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rat fink 01-17-11 12:36 AM

Looked like this:

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_w4APNEt0JOc/TL...5182434500.jpg

in progress:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_w4APNEt0JOc/TL...E/IMG_0820.JPG

Hopefully, I will have it finished this week.

norskagent 01-17-11 07:44 AM

'89 waterford paramount OS
http://velospace.org/files/89paramount.JPG

Scooper 01-17-11 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by norskagent (Post 12088737)
'89 waterford paramount OS

That is a gorgeous Paramount!

Muttleyone 01-17-11 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Scooper (Post 12089129)
That is a gorgeous Paramount!

Getting the nod from Scooper is a serious stamp of approval!

Great looking Paramount!

Mutt

Sierra 01-17-11 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by norskagent (Post 12088737)
'89 waterford paramount OS

And just my size.

Yum...I want it!

I have an '89 myself but it's not the OS version.

bikenut2011 01-17-11 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by norskagent (Post 12088737)


oooooohhhhh, aaaaaaahhhhh NICE!! :D

andy

norskagent 01-17-11 05:39 PM

wow, thanks guys!

tugrul 01-17-11 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by norskagent (Post 12088737)
'89 waterford paramount OS

Are those tubes shaped?

norskagent 01-17-11 06:14 PM

No, the down tube is slightly oversized, and the seat tube is oversized as it approaches the BB. For stiffness it seems. Hard to tell just looking at it, not at all like aluminum tubes.

ParaWK4 01-17-11 08:19 PM

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A 56 cm 1988 Paramount in the strawberry color. Yeah, I know the stem and bars need to go.

miamijim 01-17-11 09:09 PM

Circuit with 7403 Dura Ace
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http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/r...t/DSC03385.jpg

MarylandDeRosa 01-17-11 10:02 PM

^^^^^^Hawt^^^^^^^^^

jeebusaurousrex 01-18-11 10:29 AM

Buddy's 1985 Peloton with Shimano 105 and my 1986 Circuit with SRAM Rival. Not pictured on the Circuit are the spiffy new race wheels I got for Christmas.

I also have a 1987 Tempo with Ultegra that was crashed about a year ago. I'm waiting on the insurance/lawsuit payout before it's fixed up to ride condition. :(

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5126/...cdc3fe2de1.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/...fc9ee0c39f.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/...bcda7a71f5.jpg

rccardr 01-18-11 12:00 PM

Can someone run the late 80's model order down for me again? I get all confused over where the Circuit/Prelude/Premis/Peloton fit in with the Tempo/Super Sport. They all look kinda the same to me but I'm sure they have slightly different geometries.

I promise, this time I'll print it out and keep it in my wallet!

brockd15 01-18-11 12:27 PM

The models changed from year to year. The Le Tour (or Super Le Tour) always fall at the bottom of the list, and of course the Paramount is always above these. HT/ST angles were generally 73/74 for the higher end stuff, 72.5/72.5 at the bottom. You can go to http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1981_1990/index.html to see all the catalogs, geometry, hierarchy, etc. The list below doesn't include the aluminum bikes or touring bikes since they're a different category.

1985 - Peloton, Super Sport, Tempo
1986 - Peloton, Super Sport, Tempo, Prelude
1987 - Circuit, Super Sport, Tempo, Prelude
1988 - Circuit, Tempo, Premis, Prelude
1989 - Circuit, Tempo, Prelude

Chris_in_Miami 01-18-11 01:01 PM

I think you left out the Prologue from 88-98, one notch below the Paramount, IIRC.

** Edit - reading backward through this thread, there are several lovely Prologues. This model has been on my mind because I have an opportunity to buy one (though I'm more in the market for a touring bike,) the photos in this thread make it near irresistible...

tugrul 01-18-11 01:22 PM

It wouldn't happen to be really large, would it? :D

I want a 635mm/25" Prologue, with it's short 580mm top tube. I've never seen a photo of one.

brockd15 01-18-11 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami (Post 12094853)
I think you left out the Prologue from 88-98, one notch below the Paramount, IIRC.

Oops...I just listed the complete bikes. The Prologue was only available as a frameset but was above everything but the Paramount.

rat fink 01-18-11 02:37 PM

This thread prompted me to get my 86 Peloton rolling today instead of later this week. I bought it in non test ride-able condition (the tires were flat) and immediately started rebuilding it. A short spin in the street made it apparent that this frame is going to be a treat. So far, it seems that it might be stiffer than my Fuji or Colnago. I anticipate that it will be a great climber, too. The steering is precise and the ride is glass smooth. Maybe tonight, I will get it all set up so, I can take it on a shakedown ride tomorrow.

rat fink 01-18-11 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeebusaurousrex (Post 12094090)
Buddy's 1985 Peloton with Shimano 105 and my 1986 Circuit with SRAM Rival. Not pictured on the Circuit are the spiffy new race wheels I got for Christmas.

I also have a 1987 Tempo with Ultegra that was crashed about a year ago. I'm waiting on the insurance/lawsuit payout before it's fixed up to ride condition. :(

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5126/...cdc3fe2de1.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/...fc9ee0c39f.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/...bcda7a71f5.jpg

I want to see more pictures of those. They are fabulous!

bikenut2011 01-18-11 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rat fink (Post 12095332)
I want to see more pictures of those. They are fabulous!

I concur!! ultra tasty pair there!! :D

andy

Chris_in_Miami 01-18-11 08:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tugrul (Post 12094956)
It wouldn't happen to be really large, would it? :D

I want a 635mm/25" Prologue, with it's short 580mm top tube. I've never seen a photo of one.

No, it's a 21" frame.

tugrul 01-18-11 09:39 PM

Peloton come up often enough that I don't see that one moving for $450. A white & black 1986 25" went for a scant $133 just two weeks ago (a local pickup listing that was actually willing to ship).

I have been drooling over the Superbe Pro bits, though.

THEJAPINO 01-19-11 08:57 AM

All the parts are getting transferred to a frame that fits me better. I'm NEVER getting rid of this frameset. Pops gave it to me and it will get built up again in the future.

Shimergo Record/Dura Ace 9 speed
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f6...o/76fee9b1.jpg

K. Olsen 01-19-11 09:58 AM

I'll have pictures up of my Le Tour once I get it powder coated :)


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