Latest Project – 1950s Paragon Mixte Frame

Paragon Mixte frame with Oscar Egg lugs

I just had to buy this 1950s Paragon Mixte frame with its Oscar Egg lugs. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it yet, but I’ll think of something.

I’ve come across quite a few Paragon frames recently, all from a similar period.  Every one has been high quality and well made.

I do have some 1950s Cyclo Benelux and Simplex gear which would which I could use but I’d really prefer to have Mafac Dural Forge brakes, except this frame is really built for side pulls. Or the other possibility would be  to fit a Sturmey.

Oscar Egg mixte seat tube lug

Either way the frame is in need of some renovation.  I think this frame was originally green but the lacquer has nearly completely gone.

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