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The rest have been acquired used, primarily at garage sales.
Bike technology, of course, changes, but nowhere near as fast as computer technology.
"English Racer" - an older category of bikes usually designed for adults with three internal gears and an upright riding position.
Racers were reasonably efficient, sturdy, utilitarian machines that were heavier than road bikes and were not really "racers." While the English company Raliegh (and related companies) made many of these bikes, not all "English racers" are English.
The seat tube height is 22 inches and seems to fit me well. I had to replace the front tire and tube and adjust the handle bars and seat.
The bike had belonged to her uncle who no longer used it. (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. There is a larger photo in the 1977 Consumer Catalog.
(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 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.
Univega was headquartered in the United States with bicycles made in Italy and then Japan.