Tom Hayes wrote:
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 17:49:25 -0500 To: email@example.com Subject: I don't know if others of you have seen this Paramount on Ebay; he lists it as nervex lugs. Those aren't nervex lugs, are they? And the year he states the bike is, would fit with when Paramount switched to Prugnant lugs? I wrote to him suggesting that he might be wrong, and he responded that he will stand by what Richard Schwinn told him. http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1056424950 Tom "always ready to be corrected" Hayes
I have a xerox of the '72 Paramount specs brochure. According to it,
All single models in '72 had Nervex Professional Lugs.
The decals are not, in my opinion, correct. The '72 with original paint that I have has rather plain sans-serif (block) letters, much smaller, and single line instead of outline.
BTW, I can't remember seeing a Paramount between 61 and 72 which did not have Nervex Pro lugs.
The cranks look to me like Shimano Tourney (?) with pants leg protector.
I have never seen the "Schwinn SuperLight Bicycles" decal before.
All-in-all, I think it is much younger than 1970, and likely a repainted melange miscellaneous parts.
But, I'd love to be wrong.
Anyone interested in trades for my lovely '72 P13 road bike? 25" write for details. Am looking for used Richard (no relation) Sachs or late 60s- early 70s Cinelli as part trade. Smaller frame (58 - 60 cm) desired.