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Serial number puzzle Schwinn Experts Please. 1973 Chrome Schwinn Paramount??

Old 01-22-12, 10:29 AM
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Serial number puzzle Schwinn Experts Please. 1973 Chrome Schwinn Paramount??

I was researching my Paramount trying to figure out the date. The serial is very clear and reads A73120.

I thought that would mean January 1973 BUT..... my bike is full chrome and the 1973 Schwinn catalog clearly states that Full Chrome is not available in 1973. It also has a P1 on the BB shell. I thought this would be P12, P13 or P14. It has eyelets on the fork and drops

So what year and model would this be?

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I think full chrome was not standard, but available special order. My friend in college ordered one about 74-75.
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January, 1973 all chrome Paramount, either P10-9 or P15-9 because of the eyelets and top tube braze-ons for the rear brake cable.

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Full-chrome wasn't deleted from the lineup until 1976 - even then, there's one factory all-chrome 1976 example in existence that goes against the catalog specs.

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