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    Show off your classic rides

    Hey, I thought that we should give the new forum an official "show off your ride" thread. I know you are dying to show it off...

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    Here we go: a 1981 Bianchi Standard. Back in the day, it was classified a "sport tourer" I'm thinking of upgrading the suntour components on there to a modern campy triple:

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    Phatman

    Don't do it, we're talking classics here, not modern
    Campy triples.
    The suntour stuff is really nice. I'd keep it.
    I'll post pics when I get a digital camera.

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    Ok, I forgot I had this one.
    This is my wife's 1976 Eisentraut Limited.
    All Campy N. Record patent 1973 with
    the exception of the hubs which are Nuovo Tipo high
    flange, The GS crankset, and the brakes which are Modolo Speedys.
    I have added N. Record pedals, replaced the brakes
    with Modolo Pro's and added a NOS white Concor saddle
    (might get her a Brooks Pro S if she wants it).
    Its a work in progress. I'm going to have Brian Baylis
    retouch the paint and decals.
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    I've attached a link to the photograph of my Flying Scot on Bob Reid's excellent website.

    the site is well worth a look.

    John's Flying Scot

    This was pre pedals (I used the bike with different bars all summer last year). It's now in bits waiting on a swap of wheels (27" from my winter/tourer) and centre pull brakes etc.

    Its a n early 60's frame, refinished a few years ago, but with a mix of 70's and 80's Campag and ShimaNO!

    I'm trying to get age related stuff for it.

    It gives a fantastic ride, slightly livelier than my other 531 bike (which is 531c) The lugwork is beautiful and it has grease nipples on the headset and BB, as well as built in pump pegs for a bluemels pump. Chrome half forks and rear triangle.
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    Originally posted by lotek
    Phatman

    Don't do it, we're talking classics here, not modern
    Campy triples.
    The suntour stuff is really nice. I'd keep it.
    I'll post pics when I get a digital camera.

    Marty
    the main reason for wanting to upgrade to the campy triple is that I currently have double on there, and for touring, its a bit sketchy.

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    Not a good pic, but It works. I need to do insurance photos soon...
    Anyway, heres the nicest of the oldies I have. She's a '72 Gitane Super Corsa. Full 531 frame & fork w/ campy dropouts built up with drilled patent 72 NR deraileurs, diacompe brakes, high flange normandy hubs, gran sport 3-arm crankset, spotless Ideale saddle (my favorite part), Bellari bars & stem and all the little campy chrome clips and cable guides you can never seem to find anymore.
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    Here is a pic of an old Nishiki I fixed up for my daughter. I picked it up at a yard sale for $10. Hand-built the wheels using some NOS Fuji gold and silver rims, and landed the really sweet old Shimano 600 groupo off eBay. Including paint, which I also did myself, I have less than $100 invested. And, if it gets the daughter riding, it's $100 well spent!



    Couldn't pass up those beautiful lugs...this was a fun project, anxious to take on another one!
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    Bill! Did you get that 600 group off of ebay during the last month or so? I wanted those!
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    HEE HEE.......no, last year.....got the matching shifters, front and rear der for $3.50, and $3.75 postage! I fell in love with them right off, and this was the perfect project for them! If I find another set of them.........I'll get 'em for myself!! HAHAHAHA Thanks for noticing, tho, they relaly are little pieces of art!
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    Oh, man, that Gitane looks to be tres bien! Is it a 62cm? Just my size, by the looks of it. Is the frame "noodly", like my '78 trek 770?
    BTW, I'll post a pic of my early 60's campy shift levers sometime....
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    Merci beaucoup, Alex! I like her alot. The perspective of the photo makes the bike look tall, but its actually a 59 (center to top). She's in great shape for her age considering the quality of French paint jobs in the 70's I'll post some close ups if I can later...
    The frame is a bit looser than others I have, but still for my size (6'1", 225lbs) its still comparatively firm. I like to think of it as 'Comfortable' Definately an all-day bike. I dont ride it too often, but I like to break it out for the local invitational rides just for fun.

    got the matching shifters, front and rear der for $3.50, and $3.75 postage!
    Wow, thats quite a deal. Yours look to be in good shape, too! Heres some nos ones...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=27950
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    This one is quite the classic!









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    "Wow, thats quite a deal. Yours look to be in good shape, too! Heres some nos ones..."
    Yup, that is the rear der that I got!! Really pretty stuff.....only fitting that such nice lookin' stuff would go on such a great old frame! Such a shame that the aesthetics of these parts has waned over time.
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    Such a shame that the aesthetics of these parts has waned over time.
    Agreed! Thats partly why my newest road bike is circa 1985. Everything is plain-vanilla boring these days. Lookalike racerboi bikes. Yawn.
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    Originally posted by stumpjumper
    Agreed! Thats partly why my newest road bike is circa 1985. Everything is plain-vanilla boring these days. Lookalike racerboi bikes. Yawn.
    Agreed, partially.
    Check out some of the stuff that is being built by
    Richard Sachs, Richard Moon (why do I always want to
    write Keith Moon?), Peter Weigle, etc.
    Gorgeous lug work, and fitted with some modern stuff
    is quite nice.
    I still say N. Record derailleur is nicer looking than SR!
    (flame away).

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    Awwwww, Marty...what you said!! I have seen some older Campy stuff that looked pretty nice...a friend has a Campy rear der hanging on the wall of his shop.......just to look at and enjoy the times when a company was proud of what they built, and the product reflected it!
    I've ridden Campy, Suntour and Shimano, and ya know, when I move them little fancy levers, the chain goes from one gear to the next, which is pretty much what I want 'em to do! Why, shoot, if I could land an old Campy groupo for, well, $10 plus postage, I'd be happy to use it on my next project bike!
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    Hey Nebill,

    You see the 59 Paramount on e-bay?
    repainted black with white contrast (pin striping?)
    on those nervex pro lugs. . .
    not totally correct tho, wrong fork, crankset etc.
    but my oh my it sure looks suhweet.

    Now about that $10 gruppo. . .

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    okay, I'll rephrase that then...Everything I can afford is plain-vanilla boring!
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    yeah,
    Vanilla bikes, lugged steel not too dear
    (new builder).
    and yeah I can't come near Sachs, Weigle etc. which
    is why I hang around e-buy looking for classic
    lugged steel.

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    Here's my '87 Paramout. Repainted by Waterford in '99. Campy Record triple in 2002 with Look fork, Chris King headset, Thomson stem/seatpost, Prolink saddle and Ksyriums. Have original black 3T stem/Stronglight headset with Paramount logos on them. Not for the purest vintage/classic person, but is a sweet ride.

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    Man, is that ever an awesome paint job! I have seen one like it on the Waterford site, and I love it!!

    Oh, the subject of this string is what am I ridin'.....so, here ya go! First, is my Waterford built '89 Paramount, which I call ol' Blue.


    And, here is my '76 Chicago built Paramount, that I call Liberty.

    What great ol' rides!
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    Ok, thats it.
    I'm gonna have to start hanging out on e-bay, scouring
    the classifieds to find a Paramount, and learn things like
    the difference between P10 and P12 (other than 2).
    now, how do I fit that in with my lust for a Carlsbad
    Masi, Gios torino and early 70's Colnago?

    better yet, how do I tell my wife? (I know, buy one for
    her!).

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    While I have had my ups and downs with Richard Schwinn, who owns and runs Waterford Bikes (his plant is the Paramount factory in Waterford, WI), if you go their website and open it you will find a listing along the left side that includes "Velorotica". Click on that and you will get the history of the Paramount and everything you ever wanted to know, including how to date and size a Paramount frame/bike from the serial number. Quite interesting and fairly complete.

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    Umm....Didn't all the "Chicago Paramounts" have a fillet brazed frame? That frame was quite obviously lugged.
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