Re: [CR] '72 Schwinn Paramount

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing:Falck)

Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 15:22:21 -0800
From: "jj and kk" <>
Subject: Re: [CR] '72 Schwinn Paramount
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>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.

John Jorgensen
Palos Verdes Ca USA