Re: [CR] OK: It's not a Paramount with fast back seat stays and internal cable routing. How What is it? A true Mystery bike?

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Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:49:36 -0700
From: "David Boston" <zzboston@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Subject: Re: [CR] OK: It's not a Paramount with fast back seat stays and internal cable routing. How What is it? A true Mystery bike?


   Given the quality of what this seller has sold - that we can trace - I'd love to see the    one he sold for $29.00

    Dave Boston
     Tucson  AZ  USA


--- On Mon, 10/19/09, billydavid13@comcast.net wrote:


From: billydavid13@comcast.net <billydavid13@comcast.net> Subject: Re: [CR] OK: It's not a Paramount with fast back seat stays and internal cable routing. How What is it? A true Mystery bike? To: "Leonard Diamond" <leonarddiamond@verizon.net> Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Date: Monday, October 19, 2009, 2:22 PM

Hi All. A couple of things: Those certainly don't look like Campy 1010 dropouts [which is what you'd expect on a '73] - the open part is way too large. There are no eyelets on the front fork, even the racing Paramounts had these in '73, i believe. The orange paint looks pretty close to the Schwinn orange of the day but this is not, was not, even close to the Molteni orange as claimed by the seller. Schwinn sold full chrome Paramounts but i've never heard of them painting over a full chrome frame like many Italian bikes and some Carltons, e.g. Listmembers correct me if i'm wrong, here. Do any of the Paramount afficionadoes on the list have any thoughts as to the serial #? Not a bad looking bike, but there's definitely some misinformation if not disinformation in the listing. Billy Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA.----- Original Message ----- From: "Leonard Diamond" <leonarddiamond@verizon.net> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 1:05:22 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central Subject: Re: [CR] OK: It's not a Paramount with fast back seat stays and        internal cable routing. How What is it? A true Mystery bike?

The brake bridge being chromed is also not right.  Looked at other items the seller has had.  Check out the Paramount track bike item 120465930332. Is that the correct fork crown and do the seat stays look right? Len Diamond Ridgewood, New Jersey USA -----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org] On Behalf Of Tom Sanders Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 1:52 PM To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR] OK: It's not a Paramount with fast back seat stays and internal cable routing. How What is it? A true Mystery bike?

It's been opined that this is not and never was a Paramount.  I agree.  Any guesses on just what it is? E-Bay item # 120481889227

It really is a nice bike, by the look of it.

Tom Sanders

Lansing, MI USA

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