I thought I would update on my trash find from a month ago. I found this Schwinn Paramount on the curb as I was walking my dog. So far I have $60 in the bike, had to replace tires and tubes. The rest was elbow grease, clean and lube, straighten bent front brake, true rear wheel. So far Iíve put about two hundred miles on the bike and I do find it a tad heavy and a little more difficult on climbs then my modern road bikes but it also seems to be the cushiest riding.
The group is a strange mix from the early 80ís consisting of Shimano, Suntour and Modolo.
Now Iím mulling over three options.
1) Ride as is
2) Have refinished at Waterford and leave parts mostly as is.
3) Have refinished at Waterford. I have a lead on a 90ís Campy Record full groupo that I could put on it.
This isnít my main bike so I just plan on riding occasionally and enjoying. What do you guys think the best option is for this bike?