Re: [CR] bike identification on Ebay

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Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 11:56:50 -0500
From: <globallyoff@s2ki.com>
To: Tom Hayes <hayesbikes@gmail.com>
Cc: Classic Rendevous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] bike identification on Ebay


I'm pretty sure that that is a 1939-1949 Paramount track bike with later era components on it. I know where a pristine '39 mount track bike can b e had for $3K.

On Sat, April 4, 2009 7:14 am, Tom Hayes wrote:
> Anyone know what the following bike is that is posted on Ebay:
>
>
> http://ebay.com/<blah> T&it
> em=330318364205
>
> 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 nm e
> 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 becaus e
> the photos are not terribly good (which, for me, however, builds
> confidence to find photos worse than mine.)
>
> Cheers.
>
>
> Tom Hayes
> Chagrin Falls, Ohio USA