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    50+ photos - Volksblast VLW show: minty Paramounts, chrome Bob Jackson pista, etc.

    One fellow brought five Paramounts (not shown in this lineup is his white PDG). He has 9 Paramounts in total.


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    I fell in love with his '61 - pretty much a dead ringer for mine, with exception to the chrome lug option:


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    His Coppi and Rigi:


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    Bob Jackson and Paramount (both for sale):


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    Sports Tourer:


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    This took me for a loop. Chrome '73 Paramount w/Dura-Ace AX. Pre-'70 ladies all-chrome sits next to it. These two are owned by Mack Cyclery:


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    '76 Paramount Track, #H7644. Also one of the Mack Cyclery machines (in addition to these, they have a Kool Yellow Paramount tandem, chrome '71/2, and an NOS, black '73-76 sprint-tube road Paramount on display at the shop).


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    Drilled high-flange Campagnolo NR pista hubs

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    -Kurt
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    Did he let you take a ride on the Sports Tourer? You need to take a spin on a fillet brazed Schwinn. A very different ride from a '60s-'70s Paramount.
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    More D/A EX Paramount:


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    Someone obviously got ticked off at the original AX RD, and replaced it with a Superbe Pro:

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    Saggy Brooks:

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    I brought the chrome '70 Paramount and the '71 Continental:

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    Very tasteful Nishiki International fixie:

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    Unknown French machine, repainted, with unusual Rene Herse-knockoff fork ends:

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    -Kurt
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    Aforementioned Herse-knockoff end treatment. Cheap, but interesting. Hardly any brass in them:


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    VLW's for sale, from the same fellow who owns the above machine.


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    Bianchi Record 745 - low end, but pretty:

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    Super Course fixie:

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    Le Tour III for sale:

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    Mack Cycles' Continental, Bicentennial Varsity and Super Sport once again:

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    Simplex lever-operated FD:

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    More chrome ladies and AX Paramount:

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    DA AX closeup:

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    Iver Johnsons:

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    1984 Raleigh USA Grand Prix, Colnago w/gold fork, stays, and gold Galli, UO-8

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    '76 Paramount track, again

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    My '70 Paramount on the left hob-nobs with its Chicago brothers to the right and center:

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    Nervex love...and speaking of which, bring some Semichrome for this thing.

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    Paramount saddle jumble

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    Badges - note the drilled bars on the ladies' machine to accept the Campagnolo barcon cables:

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    How many different brake calipers can you fit on a Paramount?

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    My catches from the show:
    Royal Gran Compe calipers - $5
    Simplex Super L.J. RD, unknown model FD, Motobecane badged - $10
    Nuovo Record Pat. 73 RD and FD - $25
    Lyotard pedals - $5

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    That's all. Hope you enjoy the photos.

    -Kurt
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    Quote Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
    Did he let you take a ride on the Sports Tourer? You need to take a spin on a fillet brazed Schwinn. A very different ride from a '60s-'70s Paramount.
    I didn't get to try it out. I was tempted to ask, however - been curious about that myself.

    -Kurt

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    Nice photos Kurt! The 60's Continental is pretty cool, and of course the chrome is always great.

    I was tempted to head down there, but I found out about it at the last minute after I'd already made other plans.

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    Man, I'd kill to find a set of RGC calipers for $5...nice pics, thanks.
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    Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks, nicely done!

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    No doubt, great photoreport. Thanks for your effort.
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    Wish I could have been there.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudboy View Post
    Man, I'd kill to find a set of RGC calipers for $5...nice pics, thanks.
    Need I mention the Dura-Ace calipers that a friend jumped on for $15 before I could?

    He also had a set of D/A calipers + levers + shifters for $40. No hoods. Passed on it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Koala View Post
    Wish I could have been there.....
    Let's see - you have four Paramounts...that would have made 13 Paramounts at the show.

    There were 9 as it was, and the total attendance was comprised of no more then 46 bikes spread out amongst 4 individuals and the shop. Pretty darn good turnout of Paramounts in a city that has a reasonably limited bicycle fan base.

    -Kurt

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    P.S.: Cleaned up the SLJ. Unquestionably the best thing that happened during the entire show


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    Damn! Now I have to clean all the drool off my keyboard.

    Thanks, Kurt.
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    Any story behind the drilled out campy track hubs? I have a set and have always wondered if the factory drilled them or it was a do-it-yourself job. I've seen another set on a parmount track at cycles d'oro also...
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    I've seen Campagnolo NR HF's drilled like this before, but I don't know if it was exclusively a Schwinn oddity or not.

    -Kurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    I've seen Campagnolo NR HF's drilled like this before, but I don't know if it was exclusively a Schwinn oddity or not.

    -Kurt
    I got a set with a Paramount not too long ago. I am going to tear the set down, then clean/polish and relace with some better hook bead rims. They came with the bent old style QR's, too.
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    Road hubs, I gather?

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