[CR]Re: Correct stem for Schwinn Paramount

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From: "Stephen Barner" <steve@sburl.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 08:12:16 -0400
Subject: [CR]Re: Correct stem for Schwinn Paramount

The early Cinelli 1A with the nutted bar clamp also had a 7mm socket head expander bolt. I still have the Cinelli wrench that came in my first Paramount tool kit. That bolt has a larger head diameter than the 6 mm bolt that came later, leaving a slight gap when retrofitted with a newer 6mm bolt.

I noticed that the 1970 catalog shows the Paramount with a steel Cinelli stem, but also shows a Diamond Jubilee model that was to be released in April 1970. I only vaguely remember that model, as I was still riding my Varsity and lusting after a Motobecane Grand Touring, which was more in my price range. Anyone recall what the difference was in the Diamond Jubilee Paramount? Was that the bike that introduced the alloy Cinelli bar and stem?

Steve Barner, Bolton, Vermont

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> Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2003 19:50:22 -0700 (PDT)

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\r?\n> > ...it had the TTT or something on down the

\r?\n> > line from the 1/A.

\r?\n> > These had a 7mm allen (wrench included)...

\r?\n> Yes - the stems with the 7mm bolt were from TTT. It was

\r?\n> certainly nice of Raleigh to include a wrench because all of us

\r?\n> who bought Atala and Frejus bikes with those stems had to fend

\r?\n> for ourselves. This was not an easy size to obtain.

\r?\n> Originally we ordered them from motorcycle parts suppliers! (I

\r?\n> kid you not.) At the moment, the 7mm hex wrench in my tool box

\r?\n> is a chrome plated Cinelli thing. I have no idea where I

\r?\n> bought it. Italy? France? Mel Pinto in Georgetown? Or

\r?\n> College Park Bicycles perhaps?

\r?\n> Cheers,

\r?\n> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia