Spotted: Limited Edition Schwinn Paramount Road Frame

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Only 25 of these 75th anniversary Schwinn Paramount frames are being sold.

Whatever you think about the current status of Schwinn the brand, there’s no denying its place in America’s long cycling history. In one form or another the company has been building bikes since 1895. Not all of those bikes have been good — or even average. But there’s no denying the company’s long, and sometimes glorious heritage.

The upside of that heritage is on clear display in an ongoing collaboration between Schwinn and Waterford Precision Cycles, which are building a small batch of stunning limited edition 75th anniversary addition Schwinn Paramount road bike frames. Only 25 of these fully customizable steel steeds are available. Pricing starts at $3,800, and buyers are invited to visit the Waterford factory in Waterford, Wisconsin, for a custom in-person fitting.

Each of the frames comes with limited-edition 75th anniversary lugs, and has options for internal and electronic routing. Multiple decaling and paint options provide the opportunity for personal design touch.

The frame sports specially created stainless steel dropouts with the Paramount compass points.

The lugset created for the 75th Anniversary Paramount reflects the latest thinking in lug engineering, but also pays homage to Paramount lugs from the 60′s and beyond. With the 75th design, Schwinn went to a trimmer design with the compass points cut into the lug.

The $3,800 Paramount Air has polished stainless head lugs and seat lug. One step up, at $4,750, is the Paramount Air Front/Stainless Rear, which has polished stainless head lugs, seat lug and stays. At the top of the line is Paramount Full Stainless ($5,350), which has either full polish or painted main tubes. You can see full pricing details, plus a host of upgrade options here.

The project is being led by Paramount engineering expert Marc Muller, who ran the Schwinn Paramount engineering department in the 1980s, and Richard Schwinn, the great grandson of Schwinn founder Ignaz Schwinn.

“The 75th anniversary design lets us offer 21st century technology while paying homage to the Paramount’s glorious past,” said Schwinn. “We feel honored to be able to celebrate another milestone in the Paramount’s legendary history and to once again be building Schwinn bicycles.”

For more info on the Schwinn 75th Anniversary, visit www.schwinnparamount75th.com.

Spotted: Limited Edition Schwinn Paramount Road Frame Gallery
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    Head Badge

    The head badge design traces its roots to the original design introduced in 1938, a simple round badge with the iconic Paramount compass points.
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    Color Choice Abounds

    Paint options include vanilla white (pictured), garnet metallic, intense red, hot pink, and about two dozen other choices.
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    Points of Interest

    The Paramount 75th seat cluster includes the flat cap stay tip with Paramount compass points engraved on them.
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    Rainbow Stripes

    The 75th's basic look borrows heavily from the classic 60′s Paramounts, with the seat tube panel bordered by Paramount’s well-earned world championship stripes.
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    Built Up

    Three frames options, plus a variety of spec choices avail the opportunity to make this bike truly your own vision.
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    Homage to the Past

    The seat cluster has side-tack stays with the classic Paramount flat caps. With few minor exceptions, the flat caps have been a Paramount standard going all the way back to 1938.
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    Artsy

    The bike will sport specially created artisan stainless steel dropouts with the Paramount compass points.
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    Limited Edition

    Only 25 of these 75th anniversary Schwinn Paramount frames are being sold.
About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures in British Columbia, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, and Peru among many others. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in January, 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and edited a book on cycling tips. When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Lisa.


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  • larryc says:

    lets hear from all the Pacific bicycle grumps – must be a complainer or 2 out here.thank you Schwinn for paying Homage to an excellent line.

  • Paramounter since 63 says:

    Well done…great choice decals too! This will look nice hanging beside the 63 of same color scheme.

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