Re: [CR]Paramounts, chrome and otherwise

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To: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net, FujiFish1@aol.com
Subject: Re: [CR]Paramounts, chrome and otherwise
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 14:52:47 -0400
In-Reply-To: <342740.14977.qm@web82214.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
From: <edvintage63@aol.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Yes, that's what I wrote: 70's P-13s (with the exception perhaps of some ear lier transitional models) do not have eyelets, while touring P-10s and P-15s do have eyelets. The frames that do not differentiate are earlier ones: late 60s road racing models have eyelets (at least ones I've seen) and braze-on giudes under the top tubes, plus the fork rake of the later P-10s, and I believe the longer c hainstays as well, making them the equivalent of what would later become the touring models. The P-13s were gradually differentiated away from the touri ng and earlier racing frames in about 1971-72. I have heard that both versions of the decal tend to show up in the same tim e periods, but that's not really my bag. My '73 does have the Schwinn 531 de cal.

Ed

-----Original Message----- From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> To: EdVintage63@aol.com; FujiFish1@aol.com Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 1:03 pm Subject: Re: [CR]Paramounts, chrome and otherwise

I checked my 1973 (or maybe it's 1972) and my 1975 chrome Paramount P-13's.   Neither has any fender eyelets.  So that is one definite di fference between the P-15 and P-13, at least in that era. 

BTW, neither of these bikes (nor I think a third waiting to be sorted out) h as the special Schwinn version of the Reynolds 531 decal, as shown on the CR site:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Reynolds_gallery.htm

Anyone know what year Schwinn actually used the special 531 decal?

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Big Spring, TX

EdVintage63@aol.com wrote:

Forgot to mention fender eyelets. They are one of the features that differentiate the 70s touring from racing models, i.e. touring frames have ' em and the P-13's don't. I believe earlier road racing models, i.e. late 60s, did h ave the Campy eyelets. Some of the "transitional" P-13's have them as well. As for the geometry, in the late 60's, you could order a made-to-measure frame at extra cost. I was speaking of the regular-priced, non-special order

frames, in which case I believe that if you ordered a touring or racing fram e, you were getting the same thing frame-wise: geometry, braze-on cable guides,

fork rake. Dale's frame is surely a custom order.

Ed Granger Lancaster, PA, USA

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