[CR]re: "1938 Paramount Track very rare - $15,000"

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Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2006 21:43:33 -0500
From: "Harvey M Sachs" <sachshm@cox.net>
To: julians@optonline.net, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]re: "1938 Paramount Track very rare - $15,000"

Julian Shapiro outed this bike at Bicycle Trader.

The seller has this listed as "1938 Paramount Track very rare - $15,000" really?


Ted Ernst would have much better knowledge, but I'd bet this is much younger, probably mid-1950s. Reasons:

1) I don't remember chrome finish in the '38 catalog, but haven't read it closely. 2) Seat stay "eyes" are not ball-end, like my '38, but beveled like my "donor" frame, a '53. 3) Although it could be a retrofit, it sure looks like a Cyclo-type derailleur with door-spring, one that has fallen on hard times. I do not remember that option in the '38 catalogue, either, but don't have time to check tonight. 4) I never heard of a 531 frame decal on a pre-war Paramount.

But, I could be wrong, and certainly don't want to rain on anyone's parade with mere hypotheses.

harvey sachs
mcLean va