1974 Schwinn Paramount P-15 66 cm 26.2” center top
This vintage top end Schwinn is a one owner bike in excellent condition with very few miles on it. Chain and freewheel appear to be original. Chain shows little wear, The original odometer shows 1456 miles.
Original owner had it factory repainted and decaled in 1988.
Reynolds 531 D.B. frame with Campagnolo ends and Nervex Lugs. Top tube measures 23”.
Most of the parts are Campagnolo Nuevo Record, Campagnolo Triple Crank for Touring and a long cage Schwinn Approved derailleur to handle the triple chain ring.
This bike has all its original components except the rear rim and tires.
The bearings run smooth, the wheels spin true. Bike is used with a few scratches but overall in very good condition, see the pictures for more details.
This bike was built April 1974 according to the authoritative Waterford Bicycle web page:
Frame- Reynolds 531 D.B. tubing, chrome Nervex lugs, Campagnolo drop outs and chrome tips
Headset- Campagnolo Nuevo Record
Bottom Bracket- Campagnolo Nuevo Record
Crank- Campagnolo Nuevo Record Triple 36-46-54
Front Derailleur- Campagnolo Nuevo Record
Rear Derailleur- Schwinn Approved Le Tour long cage
Shifters- Schwinn bar end
Seat post- Campagnolo Nuevo Record
Seat- Brooks Pro with brass rivets
Brakes- Schwinn Approved center pull calipers: type LC 2.7 rear; type LC 2.3 front,
Brake leavers- Schwinn with quick release
Handle bars- Cinelli Giro De Italia with Spenco grips
Hubs- Campagnolo Neuvo Record
Front QR Campy Neuvo Record
Rear QR Campy Tipo.
Front rim, original Weinmann alloy dimpled clincher, 36 spokes, 27”
Rear rim replaced 8/24/84 with an aluminum Araya.
Tires are old. They hold air but should be replaced.
Chain-Regina Oro with little wear.
Freewheel- Regina Oro 13-30 5 speed
Pedals- Campagnolo Super Record
Toe clips- Christophe
A note from the original owner:
“My wife and I purchased these two matched Paramounts 3/9/1974 for $495 each.
8/24/1984 Don hit a pot hole and bent the original rear rim, so we had it replaced.
We enjoyed many miles of riding these bikes in our community. We did a single one-week camping trip with our camping gear and stuff. Great memories in the 40+ years we had these bikes!
Now it is time for something new, we are enjoying our new recumbent trikes!”
Shipping is a flat rate of $95 in the lower 48 states. Bike will be professionally packed and insured, signature required on arrival.