THIS BIKE HAS BEEN IN MY FAMILY FOR YEARS AND YEARS. I REMEMBER MY FATHER RIDING IT WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD AND I WILL BE 70 THIS YEAR. THE SERIAL NUMBER ON IT IS A836.
CONDITION IS VERY GOOD.
WE HAD AN EXPERT COLLECTOR LOOK AT THIS FOR ADVISE ON THE CONDITION AND HIS FIRST REMARK WAS "WOW"!
HERE ARE SOME DETAILS:
I AM NOT GOOD AT CM SO THESE ARE ALL IN INCHES.
FRAME IS 22 1/2 INCHES .
TOP TUBE MEASURES 22 INCHES CENTER TO CENTER.
BROOK C 17 SADDLE .
WHEEL BASE 40 INCHES.
CRANK SET/COTTERD SET SCHWINN PEDALES.
CRANK IS MARKED SCHWINN PARAMOUNT.
PEDDLES ARE DURKOPP ,
TOE CLIPS ARE CHRISTOPHE SPECIAL .
FRAME IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION .
HUBS ARE RACE LITE .
36 SPOKES .
TUBULAR RIBS - BRAND SCHEEREN.
SPOKES ARE DOUBLE BUTTED.
CHROME MOLYBDENUMAS .
HERE IS SOME INFO I FOUND ON A SITE ABOUT THE SCHWINN PARAMOUNT - CREDIT TO CLASSIC RENDEVEOUS.COM AND I QUOTE :
"The Earliest Serial Numbers
The very first Paramounts seemed to have had serial numbers starting with "A" followed by two or three digits. This seems to have been a system started by Emil Wastyn We found a very early Paramount - claimed to be a 1938-9 vintage - with serial number A545.
Little is known about serial numbers for bikes built after World War II. Unfortunately, an office fire in 1948 destroyed the Paramount records. Numbers mostly followed a three-digit format - often but not necessarily with a "P" as the prefix.
By early 1959, serial number 949 had been reached, necessitating a new system. "
note; THIS BICYCLE HAS BEEN SOLD - THANKS!
THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST AND GOOD LUCK