[CR]1967 Schwinn Ladies Paramount Deluxe and date code stamping on Campy Record cranks


Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 22:35:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Peter Jourdain <pjourdain@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, dcwilson3@yahoo.com
Subject: [CR]1967 Schwinn Ladies Paramount Deluxe and date code stamping on Campy Record cranks

Greetings, CR Mates---

I was the fortunate fellow who won the ebay auction for the 24-inch Schwinn Ladies Paramount Deluxe that was recently on ebay and which Don Wilson outted to the List and Peter Weigle commented upon. Link to auction is below.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Classic-Schwinn-Paramount-Womans-Vintage_W0QQitemZ190036080271QQihZ009QQcategoryZ98084QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The bike has arrived and, despite its paint issues, it is absolutely lovely. Once the bike is cleaned up and reassembled I will be posting detailed photos of it to the List.

But to cut to the chase---------

My question concerns the Record cranks. Each arm is date stamped 67, and I am wondering if this was something Campy did in the factory for all their Record cranks of that era, something they did for Schwinn, or something Schwinn itself did pre-assembly of the bike?

The date stamps do not have the typical Campy cleanliness to them---they look rather crude---and so I am guessing Schwinn did this. But I'd like to know for sure.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Cheerio,

Peter Jourdain
Whitewater, Wisconsin US of A