[CR][FS] 1971 Paramount : Cirque special!


From: "devotion finesse" <devotion_finesse@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 00:52:12 -0400
Subject: [CR][FS] 1971 Paramount : Cirque special!

ATTENTION CIRQUE ATTENDEES: I will be bringing with me to the Cirque my absolutely LOVELY and very original 1971 Schwinn Paramount P-13. With a certain abount of mixed emotions, I have come to the conclusion that I will need to thin the steed in order to make a last-minute trip to North Carolina a reality. I think that I'll enjoy what the upcoming weekend has to offer much more than I'll enjoy an "extra" bike...So I am offering to The List (but first to those of you who will be in Greensboro) my beloved brown baby. A VERY clean 1971 Sierra Brown Schwinn Paramount (serial number F7166). Full Reynolds 531 tubing, of course, with Nervex Professional lugs and Campagnolo ends. Frame has original paint with very clean original decals. White pin lines around the chromed head tube lugs. Paint and chrome in good original condition (about a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10), with expected chips and scratches in paint and small amounts of surface rust, though no dings or structural damage. Looks fast, like a Porsche 911 of the same era! Frame is a 22"/56cm, measured c-to-c on the top tube. Full Campagnolo Nuovo Record gruppo: headset, bottom bracket, shifters, derailleurs, crankset, pedals, seatpost, brakes and hubset. Cinelli "old logo" 80mm 1A stem with old logo Campione del Mondo handlebars.
    Very clean Nuovo Record brake levers with world logo hoods. Dried, but usable. Fresh chocolate brown cateye bar tape. Meeow! One Campagnolo brake caliper appears to be a later replacement, as it has a "domed" rather than flat quick release. Kool Stop pads in original shoes. Later Brooks Team Professional saddle in excellent shape, deep coffee brown in color. 170mm Nuovo Record crankset also has a later date stamp. I recently built a GREAT wheelset for the bike: 36H high flange Campagnolo "Paramount" Nuovo Record hubs: These have a "drillium" treatment on the flanges, where, as legend has it, someone in Chicago accidentally over drilled the spoke holes and had to send the hubs back to Campagnolo for re-drilling, leaving a second set of larger holes between the spoke holes. Correct for a Paramount of this vintage, I believe. Flat Campy skewers. Laced to Mavic MA3 rims. Very low mileage Veloflex Pave black/skinwall tires...the look of an old tubular with the convenience of a modern clincher and rim. Regina corsa 5 speed freewheel and Sachs PC51 chain. For riding the streets of Brooklyn, I built this bike as a 70's style "crit racer". I am running a single 49T ring in front with the Nuovo Record (Pat 71) rear derailleur tugged by a single Campagnolo barcon shifter. I got creative with a rare single-sided clamp-on Campy downtube cable stop and also modified the cable guide which sits above the bottom bracket to remove the "noodle" for a rear-only cable routing. Clean and chic, y'all! I will include in the sale the original clamp-on down tube shifters, front derailleur and bottom bracket cable guide. In fact, I can re-configure the original 10 speed set up should a buyer prefer that build. I would LOVE to find a buyer who will be at Cirque to avoid listing on eBay, shipping the bike, etc., so attendees will take priority. I only ask that I can ride the bike this weekend before delivering her to her new owner...Let's just hope I don't crash because of the tears in my eyes! I will take digital pictures in the next day or so but will be unable to email them until late tomorrow night or Wednesday. Or ya can just see the thing in person in a few days! I am asking $900 or best offer. Thanks, Matthew "can I sleep on the floor at your room in the Battlefield" Bowne Brooklyn, New York