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  1. #1
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    The N+1 Old New Mountain Roadster

    I finally finished the Paramount except for maybe a new saddle. Much of the build came from parts I had laying around. I'm still not sure about the bar width either but here are a few pictures. While the Series Paramounts were by no means the top of line frame, I'm happy with the way it turned out. I did 20 on it yesterday and, except for adjusting the outer stop on the front DR, it worked fine. I did have to adjust the back wheel once as the axle weren't against the droput screws.

    This is sort of test to see if I can get by with the double chainring. The truth is my knees simply need some very low gears for the hills around here. An 11-25 just doesn't work for me.

    This was my first use of a compact crank and it seemed like it took a lot of trimming on the 34 tooth.

    Here's the build.

    '92 Series OS Paramount frame, almost mint, EBay find
    Headset - Shimano 600
    Crank - Shimano R700 34/50 compact
    Pedals - Shimano A-520
    Shifters - Ultegra 6510 NOS
    F/D - Ultegra 6500
    R/D - XT
    Cassette - XT 11-32 (shifts perfect with the Ultegra/XT)
    Chain - SRAM 951
    Brakes - Tiagra - new, couldn't bring myself to spend $100+ for Ultegra-note the internal top tube routing
    Hubs/Rims - Ultegra 660 w/ Mavic Open Pro formerly on a Fuji, then a Trek520
    Tires - 700x25 Gatorskins
    Stem - Velo Orange - 80 mm with Velo Orange 1" threaded x 1-1/8" threadless (This will probably be replaced by a Nitto stem in the future once I get the fit dialed in. However, it looks a lot better than I thought it would.)
    Handlebars - Nitto Noodle 177 in 48cm width (just had to try the really wide ones)
    Seat post - off of a Trek 520
    Saddle - Selle Italia that was on the tandem when I bought it.










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    Excellent project -- a very interesting bike.

    Great you could find some NOS Ultegra (9-speed) shifters -- I went on a similar search last fall for my commuter bike, and found some 9-speed 105's. My observation at the time was that these 9-speed Shimano shifter sets still fetch a lot of money on eBay. I guess lots of folks have the same idea -- they want a wide-range cassette in the rear but want to use STI's instead of bar-end shifters or downtube shifters.

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