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It is #B7036, and is a chrome Prugnat-lugged P-13 model in Schwinn's 22" size.All components are either original or period-correct replacements (although some how it ended up with a "no record" rear hub).Hub locknuts are dated 1959 as well as the cantle plate on the Brooks B17 Competition Standard cantle plate. I did get a cool story of how the pinstriper (I forgot his name right now) would go to the local bar, get a couple of shots of whiskey and go back to the shop to draw this perfect lines. This might have been the last Paramount to leave the factory with those "antique" decals. I might have a hard time cleaning the bike and making the paint shine without damaging the pinstripes.Headset is standard equipment "AS" stamped model (Campy Record was available as an option along with crankset and seatpost, but sure you already know that). It was supposedly made for an engineer who used to collaborate with Schwinn. Statement from seller Bicycledreamer: "When I purchased this bike most of the original group was gone or what was intact did not do the bike justice.While under my ownership it has been cleaned, polished and any inappropriate parts have been replaced.It looks really nice, but it does have a fair amount of peppering to the chrome, especially on the seat tube.One key part that was intact was the very rare, early domed Campagnolo headset.A couple years ago I came across a near mint - near NOS early '62 Paramount, but it was a very small frame and since this '61 chrome was more deserving the group made its way to this bike. While speaking with Richard Schwinn about its history and wondering about the chrome finish, apparently this one falls into an area where the records are missing.
Prugnat lugs/Campagnolo NR/Weinmann CP brakes, Cinelli steel stem. Second owner put Phil Wood BB precision bearing spindle in.The stem is Cinelli as are the Campeon Del Mondo bars. I wanted to offer it for inclusion while it is still in my ownership.For better or worse, it has never looked nicer than right now (at least since new).Upgrades: Phil Wood Hubs, Narrow spaced 6 cog freewheel, and early 80's Campy Rally Rear Deraileur.This is stamped H 71 14, even though the guy who sold it to me thought it was a '73.
Bought and sold on Ebay, I rode it for about 5 years and could never decide what to do about the scratched up paint with too-cool-to-lose pinstriping. I plan to swap out a few group parts with better quality pieces of the same parts, Bar-con shifters and ride it. SS # is M906 I am told the factory had a stockpile of frames they used for warranty swap outs thus the 69' SS #. Some of the pictures are from the second owner I own a 1970 Paramount, sn A7033.