On the "Paramount" being auctioned, note the holes on the head tube. It is difficult to tell for sure, but it looks like there is one hole centered where the top of the head badge would attach, and two, somewhat offset beneath that. This is the reverse of the example I have for a Follis (french, chrome, Nervex on their higher-end models), and from what little I know, not consistent with Paramount badging.
I am careful to note that I am not an expert, and fwiw, just my observation.
John Barry - Mechanicsburg, PA
>From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <email@example.com>
>To: stephen fredette <firstname.lastname@example.org>,Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: Re: [CR]bike identification
>Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 05:24:54 -0800 (PST)
>The only thing which suggests a Paramount is the fancy Nervex lugs, and maybe the fact the frame is chromed. I've never seen a Paramount with that BB shell or the semi-wraparound seatstays. This looks like a Swiss bike to me, or maybe on of the high end French marques.
>stephen fredette <email@example.com> wrote:
>surely not a paramount:
>yr obdt svt