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    For Paramount Fans...

    You've gotta see these incredible pictures some lucky dog just posted HERE on the Waterford website. It's his 1938 Wastyn chromed Paramount, and it looks like it belongs in a museum.
    Last edited by Scooper; 05-10-07 at 01:32 PM.
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    Remember Wool Shorts? astrodaimler's Avatar
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    Sweet, with a 1 inch pitch!
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    That is one good looking bike!

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    That is bike porn at its best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CV-6
    That is bike porn at its best.
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    Correctly installed cotter pins.

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    It's amazing how little the basic design elements of lugged steel bikes have changed since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sekaijin
    It's amazing how little the basic design elements of lugged steel bikes have changed since then.
    I thought the same thing when I saw it. Today's bikes have basically the same seat tube and head tube angles, stay lengths, fork rake, lug work, etc. I guess by the late thirties they had pretty much optimized the basic geometry and lug construction techniques. I like the adjustable stem extension.

    We don't use wooden rims anymore, though.
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    That is really cool........I've got to plead ignorance on one thing, though. What's the device that's running from the nose of the saddle down to the top tube? Is that for support of the saddle?

    edit: okay, I just read the text above the photos, it's indeed a support. Very interesting-

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    Interesting headset

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    Beautiful, thanks for posting it!
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    Please excuse me for a few moments while I wipe the drool off my keyboard WOW!!!

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    Notice the missing caps over the hub bearings? Old time track riders used to oil them before each ride, much less friction than grease!

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    Here are different pics of it:

    http://www.chainedrevolution.com/ima...nt/details.htm

    The art photos were taken in a drained, white swimming pool! Neat!

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    A drained white swimming pool. Now that's a great photo background idea!
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    It is a beautiful bike! Thanks for the pics guys!

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    Is it something about the rider's position on the bike for sprinting that the seat clamp is backwards, moving the saddle further forward(I've never raced so I don't know about these things)?

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    Hmmmm......that stem and handlebar assy. gives me an idea for a hood ornament....;-)

    That is one beautiful bike.....I wonder how hard it was to keep those old wooden wheels true?
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    I think I see a stamped Campagnolo logo on the rear hub but I have never seen that hole pattern. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iab
    I think I see a stamped Campagnolo logo on the rear hub but I have never seen that hole pattern. Any ideas?
    Those are Schwinn hubs ...

    http://www.geocities.com/sldbconsumer/1939/39ps10.html

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    Wow is that gorgeous.

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    Is that a small oil port on top of the BB shell?

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    scooper unbelievable! thanks for the pics. what amazes most is that this bike could still compete today almost seventy years later.

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    Veeeeery sweet. Thanks for posting, Stan.

    Notice how the spoke ho;les in the wooden rims are offset" Tres cool. And I haven't seen a pair of red Clement tires in at least 25 years.
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    fan

    Posting title says "for Paramount fans" If you weren't before, you would be now. Wow.
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