I'm no Paramount expert but I believe I remember reading something about Schwinn having problems with the Nervex bottom bracket. However, they had a huge inventory so they continued to use them. Finally, when the inventory was exhausted they switched over to the Prugnat bottom bracket. Does this ring any bells out there?
George Allen Lexington, Ky
At 10:57 AM 3/3/2006, Tom Sanders wrote:
>I just dug through some old E-Mails from my good friend, ex-Classic
>Rendezvous member and my own personal Paramount expert and found this about
>the two sets of lugs.
> 1969 - 1970 - Paramounts still used Reynolds butted steel tubing , and
>Campagnolo dropouts . But they switched over to the FULL set of Prugnat
>lugs , bottom bracket shell , and fork crown . THIS is the style you
>were asking about .
> 1971 - 1979 - Paramounts still used Reynolds butted steel tubing , and
>Campagnolo dropouts . But they switched over to a MIX ! They went back
>to Nervex Professional lugs . They went back to the Nervex
>Professional fork crown . They stayed with the Prugnat bottom bracket
>Raoul usually knows whereof he speaks, but I sure couldn't guarantee this
>information. Hope it helps those who were wondering.