Re: [CR]1961 Schwinn Paramount restoration help. Colors & decals

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From: "Pete Rutledge" <>
To: "jimmy katynski" <>, "classicrendezvous" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]1961 Schwinn Paramount restoration help. Colors & decals
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 18:10:12 -0400


Original decals are available from Waterford Precision Cycles. See their web site (the part about Paramounts) at:

The full set for your bike will cost about $60. Call them at 262-534-4190 and talk to Joanna to order. Be sure to know which decals you need before you call. You will need the "Schwinn Paramount" downtube transfers (2 of them--one for each side of the downtube), the Olympic Ring seat tube panel, the Schwinn Quality transfer, and the Reynolds 531 transfer. That should do it, but do the research and be sure. You'll want to do some measuring for proper placement of the decals--either on your bike if there is any evidence left of the old decals, or from photos of original bikes (which is how I did it).

If you need any more help, like how to apply the transfers, let me know. I've done '72 and '75 Paramounts and am doing a '38 Superior right now--all with decals from Waterford.

Pete Rutledge
Woodbridge, VA, USA

----- Original Message -----
From: jimmy katynski
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:50 PM
Subject: [CR]1961 Schwinn Paramount restoration help. Colors & decals

>I have a 1961 Schwinn Paramount deluxe(W/chrome) and
> want to know where i could find out what the original
> color choices of said bike were and a set of
> replacement decals? The bike was repainted in the 70's
> with the team paint job/decals that were offered to
> riders/clubs for there bikes. The bike is going to get
> a repaint back to original as soon as i find some
> proper decals etc. If anybody has some pics of an
> original paramount that would be awesome. Thanks for
> any/all help in advance.
> Jimmy Katynski
> 31543 Edgeworth Dr
> Madison Heights Mi 48071
> 248-396-3465
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