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Old 12-05-15, 05:05 PM
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Schwinn ??

Someone is selling this as a Schwinn? No markings. At first I thought it might be a PDG Paramount frame but I am not sure? Any ideas on what it is? http://images.craigslist.org/00I0I_4...ba_600x450.jpg
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Old 12-05-15, 05:19 PM
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Steve, there really isn't enough detail in the photo to provide any useful information about what it is. The single chainring crankset with a rear derailleur looks like an owner mod and is a bit off-putting.
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
Steve, there really isn't enough detail in the photo to provide any useful information about what it is. The single chainring crankset with a rear derailleur looks like an owner mod and is a bit off-putting.
Thanks. Yes it was a modified build. I could swear I have seen that paint job somewhere before? Hoped someone would recognize it. The guy is selling it pretty cheap.
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Looks like Paramount splatter, but I don't know if it was the U.S. frames or the Japanese ones that featured this.
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Looks like Paramount splatter, but I don't know if it was the U.S. frames or the Japanese ones that featured this.
Yes it is very similar to that. The guy said it was not purple though. He told me he bought it from a pawn shop 2 years ago and was told it was a Schwinn. It could be anything? The wheel base looks like it was a road bike?
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Look for the serial number. Could be on the headtube or down by the bottom bracket

The seatpost collar is different between the Series 5 bike photo posted, and the mystery bike. Is the frame aluminum or steel?
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Rear dropout is totally different too.
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To my eye, the geometry looks too relaxed for it to be a pdg series paramount.
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Thanks guys. I have written this one off. Not worth the time to go check out.
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One problem with the photo is that the bike is leaning against the window sill at about 30° - 40°, making the seat tube and head tube angles look much slacker. The seller needs to learn how to take pictures.
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