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"Rarest of all Paramounts you say?"

Old 04-14-10, 06:27 AM
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"Rarest of all Paramounts you say?"

https://cgi.ebay.com/1975-Team-Schwin...item35a88dcec3


It can't possibly be rarer than my hetchins/paramount hybrid full chrome track/tourer I bought from ebay seller caleb8381!
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Old 04-14-10, 06:40 AM
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Pretty cool.
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I'm watching it for fun only - pretty sure it will go above and beyond my means.
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Old 04-14-10, 06:55 AM
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Drool....
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Drool....

I wanted to hang in my garage, but it wasn't built for that.
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Old 04-14-10, 12:21 PM
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I have to own one of these one day.
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Rare? Ridiculous. The Olympic machines with filed-down Nervex lugs and oversize Ishiwata top tubes are.

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Rare?

Number 1 is the rarist since there's only one number 1.

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The only examples of this bike I saw was when Schwinn sponsored the Paramount cycle Club in SoCal in 1975 & 1976.

Most of the top riders got silver Team Schwinn bikes of one form or another, some just got repainted in this color scheme.

Fun to see, there are some big fillets at the BB shell.
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The fork is bent......
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The fork is bent......
So is the seat tube, I think.
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I don't think it's all that rare, at least if we're talking about curved seat tube track Paramounts
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The fork is bent......
Hope you're joking.

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of course the fork is bent, otherwise there wouldn't be any rake.
This is one of the few pictures of frames where you can actually see that the fork is not bent with a great degree of certainty
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post
of course the fork is bent, otherwise there wouldn't be any rake.
This is one of the few pictures of frames where you can actually see that the fork is not bent with a great degree of certainty


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Meh, looks bent to me. Also, what's with that Varsity filleted bottom bracket. That thing just reeks of low quality....geez.
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And how about those cheesy dropout joints? It was probably converted from a P13.

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Originally Posted by darkmagus View Post
Also, what's with that Varsity filleted bottom bracket. That thing just reeks of low quality....geez.
I hope you're kidding. It was never possible to buy a bb with those angles, and the fillets look pretty good to me. I'm not a big fan of the way they joined the rear dropouts though.
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I hope you're kidding.
Now why would you say a crazy thing like that?
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I was just kidding
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I was just kidding
I'm not kidding about kidding, kid.

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