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Cleaned up the Paramount today... (pics)

Old 11-26-05, 10:01 PM
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Cleaned up the Paramount today... (pics)

Tore down the Paramount today at work and did new cables/housing, frame save, bar tape, essentially a complete overhaul. She was unforunately neglected this season and saw some ugly end-of-season rides. As it sits in the picture, with 28c steel bead Vittoria touring tires, bottle cages, pedals, etc, it weighs in at 22.5lbs. Not bad for a lugged frame. Best of all though, it looks really put together now. Since I last posted pics I think I've done a new stem, threadless Ritchey Carbon Comp fork (great fork + value), Arione saddle, Velocity cages, Ultegra rear derailleur and front shifter, Ritchey Scuzzy Logic pro 1" threadless headset (rather cheap and a bit disappointing). Bike is a 56 c-t as I recall with a 56.75 c-c toptube, hence the high stack height on the front. That and my weird body proportioning...
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Old 11-26-05, 10:37 PM
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Love the colour that's awesome ,is it paint or powdercoat ?
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Originally Posted by Autokat
Love the colour that's awesome ,is it paint or powdercoat ?
Thanks, its powdercoat... I had a really good place do it for $80 last year. Its been crashed HARD several times since and still looks great. The $80 included sandblasting, powdercoat and clearcoat. The clearcoat is essential in my opinion and makes the bike look really sharp.
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Sexy, I LOVE bike porn!!! (forgive me Rabbi)
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$80 for all of it... wow, wonder if I could find somewhere around Dallas to do that job for that price!

Beauty of a bike too.
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I went to a place that does a lot of big jobs and they took it as a side project basically... they did a much better job than a small shop I used previously did. I think finding a more "industrial" place might be a good point to start with.
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I think your dates may be off a bit.The "series paramounts didn't come out until the 1991 modely year. http://waterfordbikes.com/site/company/para_series.php
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That is awesome. I REALLY need to find a painter for my '85 Trek...
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Originally Posted by seely
I went to a place that does a lot of big jobs and they took it as a side project basically... they did a much better job than a small shop I used previously did. I think finding a more "industrial" place might be a good point to start with.
I did the same thing here in Toronto; a large industrial powder-coater that threw my frame in with a big job that they were already doing. I had to get the paint off myself, but they only charged me 30$CDN for the powder-coat. Went back and had them do two other frames of mine, one for 60$CDN (it was a special colour) and the other for 20$CDN (there was a blemish in the finish so they discounted it for me....it is impossible to notice as it is on the bottom of the downtube). I just checked the yellow pages and called around until I got a good price; I think that the custom powder-coaters kinda rip people off, go for one of the big boys
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
I think your dates may be off a bit.The "series paramounts didn't come out until the 1991 modely year. http://waterfordbikes.com/site/company/para_series.php
Yeah, my serial number and bike doesn't fit any description offered by Waterford, unfortunately, so the best I can do is guess and go with what the original owner told me about it.
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