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    More bike fever

    I've been on an upgrade / buying spree. You may have seen my post on a vintage Miyata carbon frame I'm building as a ss/fixie. The cranks will arrive next week and the LBS is installing the fork this week. I have used carbon cranks on the way (assuming another BFer doesn't stiff me) and some carbon LOOKs off a local. Hey, might as well see how light it'll be at 75% off original prices.

    Now, an unexpected stroke of fortune has made a 86 Schwinn Paramount available to me. Its almost in NOS shape! I sold my aluminum frame road bike tonight (12 hour turnaround on craigslist) and I'm within $300 of the Paramount price.

    I guess my 73 Raleigh will me my junker now.


    OH yeah - and I lost 1 lb last week and get to cyclo-commute 5 days this week.
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    That's a pretty good week.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    That's a nice week. Hope you get the bike.

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    You're having a great week in several areas

    A friend and his wife have Paramounts - nice looking bikes. Hope you're able to get yours.
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    Got the Miyata back from the LBS. Picked up a nice drop bar with adjustable stem and a set of DuraAce barcons, 9spd. Extended my bike-to-work day commute by 8 miles. The Miyata is looking good - I have most of the parts but may have to wait for brake cables since I repurposed them. Maybe some velo orange stainless steel braid?

    here are some pics of the Paramount





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    I'm impressed! That bathroom is as clean as that sexy bike!
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    Great googly moogly! That is a pretty bike!
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    I had a Paramount 20 years ago. Would absolutely love to still have that bike.
    I bought it from one of the riders on the college team at Midwestern State University.
    Most comfortable bike I've ever owned!!!!!!! A little heavy IIRC, but smooth as a baby's butt.

    That is the bike that convinced me I should wear a helmet. I was coasting down a hill about 35-40
    mph looking at that skinny tire--the Paramount was my first road bike--and I started wondering what
    would happen to my butt if I crashed at that speed.

    ps: aren't old bikes in pristine shape beautiful???????

    pps: women are pretty--bikes are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    I'm impressed! That bathroom is as clean as that sexy bike!
    Unfortunately, that's the seller's bathroom. Mine is actually nicer, I spent a lot of time reworking it and working overtime to buy supplies.
    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    Great googly moogly! That is a pretty bike!
    Yes, I MUST HAVE HER

    I'm in the throes of building the Miyata; she's coming out at the upper limit of my size range.
    Korval is Ships
    See my Hyperlite 411 it's the photo model on OutRiderUSA web page

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