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05-16-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 32,471
Posted By merziac

:wtf:Can't believe I missed a Paramount thread,...

:wtf:Can't believe I missed a Paramount thread, heh, heh.


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05-15-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By merziac

A layer of Proofide and a ziploc for a rain hat...

A layer of Proofide and a ziploc for a rain hat would have doubled the life of these.

I have a big covered patio so of course bikes end up there, they always get a ziploc. ;)
05-15-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By merziac

I would encourage you to just keep and use for...

I would encourage you to just keep and use for display/show, these are so sad when they get blown up and become scrap.

This one has done its due, shame it was not taken care of so it could live...
05-15-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By merziac

What I assume to be an original Pro on ms....

What I assume to be an original Pro on ms. merziac's Paramount.


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And an...
05-15-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By merziac

:eek: Man that's cool. :thumb:

:eek:

Man that's cool. :thumb:
05-15-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By merziac

I did finally start putting parts, groups,...

I did finally start putting parts, groups, complete teardowns, etc. in ziplocs, then in sacks or boxes by category or? :foo:

Hasn't really helped a lot but keeps them from getting any more...
05-15-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By merziac

Ouija board? Hate it when this happens, I...

Ouija board?

Hate it when this happens, I usually have duplicates or a good plan B but in cases like this I will settle for the plan B and forge ahead, kind of like a placeholder frame, bike, etc....
05-15-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By merziac

:eek: !!! SLO is a wonderful place to live....

:eek: !!!

SLO is a wonderful place to live. My wife and I plan on retiring in the area in a couple of years, so there's a good chance I'll be hitting you up for some rides![/QUOTE]
05-14-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By merziac

Early on in my tenure here, I jumped on a Cinelli...

Early on in my tenure here, I jumped on a Cinelli SC frame that was in Sacramento, tried to wind it up to pick up at NAHBS that year.

So went to the show, reached out to the seller several times...
05-14-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 61,612
Views: 9,304,305
Posted By merziac

I would expect the canti's alone to be worth the...

I would expect the canti's alone to be worth the ask. ;)
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By merziac

At least you'll die happy. ;) Great find you...

At least you'll die happy. ;)

Great find you lucky man. :thumb:
05-14-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By merziac

I'm signing you up to run it and no I won't help....

I'm signing you up to run it and no I won't help. :roflmao:
05-13-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By merziac

I still can't reconcile all the uncertainty of...

I still can't reconcile all the uncertainty of the whole Covid mess yet. Having been on the front line and watching one of the major world class healthcare organizations flail more than I ever would...
05-13-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By merziac

:popcorn

:popcorn
05-13-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By merziac

:thumb:

:thumb:
05-13-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By merziac

We need good pics of the whole mess, are you...

We need good pics of the whole mess, are you saying that bolt fits way down in a hole in the stem? :foo:

Sounds like you need a spacer to get that bolt head up where you can get to it if its long...
05-13-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By merziac

Maybe not hard at all, reach out to RS, beg and...

Maybe not hard at all, reach out to RS, beg and plead as necessary, step WAY up and get on the several years waiting list, if you're very lucky. ;)

Otherwise likely nil.

And ifn this was mine...
05-13-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By merziac

This is a version of the classic seller and buyer...

This is a version of the classic seller and buyer scenario where the buyer thinks they are entitled (which I agree with) but the seller already has your money and has likely spent it so they are...
05-12-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By merziac

Never seen a Merz yet that didn't have a s/n,...

Never seen a Merz yet that didn't have a s/n, usually the production number and the owners initials, there are a very few that were show bikes and prototypes but I have never seen one of those. ;)
...
05-12-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By merziac

Good luck. :twitchy:

Good luck. :twitchy:
05-12-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By merziac

The shop deal only works if the seller will bring...

The shop deal only works if the seller will bring it to them and cooperate fully, any other scenario is a no go.

You need a trusted facilitator from here to do this, most sellers are a pita in...
05-12-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By merziac

Now cross all your fingers and toes and hope for...

Now cross all your fingers and toes and hope for the best. :twitchy:
05-12-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By merziac

Post up in the facilitators thread near the top...

Post up in the facilitators thread near the top of the front page. ;)

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/677166-facilitators-thread-post-here-if-you-re-willing-able-24.html
05-12-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 61,612
Views: 9,304,305
Posted By merziac

Shifting from the tops instead of the drops. ;)

Shifting from the tops instead of the drops. ;)
05-12-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By merziac

You may be on to something. ;) Here's a late...

You may be on to something. ;)

Here's a late 70's Gordon, DiNucci may be possible too?

...
05-12-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By merziac

Looks like maybe a shiney version of this. ;) ...

Looks like maybe a shiney version of this. ;)

Very cool too small for me frame. :thumb:

...
05-11-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 61,612
Views: 9,304,305
Posted By merziac

area531 :thumb: Great handle. ;) Glad...

area531

:thumb: Great handle. ;)

Glad you found us, welcome aboard.
05-11-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By merziac

Very tempting, a bit small but I have a couple...

Very tempting, a bit small but I have a couple like this that are short and tall like this and they are some of my best riding bikes.

One of them is part of the reason the new Strawberry turned...
05-11-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,733
Posted By merziac

If they function correctly and turn freely with...

If they function correctly and turn freely with the spring for tension, the head will hold to unscrew them, I usually try to remember to torque on them with the wheel in place so you are turning...
05-11-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By merziac

Well there you go, done.

Well there you go, done.
05-11-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By merziac

Tx, you may have to paint some black ones, maybe...

Tx, you may have to paint some black ones, maybe even find some oldschool chrome ones that you could retrofit. There are new fenders that can be used but they are spendy and can be tricky, Velo...
05-10-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By merziac

Circling back to encourage you to get the...

Circling back to encourage you to get the kickstand off of there, clean up all the crusty and rusty you can. If you want to try to get top dollar then it will have to be as clean as possible to...
05-10-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By merziac

I'll take Black #1 plz.

I'll take Black #1 plz.
05-09-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By merziac

A Sport is worth less, these are plenty cool to...

A Sport is worth less, these are plenty cool to be sure but they have all the mainstream at the time components that came on a lot of bikes at the time so no huge collector or otherwise value.

The...
05-09-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 430
Posted By merziac

You will need 5 posts X 2 days for the 10, just...

You will need 5 posts X 2 days for the 10, just quoting will not get you there, needs to be dialogue for them to count. ;)

So welcome aboard, glad you found us, you are in the right place. :thumb:...
05-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By merziac

C73 is the first 3 digits, the other 3 are pretty...

C73 is the first 3 digits, the other 3 are pretty hard to read, maybe 358?

Bridges and seat stays at the top are brass, seat lug and BB are silver, the rest are covered by chrome.
05-07-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By merziac

trainman999 That's kind of what I thought, I...

trainman999

That's kind of what I thought, I got March 73 from C73 , decals seem to fit that. Might be because it is so small and came with 27in. wheels. :foo:

And it was a P-15, came with a...
05-07-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By merziac

Uhhh, kind of but not really, wheels, tires,...

Uhhh, kind of but not really, wheels, tires, crank, brakes, bar and stem, narrowed down quite a bit.

I sent my friend a couple of pics and he got all excited, "how come all the parts are on it?"
...
05-07-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By merziac

I swear by the older ones, the new ones look...

I swear by the older ones, the new ones look great, no surprise, MKS has and does always deliver, great value, tough as nails, the whole package real deal for a very long time now.

I have always...
05-07-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By merziac

Being white, a repaint could much more easily be...

Being white, a repaint could much more easily be in the cards and yes I know there are a zillion shades of white, still not that hard to figure out.

Strip it down, ship it off to gugie, Mr....
05-07-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By merziac

MKS Sylvan, touring or Stream, reasonable price,...

MKS Sylvan, touring or Stream, reasonable price, bulletproof, been around just as long as most others.

One of the best values in all of cycling then and now IMO. ;)

Not polished, none really...
05-06-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By merziac

Glad you're getting some good use out of it,...

Glad you're getting some good use out of it, skewed, minimalist road aesthetic and all, on a track bike, carry on. :thumb:
05-06-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By merziac

Well you are of course entitled to your opinion...

Well you are of course entitled to your opinion but on a bike as iconic as a Raleigh Pro track, it is in the opinion of myself and many here absolutely "supposed to have" the original iconic Campy 2...
05-06-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,191
Posted By merziac

Nothing like an NOS freewheel. ...

Nothing like an NOS freewheel.


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05-06-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,191
Posted By merziac

These were nos when I put them on, maybe...

These were nos when I put them on, maybe 800-1000mi. now. ;)

Shiney, beautiful chrome Campy pedals.

Bought for this build.

...
05-05-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By merziac

And don't go flying off the bench when it lets...

And don't go flying off the bench when it lets go. :eek:
05-05-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,334
Posted By merziac

I have one and despite thinking I understand...

I have one and despite thinking I understand something about the way it works, I have had very little luck with it. Pretty sure they quit making it for fairly good reason like screwing frames up so...
05-05-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,334
Posted By merziac

b_dub That seat stay is of almost no concern...

b_dub

That seat stay is of almost no concern unless you plan on hammering on this for hours on end non stop.

A good frame builder should be able to straighten that out very easily.
05-05-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,334
Posted By merziac

Maybe on the holes, you never know, with all the...

Maybe on the holes, you never know, with all the work that went into the paint, the holes may have received the same and be very hard to tell, a tiny mirror and flashlight or right angle inspection...
05-05-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,334
Posted By merziac

b_dub As thorough and thick as that paint...

b_dub

As thorough and thick as that paint is, they may have been well filled in and very hard to see.

And while this paint is very thick, I would put up with it as long as possible, normally...
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