[CR]Re: Early Schwinn Paramount serial numbers (pre 1959)

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 13:19:30 -0700
From: "Tam Pham" <terminaut@gmail.com>
To: classic <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <b27bc5c00708191805s312d6141la984189556c7cc5d@mail.gmail.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Early Schwinn Paramount serial numbers (pre 1959)

The information coming in for early Paramounts has been great! Many thanks to all the people who have emailed me off list.

One of the questions some people have asked is about the head lugs so I've put together a graphic to help identify the style on your bike. Note that the first style (double sectioned) is currently only known to be found on the 1937 Paramount Racers for Team Schwinn but I've also seen catalog photos of Paramount Tourists with that style. The bike used in my graphic is from a Wastyn rather than a Paramount, but I should be able to get a real Paramount's photo in the near future.

The comparison photo is here:


Cheers, Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA - USA

On 8/19/07, Tam Pham <terminaut@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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:
> http://www.chainedrevolution.com/CS/paramount_registry.aspx
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Tam Pham
> Huntington Beach, CA - USA
> PS: Thanks to Art Link for providing some of the entries