Vintage 1938 Schwinn Paramount Fixed Gear Track Bicycle

Vintage 1938 Schwinn Paramount Fixed Gear Track Bicycle

09th September 1938 (No Comments)

This Antique Schwinn Track Bike belonged to U.S.A. Olympic Racer Chester Nelson Jr. and was taken to the 1948 London Olympics, unfortunately it was a back up bike and was not raced. The 1948 US Olympic Cycling Team was coached by Chester Nelson Sr. (Father), who also raced in the 1928 Amsterdam, Netherlands Olympics for Team USA. The Bike is well used, loved, raced, and came out of a barn of an aging Chester Nelson Jr. about 20 years ago. This Paramount has been in the hands of a private collector and been admired in quite a few Bicycle Expositions over the past several years.

The Paramount was introduced in 1938 and was Schwinn’s Best Lightweight Track Racers and Touring Bikes. Paramounts were hand built in their own section of the Schwinn Factory and represented Schwinn’s top effort to the Lightweight Racing Market. These Hand Built Frames were High Grade Tubing with Lugged Construction, unlike all the rest of Schwinn’s Fillet Brazed Frames, and had there own High Grade Paramount components / parts with finely machined races. This Bicycle is a First Year 1938 Paramount Track bike with a Axxx Serial number. This The Bike is well used, loved, raced, repaired, restored, raced, and now Lux Low Patina Restored. She is a Classic Paramount Fixed Gear Track Bike with Nice Patina , a deep Heritage, and would make a Fine Addition to any Collection.

This Vintage Paramount Track Racer is Arnold Schwinn Built and Lux Low Restored as Found. The Beautiful Original Wheels are 28″ x 1″ Lobdell Peaked Wood Racing Rims laced to Paramount Racing Front and Rear Fixed Gear Hubs. The Bike has Paramount Cranks, Sprocket, Bottom Bracket, Headset, Adjustable Schwinn Track Stem ( Re chromed ), Track Bars, and Seat Post. The Bike has seen years of racing in its history. The Frame was repaired / re-braised at the Bottom bracket and the fork at the fork ends and then was raced again. The Frame measures 53 cm center to center or 55cm center to top, Pretty sure this is what would be considered a 22 inch Schwinn Frame. I am unsure if the bike came Chrome Platted or was chromed later, the repair was made after the chroming process. The Chain is a Extremely Nice Skip tooth Diamond Roller Block Chain. The Grips are Vintage John Bull. The bike has an Brooks B 17 long Racing Leather Saddle and the Pedals are NOS Torrington #5 Quill Pedals with NOS Buesher Cages. The Tires are Newer 700c x 22 tires and hold air. The tires are not glued on although I may glue them on when it gets warmer to ride the bike. Shes a Sweet Old Quality Schwinn Fixed Gear Paramount Racer, a Top Notch piece of History, and Ready to adorn any Collection.

This Amazing Bicycle is Rebuilt, Cleaned, and Sealed.  This Bicycle would Be Perfect For a Collection, Conversation or Decoration. Click here for Details of the Lux Low Vintage Patina Restoration Process on this Bike.

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