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Old 03-18-09, 10:12 AM   #1
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And another kitten gets it's wings!

It hurts any time I see a classic bike Drewed-up but when they do this to one of my beloved Paramounts a little piece of my "steal is real" soul dies. Now I can't tell for sure if it is totally Drewed-up with the full grinder treatment but I would hazzard a guess that it would be yes.

http://sandiego.en.craigslist.org/ns...076514939.html

The colors on this bike hurt my eyes. The frame by its self looks cool but when he added everything else, Yikes. It looks like he ate a bag of jelly beans and threw-up all over the bike.
If this wasn't so expensive I'd try to save it myself.

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Old 03-18-09, 10:17 AM   #2
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Temporary Drew, provided nothing has been hacked off of it.

I find it amusing how he claims it's "one of a kind" - one visit to the SS/FG Jackass Tarck Poseur Fixie Rider thread, and you'll see 150 more like it.

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Seriously, why does it matter? Does anyone here think that it's all that difficult to replace parts on an early 90's frame? Parts in hand you could have that bike "period correct" (for what, 1993?) in under an hour if you can competently spin a wrench. If you didn't have the parts, a mid 90's 600 group isn't particularly rare or expensive so even that's not so difficult.

It's an early 90's Paramount with ugly wheels, not one of Eddy's tour bikes with a rattle-can paint job, what's the fuss?
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It's an early 90's Paramount with ugly wheels, not one of Eddy's tour bikes with a rattle-can paint job, what's the fuss?
Since it is a 1990's Paramount that appears to be unDrewable, it's only electron-destroying Internet fuss. The fact that those wheels on that frame combine to be fugly beyond belief ups the fuss quotient a little bit. It's more or less the C&V equivalent of teenage girls in the bathroom going: "Did you see what she was wearing?"

If it was one of Eddy's TdF bikes with a rattle-can spray job, that would call for a full thermonuclear response. Or at least the dreaded Death by A Thousand Dremels.
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Noob?

OK, I can be a noob if that means accepting the fact that other people have different aesthetic tastes and bike set-up preferences than myself and not getting worked up about easily reversible changes to fairly generic bikes. I know, I know, it's a Paramount, so it's quality, but Parmounts from that time frame aren't exactly rare, or special unless it actually came from the Waterford factory, which I doubt this one did.

Since we're name calling: SNOB!

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Pretty much sums it up, thanks!


Why do I get into this stuff? There really is no point in conversing with ideologues.
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Seriously, why does it matter? Does anyone here think that it's all that difficult to replace parts on an early 90's frame? Parts in hand you could have that bike "period correct" (for what, 1993?) in under an hour if you can competently spin a wrench. If you didn't have the parts, a mid 90's 600 group isn't particularly rare or expensive so even that's not so difficult.

It's an early 90's Paramount with ugly wheels, not one of Eddy's tour bikes with a rattle-can paint job, what's the fuss?
+1.

Is it even a waterford bike or an asian one? I thought drewing was only if the frame has been altered. I see nothing wrong with that bike in fact like the neon theme. I appreciate that the rims are the same colour, the trend of different colour rims is the one I am having a hard time with.
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It really looks like an asian one to me. About as special as a Giant from that era.

I guess the Proctor Townsend I picked up yesterday off UsedVictoria will qualify as "drewed" to some, as I'll be pulling it's (nonfunctional) gears and using a fixed cog. You know, like traditional racers do every year for winter. Total Drews, every one of 'em, even the fast ones.

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How many more of these threads do we need?
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That bike was ugly to begin with. He just made it uglier.
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I guess the Proctor Townsend I picked up yesterday off UsedVictoria will qualify as "drewed" to some, as I'll be pulling it's (nonfunctional) gears and using a fixed cog.
actual "Drewing" requires permanent metalworking changes to the frame. Putting a fixed gear on a bike doesn't qualify. I doubt this has been drewed because the paint job is original.
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Yeah, that's what I thought. That's why I don't get the OP's problem with this bike. It hasn't been Drewed, just tarked.
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The $900 price tag is the most offensive thing about that bike.
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I can't see clearly enough to detect if braze ons and hanger were chopped off.
So Drewed might not be the description. A more accurate term would be FUGLY.

I say build your bikes the way you want to ride them. It shouldn't be about pleasing and gaining the acceptance of the populace.
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Whew! I wonder if he's back on his meds.

That is an ugly bike, even for me. Just proves there's something for everyone.
I only clicked on it once, and I can't seem to get it out of my brain.
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I thought if anybody would stick up for this color scheme it would be Robbie. I mean Centurion pushed the neon envelope pretty hard...
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The dumbass kids riding these things is the worst part about it.
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Boys, boys. Not to worry. It's not a Schwinn, it's only a "Swhinn". Damned ugly one at that... frankly, if someone buys it at that price, I'll do the same to my PDG...
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