I am looking for a 27" replacement fork for my 1961 Schwinn Paramount. It turns out that it's current fork is a 700C-sized replacement from sometime later on in the '60s.
As this later replacement fork is both shorter and has no eyelets, I can't mount my Bluemels mudguards, and I'm not willing to comprimise upon this point. Needless to say, the fork I am seeking must have eyelets as well.
As my Paramount is Coppertone in color, I'd prefer a Coppertone fork. I'd be quite satisfied with a no chrome variant, one with chromed tips only, or even a later version with both chrome tips and crown. I might be persuaded to go with an all-chrome fork, if nothing else is available.
The Coppertone paint on my Paramount has also seen better days, so I'd be perfectly happy if the replacement fork is faded, scratched, or plain ugly - just so long as it's the same color.
I'm not a rich fellow (I wouldn't have been in the soup with this Paramount and the expensive parts that go on it if it hadn't been given to me), so if I can save a few dollars by straightening a bent fork, I'd be willing to go that route. Just so long as the steer tube isn't bent or damaged.
Oh - almost forgot - the steer tube must be at least 7-1/4" long, measured with the lower bearing race removed. If it's longer then this, I can thread the rest of the steerer if necessary.
Thank you all for your time.
All the best,