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07-12-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,243
Posted By ParamountScapin

I'm conflicted, but not badly. Just to show, I'm...

I'm conflicted, but not badly. Just to show, I'm going to drink to both of them. Bottoms up.............:beer:

And, nothing I've read or heard in the media has made Cavendish out to be the new...
07-11-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By ParamountScapin

Thanks for the replies. I'll likely stick with...

Thanks for the replies. I'll likely stick with either a Scirocco or Zonda front wheel.
07-11-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By ParamountScapin

Disc Brake Conversion?

My Scapin has the last year metal 10-spd Campy Centaur brifters. I would like to try a disc brake on the front. Getting a proper fork and wheel is not problem. However, am wondering what disc would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,412
Posted By ParamountScapin

Proves that riding keeps us alive. :50::thumb: ...

Proves that riding keeps us alive. :50::thumb:

As for Lemond & Armstrong........ he who laughs last and all that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,412
Posted By ParamountScapin

Let me elaborate................ lugged steel...

Let me elaborate................ lugged steel frames last practically forever (my Paramount is an '87). Welded steel, not quite as much.
03-15-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,092
Posted By ParamountScapin

Sexiest................. hmmmm. I've never had...

Sexiest................. hmmmm. I've never had sex with my bicycle. Not saying I'm against it, just that I've never done so. But, never say never. Kinky.
03-15-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,092
Posted By ParamountScapin

REI had some great stainless cages on sale. They...

REI had some great stainless cages on sale. They may have been closeouts, so not sure if they still have. Just put a pair on my Scapin.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,665,358
Posted By ParamountScapin

What a nice pair. If I ever go 'new' think it...

What a nice pair. If I ever go 'new' think it will have to be a Celeste Bianchi.
02-15-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By ParamountScapin

I ordered the correct Campy freehub. Should have...

I ordered the correct Campy freehub. Should have by the end of the month. About $80.
02-09-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,675
Posted By ParamountScapin

Afraid I cannot answer with any authority....

Afraid I cannot answer with any authority. Especially as most any fork could be ordered with any frame.
Serotta made (makes?) nice bikes. I understand that Ben Serotta has the name back and is...
02-09-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,675
Posted By ParamountScapin

Andy K - is that a CSi or Atlanta frame? Wish I...

Andy K - is that a CSi or Atlanta frame? Wish I had been smart enough to keep my '97 CSi.
02-09-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,675
Posted By ParamountScapin

My '87 Paramount painted by Richard Schwinn. The...

My '87 Paramount painted by Richard Schwinn. The wheel decals were a bit too much and were quickly removed....
02-09-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 935,130
Posted By ParamountScapin

''87 Paramount repainted by Waterford (Richard...

''87 Paramount repainted by Waterford (Richard Schwinn) in '97. This build has too much 'bling' and the wheel decals were soon gone. Trying to decide if I'm going to rebuild with a silver 10-spd...
02-09-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,675
Posted By ParamountScapin

Indeed............. a solution in the hunt for a...

Indeed............. a solution in the hunt for a problem.

This pandemic has definitely left many with too much time on their hands.
02-08-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,675
Posted By ParamountScapin

If memory serves, that was the last year of...

If memory serves, that was the last year of Paramounts being built under the Schwinn name at the Waterford facility, which Richard Schwinn purchased and makes Waterford bicycles. I haven't looked in...
02-08-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,675
Posted By ParamountScapin

Stunning to my eye. Right up there with the...

Stunning to my eye. Right up there with the 'decor' Colnago above. Especially as it is the quite rare OS tubeset. Is that an 89-91? I''m trying to decide if I want to put my all-silver 10-spd Centaur...
02-08-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,675
Posted By ParamountScapin

I think that's great. About as good as it gets....

I think that's great. About as good as it gets. If you decide you want to part with it and it is a 55 +/-1, let me know.
02-08-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,675
Posted By ParamountScapin

The important thing is that you ride. The rest of...

The important thing is that you ride. The rest of it is primarily an attempt at self-aggrandizing BS.
02-01-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By ParamountScapin

Been so long since I've done anything like this...

Been so long since I've done anything like this that I had to go over with my riding buddy out in CO. He reminded me that 9-spd Shimano and 10-spd Campy have similar spacing and that can just set the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,665,358
Posted By ParamountScapin

If you are talking about the MXL, look closely...

If you are talking about the MXL, look closely and you will see it is not a triple. First clue is the short cage plate on the derailleur. Might be good with 25 but likely nothing larger.
From...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,665,358
Posted By ParamountScapin

Or looks as good...............

Or looks as good...............
01-29-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By ParamountScapin

In the flatlands of the southern NJ coast an...

In the flatlands of the southern NJ coast an 11-32 would be silly. If we want a hill we have to find a bridge. 12 or 13-24 or 27 is plenty with a 53/39 front.
01-29-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By ParamountScapin

Thanks for the offer. If the Shiftmate does not...

Thanks for the offer. If the Shiftmate does not work, I'll be in touch.
01-28-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By ParamountScapin

Again, had forgotten about the Shiftmate. Thanks....

Again, had forgotten about the Shiftmate. Thanks. They are easy enough to install/remove, so that would be an easy solution.
The wheels I want to use are my old pair of Scirocco with a Shimano hub...
01-28-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By ParamountScapin

Bike is 10-spd Campy. Wheel I wish to use...

Bike is 10-spd Campy. Wheel I wish to use currently has a 9-spd Ultegra cassette.
Had forgotten about Sheldon's website. Thanks.
May simply adjust the derailleur stops and only use 9-spd, if...
01-28-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By ParamountScapin

Hmmmm............. this is making me think. If a...

Hmmmm............. this is making me think. If a 10-spd Ultegra will fit where I currently have a 9-spd (I'm not a Shimano person, so bear with me) the perhaps all I need to do is get a 10-spd...
01-28-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,258
Posted By ParamountScapin

10-spd Campy on a 9-spd Shimano

Have a set of wheels with a 9-spd Shimano cassette on which I would like to put a 10-spd Campy (or a 10-spd Shimano) cassette. What is needed in order to accomplish this? Will spacers and some...
01-18-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,064
Posted By ParamountScapin

Just wonder how you know this? Looks great and...

Just wonder how you know this? Looks great and nothing better than lugged steel. Unless you have first-hand knowledge that it is not a high quality build. You'll pay at least that for a lugged...
12-31-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 475,755
Posted By ParamountScapin

Please tell us your age. 73 & 2 weeks. 1....

Please tell us your age.
73 & 2 weeks.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?.
Currently a pair of tigged-steel Scapin from 2005, or so. Have ridden them all (Ti, Ti-carbon, lugged steel, full...
12-28-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,725
Posted By ParamountScapin

Another competitive shooter here. I primarily...

Another competitive shooter here. I primarily shoot BPCR (black powder cartridge rifle) and sporting clays, which I reload for. Lots of lead handling as I cast my own bullets. Not worried and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,083
Posted By ParamountScapin

Don't think anyone is arguing that Lance was a...

Don't think anyone is arguing that Lance was a 'nice guy'. He was a sign of the times he raced in. Doping was rampant and, as mentioned, Postal just had it figured out better. My fav was on the...
06-30-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,072
Posted By ParamountScapin

Not much mention of wheels and their impact on...

Not much mention of wheels and their impact on the ride. However, in my experience, wheels & spokes, along with tires, have as much impact on ride quality as does the frame. Had an early set of the...
06-29-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,072
Posted By ParamountScapin

Do not know. Never owned two identical except for...

Do not know. Never owned two identical except for lugged vs TIG'd. If were to guess the lugged would be slightly more forgiving due to the localized hardening of the metal at the welds that the lower...
06-29-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 22,072
Posted By ParamountScapin

Nothing rides as good as lugged steel. Your butt...

Nothing rides as good as lugged steel. Your butt will tell you after a 100mi day. Followed by tig'd steel. It is not used as much in these days of bling & marketing crap as folks need the latest BS...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,083
Posted By ParamountScapin

He was the ultimate competitor and the ultimate...

He was the ultimate competitor and the ultimate prick. A very complex time in racing (which doesn't forgive him, or others, a thing........). And very exciting for those of us who were fortunate to...
09-10-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,091
Posted By ParamountScapin

You'll likely find an entire Breeze rather than a...

You'll likely find an entire Breeze rather than a pedal. Plus, you'll end up with lots of spares.
08-12-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,541
Posted By ParamountScapin

Exactly. Find a nice 10-speed Record or Chorus...

Exactly. Find a nice 10-speed Record or Chorus group and some better wheels (Mavic, whatever) and you'll be fine. My 2003 Scapin steel bike does great with a 10-speed (silver) Campy group and wheels....
07-15-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,091
Posted By ParamountScapin

Did they make bicycles in 1947?

Did they make bicycles in 1947?
07-08-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,086
Posted By ParamountScapin

Reminds me of my last century about 10yr ago....

Reminds me of my last century about 10yr ago. Took a wrong turn (missed the one arrow on the road) and made for a vveerryy long ride. At 72, I'm thru with century rides.
06-10-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 38,358
Posted By ParamountScapin

Hmmm.................... perhaps your...

Hmmm.................... perhaps your "world-wide" is a bit of an over-reach. As one who had cancer surgery earlier this year, I'd shy away from known carcinogens....
05-13-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 26,722
Posted By ParamountScapin

My MTB is an '02 Scapin hardtail with a RockShox...

My MTB is an '02 Scapin hardtail with a RockShox SID SL fork & mix of XT/STR gear & Mavic wheels.
Road bikes are an '87 Paramount & '02 Scapin, both with a 10spd Record, Chorus & Centaur mix. The...
07-26-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,884
Views: 475,755
Posted By ParamountScapin

Dang............ that's a lot of miles. 9x7x55 =...

Dang............ that's a lot of miles. 9x7x55 = 3465mi. One hellva tour. That's what I used to do in 52 weeks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,665,358
Posted By ParamountScapin

Am jonesing for the new Trek Domane SL6 Disc....

Am jonesing for the new Trek Domane SL6 Disc. Does that count?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 23,141
Posted By ParamountScapin

Another SL6 Disc wannabe here. I'm turning 70...

Another SL6 Disc wannabe here. I'm turning 70 this year and have a couple of physical issues that the smoother ride will help with. I've stuck with lugged steel for many years as every Ti or carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,665,358
Posted By ParamountScapin

'87 Paramount

I never mind posting pic's of my '87 Paramount. Was repainted by Waterford in '98. Combination of Record, Chorus and Centaur gear. Steel and Campy forever.
05-25-06, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 414,680
Posted By ParamountScapin

Hmmmm......looks like a Colnago Mexico I had....

Hmmmm......looks like a Colnago Mexico I had. They were a very 'hot' and 'cold' frameset, depending on where they were made. Mine was a great bike and I'm sorry I sold it. It went to Japan with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-06, 10:29 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,628
Posted By ParamountScapin

The S6 I'm selling is probably 200-300g lighter...

The S6 I'm selling is probably 200-300g lighter than the EOS3. But, guess I'm a traditional frame kind of guy. Can't make myself build-up the compact frame for me. Too old fashioned at the age of 58,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-06, 07:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,628
Posted By ParamountScapin

Don't know the current exchange-rate, but will...

Don't know the current exchange-rate, but will take $800USD plus shipping to Australia.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-06, 03:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,628
Posted By ParamountScapin

Thanks. I'll stick with my yellow/black Scapin...

Thanks. I'll stick with my yellow/black Scapin EOS3. Will ship the Spirit S6 to Australia, if you are interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-06, 07:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,628
Posted By ParamountScapin

Nothing like beautiful Italian bike with...

Nothing like beautiful Italian bike with beautiful Italian components.
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