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Original text and images of the 1984 Schwinn sales brochure.
The text below, including the prices, are as written in 1984.
Conventional thinking dictates that every touring bicycle should have a 72" seat and head angle. At Schwinn we've found that by varying this angle slightly for each frame size, we can better fit our bikes to each individual rider. The Schwinn Difference Today, as for four generations, Schwinn continues to design and build high quality, dependable bicycles. Since 1938, the concept behind the Schwinn Paramount has been specific and enwavering; the being to built the ultimated handcrafted bicycle. The Super Sport is also set up with stainless steel spokes. "And "full braze-ons for Blackburn racks." They talk about something special. From its Shimano mountain bike derailleurs and crank, to its Dia-Compe 981 cantilever brakes. The Schwinn Le Tour Luxe is the perfect bike for weekend touring. For loading, there's a rigid Blackburn SS rear rack, the standard for high-performance touring. The High Sierra takes to rugged mountain trails, meandering country paths or short touring trips with ease. The Schwinn exclusive custom-moly tubing throughout for lightweight strength.
To give them a machine that's not only more comfortable to ride, but one that also performs better. Schwinn has never set a time limit on its warranty and our self-imposed obligations to you, the cyclist. A bicycle that tracks straighter, accelerates faster, that simply outperforms anything else in world. Handcrafted from a custom mix of Columbus SL and Sp tubing, it's extremely rigid. So no matter how massive your muscles, it's ready to handle the torque. The Tempo is for people who only want to travel at one speed: flat out fast. From its comfortable leather covered saddle, to its precision investment cast seat lug and fork crown. Unlike most touring bicycles at this price, the Luxe gives you the advantage of choosing from 18 speeds. Comfort features like and extended 42" wheelbase, a micro adjusting seat post, an anatomic saddle and rigid Weinmann rims with new Schwinn "Passage" tires make this the touring bike you won't have to pay another 0 to go touring on. The high-tech drive system features Sun Tour Moun Tech front and rear derailleurs with Sun Tour Micro Lite levers, plus Dia-Compe 980 cantilever brakes.
For 41 years, from 1938 to 1978, the Schwinn Bicycle Company of Chicago offered a unique but little-known line of specially constructed lightweight bicycles: The fillet-brazed chrome-molybdenum models, which were tucked into Schwinn's model lineup between the lugged Paramount and flash-welded models like the Varsity and Continental.
Until the recent rise of quality TIG-welded and composite bicycle frames, most high quality lightweight bicycles used lugs (external metal sleeve fittings) to join their frame tubing.
One way to do this we've discovered, is by varying the frame tube gauges. Your Bicycling Recreation Center Schwinn bicycles are sold and serviced by a nationwide network of Authorized Schwinn Dealers, who have the know how, accessories and parts to provide for your cycling enjoyment. The Sun Tour Cyclone MK II derailleurs practically make the chain dance from gear to gear.
The P12 - by virtue of lasting into the '67 and '68 model years - can be found with either Nervex (1959-1966) or Prugnat (1967-1968) lugs.
Hello and Welcome, I believe this is where we left off, the Varsity frame cleaned-up and ready to start.
I cleaned-up the kick-stand with the soft brass wheel-brush on a 4 inch angle grinder.
The P11 tourist and P14 track models of the Paramount have been excluded for simplicity.
Keep in mind that custom Paramounts exist that do not conform to the following listings, and some frames have been modified over the years.