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Who posted the vintage Paramount frame in classifieds?(12 posts)

Who posted the vintage Paramount frame in classifieds?Humma Hah
Aug 21, 2001 2:54 PM
I'm going nuts here -- there's a line in the classifieds, posted today, for a 70's Paramount frame and fork with chromed lugs. Only problem is, when I click on it, the ad that appears is for the bike listed just above it!

My dream bike, and I can't even get a peek!
re: Who posted the vintage Paramount frame in classifieds?Lone Gunman
Aug 21, 2001 4:06 PM
Does it give a color? I just bought a Brooks saddle and the first time I saw one was on a 1972 Paramount that was Light lime green, black graphics, toe clips, down tube shifters, and the year was 1972, I was 12 years old. You would have thought I just saw the space shuttle for the first time. Yes,I would like to get my hands on one of those also. The rivets are burnt into my memory....
And I even found a picture !!!Lone Gunman
Aug 21, 2001 6:54 PM
Anyone wondering what I was talking about http://www.classicrendezvous.com

The dream would be to run across an unbuilt one sitting in the box at some old defunct bike shop in my size.
Woops! try this...Lone Gunman
Aug 21, 2001 7:08 PM
http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Paramt_PG.htm
Drooooool ...Humma Hah
Aug 22, 2001 7:39 AM
... well, if I had the chance to choose, maybe not pea green, but, then again, looking for such a gem you takes what you can gets, especially if the size is right.

Whatta work of art! Ain't no welded titanium frame or hand-laid plastic bike full of graphite splinters will ever top the elegance!
YepSteveS
Aug 22, 2001 8:45 AM
A "real" Schwinn (not the most recent failed incarnation which was Schwinn in name only), original Paramount made in Chicago (?) with Nervex lugs. Lovely.
YepLone Gunman
Aug 22, 2001 10:03 AM
The site I plucked the pic from or somewhere else I was reading said that the Paramounts were built by Waterford for Schwinn and that paint, graphics etc. can still be done by Waterford if available. And with the technology of paints today anything is possible.
MemorySteveS
Aug 23, 2001 7:19 AM
If memory is correct, Schwinn built the Paramount plant in Waterford in the late 1980s. Marc Muller designed the really great lugs used on the Schwinn OS, the last of the real Schwinn Paramounts, at about that time. When Ed Schwinn finally killed the company, Richard Schwinn took over the Waterford plant as Waterford Bicycles and as far as I know, this is the last of the Schwinn family really involved in the business. And I don't doubt that they would do great restorations of Paramounts.

The green Paramount in the picture was most probably made in Chicago long before the Schwinn plant at Waterford was built.
Wait till you see Miss M's Rivendell. Almost the same ugly greenMB1
Aug 22, 2001 9:00 AM
Oops, did I say ugly? I ment beautiful! nmMB1
Aug 22, 2001 9:01 AM
Oh that's perdy !!!!!!Live Steam
Aug 22, 2001 8:56 AM
Can't beat chrome lugs like that!
When I saw the Space Shuttle for the first time ...Humma Hah
Aug 22, 2001 7:45 AM
Funny you should mention it. I have a pic ...

http://www.angelfire.com/va2/TomLigon/images/ShuttleTN.jpg

Just in case Angelfire blocks the view, as usual, hit it from the URL below and select "Photography"

http://www.angelfire.com/va2/TomLigon/Hobbies.htm