re: [CR]1938 Paramount?


Date: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 10:35:37 -0400
From: "Edward Albert" <Edward.H.Albert@hofstra.edu>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: re: [CR]1938 Paramount?


Plausible yes, realistic ......SILLY. I have a 1938 Schwinn Superior. All original except for seat tube decal. Wheels, saddle, paint, schwinn parts, hubs etc. Maybe worth $1500...$1800 tops to a real Schwinn collector I would say. I think this is just a pie in the sky fishing expedition to see what offers come in. Edward Albert Chappaqua, NY, USA

Edward Albert, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Sociology
>>> hmsachs@verizon.net 08/04/07 7:58 AM >>> For those who are interested, I think the bike and its location are plausible. I'm lucky to have one of these (SN: A200). Mine is restored, and not completely original (rims probably post-war, etc), but it had never occurred to me that it might be worth $25,000 - or even $5,000 (asking price for another, in Cal., couple of years ago). But, I hope our son will find the answer to the question for my bike; after I can no

longer ride it (or anything else).

Does the Detroit bike have provenance (I can't trace mine back prior to 1973 or so, when I got it)? Is it all original? Are there still people around who have such strong emotional attachment to that vintage to be willing to pay the price of a decent new car?

Having said all that, a decent respect for your opinions means that I will not make an offer for this bike. At any price. One 38 paramount is enough for me. But, thanks, Eric, for bringing it up.

harvey sachs mcLean va

Eric Phillips wrote:

Not mine, no idea who it is. Something's missing from the ad...

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schwinn paramount 1938 - $25000 Reply to: sale-388408066@craigslist.org Date: 2007-08-03, 12:01PM EDT

1938 schwinn paramount track bike - low number, mint condition, beautiful. price is starting bid and will sell to highest offer. Real collector please.

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