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Old 01-26-19, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
Beautiful Paramount, sir!! OS tubing, I presume? I really like the neon green accenting--complements the white, black, and (ever so slightly blue-ish) dark grey. How do you like the ride?

You have also inadvertently answered a very recent mental question of mine: Will first generation Shimano STI shifters (I have 6400-era 600 units like you do here, and like them over the DA ones, color-wise) work well with a more modern bar set up where the curve from the tops/ramps to the hooks/drops is much smaller in radius (like how it is where you've clamped your shifters) than older, traditional drop bars. I make a big deal (internally of course) of having a level, smooth, and non-concave/scoop-like transition from bars to the shifter "knob" (where it kicks up 90 or so). These first generation STIs still had a lot of standard aero brake lever "logic" in the way they were oriented to a handlebar. Second generation (9-speed) moved a little more toward the shifter body being longer and a place that would be more comfortable to spend time, with early 10-speed being better still, with the arrival of a long enough shifter body that it didn't matter if you rode a modern or classic drop bar--the shifter body was long enough to rest your whole hand on. That was the second iteration of 10-speed (Shimano 7900 Dura-Ace, 6700 Ultegra, 5700 105).

All that to say thank you! I'm planning on mounting my 6400 STIs on some Soma Highway One compact drop bars soon, and now know that it will look good!
I am very happy with the way this bike handles. Took a spin around town today and it just wants to go. Looking forward to warmer weather.
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Old 02-01-19, 01:32 PM
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1985 Schwinn Voyageur


All original besides the biopace chain rings from the newer Voyageurs from 86, and the Shimano 600 pedals
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Old 02-01-19, 06:19 PM
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Very lovely Voyageur! Always nice to see a well-kept one.
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Old 02-01-19, 06:37 PM
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I picked this Paramount up at a convenient store and stripped it dowt build. I am proud of it but more proud of having a great friend like Bill to guide me through each step of the way.
What colour was it before the strip? Do you know the year?

Nice work!
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Old 02-09-19, 08:22 PM
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Long drive for this today. Full 600 with Cinelli bars and stem on MA40's. If there's a scratch or nick anywhere, I haven't found it yet.
There is literally a layer of dust on it.
The original owner who built it passed unexpectedly and his fiance' said the interest in the bike was very little. I asked and found out his name
was Danny and I assured her I would give him a nod of thanks every now and then.

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Old 02-09-19, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post


What colour was it before the strip? Do you know the year?

Nice work!
Thanks!
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Old 02-09-19, 09:26 PM
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Thanks!
This is the bike as bought at the convenient store...
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Old 02-09-19, 09:56 PM
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Long drive for this today. Full 600 with Cinelli bars and stem on MA40's. If there's a scratch or nick anywhere, I haven't found it yet.
There is literally a layer of dust on it.
The original owner who built it passed unexpectedly and his fiance' said the interest in the bike was very little. I asked and found out his name
was Danny and I assured her I would give him a nod of thanks every now and then.
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Sad - one of us, now gone. Not sad - the bike is in appreciative hands.
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Old 03-23-19, 04:03 PM
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Over the winter, one of my projects was to single speed my '87 prelude.
I didn't use it much last year, it's pretty redundant with some of my other bikes, so I thought I might use it more if its set up differently.

even as a single speed, it's a portly 23# ready to ride as shown.
smooth though!

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Old 03-24-19, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by sdn40 View Post
Long drive for this today. Full 600 with Cinelli bars and stem on MA40's. If there's a scratch or nick anywhere, I haven't found it yet.
There is literally a layer of dust on it.
The original owner who built it passed unexpectedly and his fiance' said the interest in the bike was very little. I asked and found out his name
was Danny and I assured her I would give him a nod of thanks every now and then.

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Wow! Late to the game here with this, but another 25" Prologue!!! And in black/grey! 1987 for sure, due to the Shimano 600 components being in their last year (6200 generation) before 6400 debuted in 1988. Mine was/is in phenomenal condition as well, though it seems yours is even better. Regardless, I hope you've been able to run it around some and get a feel for it. A true keeper and a bike/frame that is and should be Grail level for those seeking a top shelf vintage road steed. I just got done changing a few small parts on mine to make it the best and most stealth bomber it can be. FSA K-Force carbon seat post and bars (both stupid good deals, otherwise I wouldn't have them), and porting over some Specialized Ribcage water bottle cages from another bike. I took a photo of it, but in semi-lowering light. Add to that my phone's seemingly lessening camera capability, and there's no way I can share it.

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Old 04-16-19, 02:28 PM
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Just picked up this lost soul, a 1988 Premis, pretty much original complete with splatter paint Scott Bar tape.

It still has its White components Cyclone 7000 grouppo, Sakae cranks, Dia-Compe brakes and Tange Levin CD headset. Although in the catalog it calls for it to have dark anodized chain rings and don't think I've seen one with the Dark anodized chain rings.

This was as received . its already been torn down and being cleaned up!.


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Old 04-17-19, 01:14 AM
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Another 25" Schwinn! This is my favorite color combo of Premis. Beautiful, and can't wait to see it fully restored!
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1990 Voyageur

I've inherited this Voyageur from my uncle, after it sat in a basement for many years. Since then I have completely gone through and replaced bearings and grease. Fresh Pasela tires, a Brooks saddle, bar tape, and I was off. It is a fantastic rider, if a tiny bit small for me. It is great out on the road. I plan some local and regional touring this year. These photos were taken on Wolfe Island located in the St. Lawrence River / Thousand Islands area. At this point the Voyageur has become my favourite commuter. Helps when breaking in the saddle...



I took a short walk from a 18th century church to see a burial ground dating from the settler period. I took a photo of the Voyageur against a tree nearby.
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Built in 1989 by Paramount....still a Schwinn...
Centaur, mostly (10sp), with Record bar ends converted to down tube shifters.
Chorus brake levers, Aerohead wheels. 3x10.












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My 1985 letour luxe, just finished re working it.
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Gorgeous!
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added some bits to the tempo over the winter. Bars, cranks and wheels. Rear dr shifted the freewheel right off the bat.
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Original owner 1988 Schwinn Voyageur and going strong...
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