I hope Schwimm Paramount C&V lovers can help! I think I have come across and picked up a nice bike. I cringe and hope you all agree....feedback is more than welcome and apprecaited. I am an admitted newbie at this classic and vintage forum and research only goes so far as actuall experence. So this is what I know:
1. Purchased from "old lady" during an estate auction. Custom ordered (all paint no chrome), and some upgrades over time (man died in early 90's) hardly ever rode...and it appears as this is true.
2. I bought from the purchaser who knows not what he had, but after the bike dealer (sticker still on bike) appraised he put on CL
3. I feel comfortable with the price I paid based on what I have seen on Ebay and CL and just reading on line...sorry in bed for 4 weeks due to surgery and why not waste time on bike research. Fell in love with the 70's Paramounts (my first bike was a purple stingray and first new bike was a Scrambler :-)...So kind of a Schwinn guy already. (own a Bianchi Volpe not vintage but responsible for my reinterest in bike...gotta love em all!)
4. "upgrades" appear to be the Deore XT front and back, but I have included a link to my Picasa site for your viewing pleasure.
Please provide your 2 cents or more and let me know what I bought. I do not know the rims or spokes...and not sure of the rear cassette or chain...but pics will help all who view.
I welcome your feedback!