[CR] Schwinn Superior or Paramount Track Bike


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 07:00:55 -0400
From: Harvey Sachs <hmsachs@verizon.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, Peter Naiman <hetchinspete1@yahoo.com>, Pete Rutledge <prutledge1@comcast.net>
Subject: [CR] Schwinn Superior or Paramount Track Bike


Pete Rutledge and Larry Black both have Superiors. I don't know much about them, but think the Superior is less commmon than the Paramount today, and that it is interesting in its own right. I'm not sure that these recollections should be classified as "facts," but it's the best I can do w/o looking at the catalog.

Construction: Paramount lugged, Superior fillet-brazed. Cranks: Paramount 9/16", Superior 1/2" pedal threads Hubs: Paramount used 1.37x24 cog (with Italian lock ring fitting); I am told that Superior used a different threading, somewhat smaller. But not sure.

hope this helps. harvey sachs mcLean va +++++++++++++++++ Peter Naiman wrote: I checked out the Schwinn Paramount Tandem racer and decided against it but in sifting through the small collection of bikes the seller has hanging from his 15 foot ceiling was suspended a Schwinn Track Bike which he swears is a Paramount, but another label on the bike says?"Superior". The decals on the top tube are cut away only saying Paramount, but the down tube transfer looks original and typical of what came on the Paramount. The headbadge is a Schwinn badge but doesn't say Paramount. ? The Chainset?looks like a late 1930s Durax from Britain, but?was labeled Schwinn. The Hubs are highflange three piece, but I couldn't see the makers brand, but possibly Schwinn and unlabeled. The gearing is 1" skip tooth. Pedals are British and probably Lycett, but are?too rusty to find the makers name. The?saddle is a Wright Olympic track saddle. ? The full bike is unrestored?in original condition. Question is am I looking at a Patamount or a?Schwinn Superior track bike. I'd love to add this to my collection if it not a gas pipe track bike. Can anyone on the list help out. The seller will accept $500-600 if I want it. Any thoughts.