Vintage Bike Concours

For this year's Philly Bike Expo, Richard Schwinn of the iconic American bicycle family organized a vintage bike concours d'elegance that included a large number of his own namesake Schwinn Paramount bicycles from several different decades. Here's a look at some of the notable bikes in the display:

 

Team Schwinn Paramount from 1970s.

Team Schwinn Paramount from 1970s.

Pre-WWII Schwinn Paramount from College Park Bicycles/Larry Black collection  

Pre-WWII Schwinn Paramount from College Park Bicycles/Larry Black collection

 

1938 Schwinn Paramount, repainted by successor company Waterford 15 years ago.  

1938 Schwinn Paramount, repainted by successor company Waterford 15 years ago.

 

1967 Paramount track bike ridden by Larry "Torpedo" Black  

1967 Paramount track bike ridden by Larry "Torpedo" Black

 

1960 Paramount touring model. College Park Bicycles/Larry Black collection  

1960 Paramount touring model. College Park Bicycles/Larry Black collection

 

Circa late-1960s Paramount with curved seat tube.  

Circa late-1960s Paramount with curved seat tube.

 

1970s Paramount with modern components.  

1970s Paramount with modern components.

 

1988 Fiftieth Anniversary Paramount with Campagnolo C-Record components including Delta brakes.  

1988 Fiftieth Anniversary Paramount with Campagnolo C-Record components including Delta brakes.

 

Erickson steel frameset with Suntour Superbe components  

Erickson steel frameset with Suntour Superbe components

 

Gilded Raleigh  

Gilded Raleigh

 

Richard Schwinn will be presenting a history of the Schwinn Paramount model tomorrow morning, November 5 at 10:30 a.m. as part of the Philly Bike Expo.