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Schwinn Paramount P14'64 Chrome Track Bike Campagnolo Titan Wippermann Scheeren

Schwinn Paramount P14'64 Chrome Track Bike Campagnolo Titan Wippermann Scheeren

Schwinn Paramount P14'64 Chrome Track Bike Campagnolo Titan Wippermann Scheeren    Schwinn Paramount P14'64 Chrome Track Bike Campagnolo Titan Wippermann Scheeren
Rollers (shown under bike) not included. Nothing's perfect (except maybe the bearings and axle nuts) but everything is pretty good. Seat tube is about 49.5 c-c or 50.5 c-t. Schwinn called it a 20. Top tube is 53.5cm on centers. Wheelbase is about 96.5cm (38) as it is set now in the slots with its current 23t front and 7t rear. Seat tube angle is 73° and head tube about 74°. BB height is about 11 or 28cm. Standover height (from ground to top of top tube) is about 755mm or 29-3/4.

18 pounds, 3-1/2 ounces, as equipped and shown. The left rear dropout is stamped R 93, which should be a 1964. All 4 hub locknuts are dated'63.

Very small dent visible (if you look for it) on left side of top tube where smacked by handlebar; a t. Protector would hide a dent 10x bigger.

Also a minuscule ding or two on the right from the same cause, almost undetectable. Original chromed finish (and original decals & hand-painted lug-lining) shows some wear, but it's very good overall. Flaws in chrome include: numerous but mostly very light scratches, small areas with some rust, mainly on top and rear of bb shell; some very minor pitting on rear of fork crown; and behind the seat lug it is a little weak or light with some copper underplate showing. Chrome-plated, double-butted spokes are somewhat rusty, with an'R' Robergel?

The tie-and-solder job is not the tidiest. 700c, 28-spoke, German-made, wood-filled, very light, polished aluminum-alloy Scheeren'Weltmeister' rims, also with'Milremo' decals, have some scratches, dents, and dings (most of these are on the inner face, not on the side holding the tire) but present very well. They have no significant'flat spots' and are sound and serviceably round and true.

Spoke tension could stand to be increased a little. Rims have been lightly engraved by hand next to each valve stem "Henry Heirbaut". These wheels were the "special event racing set" and consequently did not get used a great deal. A reference to Henry online in a pdf scan of an August 1967 "The Spokesman" (Federation of Washington Area Bicycle Clubs newsletter) states that Henry was from Chicago and earned 5th place in the "Midget Boy's Sprint Series" culminating that year at the National Championships held in Portland, Oregon. The track events took place at the 41° banked "Dairyland Track" (still in use today as "Alpenrose Velodrome") in Portland, sponsored by the Alpenrose Dairy. Track bars (Titan, I think) are scratched and worn on the bare area near the stem, otherwise good.

The tape is OK but not the greatest. Red and green (Stop and Go) rubber Velox expander plugs. GB (Gerry Burgess, England)'Spearpoint' stem has scratches but is still presentable, and has nice hardware. It can be raised about 2 inches above its shown minimum height.

Saddle is an uncovered Unicanitor, very light for the day and surprisingly comfortable, with factory-perforated, resilient nylon shell. Seat pillar is a 27.2 NOS Campagnolo: a rare and short-lived ATB issue quite a bit longer than standard, but otherwise, identical in looks to the original, with identical small parts and finish. Original post had been severely scored, and the seat lug had been overtightened and distorted. Frame has been carefully deburred, reshaped, and shimmed with brass, and now clamps the post securely without excessive tightening, and when the binder is loosened, the post slides without scratching, like it is supposed to.

Sugino chrome-moly binder is fitted instead of a Campagnolo or an AS; it's the best Allen binder that has one side keyed to fit (and not rotate) in the seat lug ear slot. The bike should not be ridden until new tires are glued on. Gommitalia front and D'Alessandro rear tubular tires hold air well, with evidently good inner tubes, but are old with very cracked tread rubber, and are not glued on, and probably not good for too much of anything beyond display. Original bb, hubs, pedals, and headset all have perfect bearing races and are very, very smooth and perfectly adjusted.

Some small flaws in the chrome on the headset; overall though, very good. Hubs and all hub hardware are excellent. "Con Denti" pedals have some very light rust, some scratches, and some cleat wear but are mechanically excellent and very good overall, with NOS Campagnolo size Medium toe clips and Campagnolo leather toe straps. Original crankset is 151mm BCD with matching extra-thick, buttressed, reinforced, 23T chainring. Crankset shows signs of normal use, but looks good with no severe or ugly flaws, and the chainring is very true.

Original Campagnolo chainring bolts are more "matte" or'nickel' and don't look like the usual chrome-plated. Wippermann 1" x 3/16" block (non-roller) chain is in very good condition and runs very smoothly.

Rear cog is matching Campagnolo 7T in very good condition. Please also take a gander at my one-of-a-kind 1962 22 red P14, formerly owned by the biggest wig at Schwinn who was not a Schwinn: Keith Kingbay.

Please allow up to 2 days for deliveryman-proof packaging and dispatching to shipper. Everything necessary will be done to ensure that this bike arrives undamaged in transit. Some careful re-assembly (stem & bars, pedals, seatpost, front wheel) will be required. Personalized fitting and additional services included if picked up in person.

Small dent in top tube. Raleigh' acorn nut on back of cloisonne'GB' bar-binder bolt. There is no green on the rim or tire; it must be a reflection of the green background. Some pitting on back of fork crown.

73' (degrees) on right side of seat lug. The item "Schwinn Paramount P14'64 Chrome Track Bike Campagnolo Titan Wippermann Scheeren" is in sale since Saturday, March 5, 2016. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Vintage Cycling\Vintage Bicycles". The seller is "pacebicyclehaven" and is located in Independence, Missouri. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Type: Track Bike
  • Brand: Schwinn
  • Model: Paramount P14
  • MPN: P14
  • Gender: Men
  • Frame Size: 20 in
  • Wheel Size: 700C
  • Color: Chrome
  • Frame Material: Reynolds 531 (Manganese-Molybdenum Steel Alloy)
  • Brake Type: NONE
  • Country of Manufacture: United States
  • 50 cm: 1964

Schwinn Paramount P14'64 Chrome Track Bike Campagnolo Titan Wippermann Scheeren    Schwinn Paramount P14'64 Chrome Track Bike Campagnolo Titan Wippermann Scheeren