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Mint 1974 Schwinn Paramount P15 For Sale

Old 04-10-21, 05:14 AM
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Mint 1974 Schwinn Paramount P15 For Sale

For Sale: 1974 Schwinn Paramount P15 $2,000 (check link https://photos.app.goo.gl/Czd9FniAABYj9BUZA for additional photos)
I am downsizing and need to sell some of my Schwinn Lightweights. First on the block is my 1974 Paramount P15. I am hoping that a true Schwinn LW aficionado (member of this forum) will need and want this bike. Color is Flamboyant Lime Green. Frame size is 63 cm. Stand over height is 35” so it is made for us lanky folks.
I am the third owner of this bicycle. It was originally purchased by a Schwinn mechanic that worked at the last Schwinn dealer in Milwaukee, WI. Not long after purchasing the bicycle he fell ill to cancer and passed within a year. A collector I know in Milwaukee purchased the bicycle some 20 years later from the estate of the original owner’s widow. I purchased the bike from the collector in 2011.
Serial # is B7411 (left dropout) which indicates this is the eleventh Paramount manufactured in February of 1974. The condition is 99% and is a very, very pristine example of a Paramount P15 Touring Bike and darn near perfect. I will list the flaws that I have noticed below.
Frame is made from double butted Reynolds 531 tubing. Chrome tipped fork and stays. It features the classic Round head badge. Drive is 15 speed, 31 to 104 gear range. Campagnolo Alloy cotterless crank set (36/49/54). 14-16-19-25-31 freewheel cluster. GT 300 Le Tour (Shimano Crane) rear derailleur, Campagnolo front. Cinelli Alloy handlebar, stem and fittings. Campy head set and BB. Schwinn Approved Weinmann levers and center pull brakes; includes auxiliary safety brake levers. Brooks B17 leather saddle with copper rivets. Rims are Weinmann 27” x 1 ¼” double box design. Included are the original Campy touring pedals, Christophe toe clips and yellow leather straps, Regina gold chain. The short aluminum front and rear fenders were included when I purchased the bicycle. I have been told they were manufactured by Weinmann.
Items not original I have added but are included: Chain, SRAM 850. Tires are Continental Gator Skins 35mm. Italian manufactured aluminum Voyageur rear bag rack. Upgraded gray foam bar tape by Planet Bike. Gray Jagwire brake and shifter cable housings with Jagwire Teflon coated brake and shift cables. The bike shifts perfectly.
Flaws: Very small scar on the top left side of the Brooks saddle. One very small scratch in the top of the right side seat stay (too small to accurately photograph). Top edge of the “S” on the right side downtube decal is missing (shown in photos). Black and white Demarcation stripes on the leading edge of the chrome section of both chain stays are cracked shown in photos) could easily be replaced. Regina gold chain has a stiff link.
Price is firm at $2,000 USD. I will ship in the Continental U.S. only via Bikeflights. Buyer pays all shipping costs. Ships from Des Moines, IA. If you have a hardshell bicycle carrier send it to me and I will carefully pack and place the. bicycle inside then ship via Bikeflights. Or, you can purchase a bicycle shipping box from Bikeflights and dropship it to me. If you have any questions please refer them to msbikes51@gmail.com Thanks. Additional photos can be seen here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Czd9FniAABYj9BUZA

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Very nice bike. You're local to me so I'm glad it's not my size. You may want to post this in the C&V for sale forum as well.
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Fellow middle earther; thanks for the tip.

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