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Old 05-05-08, 03:32 PM   #1
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Rebuilding '76 P-13 Paramount Need Help

Hello,

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!
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Old 05-05-08, 03:36 PM   #2
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1976 Paramount Catalog with specifications

Good luck with your rebuild.
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This will be easy but will take some time. Use the C&V forum to ask specifics and members will direct you to the right places. You can buy practically anything you might need on-line. Check out Ebay - always a great place to start, and www.loosescrews.com for small parts. I just built two sets of tubular wheels for my wife and I for a song from a mix of used and new parts. Good luck.
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John,

Paint is what you pay for. Pay $200 and be disappointed. Pay $600 and be thrilled and it's back to a quality (if not better than) the original from Schwinn. When it comes to a Paramount and fancy chrome Nervex lugs, and it needs to be repainted, it's worth saving up to do the job correctly.

The combination of new paints, and clear coats over the decals for protection, can really breath new life back into your 33 year old beauty. Possibly a couple of pics of my re-painted '66 can convince you. Best of luck and we're here to help.

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John,

Paint is what you pay for. Pay $200 and be disappointed. Pay $600 and be thrilled and it's back to a quality (if not better than) the original from Schwinn. When it comes to a Paramount and fancy chrome Nervex lugs, and it needs to be repainted, it's worth saving up to do the job correctly.

The combination of new paints, and clear coats over the decals for protection, can really breath new life back into your 33 year old beauty. Possibly a couple of pics of my re-painted '66 can convince you. Best of luck and we're here to help.
That's the way the lug lining is supposed to look - really nicely done for a repaint. Even well-known restorers often get that wrong; I've seen some quite hideous examples.
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