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1976 Schwinn Paramount w/Cyclone Derailleurs & Campy Everything Else?

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1976 Schwinn Paramount w/Cyclone Derailleurs & Campy Everything Else?

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Old 01-04-19, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
He loosened the binder bolt, grabbed the saddle and twisted it while lifting. Created a nice Z-shaped gouge in the alloy seat post that had otherwise looked pristine. I felt like crying.
Vintage campy seatposts are about the easiest things to polish. I've never had one that was anodized, either, so never really felt bad about that happening.

But crashing a bike and scarring the beautiful glow of anodized record brake levers? Now that deserves a healthy cry.
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Old 01-20-19, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Calling @Scooper , @wrk101 , and @Metacortex .

You have the desirable touring model in a desirable smaller frame set, so you should do well. Be curious to see how it looks after a cleanup.

The water bottle is an added bonus for you too.
I see the derailleur as a period correct upgrade, as this was a Triple crankset fitted, touring Paramount. The Suntour Cyclone was a much better derailleur for this bike's intended application. As is the Shimano Crane (Schwinn Approved then) And a valued upgrade, Campagnolo's widest range derailieurs couldn't shift reliably or well on really wide range, triple crank, touring bikes of the era, which is real world perspective from the era on this Paramount, and it's intended application as built. If this Paramount had been mine, I would have done this too.
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Old 01-20-19, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Dean51 View Post
I have two bikes fitted with Cyclone GS rear derailleurs that are otherwise Campy SR and Record. They shift better than the SR derailleurs and can handle a 32 tooth bottom cog with ease.....old legs and lotsa' hills for me. The date correct SR rear derailleurs for these bikes are safely stored away for the day when these bikes move on to new owners.

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+1000. I am a cyclist with physical challenges and East Tennessee hills. Reality for me sometimes must outweigh Campy SR, NR, and Record. I need lower than 28 tooth low gears, 32 is for me, not an option. Store away the Campy, make the bike function for your needs. Ride the bike, enjoy riding it, don't get frustrated. Stay fit. I did the same with lesser Schwinns, and never without regrets. Function for the win. Cyclone derailleurs and Shimano Crane derailleurs were for many years, fitted and done. They shifted my gear ratio needs, reliably, without fuss or frippery. They made riding better for cerebral palsied, stiff, spastic legs. They kept me moving, motivated, and fit, 29 years ago. I am back on a bike again, and I use the tools which make me functional and able to ride. On C&V bikes, I will use the gears I need, the derailleurs which will shift them dependably, store away the originals. Refit them when the bike moves on.

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Old 01-30-19, 09:20 PM
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So my buddy Joe was the lucky buyer for this Paramount, and he asked me to share some photos of it after he cleaned it up. No glamour shots, but it gives you an idea of how clean this bike is, pretty sure this was a low mileage bike:




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Old 01-31-19, 12:15 PM
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Looks great!

Tell him to put some decent tires on it!
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Old 02-04-19, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
The rear hub in particular is one of the drillium versions done in a batch especially for use on Paramounts from this era.

Nice score for $200. Small size will limit customer base.

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The mismatch is curious on the hubs.
I am concerned that the fork needs to be bent back, looks pushed back to me.
Black is a great color.
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Very, very nice!
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