Dating schwinn varsity
I purchased my Paramount in the North Park area of San Diego on June 30, 2007 from an ad on Craig's List for with a Nishiki Olympic mixte frame 12 speed bike. The very nice woman selling it was good natured about the low price.The bike had belonged to her uncle who no longer used it. (See Paramont Serial Numbers at Waterford Bikes - go to "Dating My Bike.") It appears to be a P10-9 Men's Paramount Deluxe Ten Speed Tourer according to the 1977 Schwinn Super-Lite Catalog. There is a larger photo in the 1977 Consumer Catalog.(Larger Image) The name says it all - the top of the Schwinn line.has an excellent discussion of the history of Paramount bikes from their start in 1938 until the bankruptcy in 1993 of the original Schwinn company founded in 1895.
Many bike models cater especially to kids, however, or to the inner child of adults.
The rest have been acquired used, primarily at garage sales.
Bike technology, of course, changes, but nowhere near as fast as computer technology.
Unfortunately, a cruiser is an efficient design for a bike whether on or off the road. Besides being fun and great exercise, they use no gasoline, do not contribute to global warming and do not pollute.
They are heavy, harder to pedal and harder to steer. (Their manufacture and maintenance, of course, does contribute to pollution and global warming, however.) Click on a category below, and pedal off to a great adventure!