[CR]50's Paramount Frame Question

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From: "Art Smith" <ahsmith49@home.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 17:16:58 -0700
Subject: [CR]50's Paramount Frame Question

I have a mid-fifties Paramount Tourist. I understand that the Tourist was Schwinn's response to the English roadster and that it was a special order deal, most often built up with S/A 3 speed hub, fenders, mattress saddle, etc. My question is this: Is the Tourist frame the same frame ( geometry, material, etc) as the road frame of that period, or is it a different styled frame entirely? This frame has Paramount in script lettering on the downtube. Anyone every see decals in this style? Thanks Art Smith Phx Riding to wrk, 6am, high 80's coming home at 3pm at 110