
Stem: SR alloy.
Brakes: Schwinn side pull.
Weight: 33 lbs.
Accessories: Kickstand.

See the full 1981 Schwinn catalog.

1982


Men's frame sizes

1982 schwinn world sport

1982 Schwinn World Sport

  • W11 21"
  • W13 23"
  • W15 25"

Schwinn World Sport for girls

Ladies' frame sizes

  • W59 19"
  • W61 21"
  • Colors: Royal Maroon, Frosty Silver.

The practical price of this 10-speed beauty makes it extremely popular. It features a 1020 carbon steel frame, SunTour derailluers, alloy crankset, centerpull caliper brakes and extension levers. The look, the design and built-in Schwinn quality of this bike may not strike you as assual - until you compare its price tag to similarly equipped 10-speeds. Classy color options and the dependable backing of the nationwide Schwinn Dealer organization are benefits you don't often find in a popularly-priced machine. It's the value leader of the X-tra Lites - the Schwinn World Sport.

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Lug frame, 10 speeds, great colors - at a price that's hard to believe

The World Sport offers two women's frame sizes 19" and 21" and every contemporary styling.
Centerpull brakes are a new addition to the World Sport.

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Dependable SunTour gearshift levers are stem mounted.

Specs

  • Tubing: 1020 carbon steel.
  • Frame Chainstay length: 17 ".
  • Head and seat mast angles: 73 degrees.
  • Fork rake: 2"
  • Wheelbase: 40 1/2"
  • Bottom bracket drop: 2 1/2".
  • Rims: chrome plated steel (27" x 1 1/4") .
  • Hubs: Front - Shimano steel semi- large flange. Rear- Shimano steel small flange.
  • Spokes: .080 straight gauge.
  • Tires: Schwinn Traveler.
  • Front derailleur: Maeda SunTour Honor.
  • Rear derailleur: Maeda Suntour Spirt.
  • Shift levers: SunTour stem mounted.
  • Chain: TYC.
  • Crank set: Schwinn alloy 170mm arms, 40-52 chainrings.
  • Freewheel: Maeda (14-28).
  • Pedals: Rattrap.
  • Seat post: Chrome-plated steel.
  • Saddle: Black racing type.
  • Handlebars: Steel maes bond.
  • Stem: SR alloy.
  • Brakes: Center pull.
  • Weight: 33.8 lbs.
  • Accessories: Kickstand.

See the full 1982 Schwinn catalog.

1983


10 Speeed

1983 schwinn world sport

1983 Schwinn World Sport

Ideal entry level 10 speed bicycle that's easy to learn on and dependably built. Easy to reach stem mounted shifting controls and brake extension levers.

  • Racing style saddle
  • Sugino alloy cotterless crankset
  • Narrow high pressure tires
  • SunTour Honor rear derailleur
  • Men's: 21, 23, and 25" frames

Schwinn World Sport for girls

  • Ladies: 19 and 22" frames
  • Colors: Dark Blue, Silver

See the full 1983 Schwinn catalog.

1984


The 1984 World Sport 12 speed is equipped with so many high end features, it begs for comparison with any other bike near this price.

1984 schwinn world sport

1984 Schwinn World Sport

For starters, all three main frame tubes are made from lightweight chrome-moly, while the rims and front hub are aluminum alloy for strength and light weight. For smooth, positive shifting, there's high performance derailleurs. The SunTour ARs. And for comfort, there's an anatomic saddle and cushion grips on the handlebar. This year's World Sport even comes with convenient brazed-on water bottle bosses.

  • Mens: W19, W21, W23, W25, W27.

Schwinn World Sport for girls

  • Ladies: W59, W61.

Black or Sky Blue.

See the full 1984 Schwinn catalog.

1985


World designed for: Top quality entry level 10 speed for teenagers and young adults at a truly affordable price.

1985 schwinn  world

Frame Specifications

Frame: Hi tensile steel lugged frame.
Fork: Hi-tensile steel tubular.
Braze-ons: Top tube cable guides, bottom bracket guides, cable stops.

Drive Train specifications

Pedal: Chrome plated steel rat trap.
Crank: SUGINO No. 5 forged alloy cotterless with steel rings, 170mm.
Chain: TYC, 1/2" x 3/32" black.
Freewheel: SHIMANO 5 speed.
Derailleurs: SHIMANO FDZ202 (front). SHIMANO RDZ501 with spoke barrier (rear).
Levers: SunTour, alloy Schwinn system headest mount for easy reach.

Wheel Specifications

Tires: Schwinn HP Sport, 27" x 1 1/4", 85 psi gumwall, raised center ridge.
Rims: WEINMANN 416 27" x 1 1/4" alloy.
Hubs: Chrome plated steel 26 hole semi large flange.
Spokes: 14 ga chrome plated 3X spoke pattern, brass nipples.

Control Specifications

Handlebar: CHAMPION, chrome plated steel.
Stem: SR Custom, alloy aero style with recessed bolts, 60mm extension on 19" and 21", 80mm on 22", 23", 100mm on 25" and 27".
Headset: Chrome plates steel with clipped bearings.
Brakes: CHANG STAR 630N, alloy side pull.
Brake levers: CHANG STAR alloy with quick release, and easy to reach extension lever lined cable housing.

Comfort Specifications

Saddle: VISCOUNT, anatomic padded vinyl.
Seat Post: Chrome plated steel 8" long 26.6mm dia.
Accessories: Cushion grips, chainguard stainless steel stay protector.

Finish

Colors: Light maroon, black sable.
Weight: Approx. 28 lbs.

See the full 1985 Schwinn catalog.

1986


Some bikes have it all! Quality, style, value with brand-name components and high-tech features. How can it be so affordable.

1986 schwinn world sport
  • Shimano light-action alloy derailleurs, with stem-mounted shift levers for easy shifting.
  • Sugino VP light-alloy forged crankset, with the low-profile styling that is so popular.
  • Aray alloy rims with front and rear quick release and easy rolling, high-pressure tires.
  • Frame sizes available, Men's 19", 21", 23", 25" and 27". Ladies; 19" and 21". Clear coated charcoal or racing red. 919, 921, 923, 925, 927, 959 and 961.

See the full 1986 Schwinn catalog.

1987


Front alloy quick release with alloy rims.

1987 schwinn world
  • SunTour alloy derailleurs with 10 speeds
  • Forged alloy crankset with integral chain guard
  • White and blue grey

Diamond frame

  • 819 - 19"
  • 821 - 21"
  • 823 - 23"
  • 825 - 25"
  • 827 - 27"

Step through

  • 857 - 17"
  • 859 - 19"

World Sport

Schwinn's reputation for quality and value is its hallmark.

1977 schwinn world sport

The 1987 World, World Sport and Sprint examplify this tradition. These strong, street tested bikes are meant to be ridden every day. Featuring durable steel wheels on the Sprint, quick-release front hub on the World, and a chrome-moly frame on the World Sport. For stylish, value-packed transportation, they get you where you gotta' go and they do it the Schwinn way!

  • Shimano derailleurs with 12 speeds
  • Front and rear alloy quick release hubs and alloy rims
  • Forged alloy crankset with quill style pedals
  • Racing red and black

Diamond frame

  • 919 - 19"
  • 921 - 21"
  • 923 - 23"
  • 925 - 25"

Step through

  • 959 - 19"
  • 961 - 21"

See the full 1987 Schwinn catalog.

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