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Old 06-09-16, 05:59 PM   #1
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Paramount followed me home.

Frame is in really nice shape. Some Campy, Some 600.

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I hope you did pay more than $50 for it: http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...paramount.html

Beautiful bike, BTW.
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Some jealousy, envie, lust and anything else I can think of as the bike is shown

Nice acquisition !
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[QUOTE=Flog00;18833558]Frame is in really nice shape. Some Campy, Some 600.
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Nice bike....what is the real story?
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Yeah, a bit more than $50.
I found it in Oberlin, Ohio, languishing in a very nice bike shop. Oberlin has a very high priced college and there are a lot of bikers there. I was afraid some rich kid would buy it and leave it outside to rot.

It's to tall for me.

Had a Cannondale rack bag on it. Nice shape but faded. Three Blackburn water bottle cages and two red Paramount bottles.

I'm going to offer it to a friend, then on to the classifieds maybe.
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Neato, I didn't know there were touring Paramounts from this era.
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Nice Paramount, great snag.
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How many cogs back there, only five? Older wheelset on a newer bike?
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I missed the third water bottle cage the first time I looked. That's awesome!
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It's a 5 speed. I'm not sure the age of the bike.
Wheelset is Mavic G40 with Campy Record high flange.
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Bike is a 1984
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Oh a pretty red Paramount. My favorite color.
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Somewhere there is a very tall rider just wanting a red Paramount touring bike
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I'm not that tall, but I do have long legs. I'm wondering if a French fit would work.
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I'm not that tall, but I do have long legs. I'm wondering if a French fit would work.
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Interesting that this is identified as an '84 and it has Campy 1010 - early, long - DOs out back. I would think those would've been considered obsolete by 1984.

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Beautiful bike! If only it wasn't red....
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Interesting that this is identified as an '84 and it has Campy 1010 - early, long - DOs out back. I would think those would've been considered obsolete by 1984.

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Agree, but if you were wanting to be forward and trendy for the Racer set, the latest and greatest short dropouts were used, and I bet Schwinn had plenty of inventory, so use the long ones for the "touring" frames.
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Now to find someone with a 56cm touring Paramount to trade me. lol

Why is the red color undesirable to some?
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Now to find someone with a 56cm touring Paramount to trade me. lol

Why is the red color undesirable to some?
I just don't like red bikes, red cars, red motorcycles, etc. I'll occasionally wear a red shirt because my wife likes it. Orange, however, is another kettle of fish.
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Paramount touring found a home
I kept a few bits for my Roberts.
Wheels, brakes and brake levers will be on the classifieds soon.

Nice to meet you Ron.

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[QUOTE=Flog00;18844141]Paramount touring found a home
I kept a few bits for my Roberts.
Wheels, brakes and brake levers will be on the classifieds soon.

Nice to meet you Ron.

Same here. I think I am going to borrow some parts from my Miyata to get it on the road quickly, then I'll decide how I want to do the final build.
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Awesome!!!

The bike and the acquisition!!!
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I just got back from the maiden voyage, 25 miles with a brutal wind. I still need to make some adjustments to dial in the fit, but it is a sweet ride.
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