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Early 1960s Schwinn Flamboyant Red

Old 04-24-10, 05:50 PM
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Early 1960s Schwinn Flamboyant Red

So, a recent acquisition is a '63 Schwinn Paramount frameset. It's stripped down to bare metal, but the remnants of paint on the fork steerer are a red of some sort. The catalog page for that year shows "Flamboyant Red" as one of the color choices. My question: Can anyone show me or point me to examples of Schwinns (Paramounts or other) from that era in that color?

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Flamboyant Red is a great color.

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This is a 70s bike but it probably aint far off;
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It's the matching Hunte Wilde grip tape that I really liked;
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I hope Pete Rutledge doesn't mind me posting a photo of his outstanding P14:



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Here's a '63 Tiger in Flamboyant Red.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I hope Pete Rutledge doesn't mind me posting a photo of his outstanding P14:
Kurt,

That looks like the mid seventies Opaque Red which as the name suggests, was a solid color.

Flamboyant Red was a "candy" color(transparent color coat over a silver base coat).

Here is my recently completed '76 Superior in Flamboyant Red done up as a tourist bike.
Unfortunately the photo doesn't show how nicely the paint glows in real life.
Perhaps Pete's bike is suffering the same photoeffect and just not showing the color as a candy though.


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