re: [CR]Early Paramount Cranks

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From: "Bob Hufford" <bhufford3@mchsi.com>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: re: [CR]Early Paramount Cranks
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2007 14:21:04 +0000

Tom Sanders <tsan7759142(AT)sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Thanks to a couple of fellow Paramount collectors I have just become
> aware that Paramount used their own cranks on their bikes from 1938
> up through the very early 1960s.

These are the cranks from catalogs in '38 and on a bike in '53 and '59:

http://www.geocities.com/sldbconsumer/1939/39ps11.html

http://www.geocities.com/deluxe64/50scat.html

http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1951_1959/1959_14.jpg

I'm not sure about 1960, but in '61 they were using Stronglight Competition steel cranks on the Paramount (then again, this was catalog spec).

http://www.geocities.com/sldbdealer/1961/61dlct02.html

That's all I know about them. :-)

Bob Hufford
Springfield, MO