My Father in law passed away 6 years ago, and my wife and her sis are finally (long story) getting around to obtaining some of his estate items, one of which is a red 1973 Paramount.
It has been hanging in a barn unridden for the last 12 years, and as near as I can tell (I had a very quick look a few months ago) it is in perfect condition (dusty) and 100% complete. He was a guy who always had the best, and once he owned something he took very good care of it.
It has the pinstriping around the lugs, I think the last year they did this. Anyone have any opinions/info on this bike? It is almost surely coming to me and I am very excited about the prospect of being able to ride it- not only because it sounds like a great bike but to honor his passing. My wife tells me he used to take off for long trips up in Nor Cal all by himself in the 70's and 80's.