The frame has been beautifully re-painted in Kool Lemon as well as having been re-chromed.The frame appears to be in very good condition, but the vendor failed to properly prepare it after the re-chroming and re-painting.Bought and sold on Ebay, I rode it for about 5 years and could never decide what to do about the scratched up paint with too-cool-to-lose pinstriping. I plan to swap out a few group parts with better quality pieces of the same parts, Bar-con shifters and ride it. SS # is M906 I am told the factory had a stockpile of frames they used for warranty swap outs thus the 69' SS #. Some of the pictures are from the second owner I own a 1970 Paramount, sn A7033.
For those looking for Tam Pham's registry of 1938-1958 Paramounts, see his site at Chained Revolution.As a result, it was necessary to ream and face the head, ream the seat tube so the seat post would fit, chase the bottom bracket threads, and drill out the brake bolt holes in the fork and brake bridge. I am offering to include my 1970 P-13 Paramount in the registry.The bike has is full Campy except for Ale toe clips and Universal Super 68 brakes (I may replace them with the Super Recs that are on my Ciocc). Although I have owned it for awhile, it is scheduled to go up for sale on e Bay.One key part that was intact was the very rare, early domed Campagnolo headset.A couple years ago I came across a near mint - near NOS early '62 Paramount, but it was a very small frame and since this '61 chrome was more deserving the group made its way to this bike. While speaking with Richard Schwinn about its history and wondering about the chrome finish, apparently this one falls into an area where the records are missing.