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Old 06-10-16, 06:41 AM
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Here's my 1968 Paramount.
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Searching for my last piece, the LeTour GT300 R/d with no luck. Found an exact match today at a bike shop in the parts bin. The Shimano Titlist, luckily the person I bought the Paramount off of sent me the body of the original R/d, but he said it broke. Switched the bodies around and its good enough for me.









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Old 04-04-17, 09:08 PM
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'66 Schwinn Paramount Track Bike

I bought this bike used in 1977, and restored it in 2015. It is still a great ride!
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@73Steve -- I'm gonna go ahead and declare you the winner of the (nonexistent) "Best First Post" award. Awesome bike!
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Seconded, motion carries, done deal!


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@73Steve -- I'm gonna go ahead and declare you the winner of the (nonexistent) "Best First Post" award. Awesome bike!
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Old 04-05-17, 02:27 AM
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Here is my favorite photo in the "Paramount as art category". Thanks for the thread, it is great to see. Jeff
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So I'm getting the International to the Paramount is like the Anglia to the Mercury
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Originally Posted by Vintage Raleigh
So I'm getting the International to the Paramount is like the Anglia to the Mercury
A better comparison is a good three piece suit bought "off the rack" vs. a bespoke suit fitted and sewn for you by your tailor.

Carlton production was an industrial process w/ a well defined product of idiosyncratic characteristics and quality.
P-mounts in the '70's were built to order for each customer from a build sheet w/ a range of options and models from track to touring in a palette of colors and offering custom geometry all silver brazed.

The only thing missing from the build sheet was which side one dressed on.

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Originally Posted by Bandera
A better comparison is a good three piece suit bought "off the rack" vs. a bespoke suit fitted and sewn for you by your tailor.

Carlton production was an industrial process w/ a well defined product of idiosyncratic characteristics and quality.
P-mounts in the '70's were built to order for each customer from a build sheet w/ a range of options and models from track to touring in a palette of colors and offering custom geometry all silver brazed.

The only thing missing from the build sheet was which side one dressed on.

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Vastly different then. Is the International a copy too?
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Originally Posted by Vintage Raleigh
Vastly different then. Is the International a copy too?
The Internat'l was an exemplar of Carlton production of a quality high performance mass-ish produced British clubriders bike of the era, not a copy of anything that I'm aware of, but certainly not unique in the era.
The Internat'l was the product of a cycling culture & lineage that was designed as many British lightweights were for TT use w/ tubulars fitted on one weekend and with mudguards, clinchers & canvas seatbag for a weekend club pub tour the next.

A highly versatile design, as mine has proven to be, but the result of fairly well controlled mass-ish production not akin to what was available from "the Cage" in Chicago "back when" a P-mount was built to order for each of our customers.

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A question to all, the Schwinn spec sheet lists the frame tubing for my 91 OS PDG Tange as triple butted. But the Tange decal has double butted written on it.

Which pudding has the truth?

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Love to see the name on the front of the forks!
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Well since this one appeared I'll share mine.

This is a Waterford built 1987:



And then the "preproduction" PDG Series Paramount:

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Gotta have something to wear when off the bike.
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Old 06-18-17, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandera
A better comparison is a good three piece suit bought "off the rack" vs. a bespoke suit fitted and sewn for you by your tailor.

Carlton production was an industrial process w/ a well defined product of idiosyncratic characteristics and quality.
P-mounts in the '70's were built to order for each customer from a build sheet w/ a range of options and models from track to touring in a palette of colors and offering custom geometry all silver brazed.

The only thing missing from the build sheet was which side one dressed on.

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Anyone have a copy of this build sheet, it would be cool to see one ;-)
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Official entry/roll call responder with my 1974 Paramount P15. March build date out of Racine, WI. 25" / 63.5cm frame. Restoration by myself after steerer replacement and a some 'invisible' alterations (by a fellow BF member). It was a 100% basket case when it came into my world. Satin black paint and Suntour Superbe (mostly first gen) components throughout. Went for a hot rod/rat rod/gasser look, letting the polished bits contrast and really shine. Campy for the original headset and derailleur cable guide, along with a modern cartridge BB. The bike rides like a Cadillac but is not sloppy. Great steering, light brake lever action, and it feels nice and tight when accelerating out of the saddle. Very happy going slow, too.





That's a 28T large cog that RD is running. Only the slightest grumbling!


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^Lovin' the matte black with the polished bits. Terrific build!
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Here's my June 1974 P10 from Pioneer Manuf. Before rebuild,

Not repainting just cleaning up and get it back on the road!

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^Lovin' the matte black with the polished bits. Terrific build!
Thank you! Took it to work and to the bike shop where I rescued her (finally!). Every time I ride it, I like it even more, and tonight was no exception.

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Here's my June 1974 P10 from Pioneer Manuf. Before rebuild,

Not repainting just cleaning up and get it back on the road!

Lovely Paramount! Such an airy aesthetic about it--that silver and the tall frame (tall frames are fantastic!)--especially compared to mine. Are you running 700C's?
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Thank you! Took it to work and to the bike shop where I rescued her (finally!). Every time I ride it, I like it even more, and tonight was no exception.



Lovely Paramount! Such an airy aesthetic about it--that silver and the tall frame (tall frames are fantastic!)--especially compared to mine. Are you running 700C's?
Thanks,In that picture it has tubular wheels on it,which turn out are the stock wheels for the Raleigh Professional that i also got from the same person, in the extra wheels were the stock 27" Clincher wheels for the Paramount, which is what will go back on the bike after the rebuild
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38-40

A poor pic of the '38 Team racer (ex Al Crossley) and custom Team Women's '40 with Original Cyclo Derailleur (3 speed, factory installed Cyclo tab on stay).

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Silly me, did I miss this thread? Oh well, you get to see my '74 again...

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Looks awesome! Can't wait to see it in person.
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Trying to figure out more information on a bike that I was given by a neighbor. Can't figure out how to attach photos on this forum. Tried but they wouldn't go through.

Pretty sure the bike is a pre-1960 Paramount "666" is stamped on the bike twice. Wanted to talk with the "Scooper" fellow but this site won't let me send him a private message.

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Out of the shop into the fleet
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