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Schwinn Paramount chrome track bike 1971

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Schwinn Paramount chrome Reynolds 531


Chrome Reynolds 531 and Campy NR headset

Campy hub laced to NOS Campy Omega anodized rim

Campy hub laced to NOS Campy Omega anodized rim

Campy NR

Cinelli Unica-nitor plastic track saddle and Thomson post

Campy track pedals

50 x 19

This bike has the lovely hand pin-striping in red around the lugs, which Schwinn stopped doing after 1972. The bike was set up for the track when I got it, and I left it that way for a long time. But I decided I really wanted to get more use out of it, so I set up for street riding. I wanted it to give it a more modern, urban look, and started with a set up of 80's clincher black anodized Campy Omega rims. I am really happy with the way they look. The stem/bars and seatpost were pillaged from other bikes, and I will switch them out eventually, but it is good for now. This bike is a joy to ride -- amazingly comfortable, smooth, and the quietest drivetrain ever!

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Absolutely gorgeous

Absolutely gorgeous

Beautiful Bike!!!

Its really nice.

I just need to know, are you 7 feet tall? This really looks tall.

Nah, I'm only 6'3" -- this

Nah, I'm only 6'3" -- this frame is a little small for me so I have the seat up pretty high!


Do you happen to know if the bike was made in the US ? That'd be cool if it was.

Definitely - it's a 1971 -

Definitely - it's a 1971 - all Schwinns were made in the US back then.

Chrome Paramount

Absolute work or art, beautiful. Leave the old decals, you can restore a thousand times but original is only once!

Thanks! Yeah, I decided to

Thanks! Yeah, I decided to keep it original. I'll post new pics new as soon as a get a camera (my old one broke).

Trend Setter

Incidentally, if you ever read any background on the ubiquitous chrome pista, this is the bike that Sky used as a model. She apparently had one given to her by a racer. I believe that's how the story goes. However, this is a far nicer whip than any stock pista. Nice ride!

No, I hadn't heard that

No, I hadn't heard that before. Thanks for the info and comment!

nice whip!

like the guy above said, "You have bikes I dream about."
-Ryan :]

keep em

the old decals with the gum sidewalls equals beauty!

You have bikes I dream

You have bikes I dream about!

Thank you!

Thank you!

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