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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-01-08, 08:39 PM   #1
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2009 Paramount

Make a sexy FG! ($7000.00 frame and fork! )

http://www.schwinnbikes.com/paramount/
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I dare someone to buy it and slap a cheap formula wheelset on it with janky chain tension
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Old 10-01-08, 08:46 PM   #3
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i wouldn't spend that much on a bike that still uses the same font as their walmart series.
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Old 10-01-08, 09:04 PM   #4
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i wouldn't spend that much on a bike that still uses the same font as their walmart series.
I think its well built but $7000.00 well built? NOT! But again, it is a VERY nice frame
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pffft, not even a track bike.... lol
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I dare someone to buy it and slap a cheap formula wheelset on it with janky chain tension
Dona and done. I'm totally gonna buy that and do that.
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Old 10-01-08, 09:18 PM   #8
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Vertical dropouts, it looks like. Janky chain tension fo' free!

= FAIL (for fixed)


...that being said.... that is a BEAUTIFUL bike.
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Old 10-01-08, 09:24 PM   #9
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Its great the schwinn's are making schwinns again
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Is that a carbon fork? Boooo.
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Old 10-01-08, 11:45 PM   #11
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I dare someone to buy it and slap a cheap formula wheelset on it with janky chain tension
I lollrolfed, thanks
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Why would Schwinn throw such an ugly fork on that bike?
And whoever put that Chris King on the Paramount should be fired.
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yeah, why would they put a carbon fork on it.. makes no sense.
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yeah, why would they put a carbon fork on it.. makes no sense.
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...It's lightweight and rides great, that makes no sense at all.
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Why would Schwinn throw such an ugly fork on that bike?
And whoever put that Chris King on the Paramount should be fired.
Agreed, that Paramount needs something like a Super Record headset.
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nope, this was right to start with....

Richard Schwinn and company are making this frame. It so happens R. Schwinn now calls himself Waterford Precision Cycles now...

Really, Schwinn (Co.) needed to produce this in the original Paramount factory to pull off the heritage/$$$/fuzzy feelings campaign. And it so happens it's a truly top-quality and beautiful frame to boot.
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Actually, for all the detail work that went into the lugs and stays and everything, those Schwinn graphics are pretty horrible.

They should have gone retro like the Madison on a flagship bike that they're re-intruducing.
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...It's lightweight and rides great, that makes no sense at all.
I think this misses the point. This is a lugged, steel throwback of a bike. If it were a modern, high-performance frame, that would be different, but this looks like it's meant more for turning heads than serious riding. This really ought to have a steel fork with a pretty crown.
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I will forever hate schwinns and this puts my final stamp on it.
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