Here is a really nice Schwinn Paramount from about 1985. The paint is thick on the underside of the bottom bracket shell where the serial number is, making it impossible to read unless I scratch it off. Which of course I am not gonna do! It is built with Columbus SLX tubing which was introduced in 1985 on Paramounts, so that kind of informs me on a ballpark of production. By the looks of the construction I would also guess it was built at Waterford, not overseas. Some of the details are nicer than the Asian built bikes. However, I AM NOT 100% SURE because the serial number is obscured. All that being said, it is a great entry level race bike. It is set up with reliable components and has been well maintained over the years.
The measurements are as follows:
- 54CM CTC seat tube
- 55CM CTC top tube
- 31 1/2″ stand over height.
The bike has 700C clincher rims. Front is a super Champion gentleman 81, the rear is a Mavic Module “E”, Laced to Campagnolo high flange Nuovo Record hubs. Specialized 700 X 20mm tires. Tubes do not hold air and need to be replaced. 6 speed freewheel (Suntour), appears to be ultra 6 spacing. Shimano 600 front and rear derailleurs, crank set, and shifters.Suntour Superbe brake levers and calipers. Campagnolo Nuovo Record head set. SR Sakae seatpost and bar and stem combo. Stem is 100mm extension and bars are 39 CM wide CTC. Campagnolo Nuovo Record pedals with Christophe steel toe clips (large size) and blue leather Alfredo Binda toe straps. Black Burn bottle cage and foam bar tape / padding.
The paint is a nce bright blue, cobalt I would say. Original decals are all there and in great shape. The seat tube Columbus SLX decal is a bit scratched, but totally legible. please email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for price and any questions you may have. Thanks and enjoy!