There's no way to tell for sure from the photo, but I'm going to guess that this Paramount is wearing its original paint. It is definitely missing the ST decal, which would have been the white panel with Olympic rings, but the downtube decal is correct for that year and the lack of chrome headlugs was typical for the track model. The paint chip on the head tube shows red primer beneath, which is what Schwinn used, at least on black models.
Waterford has nice repro decals for this vintage Paramount.
Steve Barner, Bolton, Vermont
> Stephen Barner wrote:
> Tall frame Schwinn Paramount track ridden by some shrimp (a category that
> would include me, by any objective measure). 1" pitch Campy drivetrain.
> No relation to seller.
> The pulse-combustion furnace in the background is nice, but the pix aren't helpful. I wonder if the bike has been repainted. In particular, my '65 road Paramount has a white seat-tube band that this one lacks, and I thought that the "Schwinn Paramount" dt decal was a later style.
> Mine was repainted by Schwinn when it was still Schwinn (at Waterford), and I've never been sure that these are the right decals.
> thanks for the help.
> harvey sachs
> mcLean va