1972-73 Schwinn Paramount

Schwinns (of any stripe—though we realize that they’re not all created equal) aren’t really our thing so we don’t post up very many, but this one’s too nice not to share.


Early 1970’s Schwinn Paramount in great condition.
Very rare size. Excellent for any vintage cycling events.
Frame: Seat tube 50cm Center to Center, Top tube 53cm Center to Center.
Black with Chrome accents, Reynolds 531, Nervex lugs. Campagnolo Dropouts. We believe that it was repainted years ago since there is a water bottle cage bosses on the downtime and they did not offer this in the early 70’s bikes. However, the Schwinn decals are all original Schwinn decals on this bike, not the replacement stick on type decals. If it has been restored years ago it was done to very high standard.
Components: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Group, Crank length 170, 36- large flange hubs laced to Mavic Reflex SUP clincher rims. Regina 5 Speed Freewheel.
As an option we have a set of wheels that has 36-hole small flange Campagnolo hubs with Mavic MA40/front and G40/rear 700C hard anodized clincher rims laced with Stainless Steel Spokes available. We will leave it up to the winner to choose (both set of rims are not original to the bike as they were replaced many years ago from tubular rims)
Seat: BROOKS B17 in very good condition.
Cinelli Handlebar (old logo) and 1/A Stem (oval logo): 41cm wide and 80mm long.
Serviced and ready to ride.

Note: This bike is equipped with water bottle bosses on the down tube. According to some info received from “experts” that the early Paramount frames did not come with this option. Therefore, the frame may have been restored (to a very high standard) at one point in the past. The Schwinn decals on the seat tube and down tube are all original Schwinn decals. There are a few scratches and paint chips on the surface since it has been used since the restoration, but because of the main color is black they can be touched up easily. Most of the paint chips are just on the surface and not to the metal surface since there is a base primer under the paint. Chrome on the frame is in excellent condition. Most decals are intact. Overall the bike is in excellent condition considering it is 40+ years old. A true American Classic.
Some of the pedal’s chrome is off and showing some surface rust.



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