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    Senior Member 3373jones's Avatar
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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):

    After:

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    That's a big aesthetic improvement! Nice job! It must be pretty lightweight, huh?
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    Yummy !

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    <3 the seller for not cutting off the derailleur tab and other handy bits

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrEss View Post
    <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.
    Last edited by Barchettaman; 02-21-11 at 03:35 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    Wow. Not only does it look good, you were able to reverse a tacky fixed conversion by doing so. Nice.

    -Kurt
    Thank you. Down with fixie conversions!

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