This is Chis P.’s contribution to our fledgling Pile of Paramounts, a pristine 1974 touring model.
I bought this near-mint 1974 Schwinn Paramount P-15 at a yard sale last Memorial Day for $20. It was in remarkably original condition, obviously having been put away in the back of someone’s garage after having been ridden only a few miles. Gorgeous Reynolds 531 frame with excellent chromed lugs and fork ends, this is a testament to good old-fashioned American workmanship. Completely Campagnolo equipped except for the Weinmann center-pull brakes and original “Schwinn-Approved” Shimano rear derailleur, this is a touring model that features the rare Campy triple crankset and Weinmann 27X1-1/4 alloy rims with Schwinn high-pressure tires. Brooks Professional saddle, still rock-hard, and Cinelli bars and stem round out this once-in-a-lifetime find. This bike is as it left the store in 1974, complete with the Schwinn stem-mounted levers and auxiliary brake levers. There was even a Pletscher rack.
Thanks Again Chris