[CR]Re: Stolen Paramount tandem on eBay: Is it a Paramount?

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Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 11:52:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Mark Ritz" <ritzmon@sbcglobal.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <MONKEYFOODBtFk3NNTp0000216b@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Re: Stolen Paramount tandem on eBay: Is it a Paramount?

Good eye, Marcus!

I don't remember Schwinn ever making a Marathon-style tandem frame like this one. They were all either double-diamond or mixte rear. The fork crown is also very wrong. There is something very fishy about this bike. Caveat emptor, for sure!

Mark Ritz Arcata, CA, USA http://www.kinetic-koffee.com Roasted for GearHeads - by GearHeads

Marcus 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?

Best regards,
Marcus Helman
Huntington Woods, MI