So, anyone who might have read this thread may remember that I bid on and won my holy grail last week - a 1971 Schwinn Paramount...finished in chrome. The seller had a problem with his sale regarding a bidder that retracted his bid with only a little while to go before the auction ended, but, in the end, he followed through on our completed auction sale, and I picked her up a little while ago!
It was too dark to take some pictures of the bike when I got home, so I included a few from the seller...I'm really happy with the bike, and I'm sure I'm going to have a lot of questions for the Paramount experts as I move forward, so I hope you can all bear with me as I move forward...
Startiing out, is there a resource, or could someone tell me what a '71 P-10 Paramount would come orginally equipped, so that I can see what is and isn't orginial on the bike? Here it is as it sits:
Chromed steel Campagnolo Record headset
Campagnolo Record strada crankset with C bottom bracket bolts, as well as Campagnolo chrome dust caps.
172.5 length with 52 and 45 tooth Campagnolo chainrings and Campagnolo chainring bolts
Campagnolo Veloce cartridge bottom bracket
Campagnolo Record front and rear derailleurs with down tube shifters
Dia Compe NGC long reach caliper brakes with quick release and chrome drop bolts
Cinelli stem with Cinelli Giro Ditalia road bars
Dia Compe Gran Compe non aero brake levers with matching gum hoods
36 hole Campagnolo Record high flange hubs with chrome Campagnolo skewers laced to Mavic Championnat du Monde alloy sew up (tubular) rims.
Campagnolo C Record post
Campagnolo Super Record pedals (titanium spindles?)
Sakae SR chrome toe clips with white leather Mikashima straps
Cami 5 speed freewheel
Secondly....the bike has sew up rims (Mavic Championnat du Monde)...now, are these rims something that I should keep on the bike and ride with...if so, could someone recommend a good tire, as I've not used sew ups before....or...should I take these off and store them, and use a pair of clincher alloy rims? (I plan on riding this bike and it not be a garage queen.)
Thirdly, I think the San Marco Rolls saddle that's currently on the Paramount will look smashing on my Trek 600...does anyone have a Brooks Pro they might want to part with?
More questions to come....thank you!