Classic & Vintage - Schwinn Paramount And Prelude
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07-02-07, 11:53 PM
I Just Received Two Schwinn Bikes In Near Perfect Condition Can Anybody Please Help With Info. And A Fair Price Range As Im Not A Bike Expert.bike #1 Marked Schwinn Aluminum Paramount 754 Numbers On Bottom Of Crank Area K8020--a "blue Frame"... Bike #2 Marked Schwinn Prelude Numbers From Bottom Of Crank Area F7308--"black Frame With White Lettering With Red And Yellow Accents In The Shape Of Rectangles.
Thank You For Your Assistance!
07-03-07, 03:20 AM
Photos and sizes please. Can't tell you nothin' bout nothin without a little sumthin'!
07-03-07, 05:42 AM
The Paramount sounds like the MTB, as I'm not sure any of the road bikes were aluminum with that name? The Prelude is a nice machine! I have one made a couple of years before yours. I believe they changed to the red and yellow accents after this style? There is (or was) one on the local Craigslist very much like the one you're describing.,,,,BD
07-03-07, 07:26 AM
The 754 was designed by the Paramount Group but in fact is not a Paramount. It was part of the first aluminum bikes sold by Schwinn and was second fron the top in that line up. Both are good riding road bikes. Roger
07-03-07, 09:24 AM
bike #1 Marked Schwinn Aluminum Paramount 754 Numbers On Bottom Of Crank Area K8020--a "blue Frame"... Bike #2 Marked Schwinn Prelude Numbers From Bottom Of Crank Area F7308'K8' is an October of '88 build for an '89 model (the prior year was called Avion -- in the catalog only I think -- there was a lawsuit and it was then renamed Ontare):
'F7' is a June of of '87 build (sorry, no catalog link).
Check the headbadges for a light, four digit stamping. This will be the assembly date code. The first three digits are the ordinal day of the year ('360' = the 360th day of the year), the last digit is the last digit of the year ('7' = 1987).
A fair price mostly depends on your market. Check out Craig's List and see what similar bikes are going for in your area. You can also search completed auctions on ebay.
I ride that same Prelude (or at least the frame) and love it. It's the color scheme you desribe and is an '88.
07-03-07, 01:40 PM
I ride that same Prelude (or at least the frame) and love it. It's the color scheme you desribe and is an '88.Well, '88 I can point you to:
In the later '80s Schwinn seemed to get the Japanese frames assembled quite a bit later than the date the frames were made. Then again, I'm not sure this is a Japanese frame. Still curious about the assembly code numbers ... :)
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