[CR] Seeking information on Schwinn Paramounts circa 1958

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

From: "P J Rutledge" <prutledge1@comcast.net>
To: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2009 22:18:02 -0500
Subject: [CR] Seeking information on Schwinn Paramounts circa 1958

The other day I bought (I won't actually have it for another week or two) a Schwinn Paramount track bike (with a nice blue CyclArt refinish, complete with decals and box striping), serial number believed to be 831 (on right rear track end), which probably makes it a 1958 model, the last year of what Waterford refers to as the Paramount "early years." Does anyone have any official Schwinn literature (brochures, dealer catalogs, etc.) that would indicate how a Paramount track bike was equipped at that time? Did it still have the same large flange (phone dial) hubs, adjustable stem, "Goullet" bars, Schwinn crankset, Torrington pedals, and B-17 Brooks saddle that were used since 1938? I think it did, but would like to verify that. Or were some newer, perhaps imported, components beginning to be used? Any help would be appreciated.


Pete Rutledge
Woodbridge, VA, USA