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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-29-08, 07:27 PM   #1
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I got lucky

I got a nice 1992 Schwinn Paramount from the Dump yesterday. The guy was unloading it from his van and threw it in the dumpster. I pulled it out and took it home and cleaned it up. It needs a new front rim and it will be ready to ride. The gears shift smoothly and everything seams to be in good working order. I checked the frame up and down for possible cracks just to be sure there wasn't some structural problem with this bike. It has Shimano 500 level components which I was told are equivelant to todays 105 series.
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Old 12-29-08, 07:35 PM   #2
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Score!!! Looking forward to the "after" pics...
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Old 12-29-08, 07:39 PM   #3
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I will definately post some after pics. I am trying to get the wife to understand that this bike "NEEDS" some Velocity Deep v's.
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Old 12-29-08, 08:08 PM   #4
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You do know that you just scored Schwinn's flag ship bike? The paramount was the top of the line steed for years and years.

Fir some real fun, post over in the C&V forum and tell everyone it is a dumpster find. It will absolutely kill them, and they will be very appreciative that you saved it.

Very nice score.
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Old 12-29-08, 08:22 PM   #5
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I did post it in the classic/vintage forum. They really thought I scored a big one!
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Old 12-29-08, 08:37 PM   #6
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Nice find. Post some pics once it is ride worthy.
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very nice bike indeed. friend has one, rides great.

if im not mistaken, these were handbuild in waterford (also heard same guys that made these now make gunnar and independent fab bikes now). the lugs were silver brazed.

someday i might try to track one down in my size just to have, as my first real road bike was a schwinn.
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Old 12-30-08, 12:06 AM   #8
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Wow, you lucky DAWG!
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