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Best estate sale find ever (Schwinn Paramount)

Old 10-17-11, 03:31 PM
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Best estate sale find ever (Schwinn Paramount)

Normally I'm not a vintage bike guy, more into mt. biking. That being said, I saw this at an esate sale yesterday and simply had to snag it. What does everyone think?
https://imgur.com/pz2xj
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Old 10-17-11, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by s7card View Post
Normally I'm not a vintage bike guy, more into mt. biking. That being said, I saw this at an esate sale yesterday and simply had to snag it. What does everyone think?
https://imgur.com/pz2xj
I'm thinking ...... Heck of an introduction. Welcome I think ...
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Old 10-17-11, 03:35 PM
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thanks... I think
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PS if anyone knows anything more to help me learn more about this bike. so far the best I can tell it's late 30's/early 40s. The serial number is A8XX... The last two numbers are a little scratched up and hard to tell what they are
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Old 10-17-11, 04:07 PM
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Wicked cool. I hope we can convince you to put up some more detail shots.

Suggestion - new bar tape. I don't think plastic as we know it existed when this bike was produced.
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That is pretty cool. Looks like the brake is an afterthought? Added for street use of a track bike? Or were all bikes like this back then? Fork's probably not drilled for a brake.
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Old 10-17-11, 04:15 PM
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Its only a skip tooth Paramount track bike.....I'd put it next to my other 5.
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Absolutely a great find. Weren't the track handlebars so stylish back then? Were you lucky enough for the bike to be your size?
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yep, that's a nice estate sale find. Some more pictures are in order. Some of the dropouts and lugs would help in identifying it.
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He's leaving out the part about the wood-rimmed wheels that were included in the purchase.
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Norfolk and whey. How much did you pay for it?
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Yes. More details please. Photos. Story. Etc.
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ok more details, I found the bike a few blocks from my house at an Estate sale, when I was taking my dogs for their usual walk. I live in CA on the central coast in an area that many people refer to as the elephant graveyard (Cambria). Anyways I asked the lady hosting the sale about it, and she said that it was appraised at $240, but she would sell it for $200 (whomever that appraiser was, you are now my hero). I ran home and got my car, and returned with cash. After loading the bike, the lady told me there was also some "parts" that go with it, and I had to take it all (twist my arm). Everything was in boxes and bags, so when i got home it was like Christmas all over again. It quickly became apparent that whomever this person was, they has a love of bikes. Also it became pretty apparent that the parts I got, don't really belong to this bike... but that is totally ok. Anyhow I've thrown up some pictures here https://picasaweb.google.com/s7card/...eat=directlink
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Wow
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Originally Posted by s7card View Post
ok more details, I found the bike a few blocks from my house at an Estate sale, when I was taking my dogs for their usual walk. I live in CA on the central coast in an area that many people refer to as the elephant graveyard (Cambria). Anyways I asked the lady hosting the sale about it, and she said that it was appraised at $240, but she would sell it for $200 (whomever that appraiser was, you are now my hero). I ran home and got my car, and returned with cash. After loading the bike, the lady told me there was also some "parts" that go with it, and I had to take it all (twist my arm). Everything was in boxes and bags, so when i got home it was like Christmas all over again. It quickly became apparent that whomever this person was, they has a love of bikes. Also it became pretty apparent that the parts I got, don't really belong to this bike... but that is totally ok. Anyhow I've thrown up some pictures here https://picasaweb.google.com/s7card/...eat=directlink
OMG! That's an incredible haul, even without the awesome bike. Welcome friend!
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Old 10-17-11, 05:16 PM
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You over-payed! The only way to re-coup your folly is to sell those parts here, for small amounts, hopefully it will all add up to get you some small profit!
I'll start, what size are the shoes?
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Holy mother of God. Seriously, you've got several thousands of dollars worth of stuff there, especially with the Campy stuff.
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Yer killin' me here! Unreal.
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Link was being grumpy. lemme embed it.

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Wow, thats incredible. It's like winning the lottery. Now you have to get in to vintage road bikes.
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not sure what these little Campagnolo bits are....
those are to hold a frame pump

wow.. a bunch of really old NOS campy.. wood wheels.. good lawd
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I think you did ok!
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That makes sense. And yeah, i just about had to change my pants after pulling out all the campy nos
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those are to hold a frame pump

wow.. a bunch of really old NOS campy.. wood wheels.. good lawd
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Old 10-17-11, 05:40 PM
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Best deal I have seen on this forum! Congratulations.
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Originally Posted by s7card View Post
ok more details, I found the bike a few blocks from my house at an Estate sale, when I was taking my dogs for their usual walk. I live in CA on the central coast in an area that many people refer to as the elephant graveyard (Cambria). Anyways I asked the lady hosting the sale about it, and she said that it was appraised at $240, but she would sell it for $200 (whomever that appraiser was, you are now my hero). I ran home and got my car, and returned with cash. After loading the bike, the lady told me there was also some "parts" that go with it, and I had to take it all (twist my arm). Everything was in boxes and bags, so when i got home it was like Christmas all over again. It quickly became apparent that whomever this person was, they has a love of bikes. Also it became pretty apparent that the parts I got, don't really belong to this bike... but that is totally ok. Anyhow I've thrown up some pictures here https://picasaweb.google.com/s7card/...eat=directlink
Makes one wonder where the road bike is.
I suggest pedals as the spelling should you list them for sale.
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