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Old 02-21-11, 12:40 PM   #1
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89 Paramount save - before and after

So after having one of my bikes stolen (purple / black marbled Titan), I was on the look out for a cheaply priced replacement. A late 80s paramount popped up on CL that happened to be almost the same color as my stolen bike. Purple. I had to have it. Turns out it was repainted (albeit not a bad one) which i had guessed from the original pictures. it also turns out that is a waterford build OS model (oversized down tube and seat tube at BB area), which i believe came out in 89, so that is a big plus.

It was set up as a fixed/SS - and after selling off the most of these parts, its fair to say I got a 'steel' of a deal. I've since built it up with ultegra / 105 10 speed stuff - with a campy aero seatpost and 3T stem/bars for style points.

I'm glad to take suggestions if anyone has ideas for improvement - just don't tell me to put 10/11 spd campy on it, b/c i don't have the $ to switch an entire group - most of these parts I had lying around or bought cheap for this build. It was actually a very much a budget build.

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That's a big aesthetic improvement! Nice job! It must be pretty lightweight, huh?
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<3 the seller for not cutting off the derailleur tab and other handy bits
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<3 the seller for not cutting off the derailleur tab and other handy bits
you're telling me! i don't think i would have even taken the frame had he tried to give it to me if those were cut off!
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I would get pedals.
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Nice work!

just wondering, is the chain too short? It's hard to tell from the photos.
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A BARNEY BIKE!!!! Sorry, my oldest kids grew up with with the Purple Dino and it's ruined me. Very cool bike, I'd love to find one myself. Many happy & safe miles!!
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What a fantastic build.

The purple paint and matching bottle cages brought to mind my Peugeot Competition 500, although yours is a far superior build.




The only things I would change would be swapping in a 1" carbon fork and threadless headset/stem, and a compact crankset.

But those are only my personal preferences - aesthetically and practically.

Bravo, bravo, bravo.

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Wow. Not only does it look good, you were able to reverse a tacky fixed conversion by doing so. Nice.

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What a fantastic build.

The purple paint and matching bottle cages brought to mind my Peugeot Competition 500, although yours is a far superior build.





The only things I would change would be swapping in a 1" carbon fork and threadless headset/stem, and a compact crankset.

But those are only my personal preferences - aesthetically and practically.

Bravo, bravo, bravo.
Great Looking bike! I love the color

I'm sticking with the steel fork. I just like the looks of it better that's all.
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Wow. Not only does it look good, you were able to reverse a tacky fixed conversion by doing so. Nice.

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Thank you. Down with fixie conversions!
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