[CR] This Paramount doesn't pass the smell test

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

From: "Val and Kevin Ko" <keiko5@comcast.net>
To: "'classicrendezvous'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] This Paramount doesn't pass the smell test
Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2005 20:25:11 -0800
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Seller says "there is the common flaking of the finish behind the head tube on the top tube which was cased by vibration from the factory fork. This phenomenon happens to nearly every chrome bike prior to 1971 that retained the factory fork." It looks to me from the pictures that the bike was the victim of a front end collision and the forks are badly bent, and the top tube is probably damaged, or at least stressed enough to damage the chrome. Smells fishy to me!