Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
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As Fiets said- post this to the Classic & Vintage forum. There's a couple Paramount authorities there that could help.
A co-worker of mine had a Paramount tandem that he built from the frame up. (We worked in a Schwinn shop.) The frame is straight-gauge chrome-moly, fillet-brazed by hand. Yours looks a little older than his, so I would guess it's from the early '70's originally, which would make the brakes a late addition.
I agree with Fiets- the stoker top tube is very short. However, that's the way they built them back then. It wasn't until Santana came around that long stoker top tubes became the norm- roughly in the early '80's.
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