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It is finally finished! 1973 Schwinn Paramount P15

Old 07-05-10, 10:55 PM
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It is finally finished! 1973 Schwinn Paramount P15

I can't believe it is finally done, it was a long process but I'm very pleased. This is my first nice bicycle, I took it for a 20-mile ride yesterday and yes, it is all that and more.

This bike was in really bad shape when I got it. I stripped the horrible paint job someone had done with a spray can. Had the frame and fork aligned at Wastyn Cycles then repainted at a local body shop. I outlined the lugs myself, they came out a little thicker than intended but I like that they stand out.

I read a thread a couple of weeks ago about business cards in the bottom bracket so I put one of my business cards in there. It was a great feeling. My wife and I started Bucktown Music, a small music school in Chicago about a year ago so I was really proud to include that card in the bottom bracket.


I also happened to find the perfect saddle for the two-bolt campy seatpost, a B17 Imperial. Super easy access through the cut out



Here are some more pictures and thank you guys for all your help. (sorry about the big pictures)



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Old 07-05-10, 10:58 PM
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This is my favorite,

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Old 07-05-10, 11:18 PM
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Nice. Glad it turned out well.
I would've gotten some other brake levers with hoods, but that's all a personal thing. As long as you like your bike, all is good.
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Old 07-06-10, 02:09 AM
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Looks great - gotta kill the suicide levers next time you wrap the bars!
(you can comment on mine next weekend - it will be much harsher than brake levers)
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Great restoration. Enjoy your rides and don't listen to all the "turkey wing" bashing! I always found those extra levers to be handy, especially when riding heads up in traffic, which you must, in Chicago.
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I really like the contrasting housing and toe straps. I'd have never thought to outline the lugs when they're chromed, but I like it.

Are those the original brake pads?
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Thanks for the comments!

gotta kill the suicide levers next time you wrap the bars!
I'm still getting use to them but not really having a problem at all.

Are those the original brake pads?
Actually they are. They were in Ok shape so I kept them. I have to ride in traffic for a bit before I make it to the lake shore trail so I'm sure they'll be gone soon =)

I also kept the wheels I got it with. They are steel and not in good shape but I ran out of money to have a new set built with the campy hubs. I'll have to wait for a next bonus from work.

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Very nice job! I'm always happy to see another Paramount saved.
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very nice resto! a set of honjo fenders would round it out nicely!
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very sweet, dig the lug outlining, fat outline really makes them pop.
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Very nice. I like the outlined chrome lugs. They really pop. Nice job
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Congratulations on a very nice restoration, Luis. It looks great.
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Congratulations on a very nice restoration, Luis. It looks great.
Thanks Stan. The whole bike's theme revolves around the headbadge
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the levers are classic. keep em.
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