1970 Paramount

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 29, 2016

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    picked this up today from the original owner, i got the track wheels and another crankset with it. is the stem original to this bike, looks like a cinnelli type stem, which is what the bars are. he said he bought it new, and it came with this stem. i know its a fairly expensive stem just havent seen this stem on a paramount. ive had quite a few paramounts although no track bikes this new. thanks for any info

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  2. #2 Posted Jun 29, 2016

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    Very nice! Here is the 1970 Paramount order form, on it you can see there was an optional double adjustable steel track stem on the P14. I'll have to check my 1970 dealer parts catalog but so far it looks original to me. Note that the front brake was also a factory option:

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  3. #3 Posted Jun 30, 2016

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    Bitchen bike! These always look so deceiving on the frame size, the head tubes are huge. What size frame is it?
     
  4. #4 Posted Jun 30, 2016

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    can't believe I rode Unicanitor saddles for almost 20 years.
    The stem and bar combo is really nice.
     
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    That is one beautiful Schwinn you have,congrats.
     
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    Damn Jim ! You really know how to find the gems. Nice find.
     
  7. #7 Posted Jun 30, 2016

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    Amazing bike!!
     
  8. #8 Posted Jun 30, 2016

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    thanks for the kind words, this color would look cool next to a lemon peeler krate. the frame size is 25
     
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    that color would look good on a Ferrari
     
  10. #10 Posted Jun 30, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Perhaps something vintage?
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    some things are timeless
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    I think timeless involves curves rather than angles.
    Cars with angles look radical when new, but they seem to become dated looking rather quickly.
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    Rather have the Schwinn.
     
  14. #14 Posted Jul 1, 2016

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    Nice! Metacortex's order form post was a great response. Hope you have long legs! I think I could that yellow 250GT.
     
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    or 3000 of them
     
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    Not about the money,all about the lines.
     
  17. #17 Posted Jun 8, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    too bad its way too big for a short guy like me!
     
  18. #18 Posted Jun 18, 2017 at 7:59 PM

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    awesome color and congrats on a find like that
     
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