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My 3rd 1972 Paramount

Old 02-21-10, 08:31 PM
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My 3rd 1972 Paramount

I stumbled upon a 1972 P13 on CL on Tuesday that had very little information besides that it was chrome and had "Campi" components. I exchanged a few emails with the owner but never heard back. I had written it off until he called me yesterday and said he had emailed me a few pictures and to call him back. After doing a quick check of the supplied photographs I called him to let him know I would be by to pick it up in less than 2 hours. Arriving I wasn't entirely sure what to expect as the photos provided were not particularly clear but once I saw it in person I was stunned. It is a truly awesome bike. The chrome is perfect, the decals are perfect and there isn't a dent on it. After discussing the bike a bit with the owner, who bought it new in 1972, we exchanged cash for goods and I was on my way. It included the original tool kit and Schwinn owners manual. The Weinmann centerpulls were replaced with side pull Campy brakes, the tubulars have been re-laced to clinchers, the original Brooks is gone and sadly the NR pedals have also left the bike. I plan to replace the Avocet touring saddle with a period Unicator and put a set of NR pista pedals with Campy cages that have been in the parts box for a sunny day. Eventually I will lace a different set of NR high flange hubs to Weinmann wood filled tubulars for truly nice Sunday rides, though the '72 track gets the first pair of the rims I can find (hint hint all you readers). The photos were as supplied, I'll have some from the top of Conzelman road by the end of the week. The serial # is M72243 by the way.








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Old 02-21-10, 08:35 PM
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The track, as found


It's now shod with *gasp* 50mm deep Cane Creek carbon track wheels and Look pedals

and the tandem
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Nice!
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Yum.

You know, some of us on the forum don't have any Paramounts.
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Originally Posted by anomaly View Post
It's now shod with *gasp* 50mm deep Cane Creek carbon track wheels and Look pedals
pics or ban. ftr i have no issue with this - in fact, i encourage it. --also, the new one is nice.
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Since you asked so nicely...


SN C72101

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Fantastic find, though one thing sticks out to me:

The serial # is 722243
!! - never seen any P-mount serial like that. You might want to check the left rear dropout.

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Originally Posted by Ivandarken View Post
Yum.

You know, some of us on the forum don't have any Paramounts.
That is a shame. My collection started with:


I'm rebuilding that one into a fixed gear commuter. The only room I have for it in my bike rotation is utility, but that isn't a bad thing. I put many thousands of miles on it before I had a bad wreck mid summer that wrecked the fork, front wheel and some other parts.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Fantastic find, though one thing sticks out to me:



!! - never seen any P-mount serial like that. You might want to check the left rear dropout.

-Kurt
Hah, I forgot an M and added a 2. It's M72243.
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Nice find...I am glad you guys buy those beautiful bikes and show nice pics so I can drool. I don't know why but a Raleigh International turns me on more than a Paramount...the chrome ones are tasty though...and I do see how wonderful those baby's are!
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Hi anomaly -
Well I'm glad to see that you finally have 3 Paramounts like all the rest of us.

( Congrats on snagging a truly stunning example! )
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Originally Posted by A.Winthrop View Post
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Hi,
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I saw a '72 all-chrome, all Campy Paramount P-13 touted on eBay
as NOS (complete with tool kit\manual in pristine condition)
sell for $4,050. I don't know if it was NOS but the many
sharp detailed pics sure suggested to me it was. I remember
'cause I've got one too.
.
Mine also has the Campy sidepulls which, if memory serves,
were optional. Weinman were standard. My wife's '65 P-15,
also all-chrome, has Weinman brakes.
.
. . . and I thought I was being facetious.
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