[CR]Paramount P-13 vs P-15

Example: Racing:Jean Robic

Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 23:01:37 -0500
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Paramount P-13 vs P-15

I'm researching the differences between the P-13 and P-15 circa 1972. The Waterford website has a Paramount history that includes the following:

Paramounts grew to five models:

* P-10 - Deluxe Paramount - designed for non-competition road riding and included front and rear eyelets, 27 x 1 1/4" clincher tires and Weinmann center pull brakes. It usually came with Campagnolo Record components. You could order it with Campy side pulls and/or custom geometry as an option. * P-11 - Paramount Tourist - designed for upright bars and recreational rides. It was available on a special order basis only. The ladies version was designated P61. * P-12 - This was the old designator for the Paramount Racer - now becoming the P10. * P-13 - Road Racing Paramount - designed for competition, this model came with tubulars and Campy sidepulls stock. * P-14 - Track - Full Campy track components including wide flange hubs and tubular tired wheels. * P-15 - Deluxe Paramount with 15 speeds (triple front chainrings). Start with the P-10 and add a wide gear range (generally a Shimano or Huret) long cage derailleur.

My question is: circa 1972 was there any difference between the frame of the P-13 and the P-15 (tubing, geometry, etc)? Or were the differences solely with regard to the equipment with which the bike was built?



David G. White
Burlington, VT