>From Bob Hanson earlier:
~ The following are all links to Bob Hufford's great Schwinn lightweight website. [A lotta Kool stuff on that website, Bob!] :
Scroll down for 1972 Paramount specs:
Paramount page in 1972 catalog:
Retail Price sheet:
Dealer price sheet:
The Retail price for the 1972 P13 was actually $350... which makes the $50 Campy brake option even more outrageous.
Also, regarding kickstand [groan!] we're assuming the original owner was a total idiot. Perhaps he had merely purchased the kickstand for a different bike and then simply paid the bike shop for everything at the same time - so, it had all just appeared on the same receipt... right? I suspect the repaint would have also included repair of any clamp damage, so we may never know.
We told the buyers of expensive bikes that a kickstand would just not fit.
Do note that the pricing schedule noted above did not include the West Coast.
While Kool Orange was not a great Marketing name for the Paramount, it was not far from the Masi orange.
The "Kool" colors first showed up on the Krate bikes.
You could get a Black Paramount in 1972, but the production bike that got that color was the Heavy Duty, a bike like the Thyphoon designed for the newspaper delivery boy.
If the wait was not so long, my first bike would have been a Paramount track bike.
Palos Verdes Ca USA