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80's Schwinn Paramount

Old 05-10-19, 02:46 PM
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80's Schwinn Paramount

A friend kept asking me about this bike. It was for sale at the Spokesman swap for $700 and then sat on craigslist list for a few weeks. As the price dropped, he called more. I finally told him I was going to buy it and he broke out his wallet. He's bringing it by later and I'll take a few pictures.

Near Mint Waterford Built Schwinn Paramount 59cm - $450 (oakland downtown) hide this posting

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bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: road
frame size: 59cm
wheel size: 700C

Has been in storage for years. Full Dura Ace 7400. 59x56 center to center.
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Old 05-10-19, 02:49 PM
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OK, I'm lost.
You bought it and your friend broke out his wallet.

Can he be my friend?
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
OK, I'm lost.
You bought it and your friend broke out his wallet.

Can he be my friend?
It sounds like the friend needed the threat of competition to bring himself to a decision. Pretty bike!
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
OK, I'm lost.
You bought it and your friend broke out his wallet.

Can he be my friend?
He bought it, I'm going to go through it for him. Just going to document it here. Has a pearl yellow paint that just didn't show up well in the ad.
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Has a pearl yellow paint that just didn't show up well in the ad.
Stone's Cyclery in Alameda has had a Waterford frame in what I think is the same color sitting in its rack for some time (or maybe they've sold it by now). If so, it's a knockout color.
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He brought it by. Probably not a Waterford build and could be a faux Paramount. Shimano dropouts. Paramount Stronglight headset.



I'm not seeing any serial numbers and there are zip tie Mark's in the paint, probably from shipping. Still a nice looking bike. Trying to get a useable brake hood on the DA levers.
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CT,
While I am not a Waterford expert I remember reading somewhere that some had Shimano groups which might lead me to believe that they may have used Shimano drops too...is this the only reason to think it's not a W.P.
The Waterford experts will chime in.
Very nice looking bike.
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My 84 touring has longer dropouts so I can't compare those but the seat lug and the bottom bracket shell look like the ones on mine. Also, the chain stay stop for the rear derailleur cable housing looks the same. Is there a serial number stamped into the bottom bracket shell?
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I'm not finding numbers anywhere.
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I don't know if that's a paramount, but I know what I like...and I like that bike.
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I recall reading somewhere that Waterford began using Shimano dropouts in the late 80's so I think your ok.
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It's a Paramount serial number on BB between down tube and cabel guides you can see a 6 or a9 in one of your pictuers. Probbly starts with 590,600 or 610 Its probbly an 87-90
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Seems Ok.

Here's a link to pics of my 1987 if you want to compare details.

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/paramount
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It's a Paramount serial number on BB between down tube and cabel guides you can see a 6 or a9 in one of your pictuers. Probbly starts with 590,600 or 610 Its probbly an 87-90
Good eyes, thanks. Yes, to the left is a W and then a 6. From what I can make of the other it's M86033. He wants to look for a new stem so it didn't get taped. Found some old dia-compe hoods that fit pretty nice. The old ones were gummies bears.

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https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture...amount-dating/
So it's the 33rd frame built in December, 1986.
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33 frame in Dec 1986 ,an 87 model. The three numbers before the W are the frame size
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