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    Paramount?

    This is my paramount that I inherited from my late father. Just wondering if anyone knows anything about this bike as I'm virtually clueless. I'm mostly just wondering what year it is from. It's been sitting in my basement for at least 6 years and now I'm really regretting not pulling it out all this time.

    [edit] If you want/need a better pic I can try but I'm really bad at taking pictures.


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    Your Dad left you a very nice bike, built in Asia (usually Japan by Panasonic) for Schwinn. It was designed by the Paramount group in Waterford, WI. The "Series" Paramounts were more affordable then the US built Paramounts. Nonetheless, they were very nice bikes.

    There should be a serial number, most likely under the BB, or on the headtube under the "P." Post that number and it will help us to decipher the date. Generally they are from the late '80s through early '90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    There should be a serial number, most likely under the BB, or on the headtube under the "P." Post that number and it will help us to decipher the date.
    Found it: 1c06751

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    I'm not up on the "Series" Paramounts the way others are. My guess might be that "1" equates to 1991 and the "c" equates to March. But I could be wrong. What type of components are installed?
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    Cool, thanks a lot guys. I've been a member of a number of other "hobby" type forums and I've never gotten such a helpful response on my first post on any other. I think I'll settle in here nicely.

    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    What type of components are installed?
    Everything is Shimano 600.

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    Welcome, and enjoy your Paramount!
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    That catalog scan lists "Shimano RX-100" components...what is that? I've never heard of a Shimano groupset named that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exit. View Post
    That catalog scan lists "Shimano RX-100" components...what is that? I've never heard of a Shimano groupset named that.
    This thread should answer all your questions: Shimano RX100 Components

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