I decided that 15 carbon fiber, scandium, aluminum, and titanium bikes didn't really scratch my cycling itch. So, on a recommendation from a friend, I began the quest for a Waterford-built Schwinn Paramount. After weeks of scouring online classifieds and forums, I landed a 1989 model built with OS tubing. A deal was quickly struck and my new project was launched.
I spent one of the happiest week's of my adult-cycling-psycho life stripping off the original ShimanoDura Ace 8 speed (entire group including wheelset in excellent condition and for sale) and replacing it with Vicenza jewelry and other updates from the last twenty years (Chorus, K's, etc.) that I collected from Ebay and prior take-offs. The frame is in fairly decent shape with a few nicks here and there, but the Candy red still shines.
I completed the build last night, just in time for the first snowfall in the area. Now, I can spend the rest of the winter staring at my Paramount and waiting for spring.
The last shot is picture of the group I removed from the frame (and am selling).