Re: [CR] Schwinn Superior or Paramount Track Bike


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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 09:01:18 -0400
From: P J Rutledge <prutledge3@comcast.net>
To: Peter Naiman <hetchinspete1@yahoo.com>
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Cc: classicrendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Schwinn Superior or Paramount Track Bike


The headbadge on a Superior says "Schwinn Superior." The pedal threads on the Superior cranks are 9/16", not 1/2". The cranks are marked both "Schwinn" and "Superior" in two different places. Original pedals on the Superior would have been Torrington. The original saddle would have been Brooks or Mesinger. The main distinguishing characteristics of the Superior frame are the lug-less fillet-brazed construction and ball-end seat stays. You can see my restored '38 Superior on Wool Jersey at: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Pete-Rutledge-bikes/album13/

Pete Rutledge Woodbridge, VA, USA

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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> Regards,
> Peter Naiman
> Milwaukee, WI USA
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> Bcc: Peter Jourdain
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