Since starting up the Paramount registry I've seen a few odd variations on the Paramount design, and I think this is probably another bike as such. The registry now has over 50 entries and can be viewed at:
Comparing the auction bike's serial number to the registry, it looks like the bike is probably from the mid 1950's.
Cheers from Huntington Beach, CA - USA
On 9/6/07, Robert Clair <email@example.com> wrote:
> ... what do i know .... but i've seen that pin-striping theme on several
> 60's/70's paramounts. why would someone go to all that trouble, and then
> lug lining too. and what does nervex lugs have to do with anything.
> could be the real deal.
> robert clair
> alexandria, va 22308
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> Subject: [CR]Unusual Paramount
> > Ray Hominski wrote:
> > "Careful, that so called Paramount is not a Paramount. I have seen many
> > and
> > never one like this. I dont think they would ever let the Paramount name
> > grace a rear dropout that looked like this. I can buy those Paramount
> > decals and put them on any bike. Also the seller has not posted a sale
> > since 2005 and then only books and paper material."
> > Good call, Ray. No headbadge? Lugs that look like - well, not like
> > Pros, that's for sure? The Schwinn Paramount decals are even applied
> > over the pseudo box-lining. Some decals, a few semi-convincing parts
> > hub, bars and stem). If that's a Paramount, I'm Major Taylor. That bike
> > makes VIA's (genuine) Fred Delong Paramount look like it came straight
> > of the dealer catalog by comparison.
> > Ed Granger
> > Lancaster, PA, USA