I have seen better pic. Rear dropouts are Simplex, but seem later than the early 1950s as claimed??? Serial number seems to work with his claim of early 1950s. should have disclaimer that components were updated later, Derailleurs, shifters, brakes and brake levers are early 1970s.
joel ralph flood philadelphia, PA USA
On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 8:05 PM, Robert Clair <email@example.com> wrote:
> ... what do we know. i wish there were better pixs, but those front fork
> ends are definitely period proper.
> robert clair
> alexandria, va 22308
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kurt Sperry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: Re: [CR]Ebay Outing : Amazing 1952 Schwinn Paramount
>> That new fangled derailleur looks suspiciously like a delrin Simplex
>> to me, though it's hard to tell really in those tiny photos. The
>> Racer brakes are obviously period incorrect too, so it looks like some
>> parts have been swapped. The crankset at least looks like it could be
>> original Paramount, though I can't recall ever seeing a Paramount
>> crank with double rings.
>> Kurt Sperry
>> Bellingham, Washington
>> On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 2:30 PM, <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I think this is something special - probably the FIRST Schwinn Paramount
>>> factory equipped with one of those
>>> new-fangled derailleurs (!)
>>> Wow . . . and the original owner, no less.
>>> Ebay Item number: 110259655102
>>> Ends 6-12 P.M.
>>> Anyone know who the owner is ?
>>> Mike Fabian
>>> San Fran, USA