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    Chrome Freak Rabid Koala's Avatar
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    23 posts before a Paramount shows up! About time!
    Scooper must have been busy?
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    One of the Kirk Precision bikes with an undamaged frame. I would remove all the parts and mount the frame in the place of honor over the fire place. Those frames were the most erotic piece of hardware this engineer has ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabid Koala
    Scooper must have been busy?
    He was poster #2, but it wasn't a Paramount

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cummings
    One of the Kirk Precision bikes with an undamaged frame. I would remove all the parts and mount the frame in the place of honor over the fire place. Those frames were the most erotic piece of hardware this engineer has ever seen.
    I know where there's one that "was" for sale. PM me if you're interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyb
    He was poster #2, but it wasn't a Paramount
    Last weekend I toured the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in D.C., and in the Wright Brothers exhibit room there was an 1898 Wright St. Clair on loan from the Henry Ford Museum. It was in a plexiglass case, so there was a reflection of my flash in the upper left corner. Don't get me wrong; I love my Paramounts, but if I could have only one vintage bike, "the grandaddy", the mother of all vintage bikes, the holy grail, it would have to be one built by the Wright Brothers.



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    Cool bike, but what's with the cantilevered seat? I've seen several older bikes like that, and that just looks "wrong".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper
    Last weekend I toured the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in D.C., and in the Wright Brothers exhibit room there was an 1898 Wright St. Clair on loan from the Henry Ford Museum. It was in a plexiglass case, so there was a reflection of my flash in the upper left corner. Don't get me wrong; I love my Paramounts, but if I could have only one vintage bike, "the grandaddy", the mother of all vintage bikes, the holy grail, it would have to be one built by the Wright Brothers.



    That would be a really special bicycle to own, but would you give up your Paramounts for something you would never ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Cool bike, but what's with the cantilevered seat? I've seen several older bikes like that, and that just looks "wrong".
    My guess is some museum employee not realizing the correct position of a seat clamp. I have seen many products assembled wrong in sciene & industry museums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyb
    That would be a really special bicycle to own, but would you give up your Paramounts for something you would never ride?
    Well, no.

    Quote Originally Posted by iab
    My guess is some museum employee not realizing the correct position of a seat clamp. I have seen many products assembled wrong in sciene & industry museums.
    I dunno.. Looking at period advertisements it sure looks like cantilevered seat posts were very popular for some reason. I agree it looks "wrong".

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    This is like asking, "If you could have only one shoe..."

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    this one . anyone ever seen one exept in magazines?
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    One bike...well I have the ones I have been after mostly, except that Hellenic stayed Hetchins in my size in yellow I saw at C. Hardings Westwood Cyclery in the very early 70's.

    Now my problem is deciding on what ones to sell, 25 is too many to keep prestine concurrently.

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    I happened to have seen, earlier this day, an 1888 Columbia Hiwheeler, being ridden in the St Patricks day parade.

    But that's not the bike I would want.

    For me, the one vintage bicycle I would want for my collection would be a

    Bowden Spacelander.

    I will add that in the early 1990's , I built a fiberglass bicycle for my Daughter, Mellisa, but I could not find financing to put it into production. The Bowden company had the same problem, they could not get financing to build a ladies version of the World's only fiberglass bicycle.

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    Would you like a dream with that?

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    Tough choice. Perhaps an HR Bates BAR (I have one, ready to build), or a 50's Ernie Clements, or perhaps a Rotrax Shirley Model, built 10 mins from my house. I can't find pics of either a Clements or a Rotrax, but here's a BAR.


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    Yup - a mid '70s Schwinn Paramount would be at the top of my list, closely followed by a Raleigh Professional.

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    It would be the Cherry Red BRC Mustang bike with Shimano 3 speed stick shift my father bought me back in 1967... *sigh*
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    A Spacelander. Which I'd then ebay and use the cash towards an early Pogliaghi, a Jack Taylor, a Ritchey mtb or Yeti ARC, and a repaint and full French revamp of my Mariposa.

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    I see the Wrights were into "fixies" and oversized tubing way ahead of everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy
    Tough choice. Perhaps an HR Bates BAR (I have one, ready to build), or a 50's Ernie Clements, or perhaps a Rotrax Shirley Model, built 10 mins from my house. I can't find pics of either a Clements or a Rotrax, but here's a BAR.

    That is a nice one for sure.

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    I'm on the mid-70s paramount boat. If only...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon
    That is a nice one for sure.

    Here is my, uh.....unrestored example.


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    This one, because a) it's a chick magnet, and b) it can carry an entire case of beer.
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    one bike?
    ok, it has to be a rider (for me) so
    I'm going to say a 1968 Pogliaghi Italcours road frame.

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    This one was up on craigslist here in Rochester March 7th ..probably still there.

    80's Kirk Precision Magnesium Road Bike
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    Cash or Personal check with clearing only

    Prefer Local but can box and ship for $40.00

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