Looking for information on 1938 Schwinn Paramount Team Bikes

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Dweber

Finally riding a big boys bike
Looking for photos or information on Schwinn Paramount Team bikes used in the Olympics and other races. Trying to find the difference between a Stock 1938 paramount and a team bike. Al Crossley raced a 1938 Paramount (A325) team bike. I have Harold Ade's (1932 Olympic rider) 1938 Paramount (A324) team bike. Any help appreciated.
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Vicious Cycle

Look Ma, No Hands!
I own Al Crossley's A325 Team bike and his all-chrome Paramount training bike. Comparing it to other "A" Paramout's I have, the main visible difference is the team colors paint job, all-chrome fork (hollow on the head crown lug is painted white) and different treatment where paint and chrome meet in sharp points on the chrome tip stays, not square as other later Paramounts. Also noted is the flutes on crank arms are painted Red on inside faces and Blue on outside faces. The A325 bike is still in original paint and decals. This is also the only early painted one I have with chrome tipped rear stays. 1112554
Hard to tell if there is any difference in tubing wall thickness without stripping it down and weighing.
 

Dweber

Finally riding a big boys bike
Bike is disassembled in process of restoration. Will post pictures when coming back together.
 

Dweber

Finally riding a big boys bike
Vicious Cycle, Are the front forks the same style on both the stock Paramount and the Team Paramount except for the finish?
 

Vicious Cycle

Look Ma, No Hands!
Vicious Cycle, Are the front forks the same style on both the stock Paramount and the Team Paramount except for the finish?
They look the same as the other Paramount Watsyn built road bikes I have from that era. but less rake than the Paramount Tourist models.
 

Dweber

Finally riding a big boys bike
My bike (A324) was gifted to Daniel Patten by Harold Ade in the late 1950's. Daniel Patten went to high school with Harold Ade's two daughters. Harold Ade and Daniel Patten were both members of the Oak Park, IL. Bicycling Club. Together they fixed up bikes, mapped out rides, recruited members, etc. Harold Ade became his mentor. Daniel Patten had basically no means of transportation and Ade gave the bike (A324) to Patten in the late 1950's for club rides and college transportation. In that time period the bike was sent back to Schwinn and refurbished so it could be a everyday rider. Daniel Patten also met his wife in the club also. Daniel likely put a gentle 10k+ miles on the bike commuting from Oak Park to Evanston, IL. (17.5 miles) on rain free days for about 3-4 years before they saved enough for a car. Earlier this year the family had the bike detailed and took it to the home where their father resided. Their father saw the bike and whispered (My Old Friend!!!). The family regrettably was forced to sell the bike this year to help pay for his medical expenses. This information was provided to me by (Daniel Patten Jr.) 2019.
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