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Old 07-25-08, 02:03 PM
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What is this Paramount

Me thinks this is a Japanmount not Waterford built. Whoever told him otherwise was misinformed. https://cgi.ebay.com/BIKE-Schwinn-Par...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 07-25-08, 02:10 PM
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It looks exactly like my Japan built 1992 OS 2. Roger
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Old 07-25-08, 02:44 PM
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Yep; Panasonic/National built PDG Series 2.
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I'd take one of those in a 60cm, and for a lot less than that opening bid price.
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Old 07-25-08, 03:36 PM
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He's had it listed for a lot more in various unsuccessful auctions, like this one, running concurrent to the listing above:

https://cgi.ebay.com/BIKE-Schwinn-Par...3286.m20.l1116

Seems like a lot of sizzle for not much steak.
 
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This ad is not only hard to read, but it is full of misinformation. He links to the Waterford site, which clearly shows that this is an Asian built Series 2.

https://waterfordbikes.com/now/home.p...type=pdgseries

I love the line in the end of the text stating "PDG ordered 589 of em, and introduced Shimano To The U.S.A.."

I guess we missed out on all this:

1921: Shozaburo Shimano establishes Shimano Iron Works and begins production of the original Shimano freewheel.
1931: First export of the Shimano freewheel
1940: Company is incorporated and name changed to Shimano Iron Works Co., Ltd.
1956: First Shimano derailleur appears.
1957: First Shimano 3-speed internally geared rear hub appears.
1965: Shimano American Corp. established in New York, USA.
1967: "Sky-Lark" derailleur and "Servo-Pantograph" mechanism introduced.
1972: Dura-Ace racing component group introduced.
1980: Shimano AX aerodynamic racing component system introduced.
1984: SIS® and New Dura-Ace® group introduced.

(from https://www.mombat.org/Shimano.htm )

I'm not sure how early Schwinn started using Shimano, but they for sure had it on the '72/'73 World Voyageurs and some Paramounts in '73.

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Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
It looks exactly like my Japan built 1992 OS 2. Roger
"Japan built 1992 OS 2"???
Did you miss the huge "Made in China" sticker on the head tube?
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"Japan built 1992 OS 2"???
Did you miss the huge "Made in China" sticker on the head tube?
Reviving 13 year old threads is disruption. Stop this nonsense.
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Somebody's going for the revival record.
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