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Old 08-21-09, 12:14 PM   #1
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A trip to Mack Cycles - Paramount Sprint, Chrome & Tandem (11 PICTURES)





















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P.S.: One of the shop fellows is looking for a Paramount, 52cm center to top - preferably. 53 max.
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Wow!

Looks like a great little shop. Where is it located? I really like that black Paramount. Looks like my size too. Is it for sale by chance?

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Wow!

Looks like a great little shop. Where is it located? I really like that black Paramount. Looks like my size too. Is it for sale by chance?

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Miami, Florida - though these machines are the only C&V stuff you'll see in the entire shop. They also own the '76 Paramount Track + the ladies/men's chrome examples that were at the Volksblast show. The lady who owns the shop also has a pair of chrome Paramounts of her own.

I must agree about the close-coupled Paramount. It is one of the spiffiest looking Paramounts I've ever seen - tops a chrome one any day of the week.

Absolutely nothing is for sale.

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I bought my mtn. bike from Mack!!
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Kurt,

Are you sure you didn't die and go to Schwinn heaven? What a wonderful collection! Do they ever come down for a ride?
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Are you sure you didn't die and go to Schwinn heaven? What a wonderful collection! Do they ever come down for a ride?
I've Schwinned for Schwinn heaven!

Far as I know, they only come down for dusting.

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P.S.: One of the shop fellows is looking for a Paramount, 52cm center to top - preferably. 53 max.
Nice, but is the shop hurricane-proof?
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first in flight cycles in stateville, nc, and cycles d'oro in greensboro are both like that - all these cool vintage bikes hanging up never getting ridden or sold. Nice to look at but I would rather see them out and about!
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here's the link to first flight's vintage lightweights:
http://www.firstflightbikes.com/Shop...ght_Museum.htm
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That is a very cool place. I think we should all post pix of our favorite LBS. What do you think? should we make it a new thread?
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Nice, but is the shop hurricane-proof?
Good question. Part of the building is mainly windows, upper half, as you see, has shutters.

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Very cool pics....would you help a noob out and tell us a little more about that black Paramount. Funny looking seat tube - I bet that was a trick or two to make at the time!

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Very cool pics....would you help a noob out and tell us a little more about that black Paramount.
Other then I'm pretty sure it's post '72, I know little about it. The curved seat tube was an attempt at a shorter wheelbase.

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