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Old 10-20-22, 07:32 PM
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Two of a kind early Paramounts

thought I'd post these for your viewing pleasure. p number paramounts, prob 1947s. I love sweaty unrestored bikes. this is my favorite paint scheme of paramounts




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Splendid. One doesn't see that every day.
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So very nice!
Will you make them rideable?
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Originally Posted by obrentharris
So very nice!
Will you make them rideable?
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it wouldn't take much to get these on the road, but prob not, I've got too many bikes to play with, some that I do ride
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Originally Posted by roadcrankr
Splendid. One doesn't see that every day.

Maybe for you... I walk past where this is stored in my dining room every day.


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Can you share how you acquired this beautiful pair of Paramounts? And anything about their history and backstory? You've got us salivating--- now feed us more tidbits!
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Originally Posted by konakai
thought I'd post these for your viewing pleasure. p number paramounts, prob 1947s. I love sweaty unrestored bikes. this is my favorite paint scheme of paramounts


Interesting how one stem has so much more patina than the other with the frames looking roughly the same. Maybe some refurbishing was done on the left side bike, saddle looks in better condition too. Anyone notice the handlebar clamps are reversed?
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I've had more than a few early paramounts over the years, sold them the last few years. I bought the one with the red tires about 10 years ago, in st louis at a swap, the other bought in Florida about six months ago from a post on this forum, are you looking for one of these. it's interesting their about 100 numbers apart on the serial, and one has ball stays, the other slanted
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I've had more than a few early paramounts over the years, sold them the last few years. I bought the one with the red tires about 10 years ago, in st louis at a swap, the other bought in Florida about six months ago from a post on this forum, are you looking for one of these. it's interesting their about 100 numbers apart on the serial, and one has ball stays, the other slanted
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Wow, what a beautiful pair. Absolutely amazing paint on these.
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Thanks for sharing your bicycles @konakai. Here are a couple of snaps from The Marin Museum of Bicycles:


Marin Museum Of Bicycling
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Schwinn Paramounts. 1939, 1940
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They changed a little by 1960


But not much.
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Originally Posted by djkashuba
Thanks for sharing your bicycles @konakai. Here are a couple of snaps from The Marin Museum of Bicycles:


Marin Museum Of Bicycling by djk762, on Flickr


Schwinn Paramounts. 1939, 1940 by djk762, on Flickr
bent carrot...
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bent carrot...
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Konakai,
Sweet, I would like to find one of those, especially one with the wooden rims.
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