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Back to steel and my first all Campy bike.(14 posts)

Back to steel and my first all Campy bike.Juanmoretime
Mar 18, 2003 1:56 PM
Having grown up in Chicago when the Schwinn bicycle company was part of the city and a big part of my childhood, Schwinn brings back many fond memories.

While not high end, thats what I have my Vortex for, it brings me back to steel, after a ten year absence, and my first Campy group ever.

The frame is a Schwinn Peloton, Reynolds 853 tubing Paramount design, the fork is a Look HSC 2. The crank and bottom bracket are 10 speed record, with the headset, brakes, shifters, derailluers and cassette Chorus 10 speed, the wheels are Chorus 10 speed laced 3 a cross with DT revolution spokes and silver alloy nipples laced to Mavic Black Open Pros, tires are Michelin Axail Pros. Handlebars are 3T Prima 199, Ritchey WCS stem, Alien carbonfiber seat post and a Selle SLR snakeskin saddle. The pedals will be here tomorrow and like my other bikes, they will be Speedplay X-1's.

First ride will be tomorrow.
re: Very tasty! Have fun riding it. nmdzrider
Mar 18, 2003 2:02 PM
Great looking bike. Have fun with her....nmzooog
Mar 18, 2003 2:28 PM
that's beautifull!colker
Mar 18, 2003 2:40 PM
for my taste, that's how bikes should look like!
a single white pannel with slightly retro lettering. a cool brand with tradition.
round steel tubing with a level top tube, all painted blue.
on top of that, a record alum. crankset.
perfect bike aesthetics.
dont fall asleep while riding it..the bull
Mar 18, 2003 2:49 PM
cause it rides like a dream!
<i>Perfect!</i>Tig
Mar 18, 2003 2:53 PM
You did an excellent job or choosing everything. The bike looks tasteful and beautiful. Don't thange a thing. I'm looking forward to your first ride report.
If I can ever get all the Campy bits together ...Humma Hah
Mar 18, 2003 3:08 PM
... that's pretty much what I have in mind for the '74 Paramount, a bike I couldn't afford 32 years ago when I got the cruiser.
What an elegant ride!Leroy
Mar 18, 2003 3:15 PM
That is one beautiful bike. Give us a ride report asap!
Great jobLLSmith
Mar 18, 2003 3:23 PM
That is one cool looking bike...enjoy the ride.
There's still something special about Schwinn nmContinental
Mar 18, 2003 3:24 PM
There's still something special about Schwinn nmLeroy
Mar 18, 2003 3:32 PM
That's absolutely right. I started riding back in the day when a schwinn paramount was THE bike to aspire to own. There is something beautiful about that frame - the tubes all straight and close to the same diameter, not shaped, etc. Just a good old fashioned straight ahead bicycle.
Straight? That's not what attracted me to my 'mount ...Humma Hah
Mar 18, 2003 4:32 PM
... The cruiser only has one straight tube, the seat tube. So I got my Paramount to compliment it.
Classic! Enjoy nmPdxMark
Mar 18, 2003 3:42 PM
Gorgeous! Whaddaya mean 'not high end'?rwbadley
Mar 18, 2003 8:33 PM
Your Scwhinn is all the high end most of us will ever throw a leg over! And what a beauty!

Good job, how about a ride report after you get a chance, and give us a good comparo vs your Vortex!

RW