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Paramount P11 Tourist?

Old 09-30-16, 10:34 AM
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Paramount P11 Tourist?

Picked up this rough Paramount a couple weeks ago from the local CL, was trying to research a year and model for it and the closest I found similar to it was the yellow P11 tourist below, unfortunately the violet one is missing its original parts and was dressed up with what looks to be parts from an old mountain bike. Only parts that might be original to it are headset and hubs. The pics make it look worse than it actually is, it's a pretty solid frame/fork despite the rust on it . I'll probably leave it as is and build a single speed out of it. Serial on it is T49, so it gives me a year of 1964 for it, non chrome lugs and also has the same pin stripping as the yellow tourist(well what's left of it ). What do you think? tourist?












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Old 09-30-16, 10:59 AM
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I believe the P12 and P11 had the same frame and fork, pinstripes were standard on all models that year. In that case without the original components there is no way to know whether it was originally a drop bar (P12) or tourist (P11) model. Since the tourist model was rare there is a greater chance it was a P12.


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Originally Posted by Metacortex View Post
I believe the P12 and P11 had the same frame and fork, pinstripes were standard on all models that year. In that case without the original components there is no way to know whether it was originally a drop bar (P12) or tourist (P11) model. Since the tourist model was rare there is a greater chance it was a P12.
So it could be restored to be either one with the right parts I guess. Cool, thanks!
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