1960 Paramount. Just overhauled, cleaned up, and the stem returned to an appropriate one. Otherwise, it's as found. Frame number D39.
Before adding the headbadge. Note the lug outlining and boxlining on the top tube. Weinmann brake.
Weinmann brake and pinstriping.
Stronglight cottered crank with 47 and 50 chainrings. Lyotard pedals. Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleur. (Yes, I flipped the mounting bracket later.)
Nitor plastic saddle and chromed steel seatpost. Unusual, but original equipment.
Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleur with 14-28 Regina Extra cluster and original Sedis chain. Original Campy cable and housing.
Weinmann Vanquer 999 brake. Note the nut under the pivot spring used to adjust pivot play. Very odd.
Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleur, with the bracket now in the right orientation.
Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleur detail.
Lyotard pedals with Christphe clips. Straps are modern, as the originals disintegrated into dust.
"Disneyland" Paramound decal. Campagnolo shift lever.
Stronglight cottered steel crankset.
Campagnolo "No Record" hubs. The axle locknuts on one hub are dated "63", and the other hub is "64". Did the completed frame wait 3-4 years to be sold by Schwinn?
Original bars and appropriate stem. The bike was originally sold with a Titlist stem, but a later owner installed a very tall Compe stem using the original bars.
Bars and stem.
Very old Weinmann hoods. Don't know how much longer they will last.
Weinmann cable tension release.
Nitor saddle and seat post. Lug lining and pin striping.
With period-appropriate American Youth Hostels canvas bags. And that's why I kept the Pletscher rack attached.
AYH canvas bags.
Seat tube decal, a bit faded.
Matching Fiamme Red Label tubular "sew-up" rims, likely original.
Just added the headbadge!
Broken Sedis chain -- after only 53 years!
New-old-stock 1960s "Schwinn Sprint" bottle cage
1960 Schwinn Paramount #D39. Note the "Disneyland" downtube decal. Wheels are Campagnolo "no Record" hubs and Fiamme Red Label rims.
Stronglight cottered steel cranks, Lyotard pedals, Campagnolo Gran Sport front shifter
Beautiful box striping
Campagnolo Gran Sport shifter with original ballbearing pulleys
Unusual Nitor saddle and seatpost combination. These were apparently introduced in 1960, before Unica-Nitor was absorbed by Cinelli. Allegedly quite rare.
M. Kint S. Maes bars. Stem is later Japanese Compe. Weinmann Vainqueur 999 brakes.
Detail of Nitor saddle and seatpost.
Detail of Nitor saddle and seatpost