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Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 06-21-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By zazenzach
Sorry to hear this happened to you franc. It...

Sorry to hear this happened to you franc. It really sounds like the seller was hoping to pull one over on an unsuspecting buyer (especially with the all too familiar medical/family issues excuses)....
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 06-20-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By zazenzach
Care to provide more details of your situation? I...

Care to provide more details of your situation? I buy and sell quite a bit over there and know the rules well enough to offer advice. Unless your goal is to flip this for a profit, there's no reason...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,053
Posted By zazenzach
Did you change out the original fork? What to? ...

Did you change out the original fork? What to?

Honestly I am worried I'll regret selling it too, which is why I've held on to it so long. In a way I think of it in the same way as some of those...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-12-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,053
Posted By zazenzach
I have a feeling OP is asking the difference...

I have a feeling OP is asking the difference between the 90's tange Paramount PDG Series and the mid-late 80's tenax schwinns.

Quality and performance wise, they should be virtually identical if...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 03-11-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By zazenzach
I agree they are nice bikes. IMO It's hard to...

I agree they are nice bikes. IMO It's hard to find a crappy schwinn bike around that period (80's-early 90's.).

That said, the PDG line were not what we associate with Paramount quality. PDG is...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 03-11-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By zazenzach
PDG (Paramount Design Group) was a product line....

PDG (Paramount Design Group) was a product line. there was a range of "Paramounts" that came with different quality components and tubing.

Others more knowledgeable will correct me, but I think...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 03-11-16, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By zazenzach
I would keep it if the size is really the reason...

I would keep it if the size is really the reason you're selling. Judging by the seatpost and stem height, it looks like you fit it perfectly. If top tube length is the problem, push your saddle a bit...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-08-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 660
Posted By zazenzach
They were a company who imported Ciocc frames...

They were a company who imported Ciocc frames during a certain time period. I think they also did the original paint jobs.

My friend has a Guerecotti (i think?) TSD frame and allegedly they...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By zazenzach
Thanks guys, I wasn't aware of the history behind...

Thanks guys, I wasn't aware of the history behind the Paramount's use of Prugnant lugs.

I'm going to steer clear of this one due to all the issues mentioned by Scooper in post #4...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-07-16, 12:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By zazenzach
What is this? A Schwinn Paramount?

I'm calling shenanigans. I've never seen a paramount with lugs or a paintjob and decals like this before. also, the top tube cable clips and missing DTS bosses are out of place.

Schwinn Paramount...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-06-16, 02:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By zazenzach
these guys are overinflating the complexity of...

these guys are overinflating the complexity of wheelbuilding. spend some time reading up on it, searching posts on this forum and perhaps watching youtube videos on the subject. There's a learning...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-02-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By zazenzach
I wouldn't worry about it, this is relatively...

I wouldn't worry about it, this is relatively common.

if you put a straight edge alongside the top tube of many bikes, youll see uneveness particulary around the joints/lugs.

yours looks to...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 03-01-16, 11:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By zazenzach
I'd be all over it if the rims, spokes, nipples...

I'd be all over it if the rims, spokes, nipples and tires matched.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-28-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,530
Posted By zazenzach
I have several of those old Schwinn Tenax frames....

I have several of those old Schwinn Tenax frames. They're all JIS spec.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By zazenzach
Thanks, that did the trick! I knew it had to be...

Thanks, that did the trick! I knew it had to be something simple.

Looks like the plastic cracked a bit (I did overtighten it apparently), and it came undone. I just screwed it in a bit more and it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-27-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By zazenzach
Park TS-2 Truing Stand Jammed, What Do I Do?

So I think I might have over tightened the stand after mounting the wheel. I have loosened the knob all the way off and the thing is still tightened where I cannot remove the wheel. Any ideas?
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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 11-11-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,238
Posted By zazenzach
I live in probably the hottest bike market in the...

I live in probably the hottest bike market in the US. I've seen bikes like that languish for months to years at that price. the ads only ever dissapear after the seller drops the listing price (and...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 11-10-15, 01:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,238
Posted By zazenzach
mostly agree with oddjob. i just skimmed...

mostly agree with oddjob. i just skimmed comments, but the $400 someone quoted is dreamland- even if fully overhauled. this is a mid tier, generic straight gauge cromo frame.

That crappy saddle,...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 11-09-15, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By zazenzach
to me, the frameset looks like a dime-a-dozen...

to me, the frameset looks like a dime-a-dozen 70's grand prix. the shifters, rear derailleur, crankset and other parts were added after repaint.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-02-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,499
Posted By zazenzach
Lessee..... Matrix ISO C-II Mavic Open Pro...

Lessee.....

Matrix ISO C-II
Mavic Open Pro 20
Mavic Cosmic Pro (aluminium), full rear wheel
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 10-30-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,973
Posted By zazenzach
I think it's classified as a sports tourer. a...

I think it's classified as a sports tourer. a little more agile and "fast" than true tourers, but a lot more forgiving and utilitarian compared to racers. I built mine up as a randonneur with fenders...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By zazenzach
Thanks for the advice folks. Didn't realize...

Thanks for the advice folks.

Didn't realize the spin doctor wasn't threaded, so I'll research the minoura. You all saved me from some headache there.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-30-15, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By zazenzach
Reviews for the Spin doctor are much higher and...

Reviews for the Spin doctor are much higher and its about $20 cheaper on sale.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-29-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By zazenzach
Performance Sale - Is Now a Good Time For a Purchase or Wait Until Black Friday?

Just saw that Performance has a weekend sale. I'm looking to buy the spin doctor truing stand (30% off) and some consummables. they're not necessarily urgent purchases, but it would be nice to have...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 10-28-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By zazenzach
You can tell there was a lot of care put into...

You can tell there was a lot of care put into this bike. Everything was very tastefully done. Gorgeous.
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