Join Date: Nov 2009
Bikes: Titan (Columbus SLX) = STOLEN January 2011. 1991 gary fisher proCaliber - currently upgrading - might go cyclocross style? Some other non-mentionable carbonfiber rides...
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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.
before (seller's photo):