Friday, August 5, 2011

customer's bike- Early 1970s chrome Schwinn Paramount


2whls3spds said...


I like the period bag too. I still have a couple from that era.


Joel said...

I know the owner was happy to add the bag to the bike.

retrogrouch58 said...

This is a 1972 Paramount P-15 (#L7266).

I built up a set of 700C clincher wheels (using matching Campy HF hubs) to use instead of the vintage Weinmann straight-sided clincher rims. Unfortunately, I had to replace the Campy Record brakes (not enough reach for 700C rims) with Weinmann Centerpulls.

Not to worry--the original Campy brakes are safely stored :)

The bike is a dream to ride...