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Originally Posted by nafis2620
Out of the two which one was more higher end higher tech, the OS paramounts or the SLX paramounts?
Here's a link to the story from the horse's mouth....
Paramounts in Waterford 1980-1994
Columbus SLX tubing was introduced in 1985. OS tubing in 1987. The article in the link above gives the history and why...
I have a 1992 Paramount OS that I assembled from an NOS bare frame. This was one of the last frames built by Schwinn before they went under.
Last month Richard Schwinn gave a presentation at Stone's Cyclery in Alameda, California. I brought my Paramount OS to the gathering along with a number of other folks who brought their bikes too.
I commented that the frame rode and handled just about perfect but I thought that the forks were a little stiff! He told me that my frame was built for criteriums and that's the reason for the stiff front end. (I assume that not all OS frames were made the same)
BTW, it's made of True Temper tubing.
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