This is a very nice bike...the sight of those D.A. brakes on it make me
cringe. The bike came standard with Weinmann brakes and the Campagnolo were
an expensive $50 option. The bike cost something like $430 back then so you
can see what a hunk of change those Campagnolo brakes were. If I could,
I'd probably put Weinmanns on for resale and keep the Campy ones. If the
Campy is what you have and you want top dollar for the bike put them on by
Paramount prices have been on the rise of late and this would be a good
time to sell it...let someone give themselves a nice Christmas present!
As an aside, Schwinn bought parts in huge quantities and then used them for
a long time...every '72 Paramount I have seen has had '68 dated axle lock
nuts. They also printed up their catalogs a ways in advance and every once
in a while you'll see a Schwinn with a color on it that was not listed in
the catalog as being available in that year. This color information comes
from my buddy, sometimes list member, Raoul Delmire.
Lansing, Mi USA