Tuesday, January 10, 2012

late 80's Schwinn Paramount

Welcome to the Bike Boom blog. If your'e not familiar, Bike Boom is a used bike shop in Davis square, on the border of Cambridge and Somerville , near Boston MA where we specialize in restoring and refurbishing used and vintage bikes and offer professional bike repair services.
Today we chose to show a beautiful bike that belongs to a fellow biker who came by the shop to inquire about a "snow bike". In Boston, it's quite common for bikers to have a nice bike for the sunny months and a winter beater for the snowy, freezing salty, grimy months. When you own a bike of this caliber you can appreciate why it's smart to buy another one to ride only 3 or 4 months a year.
This red beauty is a waterford made schwinn paramount made with columbus SLX tubing and fully equipped with vintage Dura ace, according to the owner, he pieced it together from parts he found on the web, mainly Ebay. Paramount was schwinn's high quality division for many years until in 1992 schwinn lost it's assets including the paramount name. More about schwinn paramounts from the waterford website , form sheldon brown here and classic rendevouz here. I forgot to ask the year and model but I think it's a late 80's, early nineties model. 

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