Updated: June 11/2020
The Schwinn Paramount P12 was produced from 1959 - 1968, and was the road racing model until the introduction of the P13 in 1964. Unlike the P13, chrome lugs and fork ends were options on the P12. 1966 was also the last year of the Nervex-lugged P12. The Prugnat-lugged P12s debuted in 1967. For a comprehensive Schwinn Paramount site, I recommend Kurt Kaminer's website, The Headbadge (www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_schwinnparamount_models.html). THE BIKE Frame: Reynolds 531. Original paint, Nervex lugset, and original color and pin stripping. Brakeset: Weinmann Vainquer 999 calipers and levers. Handlebars: Unmarked randonneur aluminum handlebars. Stem: Cinelli steel Headset: Campagnolo Record Shifters: Campagnolo Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Record with "open" cable stop. Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record Crankset: Steel Stronglight Competition. Bottom Bracket: Stronglight Competition Pedals: Lyotard No. 23 platform Wheelset: Campagnolo hubs (no Record) laced to Weinmann rims. Chain : Sedis Freewheel: 5 speed Regina Gran Sport - Corse Seatpost: Unmarked alloy Saddle: Brooks Professional dated C65 (i.e., 1965).