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Old 12-30-06, 07:08 PM   #1
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Since we're on the topic of Paramounts this week...

...here are some brand-new photos, taken this afternoon, of my '61.















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nice!!! i like it a lot.
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When are you going to start cleaning it up?



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It's come a looong way since you started on it, Kurt. Looking good!
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It's come a looong way since you started on it, Kurt. Looking good!
It's been finished for quite a while actually.

The final photographs I took a few months ago didn't make for much fanfare, I can see. Well, looks like these photos will probably make up for that.

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Figured I'd throw in a before photo for those who haven't seen the state I recieved it in:





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WOW Kurt, that is an amasing transformation!!! It's just beeeautiful!! !!

Only thing left to do is give it nice, shiny, new...

is this color pretty close..?
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What was the problem with the original fork anyway?

'Deltron, a handsome redeux of Coppertone, by the way.

Schwinn spent more time on paint than any of their competitors, sure made polishing them up rewarding.
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Kurt,

The end result was certainly worth the hard work. Dr. D knows how you like original paint. He's pullin your leg. Where were you able to to find the Weinmann Hoods? I haven't hunted yet, but I'll need a set from my '62 Continental. Is there a specific model type? Thanks for the help.
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Cuda, very nice ride, but when aren't we talking about Paramounts somewhere in C&V?
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is this color pretty close..?
Nope. Coppertone is a bit more on the yellow side then the Trek color you show, and is somewhat transparent to show off the chrome/silver coat before it - no metalflake whatsoever. Very complicated to get just right. The photo below is the best I could find via Google search as a representation of color (I know there's a better one out there, but too lazy to find it):




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What was the problem with the original fork anyway?

'Deltron, a handsome redeux of Coppertone, by the way.
Was a replacement, minus eyelets, for 700C wheels. Note how the 27" wheel in the "before" photos hardly clears the crown.

Incedentally, Deltron's paint job there is a representation of a Trek factory color, not Schwinn Coppertone. Lots of difference between the two.


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The end result was certainly worth the hard work. Dr. D knows how you like original paint. He's pullin your leg. Where were you able to to find the Weinmann Hoods? I haven't hunted yet, but I'll need a set from my '62 Continental. Is there a specific model type? Thanks for the help.
Weinmann did make a few different hood models, but as I know, these were the only model they had during this era (and into the '70s). They're even frailer then Campagnolo hoods, so you MUST install them from the back of the lever with the lever off the bar - they won't go the other way around as some Dia-Compes.

I found my pair from another BF'er. I think he has one other pair. Tried to find his name in my PM box - couldn't. I'd put out a Wanted on For Trade, and use the handlebar photo of my Paramount. That'll get his attention. (Was it EVWXXX?)


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Cuda, very nice ride, but when aren't we talking about Paramounts somewhere in C&V?
True, true, but usually there aren't 4 threads already on the topic.

Incedentally, just to make it a tad easier to scroll through this thread, could you remove the doubled-up links to the Paramount photos in the quote on your post? Might improve load times too.

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funny, i just met up with 4 of my friends who have paramounts and took some group photos (yea we're nerds). I'll post pictures soon!
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Incedentally, just to make it a tad easier to scroll through this thread, could you remove the doubled-up links to the Paramount photos in the quote on your post? Might improve load times too.

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Nope. Coppertone is a bit more on the yellow side then the Trek color you show, and is somewhat transparent to show off the chrome/silver coat before it - no metalflake whatsoever.
Let's see, I could put up a picture of the '66 Collegiate with original paint or the '66 Paramount that was repainted with official Hyperformance Coppertone. I'll go with the Collegiate---
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check the flickr link in my sig for more. they are still uploading.

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Let's see, I could put up a picture of the '66 Collegiate with original paint or the '66 Paramount that was repainted with official Hyperformance Coppertone. I'll go with the Collegiate---
Excellent selection, Bob. I couldn't have picked a better photo to show off the Coppertone color.

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check the flickr link in my sig for more. they are still uploading.
My favorite photo is the last - the combination photo of the Paramount headbages.

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very clever,
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Immidiately following a tortureous 10 mile test ride on a slow, steel-rimmed, Dunelt Racer (27"-wheeled, Raleigh Sports-derived roadbike), I took the Paramount out this afternoon for yet another 10 mile neighborhood ride to wrap up the year '06. It has been quite a while since I've enjoyed a ride as much as I did this particular ride on the Paramount - although I believe the horrid performance of the Dunelt on the ride before had something to do with it.

Oh, and did I mention that some rich cager kid in his bling'ed out Jaguar S-type actually waved back with a smile when I motioned him to pass?

Incedentally, does anyone have a closeup of a vintage, handlebar-mount, dual-waterbottle cage? Would have been handy to have one for this ride - ended up improvising with a Blackburn cage and three tie wraps.

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Incidentally, does anyone have a closeup of a vintage, handlebar-mount, dual-waterbottle cage?
Kurt, not exactly handlebar mount, but light and functional. I got the idea from my Ironman brother-in-law.

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Incedentally, does anyone have a closeup of a vintage, handlebar-mount, dual-waterbottle cage? Would have been handy to have one for this ride - ended up improvising with a Blackburn cage and three tie wraps.
Doesn't John E have that set up on one of his Capos?

Kurt, get yourself a hydration pack. It will work on whatever bike you are riding, holds more water, and has to be the safest way to drink water while pedaling. MTB riders use them all the time.
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Have you always had the big rivet Brooks Professional on your P-15? It looks exceptional!
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Kurt, not exactly handlebar mount, but light and functional. I got the idea from my Ironman brother-in-law.
Interesting concept, but no chance in hell that I'd ever use it on the Paramount. Has to look 100% vintage, or I don't use it.

So far, I've come up with this from CR:



But that's it. Can always use modern stainless steel waterbottles with the plastic caps swapped out in place for the bottles, but it looks as if the actual bottle fitting might require some custom fabrication.

...and how the hell do you keep those bottles from bouncing out if you hit a hard bump?

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Doesn't John E have that set up on one of his Capos?

Kurt, get yourself a hydration pack. It will work on whatever bike you are riding, holds more water, and has to be the safest way to drink water while pedaling. MTB riders use them all the time.
With a modern Minoura adapter, yes, he does.

You won't catch me riding my Paramount with one of those gizmos on my back. I found the handlebar mount setup during this evening's ride to be quite enjoyable, and not in the least bit difficult to use while pedaling. If only the caps were tied to the bottle though, in order not to have to worry about losing them!

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