I have a 1963 Chrome Paramount and a December 1972 (1973 model year) Chrome Paramount pictured @ http://www.firstflightbikes.com/vintage.htm
The later bike was at the Cirque, so many of you may have seen it.
Jeff Archer First Flight Bicycles 216 S. Center St. Statesville, NC 28677 704.878.9689 704.878.9683 FAX firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.firstflightbikes.com
> In the early sixties Schwinn would do some custom (out of the ordinary)
> chrome work. I bought my first Paramount track bike in the fall of 1963 and
> it arrived in Feb. 1964. I opted for only chrome head lugs on this bike, but
> was seriously thinking of having all the lugs chromed including the bottom
> bracket. At the 1963 Tour of Summerville Allen Grecio was riding a Pumpkin
> Orange track bike with all four lugs chromed of which I have a nice picture
> of, although it is only B&W. If there is any interest I can scan the photo
> and e-mail it to anyone interested. In 1963 the National Championships were
> in Northbrook, IL. My teammates and I were there for a week prior to the
> event. We took one day and went into Chicago to the Schwinn factory and
> Oscar Watson's bike shop, at which Jim Rossi (5 time National Sprint
> Champion) was a mechanic and there wrenching at the time. At Schwinn we got
> the grand tour including the Paramount shop and met Mr. Grecio, no relation
> to Allen. He told us that any custom work we would like to have done would
> be possible just give him a call prior to placing an order. I remember
> seeing fully chromed track bikes as well as road bikes during these years.
> Not sure of the P numbers though. Wasn't the P-14 track, P-15 road and so on
> for touring etc. or something to that effect?
> Mark, heading out the door to do 30 or so, Poore