Re: Re - [CR] Fillet-Brazed Schwinns = Doug Fattic

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Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 08:41:22 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
Subject: Re: Re - [CR] Fillet-Brazed Schwinns = Doug Fattic
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A lot of the ride depends on the wheels, of course, but I'd call the ride "solid but responsive". These models were certainly not super-light, but neither was the Paramount. The 70's Paramounts were usually a couple of pounds heavier than many comparable 531DB European bikes. I've heard Schwinn used heavier gauge 531 tubes, but I don't know if that is true. In any case, Schwinn believed in durable frames, not in pushing the envelop of light weight. My Superior and my several Paramounts ride very nicely, but you'd never confuse the ride with that of a PX-10 or other French bike with the thinner-wall metric gauge 531.


Jerry Moos Big Spring, Texas, USA wrote: HI Doug and members,

What kind of RIDE / HANDLING can I expect from the "Fillet-Brazed" Schwinns. I want to ride, not park and look.

Charlie Petry
near Jennersville Pennsylvania U.S.A.