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Rainbow Paramount asks Suntour group hand in marriage she says YES!!

Old 02-11-22, 11:13 PM
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Rainbow Paramount asks Suntour group hand in marriage she says YES!!

The Groom
84 Schwinn Paramount
Rainbow decals
Born June 84 at 56 CM


The Bride
Suntour Superbe Pro Group
Someware close to the groom’s age, probably a little younger


The build sheet

Where I will keep track of what I have done and what things weigh

The pictures so you can follow along
First things first, Wash and 3 coates of wax no pict
Chase the threads

Chasing threads ,chasers made from old bb


thread chaser made from old derailleur hanger boltt
Hone and file sharp edges of seat tube
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Old 02-11-22, 11:21 PM
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hone and file sharp edges of seat tube



check aligment


54.94 left 54.99 right cloes enough for me

droupout check


looks good
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10 X 1 tap for rear derailleur hanger ....can be used for Campy or Suntour

These taps can be found at a good hardware store or auto parts supplier ....phone around and see who has this at the lowest price

Inexpensive and very handy to have around if you are working on bicycles often
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Originally Posted by TPL View Post
10 X 1 tap for rear derailleur hanger ....can be used for Campy or Suntour

These taps can be found at a good hardware store or auto parts supplier ....phone around and see who has this at the lowest price

Inexpensive and very handy to have around if you are working on bicycles often
RD Hanger, drop out adjuster, and cage/rack/eyelet taps are a wise investment.
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Doesn’t the Superbe crank use a JIS square taper? Are you sure it will play well with a Campy BB?
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I want to catch the bouquet - so you can perform the partnership joining of my next frameset and grouppo.

Thoroughly nice work, tho'! . Congrats.

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Old 02-12-22, 03:23 PM
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next up check insied of tubes

inside tube check tools, a bore light from wal mart gun section and a mirror

The set up and the lousey picts,


light in the vent hole mirror in BB

light in the vent hole look through the seatpost slot

looking up the down tube

looking through the seatpost slot view is much better wirh a mark 1 eyeball
needed a tripod but you get the idea chain stays are a little tricker to get mirror and light in right place but you can do it
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Next up Hedset and seat post

hedset greased up and ready for assembly

Installed Superbe pro 125 gram
Superbe pro seat post 274 gram polished it up used paraffin on sliding surfaces, anti sieze on therads bolt 6 gram anti sieze on threds

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When you are ready for the matrimonial ceremony, I can make their union official.

The shade of blue used on those Rainbow Paramounts is superb (sic). While I like my black '83, I've always wished it was blue.
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When you are ready for the matrimonial ceremony, I can make their union official.

The shade of blue used on those Rainbow Paramounts is superb (sic). While I like my black '83, I've always wished it was blue.
I see what you did there Bob😉

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Old 06-25-22, 09:29 AM
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A slow progress report finished the brakes and installed

Suntour Superb brake calaper

Finished Front and rear derailleur and installed Rear upper pivit a pain to put back toghether

Suntour Superbe Pro front derailleur

Suntour indexed Superbe Pro rear derailleur
Hopefully more Progress today
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee View Post
Doesn’t the Superbe crank use a JIS square taper? Are you sure it will play well with a Campy BB?
I don't know but I'd expect that SunTour would have followed the lead of Sugino with its Mighty crankset which was Campy standard. And Sungino continued that with the 75 line.
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What are you doing with the silicone?
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What are you doing with the silicone?
Looks like it's sealing and maybe holding the recessed nut in place?
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Looks like a fun project. Suntour Superbe stuff on this period correct bike should be fun. Just curious: are there known issues with the components why you want to do such a thorough tear down and rebuild?

Also, just curious - is it you intention to run the gearing friction or indexed?

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What are you doing with the silicone?
Using it as locktight. It works good on the small fastners found on a bike. Clean the threads smear some on the threads, assemble doesnt have to be super tight but it will not vibrate loose on its own and easly comes loose with a wrench
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Looks like a fun project. Suntour Superbe stuff on this period correct bike should be fun. Just curious: are there known issues with the components why you want to do such a thorough tear down and rebuild?

Also, just curious - is it you intention to run the gearing friction or indexed?
No known issues, other than 40 year old grease, and unknown matience. Most of the time they work like new when done.
I will most likley run it in index, The great thing about suntour index if it is giving you a problem shifting just put it in friction
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Got it far enough along to take it for a test ride tonight. Only ishue, gona need to swap the brake calipers for the shorter reach ones. The box section rims on the every day wheels had less than 1/2 the pad on the rim. Guess I will try this set on the TX500 Trek. Here is the test ride photo

ride photo

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The build sheet so far
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Nice build, love the Campagnolo Delta rims.
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No known issues, other than 40 year old grease, and unknown matience. Most of the time they work like new when done.
I will most likley run it in index, The great thing about suntour index if it is giving you a problem shifting just put it in friction
Cool. If you run with a 7 speed Winner or Winner Pro (with the "4 prong" freewheel body) these are Accushift compatible and should index quite well on your 6/7 speed 126mm spaced frame.
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