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Check out my Paramount Track Frankenbike

Old 05-09-09, 10:51 AM
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Check out my Paramount Track Frankenbike

Thanks for much from this forum in identifying this bike and helping me figure out my Campy BB bearing wierdness on this bike. It said Paramount all over it and had what appeared to be full real Paramount livery, decals, etc,. but was really beat. So I sandblasted it and repainted it and here it is! According to forum responses and casual research on my part, It is most likely a Sieber track bike from the early 'sixties. Campy dates read Brev.63 wherever I found them. I hope the photo file loads. --Andy PS colors are 1952 GM truck color "sand" and 1964 Volkswagen microbus "cucumber". I paint cars for a hobby and shot this frame in DuPont Centari oddball paint. How does it look?? Aren't the proportions beautiful?? Look down 2 posts for link. Also, after sandblasing I noticed some faint stampings on the bottom bracket. It says SWISS MADEN (sic) and two crosses flanking the letters GF. Like this + GF + Anyone know what this may mean?

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Old 05-09-09, 10:56 AM
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Look forward to seeing this. You'll need to reduce the file size or use a hosting service like, er, I don't know which ones are working now. Photobucket?
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Old 05-09-09, 11:15 AM
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URL photobucket address

I can't figure out how to post the link. Anyway, I have it on photobucket and here is the address:

https://s604.photobucket.com/albums/tt127/andyfranklin/

Hope it works!
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Old 05-09-09, 12:16 PM
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Looks nice; don't think its a Paramount. Handlebar position looks strange for a track bike...

Touring bars?
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Old 05-09-09, 02:16 PM
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Never seen a Paramount with those lugs before.
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Old 05-09-09, 02:37 PM
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Nice bike. Now get to work on that garage door.
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Old 05-09-09, 02:39 PM
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Very nice!

Do some people only read the thread titles?
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Old 05-09-09, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirtdrop View Post
Very nice!

Do some people only read the thread titles?
Yes, some people only read the thread titles.
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Doesn't look like a paramount to me...

(just kidding Dirtdrop, I know he said sieber track bike)
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Old 05-09-09, 02:52 PM
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Nice bike. And I really like the juxtaposition of a 60's bike in front of a garage door last painted in the 60's.

and shouldn't this be afranklin bike?
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Old 05-09-09, 02:54 PM
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I like the color scheme looks quite nice! Interesting bit about the faint stamp... Hopefully someone can shed some light on that.
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Old 05-09-09, 03:00 PM
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I like the color scheme looks quite nice! Interesting bit about the faint stamp... Hopefully someone can shed some light on that.
Oh, and that GF with the +'s means it's a George Fisher bottom bracket shell. Not uncommon, but could narrow things down some.
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Old 05-09-09, 03:27 PM
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Not a Paramount, but a very classy build. Nice work.

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Old 05-10-09, 01:44 PM
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Yeah, not a Paramount. My best guess is maybe "a Sieber track bike from the early 'sixties?"

Sweet bike! (but I do think different bars would look nicer)
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Old 05-10-09, 01:53 PM
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Hope you don't mind the assist:



I don't mind patina, though, even on the garage door!
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Old 05-14-09, 12:14 AM
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I got to see this old thing in person loooong before the paint job. Andy, I'm really pleased with the way it came to be...and yah...silly bars! Great work!
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Old 05-14-09, 12:42 AM
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I was going to say something unkind, between "track" and "paramount" and "sandblast" and "respray" and "decals" and then a few sentences and pictures later I decided this is a flippin' awesome frame.

Right on, it looks really good, but if you don't put some plugs in those bars, and maybe some tape, the holes in your legs from impaling will make you wish I just said the mean things instead.

I'm actually just being nice in a backwards way, take this whole statement and sugarcoat it and you'll see what I mean.

It came out great, the saddle works really well.

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Old 05-14-09, 12:59 AM
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Nice bike, paint looks good...those bars need to go.
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Old 05-14-09, 01:02 AM
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It'd look cool with some of the really old curvy bars that are like moustache ones but with killer drop.
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Old 05-14-09, 01:39 AM
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I am pretty sure, I think I know Andy well, that the bike is not complete yet. In fact...I think I know who he stole those bars from!
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