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Old 07-07-06, 05:10 PM
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'61 Paramount: Chrome, lots of chrome...

...on the derailer, that is.

By some miracle, I was succesful in polishing up the Paramount's original Campag Gran Sport RD pulley cage and componentry. As the original parallelogram retained quite a bit of rust, I replaced it with a parallelogram that fellow BF member Luker had sent to me.

While both aluminum upper rivets and brass bushings had to be replaced on the new parallelogram (see pics), I'd say the ultimate result was worth it.

...and for $3.98 for the brass tube and aluminum rod at Ace Hardware, it was pretty cost effective.

Enjoy the photos.

Next up will be its Campy crankset. I will be using a 144 B.C.D. Nuovo Record 51t/52t (anyone have a 53t or 54t they'll swap for a 52t?), due to the ridiculous cost and lack of availability of the 151 B.C.D. Record cranksets.

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Old 07-07-06, 05:17 PM
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Old 07-07-06, 05:34 PM
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Kurt spent all his cash on bling and now he can't afford a back tire. I've got a swell Michelin almost as old as the bike I can let him have.
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Kurt spent all his cash on bling and now he can't afford a back tire. I've got a swell Michelin almost as old as the bike I can let him have.
Ha, ha, ha...

Any chance it's an old Michelin Elan? I've got one of those NOS...!

Thanks for the offer, but I doubt if it's 700C. I've yet to mount tyres, for I have no idea if anyone makes a vintage-appearing skinwall in 700X28C. Vittoria's Roma tires are beauties, but they're only available in 700X22C or 25C, to my knowledge.

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Originally Posted by cudak888
... I've yet to mount tyres, for I have no idea if anyone makes a vintage-appearing skinwall in 700X28C. ...

You don't like my Specialized Turbo 700x28s? I think they look a bit like the old Clement Del Mondo sewups, at least from a distance.
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Kenda makes a decent looking skinwall in that size. Inexpensive, too, but you don't have to advertise the fact.
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Originally Posted by John E
You don't like my Specialized Turbo 700x28s? I think they look a bit like the old Clement Del Mondo sewups, at least from a distance.
What type of tread pattern is on that? Can't seem to make it out - or is it a slick?


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Kenda makes a decent looking skinwall in that size. Inexpensive, too, but you don't have to advertise the fact.
Sounds about what I had in mind - what type of tread does it have, and if it has sidewall logos, what do they look like and how large are they?


EDIT: Just saw these IRC Roadwinner IIs, they look very nice, if pricey:

http://www.bikepartsusa.com/product_...&p=01%2D135644

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EDIT: Just saw these IRC Roadwinner IIs, they look very nice, if pricey:
I bought some IRC tires a couple of months ago and have been very pleased with them.
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Check out the Panaracer Pasela Tourguards at Nashbar, on sale for $17.99. These are the Paselas with a kevlar belt for puncture protection, and a kevlar bead for lighter weight. I've got a pair I've had for a few months, and I really like'em.
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I bought some IRC tires a couple of months ago and have been very pleased with them.
Were they the Roadwinner II Durotours? If so, do you have a photo of the sidewall? Bikepartusa and Nashbar's photos of these two tires seem quite different - at least the sidewall looks completely different.


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Check out the Panaracer Pasela Tourguards at Nashbar, on sale for $17.99. These are the Paselas with a kevlar belt for puncture protection, and a kevlar bead for lighter weight. I've got a pair I've had for a few months, and I really like'em.
Saw 'em, hate the tread. I won't put any tread on this Paramount that has a remote look of being modern - that's why I'm also quite picky about the sidewall - I want a true light tan sidewall, same as the original Dunlops shown in the '61 catalogue.

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Were they the Roadwinner II Durotours? If so, do you have a photo of the sidewall? Bikepartusa and Nashbar's photos of these two tires seem quite different - at least the sidewall looks completely different.
They were a different model. I got them at Nashbar and they did NOT look at all like the picture Nashbar used to describe them.
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They were a different model. I got them at Nashbar and they did NOT look at all like the picture Nashbar used to describe them.
Heh, that makes sense. Illogical, but it makes sense...

Have a look at these two ads, and tell me if they look not more then a tad different in each photo:

http://www.bikepartsusa.com/product_...&p=01%2D135644

http://www.nashbar.com/profile_morei...507&brand=1162

Not even the same side lettering...

The Nashbar one looks pretty good, despite the odd looking sidewall though. Will probably go with it, for the tread is rather nice.

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You don't like my Specialized Turbo 700x28s? I think they look a bit like the old Clement Del Mondo sewups, at least from a distance.
Nice tyres I think? But you could rope steers with those brake cables!
 
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