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Old 01-24-23, 02:13 PM
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My son's new Paramount

My son's new paramount....

I bought this for him for 300.00 last summer. It wasn't perfect but it wasn't horrid either. This is how he has it right now.

More fotos later.
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Old 01-24-23, 02:17 PM
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What's not to like? What did the shop folks think of it?
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What's not to like? What did the shop folks think of it?
He's head mechanic. He thinks it's pretty wonderful.
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He's head mechanic. He thinks it's pretty wonderful.
He gets it, that's why he head mechanic.
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He's head mechanic. He thinks it's pretty wonderful.
Oops, sorry, didn't know. That's pretty cool!
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'70s chromed 531 frames are peak achievement. You're a cool dad. And he's a thirsty lad...
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A w e s o m e !
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Beautiful!!
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Beauty! Plus, how great is it to share this interest with a child! I just finished building up a vintage Cannondale for my son and he loves it.
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Nice. Tri-bottle holders for bikes with no mounts didn't occur to me, but now I look at it and wonder why. As long as you don't need a saddle bag, it's a great solution.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
He's head mechanic. He thinks it's pretty wonderful.
What did his minions think?
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Sweet ride! A chrome Paramount is one of my bucket-list bikes! I heartily approve of the comfy Brooks bar tape and the seat-mounted water bottles- once one gets used to it, it makes so much sense to mount them there.
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Only 300? Whoa!
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Beauty! Plus, how great is it to share this interest with a child! I just finished building up a vintage Cannondale for my son and he loves it.
I worked in a factory welding for years but on the side was a bike mech and musician. A few years ago an old friend asked about Aaron, my son, and what he was doing these days. I said he gigs most nights and is head wrench at Bushwhacker. My old friend says Aaron admires you but I didn't understand it until he pointed out the Aaron was doing the things I loved to do. Funny how you don't know how you influence your kids. It never even occurred to me that I caused that. I just liked that he seemed like a really good human being. My daughter too.
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Only 300? Whoa!
It was a long drive!
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What did his minions think?
They think he's the man no matter. When I ride in on my bikes to visit the staff is sweet as can be as well. Plus I get the 40% discount. Kinda fun really. But truely it's a popular bike even for folks that don't understand what it is.
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'70s chromed 531 frames are peak achievement. You're a cool dad. And he's a thirsty lad...
Fun getting your kids something now and then.
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So, what's he getting for dear old Dad next time?
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nice, am betting there is Brooks under the rain cover.
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster View Post
I worked in a factory welding for years but on the side was a bike mech and musician. A few years ago an old friend asked about Aaron, my son, and what he was doing these days. I said he gigs most nights and is head wrench at Bushwhacker. My old friend says Aaron admires you but I didn't understand it until he pointed out the Aaron was doing the things I loved to do. Funny how you don't know how you influence your kids. It never even occurred to me that I caused that. I just liked that he seemed like a really good human being. My daughter too.
okay, who do I talk to in order to nominate this for Post of the Week??

That's wonderful!

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They think he's the man no matter. When I ride in on my bikes to visit the staff is sweet as can be as well. Plus I get the 40% discount. Kinda fun really. But truely it's a popular bike even for folks that don't understand what it is.
I can say that whenever I've ridden there on one of my vintage-ish bikes, the staff has always shown an interest in it. Maybe it's just the urge to see something different, but bike shop folks seem to enjoy seeing a nice shiny old bike.

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You raised that boy right. Bucket list bike for a lot of us old guys.
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Originally Posted by ascherer View Post
'70s chromed 531 frames are peak achievement. You're a cool dad. And he's a thirsty lad...
As a many-decade owner of a fully-chromed 531 frame, I must concur.

Alas, my son shows no interest in cycling at the moment, but hoping that will change as he matures and possibly finds himself in a place where riding is more convenient than driving.
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I can say that whenever I've ridden there on one of my vintage-ish bikes, the staff has always shown an interest in it. Maybe it's just the urge to see something different, but bike shop folks seem to enjoy seeing a nice shiny old bike.

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I talked to the manager regularly and there is big concern about modern bikes with hidden cabling. It takes quite a while to get comfortable working on and has no benefit for the average rider. They also don't care for irregular seatposts. They are happy to sell you a new bike but some of the modern stuff is beginning to bother at least this retailer.
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You raised that boy right. Bucket list bike for a lot of us old guys.
It was an accident for sure
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