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    Paramount repair and repainting back in the day

    Back in the day, Paramount owners could bring in their bike to the local Schwinn store and have the bike sent to Chicago for frame staightening and painting. The cost was very reasonable. I had a Paramount track bike that I loaned to a track newbie and wouldnt you know, he crashed it. Bent the fork. No biggie as the bike was about ten years old at the time and had seen alot of racing and could have used a new paint job. Took it to my Schwinn dealer, off it went to the factory, about a month later I had my bike, fork staightened, new paint and decals. Is there anything comparable today? Does Waterford take in old Paramounts and refresh them?

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    crotchety young dude el twe's Avatar
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    Waterford will do it, but for quite a price.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
    IRO Angus Casati Gold Line

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    Decrepit Member Scooper's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe View Post
    Waterford will do it, but for quite a price.
    Waterford restoration price list (just revised).
    - Stan

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    juneeaa memba!
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    they do an excellent job. they are the most authentic you can get. their prices are bracing. they will do their own bikes (the waterford paramounts) cheaper than they will other paramounts.

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