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Old 07-01-11, 02:23 PM   #1
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early paramount geeks...ebay

can some one tell me whats up with the double rear bridge on the early paramount on ebay and maybe the front fork tips thanks
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...or at least an item number?
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I looked around eBay and didn't find any Paramounts that had a fit that decription be it in the active and completed auctions.
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ok ok i can hardly turn on the computer let alone paste or link anything. current auction vintage schwinn paramount racing? number 250846623234 some one paste the link or how ever you do it. looks early wrong bars stem wheel seat but what about the double bridge both drilled thanks
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thanks thats what im talking about
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It appears to be an early track bike (track rear fork ends and fork crown not drilled) that's been modified with a second rear bridge (both drilled for brakes), probably to take wheels with 27" road rims as well as 622 tubular rims. The fork dropouts look original. P138 would be ~1947.

That's one very rough Paramount atmo.
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Is that a pre-war model?
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Do want. Apparently everyone else does, too.
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Is that a pre-war model?
circa 1947 (just post-war) according to the Paramount Registry. It was probably built by Emil and/or Oscar Wastyn.
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circa 1947 (just post-war) according to the Paramount Registry. It was probably built by Emil and/or Oscar Wastyn.
But pre-Korean War.
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Another one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-1938-Schwin...item27bc2076b8
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I saw that. It's a 23" frame which is a little small for me, but I'd be interested if it were a 24" frame.

The seller totally botched the appearance/readability of the listing.
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I believe the dual brake bridges are intended to foreshadow the significance of the 38th parallel.
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This is the first Paramount is a long while that I like the look of. It is going to need some serious help, and serious money to make it "correct" though.
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Almost 6 years later...
I don't know what the bicycle looked like in the 2011 eBay auction but here is P138 as of tonight. I recently purchased the bike from a gentleman who had been collecting Paramount parts which I assembled today.

The bike and I went out on a 2 mi shakedown run before a 13mi group ride tomorrow morning.


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I don't know what the bicycle looked like in the 2011 eBay auction but here is P138 as of tonight. I recently purchased the bike from a gentleman who had been collecting Paramount parts which I assembled today.

The bike and I went out on a 2 mi shakedown run before a 13mi group ride tomorrow morning.

Ride it till the cows come home.
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You're on a roll, two cool bikes in a week. Headset locknut the same as on your other bike?
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And great work in finding it's "outing" thread!!!
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