Dealing with your typically arrogant Schwinn dealer made it difficult for me to ever want to bond with any Schwinn product.
That's not to say they were all like that, but I never took the chance again.
Nick Zatezalo Atlanta,Ga.
>From: Tom Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Feb 23, 2006 2:27 PM
>Subject: [CR]Re: The whole thing about Paramounts strikes me as rather parochial.
>When Emanuel Lowi made that statement I just had to speak up. Given the
>great beauty of many Paramounts, their great racing history and what a
>surprisingly good ride many of them are I just thank goodness they are
>priced as reasonably as they are. It was with great surprise that I first
>noted my chrome Paramount feels lighter than any Masi I own. It rides as
>well, too! I stuck up my nose at them before I owned my first one and was
>amazed at how quickly I bonded with it after I started detailing it out. I
>bond with very few bikes these days and yet I have to tell you that I can
>hardly walk by my Paramount without smiling and placing a loving hand on it.
>Perhaps Emanuel has never owned one...I have no idea, but I really hope he
>gets the enjoyment out his bikes that I get out of owning my Paramount. And
>I'm darned proud of it!