Re: [CR] bike identification on Ebay

(Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis)

Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 07:13:11 -0700
From: "Marc St. Martin" <>
To: Tom Hayes <>, Classic Rendevous <>
Subject: Re: [CR] bike identification on Ebay

Don't recognize the head-tube lugs, but the striping/lining on the top tube is in the Paramount style. I had an early '60s example with this same lining.


Marc St. Martin Livermore, CA USA

-----Original Message-----

>From: Tom Hayes <>

>Sent: Apr 4, 2009 5:14 AM

>To: Classic Rendevous <>

>Subject: [CR] bike identification on Ebay


>Anyone know what the following bike is that is posted on Ebay:




>The seller refers to it as a Frankenbike (wasn't that the name for Franklin

>mountain bikes also?), and in the auction shown, that's a fairly apt name

>for it with all those scars and chips. The person also makes allusions to

>it as a Schwinn of some sort, including the possibility of it being a

>1930's--at least an early version--of the Paramount track. It appears to

>have the Schwinn yellow color, but it is difficult to tell much because the

>photos are not terribly good (which, for me, however, builds confidence to

>find photos worse than mine.)




>Tom Hayes

>Chagrin Falls, Ohio USA