I get a lot of email submissions for the Reader’s Rides entries that were clearly forwarded to every other damn blog out there. Now, if you know me, that’s not gonna get it posted. What’s the point then? Out of a dozen recent emails, Stephen Gutierrez’s stood out most to me. He included some background and introduced himself and that’s the kind of interactions I like to have. Now I know this is a little outta place and sorry for ranting but I wanna showcase your bike, not make it a reposted and thus, watered down entry.
If there’s one track bike that will stand the test of time, it’s the Schwinn Paramount P14. Made in the USA from the still-standing Waterford blood line, loud and boisterous and damn, do they ride nice! Stephen had his re-chromed, re-painted and he spent hours polishing all the components. Amazing.
Check out more photos of Stephen Gutierrez’s chwinn Paramount P14 below!
Now THAT is a sensible build and it’s a perfect example of how those IRD cranks will look at home on even a vintage beauty like this! Nice choice on the Campy Pista to Velocity Aeros. I’ve got that on my Merckx Pista.
-1974 Schwinn Paramount P14 frame
-Unknown Reynolds 531 fork w/ campy ends
-Cinelli 1A stem, Criterium bars (both Milano stamped)
-Campy Record Pista bottom bracket, headset, lockring, chainring, seatpost
-EAI Superstar cog
-IRD Defiant cranks
-San Marco Rolls saddle
-Campy 36h track hubs, Velocity Areo rims, Continental Gatorskins
-Campy pista pedals, Cadence straps, All City clips.
Keep sending theses in. Included a story about the bike, who you are and why you love it! I promise yours will make it up as long as you follow these rules:
–Include one drive-side shot: Get down level with your bike and try to capture it all in photograph from the drive-side.
–Include one detail shot: I want to see what makes this bike stand out from the rest! A nice lug shot or maybe a detail component shot would be ideal.
–Resolution: Please! Send me photos at least 800px wide!
–No Crap: Readers want to see beautiful bicycles, not clunkers. No offense to the beautiful beaters of the world!