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Question about re-painting a Schwinn Paramount

Old 11-08-11, 04:50 PM
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Question about re-painting a Schwinn Paramount

Is there anyone that specializes in re-painting vintage Schwinn Paramount's? I know nothing about the high end bikes and would like a little information please.
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Old 11-08-11, 04:56 PM
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Waterford (formerly Paramount) is one place to go, though Brian Baylis did mine.
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Matt Assenmacher in Swartz Creek, MI did a very nice restoration repaint/decal job on my '85 Waterford Paramount.
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Originally Posted by dbakl View Post
Waterford (formerly Paramount) is one place to go, though Brian Baylis did mine.
Got a rough estimate what it cost and where are these places located? Thanks
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Franklin Frames is a first class operation.

Also, I can recommend the painter who recently did this for me. If interested in more info, let me know and I'll put you in touch.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ned?highlight=

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I talked with Matt Assenmacher a few minutes ago. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
+1. Check out Scooper's thread re his '38 Paramount track frame (you'll be glad you did).
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
+1. Check out Scooper's thread re his '38 Paramount track frame (you'll be glad you did).
That is a beautiful old Paramount.

Can anyone tell me what the correct wheelset is for a '73 Paramount or was there more than one option?
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Welcome to the Bike Forums.

It is so tempting to paint an old road bicycle. A scratch here, and a chip there. A bit, or a lot, of art missing. When is painting a bicycle warranted? The answer might prove surprising and should reveal itself in Should I Paint My Bicycle?

I urge you to have a look through that article and then apply what you learn to your bicycle.

Also, since you admit to knowing little about high end bikes, you might want to spend some time looking at some of the other feature articles on my website. The main purpose of the site is to help you, and others just getting into the interest of old bicycles, learn quickly and avoid costly and frustrating mistakes.

Hope this is a help.
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Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
That is a beautiful old Paramount.

Can anyone tell me what the correct wheelset is for a '73 Paramount or was there more than one option?
It depends on which model Paramount. Here are the 1973 Paramount specifications for all four models:







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The "Schwinn-Approved" rims on my '72 P15 are Weinmann clinchers (not the best rim choice for modern tires however).
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The "Schwinn-Approved" rims on my '72 P15 are Weinmann clinchers (not the best rim choice for modern tires however).
My '72 P15 came from the factory with Mavic Championnat Du Monde tubular rims. I relaced the Record high flange hubs to 700c Open Pro clincher rims.
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Where are you located and how big is your wallet?

Neither of these will disappoint you.

http://www.sanchezpaintshop.com/About.html

http://www.cyclart.com/
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These guys have my 73 Paramount at the moment and will let you know how it goes

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ghlight=groody
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Where are you located and how big is your wallet?

Neither of these will disappoint you.

http://www.sanchezpaintshop.com/About.html

http://www.cyclart.com/
^^THIS^^

These two guys can really paint!

You could add Joe Bell as well.
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