1974 Schwinn Paramount P10

1974 Schwinn Paramount P10-9 :

As Recieved April/2017

 

Update 7/16/2017

rebuilding the bike, almost complete, need to get cables finished up and the chain on!

Finally Finished 7/23/2017

Well not that anything is totally ever finished, I will be getting the o-ring for the Brake adjusters and new brake pads.

History of the P10-9

 

P-10 – Deluxe Paramount – designed for non-competition road riding and included front and rear eyelets, 27 x 1 1/4″ clincher tires and Weinmann center pull brakes. It usually came with Campagnolo Record components. You could order it with Campy side pulls and/or custom geometry as an option. (Source)

it has \”P1\”, it means that the frame was outsourced to be  fabricated by Pioneer Manufacturing in Racine, Wisconsin, owned by Don Mainland. Don was an accomplished bike racer as well as successful industrialist. After racing in the midwest, he raced in Japan’s Kierin circuit in the early 50’s. He then returned to the US, where he set the coast to coast cross country record, which stood for eleven years. Don’s firm supplied the 1972 Olympic frames and Schwinn Superiors during the 1980’s. His tooling firm supplied Schwinn’s manufacturing all the way until 1990 in Mississippi. and then finished by Schwinn. This started in 1971.  (Source)

As the 70’s progressed, Schwinn moved away from the classic seatmast panel to a cleaner look with two sets of World Championship stripes. (Source)