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Old 09-21-08, 02:25 PM   #1
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Paramount ... a new stablemate

I picked up this '88 Paramount yesterday. It a 60cm with mostly Dura-Ace. Supposedly its been repainted and I'll assume so as it doesnt have any anniversary badging. It has a goofy threadless stem convertor thats getting the ax asap.

In the background of the last pic you can see a 1985 Peugeot PH501 that I bought from forum member 'Lem in Pa' on the same trip.







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Nice Paramount, Jim. And a Peugeot also. Dang Jim, it must have been your birthday!
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Nice Paramount, Jim. And a Peugeot also. Dang Jim, it must have been your birthday!
Yes, very nice present for yourself!

Reminds me of myself, it does.

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A bike hunting (or gathering!) trip! How cool! Judging by your handle and Lem's did you drive from Miami to PA? That's enthusiasm and dedication!
Nice bike - and an intriguing set-up: the brifters I mean. Is there a story behind that? The Peugeot looks good too
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John and East Hill thanks for the birthdays wishes!!!

db, 'Lem in PA' actualy lives outside or Jupiter on the east coast of Florida while I live in Tampa. After stumbling across the Paramount, located outside of Ft. Lauderdale, I quickly perused CL looking for something else to buy to help spread the expenses of my trip. While I was in Ft. Lauderdale I made a quick trip to my optomtrists for my bi-annual eye exam. I hadnt had them checked since I sold my house in Miami 2 years ago.

From Tampa I shot across the middle of the state and down the turnpikes to Lems and picked up the Peugeot. From there I drove down to Weston, a Ft. Lauderdale/Miami suburb, for the Paramount then backwards about 15 miles for my eye exam. For my retrun trip to Tampa I took a more southern route across alligator alley. (yes, you can see gators) I made a 560 mile loop yesterday!!!

As far as the brifters go I could only guess that the owner likes nice things and upgraded or perhaps the reach for DT shifters was to far. He's a nice guy whos into biking and has mostly high end stuff.

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Old 09-21-08, 05:50 PM   #6
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Congrats and happy B-Day MJ,
It is a sweet looking machine
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Nice bike !! I have an 88 Paramount in the strawberry color with Dura Ace and Shimano 600 parts on it. Always a thrill to ride it.
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