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Yes, it’s been quiet on the web site, but very busy in the Schwinn Paramount 75th Anniversary world. The initial order has finally been painted in Pearl white. We set it off with red decals and trim. We filled the compass points on the polished seatstay caps with red – a terrific accent, not unlike those found all over this frame.

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In keep with the rest of this project, we honor the Paramount tradition but build 21st century technology. Shown here are the ports for an electronic shifting system (with downtube battery mount. Internal mounting systems are also available).

The ports are reinforced and decorated with the classic stars – all of polished stainless steel.

The quiet was caused by the week we spent in Las Vegas for Interbike, the bicycle industry’s annual trade show. We commuted to the show every day by bike, but, outside of direct show activities, stayed off the strip the entire time. Peter DiAntoni, famed photographer and publisher of Cog Magazine graced our humble factory on Friday to shoot this bike. It will show up in the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation’s magazine and who knows where else. He’ll make an already beautiful bike even prettier.

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