Join Date: Feb 2008
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Originally Posted by Bleezy
I knew this would come up...the main reason is simply because I want the bike to be completely campy-equipped. I am a complete and utter purist.
Thats the way I thought when I started building up my Paramount -- "Full campy, I'm a purist." But it was taking too long (a too much cash) to get all the parts and, besides, when the bike was new it came with Shimano, so really how pure was I being? So now I have my ode to pre-index bikes ca 1974-1991:
-- 1986 Schwinn Paramount Waterford-made frame
-- Campy Derailleurs, Hubs' and Rims: Early 70s Campy Nuovo Record derailluers with ca 1980 Super Record shift levers; Mid 70s Campy Record Hubs laced to Late 80s Campy rims
-- Suntour Drivetrain: Superbe Pro Crankset (although with early 80s Campy BB) with Winner Pro 6 speed Freewheel (Early 80s-ish)
-- CA 1990 Shimano 600 brakes and levers.
So Suntour makes me go; Campy makes the ride smooth; and Shimano makes me stop.
All that said, I completely understand the desire but would be really hesitant to take dremel to the frame. The purist in me says, above all, respect the frame.