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So, THE Best Schwinn Road Bike; BAR NONE?

Old 10-30-19, 03:36 PM
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So, THE Best Schwinn Road Bike; BAR NONE?

So, what was the best Schwinn road bike to ever grace the road? We all hear about the Paramount, but was it really the best?

Just thought I'd start a conversation about it...
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Paramount of the Schwinns built in the USA, was the no holds barred top of the line.
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Either the Paramount or the Stingray.
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Paramount of the Schwinns built in the USA, was the no holds barred top of the line.
Any particular years?
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oooh can we do "is this really a Paramount" next
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The real question is, could a '68 Paramount have beaten the '68 Yankees?
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Prologue with Tange Prestige
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Prologue with Tange Prestige
I have not had many schwinn road bikes- except a Prelude, which was a great little bike.. emphasis on little (for me).. so i gave it to a student. But the same era Prologue in black/grey fade is top of my wish list.

I do think they should have named them a bit more clearly... Paramount, Prologue, Prelude... makes the Tempo stand out I guess!
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Best for what?
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Prologue with Tange Prestige
Originally Posted by Kent T View Post
Paramount of the Schwinns built in the USA, was the no holds barred top of the line.
How about we combine these two response for the right answer.

It is a Paramount, and it is made from Tange Prestige.



I sold my Prologue, I sold my Waterford Paramount, I kept the above. Nuff said.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
How about we combine these two response for the right answer.

It is a Paramount, and it is made from Tange Prestige.



I sold my Prologue, I sold my Waterford Paramount, I kept the above. Nuff said.
first page and we have the answer!
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
How about we combine these two response for the right answer.

It is a Paramount, and it is made from Tange Prestige:
Cant argue with that.
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
How about we combine these two response for the right answer.

It is a Paramount, and it is made from Tange Prestige.



I sold my Prologue, I sold my Waterford Paramount, I kept the above. Nuff said.
What a gorgeous bike! Thanks for sharing!
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For fancy lugs, the Chicago Paramounts are it, otherwise it is the Waterford Paramounts.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
oooh can we do "is this really a Paramount" next
I hope not, because I have a 2013 Paramount Series 8.... It is a really, really sweet bike, but I don't want to argue about it's providence to the originals....


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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
For fancy lugs, the Chicago Paramounts are it, otherwise it is the Waterford Paramounts.
I think the one I had at one time was a 1989 dressed in Dura-Ace 7400. I should have kept that bike as it was pretty much mint.
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Originally Posted by UKFan4Sure View Post
We all hear about the Paramount, but was it really the best?.
Yes
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What a gorgeous bike! Thanks for sharing!
I have come to realize that @jamesdak has all the best bikes. also hes a really good photographer and contributor to this site. props to you james!
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
How about we combine these two response for the right answer.

It is a Paramount, and it is made from Tange Prestige.



I sold my Prologue, I sold my Waterford Paramount, I kept the above. Nuff said.
Mine is a '92, repainted a very dark chocolate brown. Many think it is black. What year is yours?
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Continental, of course.
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Mine is a '92, repainted a very dark chocolate brown. Many think it is black. What year is yours?
Well, supposedly these red, white, and blue ones were a prototype run by Panasonic to prove to Schwinn they could make bikes worthy of the Paramount name. So since the first PDG numbered bikes started in 1991 I guess these were done around 1990.

They also did a run of all white ones that were welded, not lugged.
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I have come to realize that @jamesdak has all the best bikes. also hes a really good photographer and contributor to this site. props to you james!
Thanks!

Ironic thing is that riding all these wonderful bikes does take away from my real photography passion, wildlife and landscapes.










Here too I prefer old to new. I use sorta modern Canon DSLRs but mainly shoot old manual focus Leica R and Contax Zeiss prime lenses that I adapted to work on the EOS mount.

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Thanks!

Ironic thing is that riding all these wonderful bikes does take away from my real photography passion, wildlife and landscapes.










Here too I prefer old to new. I use sorta modern Canon DSLRs but mainly shoot old manual focus Leica R and Contax Zeiss prime lenses that I adapted to work on the EOS mount.

Very nice pics. I am a leica man too.
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Any particular years?
All Chicago era until production was shut down. The last Superior was close in quality.
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