Re: [CR]The Paramount Cycle Co,Brixton,London-----old auction text and photos


Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 17:25:30 -0700 (PDT)
From: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]The Paramount Cycle Co,Brixton,London-----old auction text and photos
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <311971.70244.qm@web32915.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


Is this frame really from 1925? It seemed more like a 1940s or early 1950s bike to me. Still, it's wonderful - especially at 56 Pounds Sterling - and in a size that could be ridden by so many different people.

So why were the bids so low? Is it because the parts came from different eras?
      Fred Rednor - Arlignton, Virginia (USA)


--- Peter Jourdain wrote:


> Hello again, Art and CR folk---
>
> I was able to find the photos and text from the '25
> Brixton Paramount ebay auction. Here is a link to the
> auction photos, and, below, the relevant text. Sold
> for 56 quid! in Jan '05. One could write to the
> original seller via ebay for more info, since he says
> he got the item from the son of the maker; he may know
> some more details.
>
> http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/VintageCyclist/1925%20Brixton%20Paramount/
>
>
>
> 1925 Brixton Paramount racing cycle Item number:
> 7124870534
>
> Seller information
> jules.b ( 44)
>
> Winning bid: GBP 56.00
> (Approximately US $107.55)
>
>
> Ended: Jan-07-05 12:46:14 PST
> Start time: Dec-31-04 12:46:14 PST
> History: 2 bids (GBP 45.00 starting bid)
> Winning bidder: crazynzer ( 4 )
>
> Item location: Wallingford
> United Kingdom
> Turning eighty this year is a 1925 brixton paramount
> racer. Frame approx 20". Has unusual twin downtube
> design.
>
> Single fixed gear. Steel rims, british hub co hubs
> (flip flop rear).
>
> BSA headclip (old style integrated headset!)
>
> GB maes bars, GB courer front brake (no brake on rear
> as it has a fixed wheel)
>
> Some more recent parts are a vintage cinelli saddle
> and campagnolo micro adjust seat-pin. No pedals are
> fitted.
>
> Paintwork and chrome are tatty, could do with some
> revovation to make a most unusual machine. The machine
> is nonetheless in sound condition.
>
> I purchased the bike from the original owner - the son
> of the maker, He gave me a supply of the original
> paramount cycles crest transfers, which I will supply
> for you to use as a finishing touch after
> re-enameling. The original colour was probably black.
>
>
> Questions from other buyers
> Q: Hi, I have a few questions about the bike, the
> first one being "why aren't you prepared to post it?"!
> I live in Dundee and I've posted a few frames...more
> answered on: Jan-06-05
> A: Hi Bruce, I could probably be pursuaded to post
> the bike. The hubs are runnig well, and in fair
> cosmetic order. The rims are getting rusty, as are
> the...more
> Q: Hi, where abouts is Wallingford ?? many thanks
> Steve answered on: Jan-03-05
> A: near oxford
> Q: Hi What does the seat tube measure from the centre
> of the chainwheel to the top of the tube?What length
> is the crossbar centre to centre and what size...more
> answered on: Jan-03-05
> A: I have re-measured the seat tube. It is 21"
> centre to top, just under 20.5" c-c. The cross bar is
> 22.5" c-c
> ------------------------
>
> Peter Jourdain
> Whitewater, Wisconsin US of A