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Old 04-13-03, 12:03 PM   #1
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Should I Reshoe The Old Warhorse?

I took my old Paramount and turned it into a fixie, because its is getting older and I have a new Canondale with all Ultegra 9 speed.

I am finding that I had much rather ride the Real Steel Paramount than the aluminum Canondale.

So should I take that high dollar Canondale and strip it to the frame and rebuild the Paramount and let the old horse run again?
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Old 04-13-03, 12:55 PM   #2
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You betcha!!! I ride an '87 Paramount that has been repainted by Waterford in red & yellow 'flade'. Currently running a Campy Record 10-speed group, Ksyrium Elite wheels, Look carbon fork, Thomson stem and seatpost and Prolink saddle. Wonder, wonderful ride. Just got back from our club ride and it was terrific. Can't really tell much difference in the carbon vs. steel fork, but it is fun to try.

All that said, I also just bought a new Scapin because I have (had??) "new bikeitus". Hopefully this will cure the problem. But, the Scapin is steel and will be all Campy, as well. It will be my "high zoot" ride for climbing while the Paramount will remain my flat-land steed. Enjoy!
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Old 04-13-03, 01:01 PM   #3
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{Redneck Shadetree Mechanic Vocie** Lesse chere Y'all wanna take 'dis chere new fangled fancy-schmancy whatchawhoozits bike apart and put the guts onna chur 'ol comfy bike to kinda make a "sleeper" outta it? {/voice** I say go for it. Everybody loves a classic with a little something extra!
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It“s the ride that counts. If you like the Paramount better, go for it.
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That is what I would do!
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lol or buy another Ultegra set for the paramount? some of you guys have too much money.... im stilling getting all the bits I need to Maintain my first SORA bike!

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lol or buy another Ultegra set for the paramount? some of you guys have too much money.... im stilling getting all the bits I need to Maintain my first SORA bike!

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YES, YES and YES!! Restore the old bike since you like it, and besides, it will last seemly forever. If you decide you don't want to do that, then just send it my way, I 'll give it a good home!
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oh my mother can sure support my habit! she just chooses not to! lol oh well it keeps me out of trouble (or in it at times!)

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You have to ask?

make the c'dale the fixie
keep the paramount as your real ride.

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Strip the cannondale, sell the frame, go to ebay and buy some vintage Italian steel frame with the money!
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All right, the verdict is in ,

but I might have to come sleep at your place.

After moma finds me stripping that $2000 bike (that "just fit me perfectly") and putting the stuff on a fifteen year old scratched up frame.
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