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  1. Indeed it does. Best I can determine from...

    Indeed it does. Best I can determine from examining the catalogs the change from B17 to Professional took place in '65: Schwinn catalogs, 1961 - 1970 (334 of 765)
  2. Good to know, anything pre-1960 is outside of my...

    Good to know, anything pre-1960 is outside of my experience.
  3. '60s and '70s Paramounts came with Brooks Pro...

    '60s and '70s Paramounts came with Brooks Pro saddles as standard, I believe starting in 1970 a Unica Nitor saddle was optional. No Schwinn I am aware of ever came with a Brooks B17.
  4. Pedals listed here: Schwinn Le Tour II Pedal...

    Pedals listed here:

    Schwinn Le Tour II Pedal Right Side 60s 70s 80s 1977 Rat Trap Raleigh KKT RT E | eBay
    Raleigh Rat Trap Right Side 60s 70s 80s 1977 Schwinn Le Tour II KKT RT E Pedals | eBay
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    According to the serial no. and frame...

    According to the serial no. and frame construction and decals I believe it's an '89, the '79 was a completely different animal with an electro-forged frame made in Chicago. What is the 4-digit number...
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    Looks like an '89 Lil' Chik: My Schwinn Lil' Chik...

    Looks like an '89 Lil' Chik: My Schwinn Lil' Chik | Rat Rod Bikes

    Here are the specs for a '90 model: Schwinn 1990 Bicycle Model Line Highlights -- Lil' Chik

    Made in China, value maybe $25 or...
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    Looks like he may have lost a decade somewhere....

    Looks like he may have lost a decade somewhere. :) The frame serial reads 0Fxxxxx which I believe dates the frame to June '80. I think the badge reads xxx0 which would date is as a 1980 Voyageur 11.8...
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    I checked the H Lloyd Cycles listing of 531...

    I checked the H Lloyd Cycles listing of 531 decals and was surprised to find that they do not list the specific 531 decal used by Schwinn on the Paramounts starting in late '72. Here is a figure from...
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    While the Brooks Professional is considered to be...

    While the Brooks Professional is considered to be a nicer (and more expensive, especially with the copper rivets) saddle, the '74 and earlier Super Sport and Sports Tourer came from the factory with...
  10. You just answered your own question: When using...

    I don't know what I'm doing wrong.[/quote]

    You just answered your own question: When using straight side rims you should inflate the tires to 75psi or less.
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    Cut the cable off flush, then use a punch (or...

    Cut the cable off flush, then use a punch (or nail) equal to or smaller than the diameter of the cable to drive it out. Worked for me.
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    It looks like the crankset that came on the...

    It looks like the crankset that came on the '80-'82 World Tourist 5, 3, and single-speed models:

    http://bikecatalogs.org/SCHWINN/1982/Catalog/500/1982_15.JPG

    I concur with Narhay, all-steel,...
  13. The original pedal (bottom and left) is a KKT...

    The original pedal (bottom and left) is a KKT RT-E, that is what came on the bike new. There are a couple of sets on eBay right now (there usually is, they are not rare):

    Vintage KKT RT 9 16" Rat...
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    According to the color and components that is a...

    According to the color and components that is a late '73 Schwinn Continental with a 24" frame in Sunset Orange. From a restoration perspective it is missing the original saddle, spoke protector and...
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    There are several other interesting fillet-brazed...

    There are several other interesting fillet-brazed Schwinn models. These include what I would consider the direct predecessor to the '85-'89 Cimarron, the '80-'82 King Sting. There was the coaster,...
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    That's a common misconception. The Schwinn...

    That's a common misconception. The Schwinn tandems including the Town and Country, Bicycle Built For Two, Twinn, Deluxe Twinn, Mini-Twinn, Paramount Tandems and Twinn Sport were fillet-brazed. For...
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    That finish is original on the '78 through '83...

    That finish is original on the '78 through '83 Twinn Sport. These were all fillet-brazed except for the lower chainstays. The joints were mostly finished except for the aforementioned center to head...
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    Here's an example of Chicago Schwinn brass...

    Here's an example of Chicago Schwinn brass fillet-brazed joints both ground smooth (top/bottom) and unground (center): The unground brass joint appears to be much thicker than more modern tig welds:...
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    I remember reading that from Bob and I have no...

    I remember reading that from Bob and I have no reason to doubt it. For further confirmation here is a quote from Richard Schwinn stating that the Paramountain was built in Greenville: Paramountain...
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    I'm fairly certain these were US made, but I'm...

    I'm fairly certain these were US made, but I'm not sure if they were built in Greenville or Waterford. I also like these a lot, thanks for posting these pics.
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    The Sierra Brown bike is original, the gold bike...

    The Sierra Brown bike is original, the gold bike was repainted. The original fork darts were actually painted (screen printed) and were not decals.
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    I first heard about Seversons after finding a '72...

    I first heard about Seversons after finding a '72 Super Sport with one of those stickers. Apparently they were a mega-dealer in the '70s with up to 3 or 4 stores during the boom, and Marc Muller of...
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    I'd feel better about paying $50 to maybe $75. ...

    I'd feel better about paying $50 to maybe $75.



    The stem is the standard Schwinn p/n 05 500 chrome forged steel stem used from mid-'70 through mid-'74 on many models including the Collegiate:...
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    That is a 1970 Collegiate Tourist Ladies' model...

    That is a 1970 Collegiate Tourist Ladies' model with what appears to be the smaller 19" frame in Sky Blue:

    http://bikecatalogs.org/SCHWINN/1970/Catalog/500/1970_18.jpg

    It was also built during...
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    Unfortunately the Ladies' models take a hit in...

    Unfortunately the Ladies' models take a hit in value and the original pedals are missing. I'd estimate this one at $75 to $100 depending on the local market. A Men's model might be $50 to $100 more....
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