Schwinn – Paramount

  • The Bike – 1969 Schwinn Chrome Paramount.
  • The Story –  Token U.S.A. bike.  Came to me in very nice, littled used condition.  Very original components except for the foam handle-bar covers and gel seat.  Apparently, there are many Chrome Paramounts in nice condition around.  During the bike boom era, the rich guy would walk into a bike shop to get the ‘best bike’ and came out with a Chrome Paramount.  He then found out that he actually had to pedal  it and so it sat in the basement for the next 40 years.
  • The Cool Factor – Arguably the best bike built in America during the time.  This one with the rare Prugnat lugs and the lug linings.

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