Re: [CR]Rescued Bike: Possible Paramount

Example: Framebuilding:Tony Beek

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Subject: Re: [CR]Rescued Bike: Possible Paramount
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 13:22:13 -0500

John, Set it up and go ride it.....if you really like the ride you can always get it repainted. The decals are available from Waterford and headbadges show up on ebay from time to time. Unless you have chrome lugs etc. the paint job can be refer white and just enough clear to seal the decals. I'm not a painter nor do I play one on TV, *but* I have a 1959 Paramount at JB's for the above refer white paint job. I also have a 1966 Paramount which I may do in black and set up as a 'Gentleman' bicycle similar to the Herse Gentleman I have. Paramounts of the 50's usually had Titan bar/stem, Weinmann brakes and rims, Campy Hubs and gears, Stronglight Cranks and a Brooks or Ideals saddle. These were basically made to order so you could spec it several different ways.

Cheers, Matt " 3 Paramounts " Gorski Wastyn Shore, CA
> From: "John Clay" <>
> Date: 2004/04/15 Thu AM 10:04:25 CDT
> To:
> Subject: [CR]Rescued Bike: Possible Paramount
> I recently rescued a frame from a likely trip to the dump. I got it for
> frame repair practice but since there was absolutely nothing wrong with it I
> decided to set it up as a single speed to keep at the office for errands. It
> has no head badge but after checking around it appears to be a Paramount.
> The serial number is on the left rear drop and is E74381 which would make it
> a 1952 bike if a website I visited is correct.
> Is this frame too nice/rare/collectable to use as a utility beater?


> Thanks

> John Clay