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Old 11-30-10, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mchacon01
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Here's mine. 2010 Schwinn Paramount Series 9. All carbon. All SRAM Force with the exception of the brakes (those will be replaced very soon). Hope you like!

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The only difference between rival, force and red is weight. No real reason to replace your brakes unless you are moving to some light weight brakes or something like dura ace.
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Originally Posted by mchacon01
Both bikes are hot! I'm really liking the Bottechia and the color scheme a bit more though... Something about the shiny lugs, seat stay, chain stay and fork that just makes it pleasing to look at.

Here's mine. 2010 Schwinn Paramount Series 9. All carbon. All SRAM Force with the exception of the brakes (those will be replaced very soon). Hope you like!


Your Paramount is gorgeous in red and black. I can see why you like the Bottecchia's red color scheme

BTW, do you ever ride with the Retro-Velo club out in Pasadena (Rose Bowl). I've taken my Bottecchia to ride with them a couple of times. Nice group of people.
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Originally Posted by savage1971
None that I'm aware of, just the serial#. I'll have to look to be sure though.
Originally Posted by Herbie53
That frame looks very similar to the Scattante CFR ('08/'09) / Pedalforce ZX3.

Does it have an ADK label on the bottom bracket?
I checked the BB last night. No ADK label. Just the serial number on the rear downtube, with the label from the company, half in english and the other half in german.
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Old 11-30-10, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ninjaman
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
Your Paramount is gorgeous in red and black. I can see why you like the Bottecchia's red color scheme

BTW, do you ever ride with the Retro-Velo club out in Pasadena (Rose Bowl). I've taken my Bottecchia to ride with them a couple of times. Nice group of people.
Thank you, EJA! Actually, I have done with the Retro-Velo vintage ride but it's been a while. I need to get back out there again. So I take it you're a local. I haven't taken the Paramount on the vintage ride since it's not quite vintage yet but I have taken my other bikes though:


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The Schwinn and Jamis are HOT! I love the Masi too. I am really surprised how nice the Paramount looks, though.
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Originally Posted by ID64
Here is mine:

I love the looks of the bike, but I hate the cable routing. Running the housing over the stem and straight into the top tube just looks horrible.
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The smaller ones aren't mine, and the I no longer have the Scapin or the wheels.
I have a funny feeling I've posted the Scapin on here before, but.....as well






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I have a new addition coming, but need to finish the build. Soon. Very soon.
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia






Thank you for looking and (I hope) voting "hot."
That Classic Bottecchia is HOT HOT HOT.
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Thought I would post a few of my past bikes.









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Originally Posted by mchacon01
Thank you, EJA! Actually, I have done with the Retro-Velo vintage ride but it's been a while. I need to get back out there again. So I take it you're a local. I haven't taken the Paramount on the vintage ride since it's not quite vintage yet but I have taken my other bikes though:


Nice collection!!!!!
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Originally Posted by rat fink
The Schwinn and Jamis are HOT! I love the Masi too. I am really surprised how nice the Paramount looks, though.
Thanks, RF. The Paramount rides very well too. The bottom bracket and frame are very stiff. Looks like Schwinn may have discontinued it too. I'll have to call them to confirm.
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I thought I posted this bike in the thread but did a quick search and didn't see it. If it is a repeat I apologize. This came up in a BD thread thought it'd be fun to show what you can do with a BD bike. Note the cranks.



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Not bad. I have a similar setup but with black tape and red cable housing. I think it has better contrast.




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Hi ravenmore,

This just shows that a properly built, properly set up, and well photographed bike can be hot regardless of its origin. My only quibble (and it is a small quibble) are the bars and lever position. Otherwise, great job!
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Cleave - Thanks. That was right after the build and I was still tweaking the fit. I did rotate the bars up a tad.
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Originally Posted by ravenmore
I thought I posted this bike in the thread but did a quick search and didn't see it. If it is a repeat I apologize. This came up in a BD thread thought it'd be fun to show what you can do with a BD bike. Note the cranks.



Very nicely done! You have a very nice bike. Thanks for sharing. BTW, there is nothing wrong with BD bikes.
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^nice bike
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Bike I've been building for a while:





I'm still playing with fit.
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Scattante's are always hot:

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Originally Posted by x43x
My wife bought her first road bike last year after a few years on a hybrid. This year I surprised her with a new wheelset. Added some light tires and dropped nearly 2 lbs from stock weight.


Very hot! But, isnt saddle a bit low (or rather, bar a bit high?).

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