Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tulsa, OK
Bikes: Thorn Nomad MkII, Robert Beckman Skakkit, Santana Tandem, ICE Adventure FS, '76 Schwinn Paramount
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Rebuilding '76 P-13 Paramount Need Help
I am wanting to rebuild my P-13 that was my first decent bike. I have most of the original parts still but would like to make it as "reasonably" original/period as possible. I know "reasonable" is subjective.
What I would like to know is a source for a list of the original parts, specs, etc. (campy NR brakes) so I can work from there.
It desparately needs to be repainted (frame is solid but badly scratched) and will need new rims/tires (tubulars). Items like seat, cable housing, decals, etc. are what I really have no clue about. Is there a source people can suggest? Also, if someone could suggest a good reasonably priced painter? By reasonably painter, I mean someone who does a good job but does not charge a premium just because it is painted by him (or her), i.e. pay extra for a car that was owned by a celebrity compared to the exact non-celebrity owned car.
I am not looking to enter it into a show or anything, but recreate my first love so to speak.
Thanks in advance!