Re: [CR] 62 Schwin Paramount Track bike on ebay

(Example: Racing:Jean Robic)

Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2010 15:48:31 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
To: 'classic rendezvous' <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <549EA5111D544575B1509A9953C655A2@D8XCLL51>
Subject: Re: [CR] 62 Schwin Paramount Track bike on ebay


Ted,

I like the bike. I just thought the seller's hyperbole was a bit too hyperbolic.

One question though, for the student: Did Paramounts from that era really use Campagnolo Record cranks and hubs?

That's not what I remember from the Kissena and Flushing Meadow races in NYC. But at the time, everyone in NYC was using hand-me-down equipment. (At least everyone that I knew.) So I have no certain idea of what a new circa 1962 paramount would have had as original equipment. (Plus, I was about 12 years old, so what did I know, anyway?)

Best regards, Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)
   
> That's a nice bike.
> I could do without the road pedals, tho.
> It  came from George Garner's shop, top Schwinn dealer
> and a good racer in
> '40/50's.
> George had three shops in the LA San Fernando Valley.
> When he moved to Northbrook, he was by the track, and his
> shop was one that
> Schwinn used as the school for mechanics and how to set up
> a Schwinn shop,
> displays, and service area.
> The bike has some use patina and that makes it more
> authentic from  one
> point but then not so happy for virgin specimen
> collectors.
> Ted Ernst
> Palos Verdes Estates
> CA   USA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "kevin mccaul" <trackstand@verizon.net>
> To: "'classic rendezvous'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2010 5:23 AM
> Subject: [CR] 62 Schwin Paramount Track bike on ebay
>
>
> > Check this bad boy out.
> >
> > http://ebay.com/<blah>
> > http://ebay.com/<blah
> > 59.l1259>
> &item0524221000&_trksid=p2759.l1259
> >
> > Looks like it's been sitting in a hermetically sealed
> room the last 47
> > years.
> >
> > Guess the "slump" will be tested here. I'm not sure
> what I'd be willing to
> > pay for it, but..not a chance right now
> unfortunately.
> >
> > No relation to seller.
> >
> > Kevin McCaul
> >
> > Silver Spring MD