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Old 12-10-22, 06:48 PM
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Here's the latest version of the James T. Gillespie III 1983 Paramount Elite.

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Originally Posted by bbbob
that crank can use a 36t chainring
Now that we're back here, what crank?
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merziac for some unknown reason quoting not working for me.
Also the bbbob post that merziac quoted looks to be deleted.
See the last two sentences of post #226

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Time to revive this thread

There’s been a number of Paramounts that people have acquired recently. I remembered looking at this thread when I bought my first one back in November, but never got around to adding that one in.

this is a 24” ‘69 that had a crappy repaint (the color is good, but the coverage is really bad). I built it up with an early 70’s NR group.

It came with no seat or bars. So I put some on to “check it out”. I liked it a lot so more work was needed.



The Windsor photo bombing in this shot became the donor bike for the NR build.


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Just in case we didn't get enough of this.




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Beautiful!
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A True Classic!!
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Old 10-24-23, 10:33 AM
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Guess I never added mine after looking through this thread.
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Finally starting to feel and look like fall around here.
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1974 p15 with a repaint. It came to me in very unoriginal condition and is now even moreso. It rides like a dream!
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Old 11-25-23, 06:16 PM
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1991 Paramount OS (Waterford build)



1991 Paramount OS, hand built by Waterford.

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I posted ten years ago but I’ll show it off again. 71 chromie…I rode it today.



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1985 Waterford made.

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This showed up at the door the other day, came in talked to my other Paramounts. It decided to let me be it's caretaker for the forseeable future so I made a spot and added it to the fleet.​​​​​​​





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Originally Posted by trainman999
This showed up at the door the other day, came in talked to my other Paramounts. It decided to let me be it's caretaker for the forseeable future so I made a spot and added it to the fleet.
What lugs are those and when were they used?
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Beginnings-
Found this recent vid. A worthy visit to Wastyn's of Chicago.

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Originally Posted by Sierra
What lugs are those and when were they used?
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Must be the very late 1950s. Looks like a new paint job, but many original components including the very nice crank.
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Originally Posted by DanBikeFan
Nervex Series Legere. Waterford restored a similar one, see here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/waterf...57628461213645
Must be the very late 1950s. Looks like a new paint job, but many original components including the very nice crank.
Not so sure about "very late 50's" ?

This is 913 known to be 1958.







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^^^ That is a very nice example of an early Paramount. The first I’ve seen of that color.
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Originally Posted by Kabuki12
^^^ That is a very nice example of an early Paramount. The first I’ve seen of that color.
Tx man, Brewster Green, Richard Schwinn said he had never seen it called that, named after one of the kids way back in the 50's he thinks.

I have another older Wastyn built one in a bit rough shape, same color, inch pitch, rear facing RDO's may have been a track but has a drilled rear brake bridge.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Tx man, Brewster Green, Richard Schwinn said he had never seen it called that, named after one of the kids way back in the 50's he thinks.
Brewster green goes back to at least the early thirties as an automobile color.
A Google image search shows that there is a lot of variation in the colors called Brewster Green.
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I believe it is a 1974 P15. Rebuilt it with non Campy parts. Only Campy items left are the headset and clamp on cable guides.


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Originally Posted by merziac
I have another older Wastyn built one in a bit rough shape, same color, inch pitch, rear facing RDO's may have been a track but has a drilled rear brake bridge.
These Paramounts from the sixties and older fascinate me, would love to see some photos of this bike.
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Originally Posted by imabeliever1
I believe it is a 1974 P15. Rebuilt it with non Campy parts. Only Campy items left are the headset and clamp on cable guides.

I like the double bottle cages on the handlebars. I've done the same to my '71 P13.
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