Tam Pham wrote:
I've decided to take a stab at cataloging the early Schwinn Paramounts so as to (hopefully) better understand their timeline and identifying features. An inital page is here:
If you have knowledge of other Paramounts that could contribute to the registry please feel free to email me directly or reply to this post. Comments, suggestions, or questions are of course welcomed.
The registry page is just the start and I plan on expanding the information to include photos and other identifying trivia as time passes and we know more.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I own A200. It was refinished by Waterford about 3 yr ago. Reasonable restoration: Paramount hubs and cranks, Schwinn post and seat clamp bolt, wood rims not original, Wipperman block chain. Ball/dome seat stay eyes, "track" drops w. Paramount retainers. Ted Ernst and Larry Black helped out with some key parts, as did the owner of Speedplay pedals (trade for #5 Torrington pedals). top tube slopes up just a bit, and the headset is a strange one, with inset race on the top, and "conventional" on the bottom. Richard Schwinn felt it likely that the numbering did not start with A001, but possibly with A100 or A101, but this may have been conjecture. For some reason, we concluded that this was most likely a '38.
I also have P235, frameset only (donated its cranks to the '38). flat chainstay eyes, track ends. I bought it as a frameset ~1980 or '81, and have never built it up. May not have a headset for it. Don't know if its top tube slopes up or not.