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[Schwinn Paramont]
1977 Schwinn Paramount. (Larger Image) The name says it all – the top of the Schwinn line. Waterfordbikes.com has an excellent discussion of the history of Paramount bikes from their start in 1938 until the bankruptcy in 1993 of the original Schwinn company founded in 1895. (See Schwinn Timeline.) Schwinn today is part of Pacific Cycle. While Schwinn often had a reputation for building heavy bikes for kids, the Paramount line had a reputation for finely crafted, relatively light road bikes. I purchased my Paramount in the North Park area of San Diego on June 30, 2007 from an ad on Craig’s List for $50 with a Nishiki Olympic mixte frame 12 speed bike. That is obviously a great price. The very nice woman selling it was good natured about the low price. The bike had belonged to her uncle who no longer used it. I believe the frame was built in 1977. (See Paramont Serial Numbers at Waterford Bikes – go to “Dating My Bike.”) It appears to be a P10-9 Men’s Paramount Deluxe Ten Speed Tourer according to the 1977 Schwinn Super-Lite Catalog. The same site has the original price list. There is a larger photo in the 1977 Consumer Catalog. The wonderful Bob Hufford Schwinn Lightweight Data Book Site has many more Schwinn catalogs. I like the 1974 and earlier catalogs where they took photos on location. The fashions are a hoot! See, for example 1974 Paramount and 1973 Paramount. The bike has Reynolds 531 tubing on all parts of the frame and fork. The rims are Weinmann alloy 27″ x 1.25″ made in Belgium. Other components including the hubs, derailleurs, bar end shifters, crankset, dropouts, seat post, and brakes are all Italian Campagnolo, perhaps the most prestigious name in cycling components. Campagnolo will celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2008. (See Campagnolo History.) The head tube lugs are chromed, which was apparently an extra option. Racers did not use chromed lugs since they added weight, but they give the bike an eloquent touch. The seat tube height is 22 inches and seems to fit me well. The bike was in generally good condition. I had to replace the front tire and tube and adjust the handle bars and seat. I gave it a good cleaning and sprayed Tri-Flow lubricant on the chain and other external moving parts. The chain had considerable surface rust, but cleaned up nicely. The bike rides well. The paint is generally in good condition except for an area on the top tube and right seat stay which are darker and dull. It looks as if someone may have spot painted these areas at some time. Truly a wonderful bike which I should enjoy a lifetime.

[1992 Schwinn Paramount PDG Series 5]
1992 Schwinn Paramount PDG Series 5. Before we get to the details of this bike, we need to discover the history of

Texas Transportation Museum

News / Upcoming Events

Museum to be closed due to COVID-19 until further notice

TTM loves our visitors. We consider you partners in helping to keep San Antonio’s rich transportation heritage alive in South Texas. At the same time, all the experts say that the best way to end COVID-19 is to deny it the opportunity to spread. So, in keeping with this advice, TTM will be closed until it is safe for everyone to be able to be together again. We look forward to seeing y’all soon.

Cab rides in our diesel-electric locomtives

TTM is delighted to announce that we are now offering cab rides in our diesel-electric locomotives during our regularly scheduled passenger services. The maximum number of passengers that can ride in the cab at any one time is two. There is a small additional fee of $5 per person.

Here’s a link for more details: Cab Rides at TTM

Track improvement donation request

The tracks at the Texas Transportation Museum in San Antonio may not be as long as others but they are just as wide and just as hard to maintain, especially in August. Summer 2019 has seen a lot of both volunteer and professional work being done on our existing lines even as we put together a plan to about double their length. If you would like to make a donation – large or small – towards these efforts, here is a link that makes it super easy. You can click on the “Make a Donation” tab and get it taken care of in seconds – no hours under the broiling sun for you – or you can mail us a check at the address provided. Or make a donation in person – plastic or paper – at TTM the next time you are there.

TTM is a registered 501(c)(3) charity.

Here’s the link: Longhorn & Western Track Extension Donations

Next steam powered train ride day – to be announced

The next date for scheduled steam powered train rides at TTM will be announced as soon as the COVID-19 restrictions on the museum being open are lifted. #1, our 1925 Baldwin 0-4-0 steam locomotive will operate on a demand basis between around 10 AM to 1 PM. (with steam, all times are approximate.) No additional charge for admission. Our antique diesel electric locomotives will power the other scheduled train rides on this day. Come early to see steam being raised and a whole bunch of fun switching operations. The museum opens at 9 AM.

National holiday closure policy

The museum is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. The museum may be closed on additional days before and after each of these holidays.

Bad weather closure policy

During severe weather events, the museum may delay opening, close early or close entirely. Please call us at (210) 490-3554 to confirm. While we will always try to post such closures on this web site and on our Facebook


The New York Museum of Transportation

The New York Museum of Transportation | Train Rides Rochester

New York Museum
of Transportation

The New York Museum of Transportation is a unique resource providing a wealth of historical
information for students and hours of delight and education for visitors of all ages.
Through our historic vehicles and photographs, trolley rides and track car rides and model
railroad displays, research library and gift shop, the museum’s dedicated volunteers honor
our area’s transportation history, bringing it to life for today’s visitors and preserving
it for the future.

The Museum is located at

Contact Us.

The New York Museum of Transportation is chartered by the Board of
Regents of the University of the State of New York as a non-profit,
501(c)(3) institution.

For any Comments or Problems regarding the web site,
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Forney Museum of Transportation

Forney 65th Anniversary

Experience Transportation History!

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a one-of-a-kind collection of over 600 artifacts relating to historical transportation. It began 60 years ago with a single 1921 Kissel, but soon expanded to include vehicles of all kinds. Today it includes not just vehicles, but also buggies, motorcycles, steam locomotives, aircraft, carriages, rail equipment, fire apparatus, public transportation, sleighs, bicycles, toys & diecast models, vintage apparel and much, much more!

Our collection highlights include: Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ Steam Locomotive #4005, Amelia Earhart’s 1923 Kissel ‘Gold Bug’,  Forney Locomotive, Colorado & Southern Caboose, 1923 Hispano-Suiza, 1913-53 Indian Motocycle Collection, Denver & Rio Grande Dining Car,  Stutz Fire Engine, 1888 Denver Cable Car, 1923 Case Steam Tractor, 1817 Draisenne Bicycle, 500 Piece Matchbox Collection, and more! 

Our Mission

The Forney Museum of Transportation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which exists to collect, preserve, and exhibit items of artistic, historical and technological interest relating to transportation for the purposes of education and personal enrichment.



Although the Forney Museum of Transportation has put into place strict cleaning and disinfecting practices and our
facility comprises a large area with a great deal of open space, easily permitting the recommended “social distancing”, the Museum, at the urging of several other non-profit organizations and based on recommendations from both Denver Mayor Hancock and Governor Polis, has decided to temporarily close to visitors. At this time the Forney Museum will be closed now through April 30th, at which time we will re-evaluate the status of COVID-19 and the recommendations of local, state and federal health agencies.

The Forney Museum strongly supports the community and our thousands of annual visitors, not only locally,
but internationally and we recognize this is a challenging time for many, with a great deal of uncertainty, however we encourage everyone to remain calm and follow directives as they are issued by health officials; not the potentially misleading, hysteria driven mis-information and falsehoods disseminated on social media and other less reputable platforms. In the interim, we encourage anyone who may be exhibiting any symptoms associated with this virus, who may already be ill, has knowingly come in contact with an infected individual or has traveled to a highly impacted area, please take all appropriate precautions to guard against the additional spread of COVID-19 and follow the recommendations of health care providers.

The Forney Museum looks forward to once again welcoming visitors; hopefully in the not too distant future.
Please continue to check our website and other online postings to see our latest status.

In the meantime, please consider becoming a member or making a donation to help the Forney Museum through this difficult period. Your ongoing support is invaluable. Thank you and remain well.
Please check back for updates.

Lead Sleds

You can check out our Lead Sled exhibit on Instagram! We are posting pictures for you to enjoy. More are coming soon!

For the Kids

Click the links to download our coloring book and


Image Of British Motor Museum, Gaydon

I beloved riding my bike as a kid. As a result of the cylinder 28 is mounted such that it may rotate in the housings 29, because the bow 10 rotates, the tip of the plate 18 might stay involved throughout the whole expanse of the face 28 b by virtue of the rotating of the cylinder 28 within the housings 29.

The lowering of the pawl 31 by rotation in the clockwise route about its cross member 32 releases the bow 10 which, under the motion of the flex plate 18, is returned within the counterclockwise route in regards to the pins 14. The transverse department of the bow 10 covers and fastens onto the rear snout 17 of the cleat 6. The cleat 6 and the shoe to the underside of which this cleat is fastened are then connected to the pedal.

The plate 18 could also be fabricated from composite materials, particularly a material consisting of glass fibers or carbon fibers certain by a resin and directed essentially orthogonal to the spindle three. In such a case, the plate 18 is ideally of rectangular form to restrict the risks of delamination of the plate in the region of contact between its marginal edges and the bow 10. However, when the fibers have crossed orientations, the isostress trapezium form could also be envisioned.

, characterised in that it contains a pawl (31) able to preserving the retaining member (9) in an open position, when the cleat (6) is disengaged, in opposition to the action of a leaf spring (36), and of releasing this retaining member (9) when the cleat is engaged, the pawl (31) being produced within the type of a body of which one transverse edge (32) is engaged in a housing (33) of the pedal body and constitutes the pivot pin for the pawl, the other end (34) of the pawl resting against the retaining member (9).

The pedal advantageously comprises a pawl able to keeping the retaining member in an open position, when the cleat is disengaged, in opposition to the action of a leaf spring, and of releasing this retaining member when the cleat is engaged; the pawl is produced in the type of a frame of which one transverse edge is engaged in a housing of the pedal body and constitutes the pivot pin for the pawl, the opposite finish of the pawl resting in opposition to the retaining member.

To make the pedal simpler to meeting, a prepared-to-assemble subassembly is advantageously fashioned by fitting the leaf spring 36 and the flex plate 18 into the opening 35 a of the cap beforehand, while the bracket 23 is also fitted into the cap, beneath the plate 18. When the leaf spring 36 is made as a single piece with the pawl 31, the bar 35 finds itself clamped slightly between the cross member 32 and the leaf 36, serving to the subassembly, which then also includes the pawl 31, to stay together.…