Re: [CR]Lundgoot Pre War Paramount??

Example: Framebuilding

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2004 22:29:02 -0400
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Lundgoot Pre War Paramount??
To: First Flight Bicycles <>, classic list <>
References: <087601c4ad7e$7cafb130$86d5e4ce@hppav>

Pre-war racers in the US had a great respect for BSA equipment. That meant that Paramounts, Siebers, Durkopps or anything else can show up with BSA stuff on them. It also means that the Paramount, Sieber or Durkopp etc. parts show up on various bukes because the racers stripped them off their bikes to put on BSA components!

I've never really understood the loyalty to BSA. Fine stuff but not that great.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "First Flight Bicycles"
To: "classic list"
Sent: Friday, October 08, 2004 5:33 PM
Subject: [CR]Lundgoot Pre War Paramount??

> I have a guy inquiring about a bike he owns and is trying to learn a little
> bit about it. He thinks it is a Paramount and it does have the Paramount
> adjustable stem and cranks. The frame has lugs similar to the keyhole lugs
> but they are definitely different. It currently has 26 x 1 3/8" tires with
> a Schwinn drum brake on the rear (obviously not original). The serial
> number is LUNDGOOT. The head badge is engraved John L Harridge but it
> almost appears that there could have been a different badge under it. 1"
> pitch chain, integrated headset cups. Dunlop rims, Torrington pedals, BSA
> headset, looks to have been chrome lugs at one time.
> I can forward pictures if anyone thinks they can help this fellow out.
> Thanks
> Jeff Archer
> First Flight Bicycles
> 216 S. Center St.
> Statesville, NC 28677
> 704.878.9683
> Always looking for vintage mountain bikes/parts/literature
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