[CR]Re: Mafac center pulls on a Paramount

Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley

Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 22:04:09 -0400
From: HM & SS Sachs <sachs@erols.com>
To: InchPitch@aol.com, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Mafac center pulls on a Paramount

Bill Curtis wrote:

Raoul, bite your tongue...Mafacs on a Paramount. And shame on those who installed them. Schwinn never offered any other center pulls than Weinmann. Even when Campy was the option, Weinmann was the standard equipment.

=========== Well, Bill, I know I put Mafacs on one chrome Paramount in the 60s. Just a preference, and I'm not ashamed to mention it. Must have been the air in Houston back then (or now!). Later, I became a die-hard Universal 61 and 68 fan, but there was a time when I really preferred the Mafac to the Weinmann. And remember: if you have the early Weinmann CPs with the pivot bolts riveted to the backing plate, they will look good on the wall, but tend to crack if actually used. I have pix if anyone needs them.

harvey sachs
mcLean va