1965 P-14 Schwinn Paramount Track Bike Campagnolo Pista Cinelli 21 1/2″ 55 cm

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1965 Schwinn Paramount P-14 Track Bike


An implausible restoration with period correct parts, this Schwinn Paramount P-14 Track Bike is amongst the finest examples in existence. This pristine beauty is the epitome of 1960’s American frame manufacturing mixed with the finest European components. This Paramount is not only a showpiece; I rides amazingly and has been ridden until recently on nice days at the Trexlertown Velodrome. 

Serial # Y29 places the frame’s manufacture date sometime between July 30 and September 28, 1965. Reynolds 531 round tapered fork blades, stays, and double butted frame tubing. Camganolo Pista fork tips and track ends. Nervex Professional lugs. 120 mm rear spacing. Brake bridge and fork crown are factory drilled for brakes (never mounted!). 21 1/2″ frame measures 55 cm center-top seat tube and 56 cm center-center top tube. 74º/74º parallel angles. 

History and Condition

In 2006 Davidson Bicycles re-chromed and painted the frame in the original Schwinn orange color with correct decals including the “Paramount Reynolds” decal. Original headbadge. No rust, dents, or scratches. NOS Campagnolo Pista track components were sourced from Speedbicycles GmbH in Switzerland. 

Since assembled, this bike has been ridden only on nice days on the track and bike paths. It’s in in point of fact excellent, frivolously used shape. The frame is perfect with zero flaws. The parts may show light dust, signs from installation, and so on. but are in large part in perfect, with regards to NOS shape, with original ball bearings and grease! The white cotton bar tape is a little discolored on the left side from storage and transport. 

Parts

Crankset:

Campagnolo Record Pista. 51 tooth chainring, 172.5 mm crank arm length, 9/16 x 20 F pedal threading. Marked on back side: “172.5 PISTA” and “4”. No dust caps.


Hubs:

Campagnolo Record Pista high flange type with 36 holes. Complete with Campagnolo lock ring and 16 tooth cog. Axle nuts marked: “CAM 68”. 


Bottom bracket:

Campagnolo Pista, 70-P-120 Z axle, 36 x 24 F (Italian) cups. 


Seat: black leather Unicanitor Brevettata (Italy).


Seat post:

Campagnolo Record 180 mm. 


Head set:

Campagnolo Pista chromed steel, 25 x 1 (French) cups. Ball bearings without cage (original). Perfect bearings.


Stem:

Cinelli Pista “Americaine” type. Steel chromed. Marked Cinelli. 100 mm center-to-center. 


Handlebar:

Cinelli Pista. Steel chromed. 380 mm center-to-center. Stem/bar combo complete with all original parts; white cloth tape and original Velox plugs.



Chain:

The Coventry track chain. Links are marked: “THE CONVENTRY” and ”MADE IN ENGLAND”. 


Pedals:

Zeus (Spain) track pedals. Aluminum body. Steel dust caps. 9/16 x 20 F (Italian). Complete with large (60 mm) and old-logo Christophe Special hooks and white leather Christophe straps. Straps with some signs from mounting.


Wheels:

Campagnolo Record Pista hubs with tied and soldered spokes on yellow label Duralca Caironi (Switzerland) track rims. 36 holes. 11 yr. old Vittoria Competition 700 sew-up tires (glued).


Terms


This bike will be meticulously packaged in a reinforced bike box and shipped by the use of FedEx with full insurance within the USA. International buyers please contact me first! Please allow up to 3 days for proper packaging. 

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