Re: [CR]seen the new Paramounts?


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Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2001 12:05:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jonathan Cowden <jac33@tempter.arts.cornell.edu>
Subject: Re: [CR]seen the new Paramounts?
Cc: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <991411983.3b17bf0f49405@webmail.mtco.com>


Hi all. A couple of months ago a Schwinn dealer on the ibob list indicated that the company had a few of the steel match-built Paramounts left. My guess is that the lbs in question purchased one of them and isn't up to speed on the provenance. Jon Cowden Ithaca, NY

On Fri, 1 Jun 2001 kurtsj@mtco.com wrote:
> Hi Chris,
> That's the interesting part. The shop had just gotten the frame, and hadn't
> even finished unwrapping it. Also, I'd specifically asked if it was built by
> match, and was told it wasn't. Maybe the shop owner had never heard of match,
> but had been told Tim Isaac built it. Who knows...
> Perhaps Schwinn has a bunch of these in the back of a warehouse, and is just
> now getting them cleared out??
>
> Steve K.
> Peoria, IL, where nice frames seem to just appear from out of the past.
>
>
> Quoting Chris Beyer <beyerc@mailserver.volvo.com>:
>
> > Steve:
> >
> > Tim Isaac's Match Bicycles went belly-up roughly a year ago, so the
> > shop's had the bike lying around for a number of months. They also
> > built bikes for rivendell, and one of their former employees (Curt
> > somebodyorother) continues to do so.
> >
> > Chris Beyer
> > Bloomfield, NJ