Schwinn Paramountain

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The Paramountain was a late 80s proto-mountain bike made by Schwinn in Waterford, Wisconsin.  It was sold as a frameset, with Tange prestige tubing, and brazens allowing for a style of brakes known as rollercams or the more traditional U brakes. This restored beauty  happened to be built up with rollercams.  It had a really stubby cromoly straight bar and a really stubby stem. Our bike mechanic, or bike artist, if you will, swapped out the bars and stem for Rivendell bullmoose uprights to make it into a real trail cruiser. This frame is the largest size Schwinn made, but with this kind of bar setup it fits a 5’10-6′ person perfectly. Notice the nice accents–red grips and a red Brooks saddle. We’re still figuring out the price. It won’t be cheap given the quality upgrades, but it is a classic ride updated for 21st century urban or trail riding. If you’re looking for a “beater bike,” we’ll have plenty of those as well.

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