Agreed. I also had a paramount tandem witht the same features.
Stephan Andranian Costa Mesa, CA http://www.GitaneUSA.com
Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have an undisputed original Paramount tandem with all of those faertures, and I have seen others the same. I was a bit surprised by the seatstays on mine, but I've since acquired a very early 60's chrome Schwinn Superior single with the same stays, same fillet brazing, same seat post collar. It seems the older features survived lonnger on the Paramount tandem as opposed to the single bike, plus the lugless construction often makes sense on tandems.
Jerry Moos Big Spring, TX
email@example.com wrote: I don't know anything about Paramount tandems, but I am struck by the lugless construction, the clamp-on seat post collars, and the Varsity-like seatstay to seat tube treatment. The bike also has a fully sloping fork crown. None of these details conform to my knowledge of Paramount singles. The only things that keep the bike from looking utterly cheap are the Campy parts and the forged dropouts.
Is it really a Paramount?
Huntington Woods, MI