Paramount Stats

Production Estimates

1938-41 900
1945-58 1000
1959 270
1965 420
1972 3,300
1975 875
1979 360
1985 883
1986 1,183
1987 1,504
1988 1,400
1989 1,200
1990 1,083
1991 892
1992 580

Paramount Model Numbering

Model Approx. Years Description
P10 1959-1979 Std. Road
P11 1959-1969 Std. Road
P12 1959+ Std Road
P13 1964-1979 Deluxe Road – Sometimes Road “Touring” (1964)
P14 1959-1979 Std. Track. Sometimes a Special Track.
P14C 1965-1979 Deluxe Track (starting 1965)
P15 1970-1979 Road Touring – Starting Mid 1970.
P15C 1970-1979 Deluxe Road Touring – Starting Mid 1970
P61 1971-1979 Std Ladies – the “61″ indicated a 21″ model.
T19 1969-1979 Tandem – 19″ Front
T22   Tandem – 22″ Front
Elite 1980-1983 “Anything Goes” custom bicycles.
Standard 1983-1989 Standard race geometry Paramount.
Special Edition 50th Anniversary 1988 One of 600 or so Paramounts with gold decals, a gold plated fork and special 50th Anniversary certificate. Note: Other 1988 bikes had a small chainstay decal celebrating the 50th Anniversary.
OS 1989-1994 Used special oversized-diameter True-Temper chromoly tubing. Heat treating was added in 1992. Reynolds 753 was added in 1993 and 1994. Last production – September 1994.