Before the rains set in, I got a chance this afternoon to ride this 1941 Schwinn New World for a little over an hour. I took it down to the local nature preserve, and the bike always seems to perform well.
This particular frame size and the angles of this frame make for a very docile, pleasant bicycle. It's very stable and reliable at slow speeds in traffic, and it runs just as well as faster speeds. I really wound it up on the way home, and it handled the higher speeds just fine.
Overall, it's just a simple, fun, pleasant-to-ride old bicycle. And it gets bonus points for being American-made.