Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

A few updated pictures of the '78 Paramount

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

A few updated pictures of the '78 Paramount

Old 12-16-11, 12:51 PM
  #1  
silvercreek
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A few updated pictures of the '78 Paramount

I just finished mounting the correct crankset, pedals and polished the Paramount up a little while the sun was shining.

The brake hoods and the rear derailleur is the only other things I know of that needs to be changed. The freewheels is not an original but how far do you go getting one of these bikes correct?






Last edited by silvercreek; 12-16-11 at 02:48 PM.
silvercreek is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 12:55 PM
  #2  
SteveSGP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Minnesota- the frozen tundra
Posts: 1,947

Bikes: 1977 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1976 Gitane Tour de France

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That looks amazing, Nice work!

Is that original paint?
SteveSGP is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 12:56 PM
  #3  
ScottRyder 
Senior Member
 
ScottRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: The other Cape, Cape Ann
Posts: 3,064

Bikes: vintagefuji.posthaven.com

Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Liked 20 Times in 12 Posts
Stunning! I LOVE the color.

Scott
ScottRyder is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 01:00 PM
  #4  
silvercreek
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by FORDSVTPARTS View Post
That looks amazing, Nice work!

Is that original paint?
It is not one of the 11 color choices for 1978 but it does appear to be the original paint. I'm taking it to Houston Texas with me in about a week. I have a friend there that been working on them for 30 + years that knows a lot about Paramount bikes. I'll see what he has to say.
silvercreek is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 01:31 PM
  #5  
silvercreek
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What was the most likely original Brooks seat and bar-wrap tape color? I was told the Brooks Professional was the original seat but it looks as though it may have been dyed Black.
silvercreek is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 01:32 PM
  #6  
rootboy 
Senior Member
 
rootboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wherever
Posts: 16,704
Mentioned: 80 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 525 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 40 Times in 27 Posts
Just beautiful! I too love the color. I like green bikes, but don't have one. Are those black brake hoods original Campy? Those are cool.
rootboy is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 01:33 PM
  #7  
rootboy 
Senior Member
 
rootboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wherever
Posts: 16,704
Mentioned: 80 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 525 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 40 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
What was the most likely original Brooks seat and bar-wrap tape color? I was told the Brooks Professional was the original seat but it looks as though it may have been dyed Black.
They came in black back then. perfect.
rootboy is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 01:33 PM
  #8  
toytech 
Senior Member
 
toytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: san leandro
Posts: 1,453

Bikes: enough bikes to qualify for Hoarders......

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
drooling on keyboard.....
__________________
"Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day."--Harry S. Truman
toytech is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 01:34 PM
  #9  
rootboy 
Senior Member
 
rootboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wherever
Posts: 16,704
Mentioned: 80 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 525 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 40 Times in 27 Posts
Not to quibble, and no offense but, sure would look nice with a Nuovo Record rear on it.
rootboy is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 02:02 PM
  #10  
realestvin7
Large Member
 
realestvin7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tejas
Posts: 2,733
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That green is the bee's knees. Forget changing it.
realestvin7 is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 02:11 PM
  #11  
silvercreek
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Not to quibble, and no offense but, sure would look nice with a Nuovo Record rear on it.
If you're talking about the rear derailleur, I've got one. I just haven't mounted it yet. I think I will let my friend in Houston that works at a bike shop do it along with a tune-up.
silvercreek is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 02:20 PM
  #12  
triplebutted
Senior Member
 
triplebutted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,886

Bikes: Lemond, Gios, Fuji, Trek, too many to write

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It hurts mah eyes!!!
triplebutted is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 02:21 PM
  #13  
silvercreek
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Just beautiful! I too love the color. I like green bikes, but don't have one. Are those black brake hoods original Campy? Those are cool.
I've been told by someone here that the Black brake hoods are not the correct ones. The picture below is suppose to be of the correct hoods.


Last edited by silvercreek; 12-16-11 at 02:56 PM.
silvercreek is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 02:28 PM
  #14  
tugrul
Senior Member
 
tugrul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Posts: 2,437
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Scottryder View Post
Stunning! I LOVE the color.
+1

The sun brings it out.
tugrul is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 03:19 PM
  #15  
auchencrow
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,327
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Beautiful bike Silvercreek! Love it!

I think the gum hoods would look better but they could cost you dearly.
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 03:37 PM
  #16  
silvercreek
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Beautiful bike Silvercreek! Love it!

I think the gum hoods would look better but they could cost you dearly.
I just bought a set for $64.00 shipped.
silvercreek is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 03:42 PM
  #17  
cudak888 
www.theheadbadge.com
 
cudak888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Southern Florida
Posts: 24,086

Bikes: http://www.theheadbadge.com

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 552 Post(s)
Liked 267 Times in 200 Posts
Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
The brake hoods and the rear derailleur is the only other things I know of that needs to be changed.
If you're aiming for a Nuovo Record build, the brake calipers have to be swapped too - those are Gran Sport.

I wouldn't consider pulling the hoods off the levers, because the levers may be Nuovo Gran Sport, not Record - in which case, you can be choosy about the levers you buy based on the hood color you wish (personally, I would stick with black Campagnolo World hoods if you intend to stick with the black cotton tape). Either way, swapping hoods usually results in the destruction of the previous pair.

I suggest you post a photo of the brake levers; that way I can ID them for you. If they're Nuovo Gran Sport, you can use that as an opportunity to replace the calipers and levers along with the hoods.

EDIT: You already nabbed some hoods? Good catch - that allows you to buy a set of Nuovo Record levers regardless of whether they have hoods or not.

-Kurt

P.S.: If you're still hung up on those Campagnolo Lambada clinchers, I suggest that you peel the logos off of them and stick older Mavic decals on them. To begin with, the Mavic Modules look virtually identical to the Lambadas (and I'm partial to the hooked bead on the Lambadas over the Modules), and there's no sense in ruining a good wheelbuild.
__________________
cudak888 is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 03:42 PM
  #18  
Orrery
Senior Member
 
Orrery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brookline MA
Posts: 512

Bikes: 1983 Trek 600, 1973 Mercian

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That's gorgeous. Great work, and I agree the gum hoods you just bought will look great.
Orrery is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 03:43 PM
  #19  
RaleighSport 
Hogosha Sekai
 
RaleighSport's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: STS
Posts: 6,666

Bikes: Leader 725, Centurion Turbo, Scwhinn Peloton, Schwinn Premis, GT Tequesta, Bridgestone CB-2,72' Centurion Lemans, 72 Raleigh Competition

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
She's a beaut! nice job.
__________________
Progress not perfection.
RaleighSport is offline  
Old 12-16-11, 03:55 PM
  #20  
silvercreek
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
If you're aiming for a Nuovo Record build, the brake calipers have to be swapped too - those are Gran Sport.

I wouldn't consider pulling the hoods off the levers, because the levers may be Nuovo Gran Sport, not Record - in which case, you can be choosy about the levers you buy based on the hood color you wish (personally, I would stick with black Campagnolo World hoods if you intend to stick with the black cotton tape). Either way, swapping hoods usually results in the destruction of the previous pair.

I suggest you post a photo of the brake levers; that way I can ID them for you. If they're Nuovo Gran Sport, you can use that as an opportunity to replace the calipers and levers along with the hoods.

EDIT: You already nabbed some hoods? Good catch - that allows you to buy a set of Nuovo Record levers regardless of whether they have hoods or not.

-Kurt

P.S.: If you're still hung up on those Campagnolo Lambada clinchers, I suggest that you peel the logos off of them and stick older Mavic decals on them. To begin with, the Mavic Modules look virtually identical to the Lambadas (and I'm partial to the hooked bead on the Lambadas over the Modules), and there's no sense in ruining a good wheelbuild.
The brake levers and hoods are in fact Nuovo Gran Sport. One of the Black hoods is already torn.

Last edited by silvercreek; 12-16-11 at 04:02 PM.
silvercreek is offline  
Old 12-21-11, 11:26 PM
  #21  
rien7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hou,TX
Posts: 15

Bikes: Schwinn Voyageur 11.8, '79 Trek 930, '85 Trek 41, '96 Trek Multitrack 750, '82 Team Fuji, '88 CDale SR500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Who is your friend? I'm in Houston and am working on a chrome 11.8.
rien7 is offline  
Old 12-22-11, 05:29 AM
  #22  
silvercreek
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rien7 View Post
Who is your friend? I'm in Houston and am working on a chrome 11.8.
His name is Harry. He use to work at Dave's Bicycles on 1960. He is working now at Bicycle World and Fitness near Dairy Ashford. He is very knowledgeable on vintage bikes. You know him?
silvercreek is offline  
Old 12-22-11, 02:21 PM
  #23  
rien7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hou,TX
Posts: 15

Bikes: Schwinn Voyageur 11.8, '79 Trek 930, '85 Trek 41, '96 Trek Multitrack 750, '82 Team Fuji, '88 CDale SR500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I don't, but maybe I should. I live closer downtown.
rien7 is offline  
Old 12-22-11, 02:24 PM
  #24  
Oldpeddaller
Senior Member
 
Oldpeddaller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Maidstone, Kent, England
Posts: 2,626

Bikes: 1970 Holdsworth Mistral, Vitus 979, Colnago Primavera, Corratec Hydracarbon, Massi MegaTeam, 1935 Claud Butler Super Velo, Carrera Virtuoso, Viner, 1953 Claud Butler Silver Jubilee, 1954 Holdsworth Typhoon, 1966 Claud Butler Olympic Road, 1982 Claud

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Good work Silvercreek. Awesome bike!
Oldpeddaller is offline  
Old 12-22-11, 02:24 PM
  #25  
lostarchitect 
incazzare.
 
lostarchitect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 6,917

Bikes: See sig

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 9 Posts
So, how many threads do we need about this one bike?

__________________
1964 JRJ (Bob Jackson), 1973 Wes Mason, 1974 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1986 Schwinn High Sierra, 2000ish Colian (Colin Laing), 2011 Dick Chafe, 2013 Velo Orange Pass Hunter
lostarchitect is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.