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Bicycle Museum of America

Look Ma, No Hands!
Good morning/afternoon/evening, everyone.

I have another patron asking about their bicycle. The handlebars of this one are throwing me off. Could this be a Sport or Paramount with custom handlebars?

-Ryan

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The Spokemaster

Finally riding a big boys bike
Upside down drop bars

NOT a Paramount ....what's the all too obvious giveaway ? = stamped steel rear dropouts
 
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
I'd assume that was a large frame Racer with added flipped drop bars and pedals off a Varsity.
 

bloo

I live for the CABE
A serial number would help enlighten things here, because we could probably establish an approximate date.

As mentioned, definitely not a Paramount and the bars are upside down. Red band kickback 2-speed hub was introduced around 1960-61 I think. The "Schwinn Approved" grips maybe surfaced around the same time(?). What type of rims are those and what size tires?
 
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rennfaron

Wore out three sets of tires already!
I'd assume that was a large frame Racer with added flipped drop bars and pedals off a Varsity.
Or traveler. They went to blade forks in '59. Only looks to be 21" frame to me. Looks like S-5 rims and a '62-'63 stem type. Seems the rear hub was probably original to the bike because no welded on brake or shifter hardware. Missing the fenders and chain guard.
 

Schwinny

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2spd Green Racer would place it within a couple years. Thats IF we can assume the parts on it belong on it.
I see green overspray also. A serial number helps on a Schwinns through the 1980's.
Put me down for 60-61' 23" frame, 2spd Deluxe Racer in Radiant green. Pedals and bars from a Conti. Seat from a long gone middleweight. maybe OG grips.
The green, if not completely a rattle job looks like an earlier green and the blade fork crown was on deluxe models.

Maybe Im getting jaded. Maybe this is the sign.... but imagining this could be a Paramount tickles me.
 
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