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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 11-28-09, 11:27 PM   #1
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more pink

A forum member gave me these cables. Front, Rear and Side views. I think it looks pretty nice.



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Old 11-28-09, 11:57 PM   #2
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nice paramount.
tasteful build.
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Old 11-30-09, 10:11 AM   #3
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nice work. way to keep it simple.
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Old 11-30-09, 10:35 AM   #4
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pink is for girls.
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so is wearing panties.
but that doesnt stop you, does it?
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Old 11-30-09, 03:35 PM   #6
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it just feels so right...

op--i was jk earlier (in case you couldn't tell); that bike is sick. i like it a lot.
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Old 11-30-09, 09:06 PM   #7
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Thanks for the compliments. It's a fun bike to ride.

you're a funny little kitty, ATX
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Old 11-30-09, 09:17 PM   #8
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Great job on the conversion, very clean.
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Old 11-30-09, 09:29 PM   #9
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It's definitely a nice looking conversion, but a Paramount? Too nice of a bike to convert IMO.
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It's definitely a nice looking conversion, but a Paramount? Too nice of a bike to convert IMO.
The "too nice to convert" argument has always irked me. I mean, a bicycle is a bicycle, no matter what you do with it. It gets you from point A to point B, and more importantly, it gets ridden. If you have a Paramount lying around and you just love riding SS/FG, there's really no reason not to convert. Even those jackass kids who end up tarcking out the nicest vintage frames...at least (most of the time) it's something for them to ride and enjoy.

And for northbend's sake, he definitely did the Paramount justice.
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If you ask me, there are defiantly bikes that are too nice to convert like a high end aluminum or carbon bike. This is not one of them, its a great build, i like the wrench in the other water bottle mounts. The only think that i might add would be some covers to those shifter mounts, then it would be flawless.
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If you ask me, there are defiantly bikes that are too nice to convert like a high end aluminum or carbon bike. This is not one of them, its a great build, i like the wrench in the other water bottle mounts. The only think that i might add would be some covers to those shifter mounts, then it would be flawless.
I think it might be more of an issue of how the conversion is done, since conversions aren't necessarily permanent. Grinding off braze-ons of a nice frame = stupid.
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great looking bike!
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I never said grind them off, just get some caps, i.e. come up them we can see too much skin
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It's definitely a nice looking conversion, but a Paramount? Too nice of a bike to convert IMO.
I'd say it's too nice of a bike not to ride.

Damn sweet bike, but you knew that already.
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Old 12-08-09, 06:30 PM   #16
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I never said grind them off, just get some caps, i.e. come up them we can see too much skin
I just ordered some problem solvers shifter boss caps. Thanks for the suggestion
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the color really blends in nicely and makes the cables less noticeable and cleaner. I really don't like taller frames, but your is nice.
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Auquabeef: Yup, that looks better.
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Looks good man.
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