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10-03-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 642
Posted By motochick

I was on my way to pick up a Paramount for a...

I was on my way to pick up a Paramount for a song, seller ended up reneging on the deal, I offered more money, no replies. I consoled myself by buying my husband a PXN-10, a NOS Paramount and a super...
09-29-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 417
Posted By motochick

I used the Tektro 559's. I have these on all of...

I used the Tektro 559's. I have these on all of my conversions and they work great. They would look good on this!
09-28-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 417
Posted By motochick

I have an 88 400T I converted to 650b x 38 and...

I have an 88 400T I converted to 650b x 38 and the ride is every bit as good as my other high end vintage bikes. Your friend will like it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By motochick

No farting while riding, he can, and does, do...

No farting while riding, he can, and does, do that when we stop. LOL
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-08-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By motochick

Originally these came with Sachs ergo...

Originally these came with Sachs ergo shifter/brifters that controlled the rear cassette (7sp) and the rear internal hub (3sp). My husband likes me to control the shifting so he can concentrate on...
09-08-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,247
Views: 842,452
Posted By motochick

From newest to oldest... ...

From newest to oldest...

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1997 Steelman Stage Race, 650b conversion...
09-08-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 848
Views: 266,371
Posted By motochick

Got this from a friend for cheap and built it up...

Got this from a friend for cheap and built it up to ride the mountains where I live. I love the way it rides
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09-06-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By motochick

LOL! I hate beer! I can't even stand the smell of...

LOL! I hate beer! I can't even stand the smell of it! But a nice bourbon is right up my alley.



My husband just got some nice sewups in 30mm, I gotta say, I am super jealous. I LOVED the way my...
08-27-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By motochick

What I wish I knew 30 yrs ago!

Hello everyone, I am new to this sub but not new to cycling. I have been on a bike since I was 3 and spent my childhood riding a bike just about everyday, crying when it rained and I couldn't! My...
08-24-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By motochick

Between my husband and I, we have bought 12 C&V...

Between my husband and I, we have bought 12 C&V bikes since last November, what I would say most are on the higher end, for an average of $143.75. This doesn't include the 2 higher end tandems which...
08-13-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 309,148
Posted By motochick

Here is the newest conversion to my riding...

Here is the newest conversion to my riding collection. The whole story behind the bike is here:...
08-02-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,231
Views: 3,692,161
Posted By motochick

This 1996 Torelli Cyclocross bike came from the...

This 1996 Torelli Cyclocross bike came from the collection of an old guy in my area that passed away. According to Chairman Bill, less than 100 of these were made. The frame is Colombus Brain and the...
07-11-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 153,709
Posted By motochick

This very special bike, 1996 Torelli CX, came...

This very special bike, 1996 Torelli CX, came from the estate of a man who had many high end vintage bikes, this is one of two I own. This one was found as a frame/fork with the wheel set (also...
07-01-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 20,176
Posted By motochick

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06-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 909
Posted By motochick

They were on the bike since we built it up in...

They were on the bike since we built it up in December, the front was the regular casing and the rear was the plus. I will never buy the regular again as the front had the most trouble. They only had...
06-18-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,438
Posted By motochick

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06-18-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By motochick

Thank you all for the kind words. I have been...

Thank you all for the kind words. I have been riding the bike up the mountain quite a bit this last week, it was made for this. The first time I was alone and stopped at the shop and the parking...
06-16-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,132
Posted By motochick

My vote is for the orange/blue. This color may...

My vote is for the orange/blue. This color may not work for YOU, but we are the ones that have to look at it! LOL You need to keep your eyes on the road! I bet it will look sharp when it's done...
06-16-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By motochick

Thanks! The pedals are Pedaling Innovations...

Thanks! The pedals are Pedaling Innovations Catalyst, we run them on every bike we ride!
06-16-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 886
Posted By motochick

Every bike I own has a story, this particular one is quite special....

Every bike I own has a story, some are short and simple, some are not. This story starts 21 yrs ago when we moved to a small town in Northern AZ and I saw this bike for the very first time sitting on...
06-02-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By motochick

My new 1996 Torelli Cyclocross bike

There was an old guy in my town that past away a few years ago and had a pretty good sized collection of bikes, parts and frames. Lucky for me, his bikes were all my size and I was able to acquire 2...
05-16-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 309,148
Posted By motochick

I have a few new unconventional conversions to...

I have a few new unconventional conversions to show you all. The first is my $50 marketplace find. This was the bike I desperately wanted for my 16th B-day, a 1986 Centurion Ironman. Now I have it....
03-28-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By motochick

Yeah, no kidding! As bad as that bike looked when...

Yeah, no kidding! As bad as that bike looked when we got it I was kind of surprised the chrome wasnít peeling off!
03-28-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By motochick

I got a free bike off FB and restored it

I saw an ad for a free 10 speed bike, I could tell it was lugged but that was about it so I claimed it. When we went to pick it up it turned out to be a 1970 Gitane Tour de France in Reynolds 531,...
03-21-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,478
Views: 620,793
Posted By motochick

Valentines day ride ...

Valentines day ride

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Valentines day, our 36th anniversary. Doe Mnt. in the...
03-19-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14,896
Views: 3,622,925
Posted By motochick

We weren't looking for more bikes, nor do we need...

We weren't looking for more bikes, nor do we need more bikes, but sometimes an amazing deal comes your way and you physically can't say no. A friend of ours was liquidating his road bike collection...
03-17-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By motochick

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/48034965...

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I've...
02-21-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 48,237
Posted By motochick

Here are two recent new builds we did. First up...

Here are two recent new builds we did. First up is a 1991 Schwinn Paramount PDG Series 5 I picked up while buying a '85 Centurion Elite RS for my husband for a 650b conversion (it is still under...
02-21-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By motochick

It looks like we had enough spare parts in shiny...

It looks like we had enough spare parts in shiny silver lying around to do it up right, sorry about the mismatched tires. We still aren't sure what color water bottle cages to get but these were in a...
02-20-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By motochick

I know exactly what he is going to do with it as...

I know exactly what he is going to do with it as I am working on it as we speak. We live in a mountain area with rough roads so this will have a triple crankset, Shimano 10sp rear, and 650b x 38mm...
02-20-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By motochick

A frame of this caliber should be running 600...

A frame of this caliber should be running 600 since this was the second to the top in the Paramount line. The Series 7 should have had Dura Ace, the 105 just kinda cheapens it, IMO. And I cannot see...
02-20-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By motochick

NOS Paramount find!

Yesterday, I drove two hours each way to buy my husband a 1985 Centurion Elite RS (because it has nearly the same paint job as my '86 Ironman, matching bikes are cool) but I somehow ended up with two...
02-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 1,324,392
Posted By motochick

Do it! I have 35-38mm tires running 35-40psi on...

Do it! I have 35-38mm tires running 35-40psi on every road I own and I won’t ride anything smaller. I can ride so much longer without fatigue, I only wish I had realized this 35+ years ago!!
02-16-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 1,324,392
Posted By motochick

I found this in pretty original condition on FB...

I found this in pretty original condition on FB marketplace last month for $50. (also scored a park stand for $20) I wanted an Ironman sooooo bad when I was 16yrs old so I had to get it. I do not do...
02-11-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,996
Posted By motochick

As the stoker who NEVER wanted to ride on a...

As the stoker who NEVER wanted to ride on a tandem bike, I will say that riding a tandem has improved our relationship. To start from the beginning, we have been riding road bikes together since we...
01-30-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,411
Posted By motochick

What a great story! Congrats on not only reaching...

What a great story! Congrats on not only reaching but going past your goals! I can tell you it really boosts your confidence to outdo your goal, even if just by a couple of miles. It makes me feel...
01-26-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,521
Posted By motochick

Believe me, I was NOT at all excited about taking...

Believe me, I was NOT at all excited about taking over the shifting, I was vehemently against it. I only tried it to appease him and prove how dumb it was. As usual tho, he was right. I really like...
01-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 73,521
Posted By motochick

Here is our new-to-us, highly modified from...

Here is our new-to-us, highly modified from original, 2002 Co-Motion Speedster. And yes, we are highly allergic to black bike parts, hoping to get some red pedals for the front soon!


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01-12-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By motochick

Different take, stoker does the shifting

My captain came to me with the idea that I do the shifting, I wasn't thrilled. I want to just zone out and make circles, not think and stuff. Besides, it can't be done... Since the bike is set up for...
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