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Old 06-07-10, 04:24 PM
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1972 P-15 Paramount?? AKA What is this I don't even...

From my local Craigslist. This is, in my opinion, worse than calling a U-O8 a PX-10.

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/bik/1780224006.html

schwinn Vintage road bike 1970 new accessories (chandler)
Date: 2010-06-07, 2:12PM MST
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I have a schwinn road bike for sale the Frame is from the 1970's but the Rims and tires are new 3 mo old Even have a new spindle Piece that goes in the middle that the cranks turn on. its a good solid bike I am looking to get something a little longer because my knees shift the gears if I stand up. If your interested send me a text message ( 541 ) 250 - 0742

1972 PARAMOUNT P-15 27" high pressure tire 15-speed This is the second of the matching pair of 1972 P-15 Paramounts Notice that the frame size is smaller than the one above. It is unknown how many matching pairs were made, but they are extremely rare. The frame is Reynolds 531.

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I'm no Paramount expert, but that doesn't look much like a Paramount to me...though I really do like the 4 shifters he has going on. I always thought that Barcons + stem shifters would give you plenty of options on how to cycle through those 10 speeds...

I have no idea what this guy is on, but I want some!
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OH. MY. GOD...

I politely texted the seller asking him why he called his bike a paramount, he was a little defensive at first.

Two texts later-
Me: Is it repainted? It doesn't have any of the markings of a Paramount...
Me: If you have a paramount I'm interested in seeing it. The photos in your ad, however, don't look like a paramount to me. Did you post the wrong photos?
Seller: I was just taking a guess as to what it was


Pretty bold guess, bro, to call it a P15........
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Other than something that looks like it was stolen, what might it be?
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which paramount had a seat tube that extended 3" above the top tube?
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Originally Posted by norskagent View Post
which paramount had a seat tube that extended 3" above the top tube?
An extremely rare one?

Looks to me like the advertiser was, as the British say, taking the piss.
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Lets all flag him.
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Anyone notice the set of stem shifters and a set of barcons? Also, you have to love his light mount...
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