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    thanks for all the input.. never would have...

    thanks for all the input.. never would have suspected it was a custom job... this will be on the back burner for now, i have no idea what to make of it, or how to badge it when it's done :)
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    yeah it was at the coop where i volunteer, they...

    yeah it was at the coop where i volunteer, they have tons of frames that get stripped and recycled, most are usually BSO's and old gas pipe ten speeds ... but i can't tell you how many diamonds i've...
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    thanks for the info.. now what ? :)

    thanks for the info.. now what ? :)
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    i can't believe this is a custom frame, it looks...

    i can't believe this is a custom frame, it looks like its designed after a paramount, the lugs, cable stops and brake bridge all look similar to late 80's paramount, I had another frame like this...
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    took the forks out, the steer tube had " Reynolds...

    took the forks out, the steer tube had " Reynolds 531 Butted 16/13 " stamped into it. So definitely not a paramount. Weird indeed, no sign of any serial number anywhere, can't get the bottom bracket...
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    447267447268447269447270447271447272 no luck...

    447267447268447269447270447271447272

    no luck on the serial number, there is no evidence of it on the left dropout. the down tube guides instead of braze ons for shifters and the multiple water...
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    yeah ill grab some more pics, ill look for the...

    yeah ill grab some more pics, ill look for the SN, its hard to see any markings due to the paint job. forgot to mention it came with a beat up brooks pro
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    Paramount? What do I have?

    Today, I was sorting through all of the frames that were to be stripped and recycled and my eye caught the fluted seatpost and dropout hanger, tell tale signs of a nicer frame.

    after I was able...
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    another odd ball, seems like a franken build...

    another odd ball, seems like a franken build Centurion
    Criterium Elite-Phil Wood-Dura Ace Hubs good for over 6 foot riderhttp://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_9KLiZidfseX_600x450.jpg
    Criterium...
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    could be a gran sport, i know they had zeus drop...

    could be a gran sport, i know they had zeus drop outs in the early 70's 72 maybe? that was all 531 too.. good find!
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    must be a proctologist's bike .... sheesh, i hope...

    must be a proctologist's bike .... sheesh, i hope the bike buys you a drink first before you take it for a ride...
  12. awesome job! i love restorations! painting is a...

    awesome job! i love restorations! painting is a tough choice, if its a bike that you want to ride for years and have your kids enjoy, then you might want to consider painting. Like others have said,...
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    Custom Bike.. yeah i would say... must weigh over...

    Custom Bike.. yeah i would say... must weigh over a hundred pounds.. tool box is a nice touch... nice way to lose a finger
    http://images.craigslist.org/00000_3INB4MhWzJ5_600x450.jpg...
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    Personally, I wouldn't consider that bike "Low...

    Personally, I wouldn't consider that bike "Low End" when I think of low end, I think stem shifters, and turkey levers and heavy cottered cranks. Your bike has none of those, it may lack the modern...
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    i like your GT did something very similar to a...

    i like your GT did something very similar to a nishiki back roads, stuck stem, frame was beat to hell, i bought a 9x11 sheet of duct tape from the craft department at wal mart and wrapped it around...
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    i use Groove IP with ring to, this will mask your...

    i use Groove IP with ring to, this will mask your phone number and you can give out the RING TO number without any consequences. the free version only works on WIFI but the paid version works through...
  17. have you tried the top tube? maybe the clamp fits...

    have you tried the top tube? maybe the clamp fits better around the that
  18. this looks like a candidate for barcons or maybe...

    this looks like a candidate for barcons or maybe some sweet command shifters
  19. i made a bracket for my light on my Grand Prix...

    i made a bracket for my light on my Grand Prix rebuild. i take off all the reflectors of every bike i work on, mainly because they are broken or ugly. but i keep them in the bin, this is why. i ended...
  20. did a little more investigation, i was able to...

    did a little more investigation, i was able to strip the paint off the drop outs, they are Simplex drop outs. does that make it a Gitane?
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    i replaced the bottom pressed cup, and put it all...

    i replaced the bottom pressed cup, and put it all back together, the forks are still pulled out of alignment when it gets screwed down, i ended up backing the screw nut off half a turn to clear it...
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    is there anyway to check to see if my head tube...

    is there anyway to check to see if my head tube needs to be re milled? is there a visual inspection that can determine it?

    i'm hoping that if i pop out the lower pressed cup and either replace it...
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    i love restoring, but i also take into account...

    i love restoring, but i also take into account the value of the bike. i work at a coop so i get to see the worst of the worst come in, and we do strip and scrap a bunch of bikes that just are not...
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    i wish i could just ride it, but steering isn't...

    i wish i could just ride it, but steering isn't functional at all,
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    think you may be on to something, i flipped the...

    think you may be on to something, i flipped the bike over tonight and as i screwed on the top screw on race, i noticed that as i tightened it down, it pulled the steer tube forward, visually you...
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