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Old 11-08-09, 07:39 PM   #1
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My Latest Paramount-- The Sequel

Prior to my purchase of my 1978 Paramount covered in another thread I bought another Paramount. It's a 1972, all original, 64cm. I began to clean it up today. Nothing unusual about this Paramount. Date codes on components match up with the frame, etc.. Just a boring old Paramount. Here's a few pics taken in fading daylight.


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Old 11-08-09, 09:00 PM   #2
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Mmmm...Schwinn Burgundy...

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Old 11-08-09, 09:24 PM   #3
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There is no such thing as a boring old Paramount. I do think I have seen one or two boring Varisties, though.
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A Varsity is only boring when living in beautiful San Diego. Try a NH winter, a free Varsity from the dump, and your creativity kicks in (when not moving more snow away from the house). They were only boring new. Maybe Santa will bring me a welder for Christmas?

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There's nothing boring about this! Even in the fading light it is beautiful!

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Pastor Bob, I was at our local velodrome swap yesterday and saw many boring Varisties priced at $100 and above. Now THOSE are boring. They would become a lot more interesting if they were really cheap or free.

Here's one I missed......a 1963 Sierra, my size in violet! If only I had arrived a bit earlier......
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Here's one I missed......a 1963 Sierra, my size in violet! If only I had arrived a bit earlier......
Now that would be a find!

According to the catalogs the Sierras didn't come in violet in either '63 or '64, but the catalogs are not always right about such things.

Are you sure it was a Sierra and not a Superior(better yet)?
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It was a Sierra, it had the chrome rear stays (super cool) and the Schwinn cro-moly decal. I assumed it was a 63, I thought that was the year that had the chrome rear stays.

My knowledge of Schwinn in this time period is limited, though, and there is no SLDB presently to use as a reference.
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I don't believe the early '60s had any chrome on their frame (possibly a chrome fork). Now a Superior, had lots of chrome in places such as the stays and seat tube. It was also a cro-moly frame, while the Sierra was more comparable to a 15 speed Continental with EF frame. It would have been a super find!

And I would never spend $100 on a Varsity unless it was the first edition in the '60s, and even then, it would need to be in great shape.
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Pastor Bob, I was at our local velodrome swap yesterday and saw many boring Varisties priced at $100 and above. Now THOSE are boring. They would become a lot more interesting if they were really cheap or free.

Here's one I missed......a 1963 Sierra, my size in violet! If only I had arrived a bit earlier......
did you see the paramount tandem?
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OK, my bad, at least partially. It was a Superior, not a Sierra. Here is a photo of one I captured off of ebay many years ago:



How cool would it be to own THAT in Violet (or any other Schwinn color)????? If I had known then what I know now, I would have bought this one.
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How cool would it be to own THAT in Violet (or any other Schwinn color)????? If I had known then what I know now, I would have bought this one.
I just recently bought a '62 Superior in Violet.
I also own a Radiant Gold model(as in your photo), another in Terra Cotta, and one that is fully chrome plated. All are '62 models except maybe the chromed one. I'd have to check the serial number. Can't seem to get my hands on a '63.

They are not great bikes with the heavy steel ashtabula triple crank, but they are cool!

Here is the one in Radiant Gold


Here is the one in Terra Cotta. This is the seller's photo, not mine.


I haven't yet photographed the chrome one or the Violet one which I just recently received.

My Holy Grail bike is one of these in Sky Blue.
I've never even seen a photo of one. I'm beginning to think they are the rarest bike in the world!

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Beautiful bikes!

Something about the chrome stays, the small spoke protector and the early Huret Allvit just makes these appealing to me.

One of these days I'll find one in my size. The planets just have to line up properly or something...
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