[CR]"72 Paramount P-13...Should the brakes be changed?

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From: Tom Sanders <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>
To: <johnb@oxford.net>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 2006 22:49:45 -0500
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cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]"72 Paramount P-13...Should the brakes be changed?

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 all means. 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.
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi USA