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    THE final addition...56K WARNING!

    I have now entered nirvana. You are reading the words of an intensely proud new owner of a 1967 all-chrome Schwinn Paramount P-15 Tourer, serial E7009 (Ninth bike of May, 1967)

    EDIT/CORRECTION: 1970 Paramount P-13, ninth bike of May, 1970.


    The photos are of how I got it this morning, nothing done to it yet (have since put in an chrome Silca pump and Brooks Professional saddle):





    Late '60s model with Prugnat lugs


    Second-gen ('68-69) NR rear derailer


    No patent date, indicating the '68-69 NR series




    Enjoy. More photos to come as it gets transformed back to 100% stock configuration (sharp eyes will note the incorrect post '78 Campagnolo NR brakeset...which is available)

    -Kurt
    Last edited by cudak888; 11-07-09 at 07:02 PM.

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    Mmmmmmm.... shiny. Gotta love the chrome!

    But loose the computer, ech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iab View Post
    Mmmmmmm.... shiny. Gotta love the chrome!

    But loose the computer, ech.
    To-Do List:

    Computer - gone.
    Bar tape - replace (red cotton)
    Downtube decals - acquire
    Pedals - Campagnolo Superleggeri (did they have them in '67? If not, it's MKS track pedals for it)
    Wheelset - swap for period Weinmanns
    Rear light - gone
    Chrome - polish
    Tires - IRC Durowinner IIs, but for the meantime, Verdestine Ricorsos
    Brakeset: Weinmann 999s

    -Kurt

    P.S.: If anyone noticed me as being particularly antsy in the previous week, it's because I'd been worrying about whether I was going to be able to get this machine or not.
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    Looking good but you should have looked at the Specialized Tarmac or Orbea bikes. They much lighter and better handling...Heheh just kidding. I had to spout some road forum rhetoric. The only thing it needs is the brooks and some fresh contintenal gatorskin tubulars. I am pretty sure you can get good reproduction or NOS brake hoods. Post pics soon when you are finished. That looks nice so far. I have soft spot in my heart for the chromed schwinns.

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    It needs 10 speed Campy and a carbon fork.
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    You always snag the coolest bikes. Durn you!

    In all seriousness, congratulations on the find. It is a beautiful bike!

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    Final addition? What no more bikes for you now? Makes me wonder what you had to do to get that one!

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    Stunning.


    Congrats on a great find! Care to fill us in on the "details" of your new acquisition?
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoreFeet View Post
    Looking good but you should have looked at the Specialized Tarmac or Orbea bikes. They much lighter and better handling...Heheh just kidding. I had to spout some road forum rhetoric. The only thing it needs is the brooks and some fresh contintenal gatorskin tubulars. I am pretty sure you can get good reproduction or NOS brake hoods. Post pics soon when you are finished. That looks nice so far. I have soft spot in my heart for the chromed schwinns.
    One of the LBS' that I don't get along with sells Orbea...reason enough not to own one right there

    Brooks - check. I won't use anything other then the IRC tires though - the Conti sidewalls don't do it for me (it has reasonably new Super Sports on it now - I think they make the whole package look horrible). I have sources for replacement hoods, but as the original brakeset was Weinmann, that's what will replace the Campagnolo brake levers. Not too much of a loss either, for both levers are nicked badly, one is bent, and they don't match - one is NR, the other Triomphe (figure that out).

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman View Post
    It needs 10 speed Campy and a carbon fork.
    And if you had your way, it would be paired with a brawny road cyclist, arms crossed, standing next to it in a macho pose, right? (I saw that photo of you and the Palo Alto).

    Quote Originally Posted by divineAndbright View Post
    Final addition? What no more bikes for you now? Makes me wonder what you had to do to get that one!
    That's right, no more - although I might make exceptions to that all-chrome '58/9 Frejus track bike in town. Doubt if I'll ever get that one though, and it's in far worse shape then this Paramount.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lamplight View Post
    You always snag the coolest bikes. Durn you!

    In all seriousness, congratulations on the find. It is a beautiful bike!
    Well, the rest of them are out for your pickings now - I've officially retired from the finders circuit. Thank you for the congrats!

    Quote Originally Posted by barndoor View Post
    Care to fill us in on the "details" of your new acquisition?
    It came off of the local C-List.

    -Kurt

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    Beautiful bike! Your date is a little off. It's a 1970 bike (5th bike, May 1970).

    http://www.waterfordbikes.com/site/c...ara_dating.php

    The Prugnat lugs were used in this era ('68-'70) before public pressure forced Schwinn to return to the Nervex.

    And is it not a P-13 with the double chainring and NR rear derailleur? This year didn't have the top tube clamp on cable guides and had eyelets. I dunno ...

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobHufford View Post
    Beautiful bike! Your date is a little off. It's a 1970 bike (5th bike, May 1970).

    http://www.waterfordbikes.com/site/c...ara_dating.php

    The Prugnat lugs were used in this era ('68-'70) before public pressure forced Schwinn to return to the Nervex.

    And is it not a P-13 with the double chainring and NR rear derailleur? This year didn't have the top tube clamp on cable guides and had eyelets. I dunno ...

    Bob
    Just checked again - I'm still off - it's the 9th bike of May 1970 - E7009. My brain is still in the clouds with this machine.

    WHOOPS! You got me on the model numbering too, it is a P-10. I never bothered to memorize the P designations before now - all I knew for certain was the P-12 (mainly due to my '61). Thanks for the clarification.

    Take care,

    -Kurt

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    Actually, I think that is a Huffy that someone put Paramount stickers and counterfeit Campy components on.

    Great find Kurt!

    I am sure you will put it to good use...
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    Your final bike?

    Yeah, RIGHT! I said the same thing when I got mine!

    Congratulations! It is a beauty!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iab View Post
    Mmmmmmm.... shiny. Gotta love the chrome!

    But loose the computer, ech.
    At least the previous owner was still riding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    I have sources for replacement hoods
    Could you share your sources? I'm looking for some currently.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    Actually, I think that is a Huffy that someone put Paramount stickers and counterfeit Campy components on.

    Great find Kurt!

    I am sure you will put it to good use...
    Did you say something about that Corky bike you owned for a short period of time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Koala View Post
    Your final bike?

    Yeah, RIGHT! I said the same thing when I got mine!
    We'll see, eh?


    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    At least the previous owner was still riding it.
    As a matter of fact, he wasn't. Didn't have time for it/grew out of the messenger culture.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal View Post
    Could you share your sources? I'm looking for some currently.

    Thanks
    That source is primarily one of the local bike shops. Now and then, a pair of levers will pop up (Campagnolo or otherwise) with a pair of early non-aero Dia-Compe Gran Compe hoods on 'em, or even a pair of Campagnolo levers with good hoods. It's hit-or-miss as to whether I stumble across them or not though.

    Take care,

    -Kurt

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    WOW! It's beautiful Kurt. If it looks this great now, imagine how it will look with a smoooooth set of Luxe high flange hubs and Campy SL pedals!!
    Great find
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwoo View Post
    WOW! It's beautiful Kurt. If it looks this great now, imagine how it will look with a smoooooth set of Luxe high flange hubs and Campy SL pedals!!
    Great find
    Indeed, but it'll have to settle for Weinmann Concaves and Normandy hubs until I locate a pair of Campagnolo high-flange hubs (I do have a '63 HF front though). 27" rims would also be ultimately what I would use as well - those aren't easy to find either.

    I think you'll all be very pleased with the end result.

    P.S.: Took it about for its first ride this afternoon. Couldn't have been better, even with the extremely badly adjusted drivetrain and brakes. It is no doubt, a Paramount.

    -Kurt

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    Very nice!
    Schwinns were not very popular where I live (there were none really) so I only get to see them on this board.
    Nice indeed.

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    Great Find and welcome to the Chrome Club!! If it rides like mine, you wil love it!!!!

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    Kurt,

    Stunning! Thanks for the early tip today about your most recent bike. You know, this makes you a 2 Paramount man. Very impressive.

    Now that Bob Hufford has helped to sort out the date, maybe the Campagnolo brake calipers are correct? I believe I can help you out with pedals, even if we work out some future trade or just consider them a long term loan.
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    The frame is too tall.
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    Hey Kurt,

    Nice bike, but I thought there was one Raleigh from '84 that you were still chasing after still too.
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    Beautiful bike. I'm not even a Schwinn fan and now I want one
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    Even my 2 year old went, "OOOOOO Pretty biker Daby" when it came up on the screen. She's getting her "d"s and "b"s mixed up.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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