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    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
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    what have i got myself into?

    I bought a bike today. !977 Paramount Track bike. fixed gear, all original Campy NR componets. Thought I'd surf around here to get a few tips on actually riding it. Now looking at the threads, I'm afraid I've wondered into some bizarre cult. A voice in the back of my head keeps saying don't drink the Kool Aid.

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    Here are my tips: Ride it at the track.

    If this is not possible, sell to me.

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    How much did you pick it up for? That's a pretty damn good bike to just pick up to hop into the cul...errr....club, that's what I was saying.

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    first of all, people usually don't let you say things like this:
    "!977 Paramount Track bike. fixed gear, all original Campy NR componets"
    without providing pictures...
    congrats. sounds like a verrrrry nice ride.

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    i'll post pics as soon as I pick it up. $1000.

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    $1000 ... okay, so you didn't get it for "I want you to ****ing die for what you've done" cheap, but you still got an awesome deal. Post pics or we hunt you down and burn you. Seriously.

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    Good, good! You are doing well, friend. Make yourself comfortable. After all, you will be here for a long time!!
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    whoa. seren's getting creepy.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Seriously, what the hell ... *fingers torch*

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    they made me shave my head when I joined
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    Newbie reading:

    Fixed gear 101
    http://www.63xc.com/gregg/101_1.htm

    Puma Fixie book (corporate marketing but still very useful)
    www.pumaville.com/downloads/book101.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpound
    they made me shave my head when I joined
    Just your head? Man, my scrotum still has scars.

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    Here are the pics:





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    very nice Has it been in storage for a while? What are your intentions? Track? fun bike? coffee shop? recovery ride? investment?

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    sex. pure sex.

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    f@ckin sexy...

    i would almost say save that one and buy a cheapie to learn to ride and abuse it everyday. save that for the track or nice weekend rides.
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    Drink up, we've got cherry, grape, and lime.

    Your bike is cooler than mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *new*guy
    very nice Has it been in storage for a while? What are your intentions? Track? fun bike? coffee shop? recovery ride? investment?

    Thanks. It's been hanging in the back of the local LBS, and ridden very occassionally by the Owner. Mostly just planning on riding it a bit, particularly in the base phase to work on my spin. I'd like to ride it on a Velodrome sometime just to try it out, but closest is either Miami or Atlanta, both about 6 hours. And I hope it appreciates, but it wasn't the main reason to buy it, and I'm not going to let that get in the way of riding it.

    I'm thinking about putting a Campy Record front brake on it with a Campy Record lever, for consistency's sake. Although, I like the minimalist cable routing of the way it's set up now.

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    Yay!11! I has!!!1 ImOnCrank's Avatar
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    Damn those things are pretty.
    Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...

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    gorgeous bike. and thank god you didn't say you got it for $300.

    campy brake yes (i have a period correct record caliper you can have, btw, pm me)
    lever no, cause it would look awful on there.

    riding brakeless is more fun, btw. amazing how strange it feels riding a geared bike after riding brakeless fixed only for a long time—the inability to modulate speed in the same motion as creating it is very odd, the dead spot in the rotation even with clips etc.

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    That is definitely a collector's item, close to mint. If it were wine, I would lay it down, as they say.

    But I can't have toys like that because I would go out and ride it on the track and crash it, or ding it up in the trunk of my car going to and from the track.
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    Very very nice.

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    Man, those are some nice lugs. The bike looks great.
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    Its safe to drink the kool-aid its only sugar,water,puprle. Oh and your bike is way hot
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    "The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice..."

    Hot.

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