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Posted By paramount

Thanks, that's very helpful! The only...

Thanks, that's very helpful! The only documentation I have is the email I got from Eddy's assistant, but I'll see if I can dofi any images from the expo -- that's a good idea.
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Posted By paramount

Signed Eddy Merckx 1981 track bike

Hello,
I'm wondering about the value and the best way to sell an unusual bike. This track bike was made as a presentation bike for display at the 1981 NYC Bike Expo to introduce the new Eddy Merckx...
09-11-09, 01:28 PM
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Posted By paramount

Nope, haven't opened them up yet. Just got the...

Nope, haven't opened them up yet. Just got the bike last night. I didn't notice a date on the locknuts or axle, but I didn't inspect too closely. I'll have a look.
09-11-09, 01:18 PM
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Posted By paramount

Sure, I can post some photos later.

Sure, I can post some photos later.
09-11-09, 12:50 PM
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Posted By paramount

Unstamped Campagnolo hubs?

Is there such a thing? I just received a vintage track bike that I purchased that I was told had unstamped Campy hubs. They do look exactly like Campy hubs, but there is nothing stamped on them at...
09-29-08, 10:02 AM
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Posted By paramount

Yes, fits great. Like I said, I'm all legs.

Yes, fits great. Like I said, I'm all legs.
09-26-08, 11:16 PM
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Posted By paramount

Thanks! Yeah, I'm about 6'2" and all legs --...

Thanks!

Yeah, I'm about 6'2" and all legs -- I was really lucky to find that bike in my size.
09-24-08, 02:50 PM
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Posted By paramount

Yeah, I have to agree. I never rode risers until...

Yeah, I have to agree. I never rode risers until recently. I didn't really see the point and they seemed a little too tarcky for me, but when I got a new bike earlier this year that I thought...
09-16-08, 05:57 PM
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Posted By paramount

That thing may be hideous but as others have...

That thing may be hideous but as others have pointed out, at least it is a quality frame. But how about $700 for this:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bik/842991530.html
...
09-09-08, 06:41 PM
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Posted By paramount

I really look old 90's Cannondale track ends ...

I really look old 90's Cannondale track ends

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn256/trackbike/cdale5-1.jpg
08-29-08, 05:04 PM
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Posted By paramount

I joke about being old but I don't think I've...

I joke about being old but I don't think I've ever felt better, and still the same weight I was 20 years ago.
08-28-08, 09:43 PM
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Posted By paramount

Right on - just turned 43, ride fixed year round.

Right on - just turned 43, ride fixed year round.
08-27-08, 11:47 AM
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Posted By paramount

Can a Penny Farthing fit on one of these? ...

Can a Penny Farthing fit on one of these?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21CECZVFE8L._SS400_.jpg
08-26-08, 06:07 PM
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Posted By paramount

Six 4 track bikes ('71 Paramount, '74...

Six

4 track bikes ('71 Paramount, '74 Paramount, '81 Merckx, '93 Cannondale)
1 fixed gear conversion ('73 Paramount)
1 road bike ('87 Peugeot PX-10)
08-25-08, 03:24 PM
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Posted By paramount

I use Toshi singles on one bike and they are...

I use Toshi singles on one bike and they are great. Zero slippage in skids. I haven't tried the doubles but I have a hard time imaging they are really much better.
(I don't know about how they...
08-18-08, 11:16 PM
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Posted By paramount

http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/trk-acc-err01....

http://www.thebikebiz.com/product_p/trk-acc-err01.htm
08-18-08, 11:10 AM
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Posted By paramount

Then I take it this will be your final post in...

Then I take it this will be your final post in this forum. See ya.
08-15-08, 03:50 PM
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Posted By paramount

Me too (not talking about Taiwan here, but China...

Me too (not talking about Taiwan here, but China and other countries). Of course they can make products that are just as well-made as anywhere else. Is that all anybody cares about? How about the...
08-14-08, 06:02 PM
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Posted By paramount

I spent a ton on my first conversion, definitely...

I spent a ton on my first conversion, definitely more than I should have - I didn't really know what I was doing. I should have been more patient and learned more before I delved in. That said, I...
08-14-08, 05:50 PM
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Posted By paramount

How do you know about the chainlines on my bikes?!

How do you know about the chainlines on my bikes?!
08-14-08, 05:26 PM
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Posted By paramount

I realize there are other factors like the chain...

I realize there are other factors like the chain and the chainline (though they are all track bikes and the chainlines are perfect). I don't want go switching the cogs on all my bikes to prove...
08-14-08, 05:16 PM
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Posted By paramount

Great bike! Congratulations. Please post...

Great bike! Congratulations.

Please post some good photos when you're finished setting it up.
08-14-08, 05:12 PM
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Posted By paramount

oops, looks like somebody beat me to the punch

oops, looks like somebody beat me to the punch
08-14-08, 05:11 PM
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Posted By paramount

http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/07/CUSA/large/7PR1...

http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/07/CUSA/large/7PR1_bbq.jpg

http://velospace.org/files/cdale1-1.jpg
08-14-08, 03:02 PM
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Posted By paramount

I was bummed out when I went to pick up a Phil...

I was bummed out when I went to pick up a Phil cog at my LBS recently only to find they'd just sold the one I needed and had no more in stock. This was the last thing I needed in completing this...
08-14-08, 02:51 PM
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Posted By paramount

I hate how they look, but I'll sometimes carry...

I hate how they look, but I'll sometimes carry one with me to put on the bike when I'm locking the bike up, to prevent scratches or dents.
08-14-08, 02:44 PM
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Posted By paramount

I'm kind of shocked by this price too. Even in...

I'm kind of shocked by this price too. Even in less than perfect condition.

They weren't so desirable a year or two ago, were they? I remember them being much less expensive.

In any case,...
08-09-08, 03:48 PM
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Posted By paramount

I think of pursuit bars as a type of bullhorn

I think of pursuit bars as a type of bullhorn
08-09-08, 03:20 PM
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Posted By paramount

I love how drops look but with all the hills...

I love how drops look but with all the hills around here, bullhorns are the best.
08-09-08, 09:49 AM
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Posted By paramount

Just found mine on Craigslist a couple months ago...

Just found mine on Craigslist a couple months ago for only $280:

http://a731.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/70/l_1c59458ffdcf3643ccfbd00c9109e15a.jpg
08-08-08, 05:57 PM
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Posted By paramount

Why do you hate your father?

Why do you hate your father?
08-06-08, 09:26 PM
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Posted By paramount

Right, they are limited -- limited to the number...

Right, they are limited -- limited to the number they're able to sell.
08-03-08, 02:55 PM
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Posted By paramount

Actually, considering how much cars contribute to...

Actually, considering how much cars contribute to global warming (and sprawl), which is destroying the planet, I think you could make a pretty compelling argument that cars are in fact evil. Or at...
07-31-08, 05:07 PM
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Posted By paramount

Oh well, maybe I should have waited -- I put the...

Oh well, maybe I should have waited -- I put the WD40 in this morning. Does work great in the short run, at least.
07-31-08, 10:24 AM
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Posted By paramount

Thanks - I'll try both WD40 and switching keys. ...

Thanks - I'll try both WD40 and switching keys. (No, it's not one of the Bic pen breakable locks).
07-31-08, 10:06 AM
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Posted By paramount

mini U-Lock help needed

I did a quick search of the archives and didn't find an answer to this. I've been using the same Krypto mini for 2 or 3 years now, but all of a sudden, about two weeks ago, opening and closing the...
07-30-08, 12:00 PM
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Posted By paramount

I love how these vintage Campy Omega clinchers...

I love how these vintage Campy Omega clinchers look (if you're patient enough to look around for them for a while):

http://velospace.org/files/chrome3-1.jpg
07-29-08, 09:42 PM
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Posted By paramount

Why exactly are you posting in the fixed gear...

Why exactly are you posting in the fixed gear forum?

I don't like mountain biking, but, you know, I don't go into their forum and try to insult mountain biking.
07-26-08, 10:35 AM
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Posted By paramount

It's all about aesthetics for me. Brakes are...

It's all about aesthetics for me. Brakes are good on a conversion, but a brake on a trackbike is like a pretty girl with braces.
07-25-08, 01:59 PM
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Posted By paramount

yeah, and the bars

yeah, and the bars
07-25-08, 12:35 PM
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Posted By paramount

I didn't keep it that way cause I ride it on the...

I didn't keep it that way cause I ride it on the street, not the track. I know some folks ride tubulars and steep track stems/drop bars on the street, but not me. It's not like I did something...
07-25-08, 08:16 AM
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Posted By paramount

Not me?? :( Here is a pic of the bike...

Not me?? :(


Here is a pic of the bike when I first got it - I hadn't put the pedals on yet and the handlebars were pretty rusted out so I removed them.
...
07-24-08, 10:03 PM
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Views: 993
Posted By paramount

Can someone explain to me why it is censored? ...

Can someone explain to me why it is censored? That just seems crazy/paranoid. What's the big deal?
07-24-08, 09:37 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By paramount

What's the other one you all are mentioning? I...

What's the other one you all are mentioning? I feel so out of the loop
07-24-08, 09:29 PM
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Posted By paramount

Thanks, Jet Sanchez -- they are 80's clincher...

Thanks, Jet Sanchez -- they are 80's clincher Omega Strada rims
07-24-08, 09:27 PM
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Posted By paramount

Thank you -- no, this would have been Chicago...

Thank you -- no, this would have been Chicago built.
07-24-08, 08:54 PM
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Posted By paramount

1971 Paramount ...

1971 Paramount

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn256/trackbike/chrome1.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn256/trackbike/chrome5.jpg
...
07-24-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,782
Posted By paramount

I have an even older plastic saddle -- a Cinelli...

I have an even older plastic saddle -- a Cinelli Unicanitor track saddle that is original to my '71 Paramount. It is surprisingly comfortable, but I haven't ridden it for more than 5 miles at a...
07-22-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,720
Posted By paramount

^ i use the retractable key chain too, clipped to...

^ i use the retractable key chain too, clipped to my belt - works great
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