Richard Schwinn, grandson of the Schwinn’s founder Ignaz Schwinn and head of Waterford Cycles, has joined forces with CSG and on of the 80’s Paramount engineers Marc Muller. Together, they’ll create a limited run of 25 custom, hand built steel Paramount road bikes to celebrate the bike’s 75th anniversary. Schwinn itself was founded in 1885 and will celebrate it’s 129th birthday next year.
The Schwinn Paramount is one of the classic road race bikes, but this version is fully modern with the customers’ choices of three steel mixes, standard or internal cable routing or Di2 ports and custom geometry. The frames can be ordered in three configurations: Paramount Air (air hardened, heat treated steel tubing), Paramount Air/Stainless (Air front, stainless rear triangle) and Paramount Stainless (full stainless steel frame). Finish options are numerous, including three custom paint colors like the Pearl White shown above.
They’ll use Waterford’s custom Artisan dropouts with compass points engraved on them and the flat seatstay tops. Other nods to the original include custom stainless steel lugs throughout and original logo and graphics stylings. Each lug is made specific to each bike, making every one completely original and custom.
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For the full development timeline, check out SchwinnParamount75th.com.