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Road Test/Bike Review (1965) SCHWINN Paramount P13

Old 08-12-21, 08:34 AM
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Road Test/Bike Review (1965) SCHWINN Paramount P13

From the June 1965 issue of American Cycling (predecessor to Bicycling!):





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At the top of the 2nd page: “Paramount is one of the only two true racing machines manufactured in America.”

So what was the other one in 1965?
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I wonder if the "copper tone" paint option was the same one used on countless Schwinn stationary bikes. Presumably would look much better on a Paramount, but talk about stigma!
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
At the top of the 2nd page: “Paramount is one of the only two true racing machines manufactured in America.”

So what was the other one in 1965?
I know because I had one. And as a kid back then, it was a 'true racing machine'.


for the record, this photo is not mine.
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I know because I had one. And as a kid back then, it was a 'true racing machine'.


for the record, this photo is not mine.
it was a fighter plane, a truck, an off road dirt monster, and the first bicycle modification school... makes me want to find some clothes pins and deck of cards for that sweet sound !
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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
I wonder if the "copper tone" paint option was the same one used on countless Schwinn stationary bikes. Presumably would look much better on a Paramount, but talk about stigma!
Here is a '64 model in Coppertone.

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Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
Here is a '64 model in Coppertone.
Hard to tell in photos online, but might be a different color.

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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
Hard to tell in photos online, but might be a different color.
From the photo, and from my memory of seeing them, the paint on the exerciser looks to be a metallic, not a "radiant"(candy color) with a translucent color coat over a silver base coat as the bicycle color is.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
At the top of the 2nd page: “Paramount is one of the only two true racing machines manufactured in America.”

So what was the other one in 1965?
Possibly Wastyn who made many of the early Paramounts for Schwinn? Just a guess on my part. https://wastyn.com/history

SoL, thanks for posting this!
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Possibly Wastyn who made many of the early Paramounts for Schwinn? Just a guess on my part. https://wastyn.com/history

SoL, thanks for posting this!
Thanks much for the link.....learned something new with this read.
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Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
Here is a '64 model in Coppertone.

That metallic copper might well be the best color that's ever been put on a bicycle frame. (See also the Raleigh International.)

And with chromed Nervex lugs...

Dead. Freakin'. Sexy.

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