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1985 Schwinn Paramount - 62cm

I traded a few parts for this partially-paint-stripped frame & fork. Originally Fireball Red, I wanted to go with a medium dark grey metallic, and did so via powder coating. Turned out great. Subtle gold lettering (very tricky to place - one time shot!) looks really good. I built the bike up with 10-speed down tube shifting Dura-Ace. Currently, it is being fitted with late-'80s Suntour Superbe Pro.

Frame:
1985 Schwinn Paramount - 62cm - Columbus SL / SP tubing

Fork/Headset:
1985 Schwinn Paramount - Columbus tubing

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 - 175mm

Pedals:
Shimano SPD M747

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
53/39T rings, 11-28T 10-speed rear cassette

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Dura-Ace 7800

Handlebars/Stem:
Cinelli stem - Cinelli 65-series (Criterium) 42cm bars

Saddle/Seatpost:
Kalloy 27.2mm seatpost with Prologo Scratch Pro saddle

Brakes:
Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 brake calipers - Shimno BL R600 brake levers (best in the biz)

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 hub - DT Swiss spokes - Mavic CXP33 rim - Continental Grand Prix 24mm tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Shimano Dura-Ace 7700 hub - DT Swiss spokes - Mavic CXP33 rim - Continental Grand Prix 24mm tire

Accessories:
Fizik Classic bar tape

Added by Dan-O. Last updated almost 2 years ago.

3 Comments

AshokCaptain

AshokCaptain says:

I absolutely agree! Less friction due to way less outer cables and lighter, not to mention elegant.
But let's keep it a secret; the hordes are welcome to their brifters! Not dissing them, there's a place for them, sure. Happy riding.

Posted almost 2 years ago

Ashok_Captain

Ashok_Captain says:

Rocking! Down tube shifters are great. Thanks for sharing.

Posted almost 2 years ago

Dan-O

Dan-O says:

Thank you! Indexed DT shifters are my almost preferred shifting system. Fast, easy, can run up/down through gears quickly, bulletproof.

Posted almost 2 years ago