This past couple of weeks, I have been riding the 1940 New World. You may recall, this was the bike I bought as a core, then built up some nice wheels and put some nice parts onto it. The bike is very agile and, with its aluminum rims, quite light for a 75 year old, steel bicycle.
This bicycle also varies from my 1947 New World. The 1947 has "flat" type touring bars and a lower stem. This 1940 New World has a tall stem with a set of 1940s-era Wald bars that have a little more rise and pullback to them.
This New World rides a lot like a Raleigh Sports because everything in the cockpit is closer together than otherwise would be, considering the slack frame. I like that.
As a side note- I spent a substantial part of the winter after New Years rebuilding some guitars/basses/amplifiers. They are not the topic of this web log, but still something interesting.