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Originally Posted by yuoil
edit: Was there an actual "Paramount" model being produced at the same time as these "Paramount Designed" aluminum bikes were being sold?
Yes; absolutely. Schwinn introduced the Paramount "Standard" in 1989 using an oversized (OS) steel tubeset jointly designed by PDG and True Temper. They continued to build the "Standard" in regular sized Columbus SLX (SL/SP mix for larger frames) tubing, although as the superiority of OS tubing became apparent, they sold fewer and fewer Paramounts with standard sized Columbus tubing.
is page 3 of the 1989 Schwinn road bike catalog. Notice the descriptions of the "Paramount with Columbus Tubing" and the "Paramount with Paramount [True Temper OS] Tubing"...
The previous catalog page HERE
shows a gray Paramount OS "Standard" frameset being held by a shirtless model.
Last edited by Scooper; 06-25-09 at 09:12 AM.