Updated: June 4/2020

1964 Schwinn Paramount

The Schwinn Paramount was officially introduced in 1938. During the next 20 years the all Paramounts would be built at the Wastyn shop in the west side of Chicago. In 1958, Frank Schwinn decided to move Paramount production in-house, with the first ones produced in 1959. These so-called Classic Era Paramounts were produced until 1979. 1964 was the first year for the P13. For a history of the Paramounts visit the Wareford site: waterfordbikes.com/w/culture/paramount/ THE BIKE Frame: Reynolds 531 with full Nervex lugset and Campagnolo dropouts. The original chrome finish and pinstriping are in near perfect condition, original decals less so. S/N R89. For complete Schwinn Paramount serial numbers go to: waterfordbikes.com/w/culture/paramount/paramount-dating/ Brakeset: Weinmann Vainqueur 999 center pull calipers and somewhat rare so-called "red dot", or more correct, "red button" brake levers with non period Carlton hoods. Handlebars: Alloy M. Kint S. Maes style Stem: Steel Titan Luxe Headset: Campagnolo Record Shifters: Campagnolo Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record with full cable stop. Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Gran Sport with steel ball-bearing jockey wheels. Crankset: No date 170 mm Campagnolo Record crankset. Campagnolo dust caps. Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record bottom bracket English thread with thin cups. Pedals: Campagnolo Gran Sport / Record with small lettering. Wheelset: 36 hole Campagnolo "No Record" hubs laced, with Robergel spokes, to Weinmann Type Weltmeister/Champion du Monde rims. Chain : Regina SC Freewheel: 5 speed Everest Caimi Seatpost: Campagnolo (27.2 mm) Saddle: Dated 1965 Brooks Professional