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On Test: Schwinn Paramount 70th Anniversary, March 4, 2009

The Schwinn Paramount 70th Anniversary's Reynolds 953 tubeset
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Schwinn celebrates the 70th anniversary of its Paramount division
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The steel tubes look tiny in comparision to most carbon models
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Modern steel technology puts the frame weight reasonably close
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Steel's high elastic modulus means that Schwinn can use smaller tubes
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Pictures don't do the fully custom stainless steel lugs justice
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The lugs artfully recount the four-pointed Schwinn logo.
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The seat stays are topped with these unique caps
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The polished Reynolds 953 stainless steel stays
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The short-point bottom bracket lug
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The chain stays are positively tiny in comparison to some carbon frames
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All 70th Anniversary frames are built by the old Paramount shop
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Our media sample came with a stopgap chromed plastic head tube badge
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Included with the frame is a Reynolds UL full carbon fork.
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The new Dura-Ace 7900 crankset
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The revamped rear derailleur
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The new brake calipers provide excellent stopping power
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The Vittoria Diamante Pro Light clincher tires
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The 3T Ergosum Team handlebar
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We've had excellent luck with 3T's new ARX Team stem
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Selle San Marco Lorica tape is immensely durable
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Topping the somewhat clumsy 3T Doric Team seatpost
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