An interesting 1980's Paramount frame

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by cloudhead, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. cloudhead

    cloudhead New Member

    Jul 8, 2010
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    I recently "won" this 1986 frame on ebay. What caught my attention were all the eyelets. At first I thought they may have been added on at a later time, but scouring the web, I did see a couple other Paramounts built this way--but just a couple.

    A serial number was provided during the sale, which translates to a 1986 Waterford-built, but I don't know where the serial number is located on the frame.

    Nevertheless it is a beautifully-built frame, and I have been seeking a quick steel bike that can be loaded up, which I think I found. I was seeking something like an old Specialized Sequoia, but this was a much better find. This has the same configuration as my 1985 Trek 720, but with a much tighter geometry.

    If anyone else knows anything about this particular frame, I'd love to know about it. The previous (assuming original) owner's name is painted on the chainstay: "Robert Von Nick".


    I also have more photos here.

    Happy new year!

  2. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2004
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    The serial number should be stamped on the bottom of the BB shell. You can try contacting Waterford, but don't expect to learn a lot. Schwinn won't be able to tell you anything.