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06-10-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 235
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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: 17,023
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: 1,798
Views: 320,011
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: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
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: 18,618
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: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
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: 341,794
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: 3,934
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: 3,934
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: 3,934
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: 3,934
Posted By ParamountScapin

Nothing like beautiful Italian bike with...

Nothing like beautiful Italian bike with beautiful Italian components.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-06, 04:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,934
Posted By ParamountScapin

Waterford is an excellent choice. Is a modern...

Waterford is an excellent choice. Is a modern Paramount. Waterford is owned by Richard Schwinn and occupies the original Paramount plant in Waterford, WI. Also the hometown of Trek.

Here is a pic...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,934
Posted By ParamountScapin

I sure would like to sell this high-end Italian...

I sure would like to sell this high-end Italian bike.
05-17-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 320,011
Posted By ParamountScapin

1. Hi - I'm Glenn, I'm 58 and I'm addicted to...

1. Hi - I'm Glenn, I'm 58 and I'm addicted to lugged SLX Paramounts.
2. Take an old people's (silver, I think it says - no iron) high potency mulitvitamin and two aspirin every morning.
3. I'm so...
05-17-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 341,794
Posted By ParamountScapin

'87 Paramount

Here is my 54cm '87 Paramount with a full '98 Athena 9-speed group. Right down to the hubs. Like it so much that I just bought an '86 Paramount. Easier to have two of these rather than swap around...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-06, 03:11 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 57,274
Posted By ParamountScapin

But, my new steel Scapin is definitely...

But, my new steel Scapin is definitely not..........
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By ParamountScapin

Thought it only appropriate that I post a public...

Thought it only appropriate that I post a public "Thank You" to Wen Shieh of KHS Bicycles and Lennard Zinn of "Zinn and the Art of Road/Mountain Bike" fame (amongst other things) for their help in my...
06-05-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,048
Posted By ParamountScapin

I've moved on to a Trek 2300 Al/carbon frameset...

I've moved on to a Trek 2300 Al/carbon frameset for my daughter and Trek lugged 770 for myself. Will let the folks just up the road at The Color Factory (Tuckerton, NJ) do the work for me. He does a...
06-04-05, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,048
Posted By ParamountScapin

I have an '02 Scapin frameset that I would like...

I have an '02 Scapin frameset that I would like to sell, but nothing 'old'.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
Posted By ParamountScapin

Yes.....steel with a carbon seatstay. ...

Yes.....steel with a carbon seatstay.

Slightly less stiff and slightly lighter, but mostly because the bearings in the Record hub are about as good as it gets. On 'coast-offs' between several...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-05, 03:38 AM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
Posted By ParamountScapin

Here's my new '04 Serotta Coeur d'Acier. 55cm...

Here's my new '04 Serotta Coeur d'Acier. 55cm with mix of Record/Chorus group. Have since changed the Ksyrium wheels for Open Pro on Record hubs.
05-03-05, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,510
Posted By ParamountScapin

Thanks, lotek, for bringing my attention to the...

Thanks, lotek, for bringing my attention to the resurrection of this thread. I haven't done anything yet (overwhelmed with middling BS - aren't we all), but hot to get it done this fall. I bought a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-05, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
Posted By ParamountScapin

Anther nice thing about your sweet new ride is...

Anther nice thing about your sweet new ride is that you can upgrade components as they wear out. Campy can be swapped across the range. By the time you wear out the frameset you'll have it equipped...
03-11-05, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By ParamountScapin

So my 7-speed RD works fine with a 9-speed STI...

So my 7-speed RD works fine with a 9-speed STI shifter?
03-11-05, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By ParamountScapin

Shimano 600 STI Upgrade?

OK, all you Shimano STI experts, can I upgrade my 7-speed Shimano 600 with bar-end shifters to an 8-speed with simply a change to Shimano 600 STI shifters and an 8-speed cassette? Or, is there more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
Posted By ParamountScapin

I like the graphite cages. But I prefer the $15,...

I like the graphite cages. But I prefer the $15, each, I paid on sale at Performance. May say 'Forte', but who cares. Look nice, work well, they stand behind what they sell and the price is right.
12-25-04, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By ParamountScapin

sydney/peligro - you are exactly correct (duh!?!...

sydney/peligro - you are exactly correct (duh!?! for me). I just pulled out a 10-speed wheel and it fits right into the rear spacing simply by pulling it apart just a little bit by hand. Something my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-04, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By ParamountScapin

Lots of good pic's posted on eBay. Simply get...

Lots of good pic's posted on eBay. Simply get into the Road Cycling "parts" and do a search for 'Ergo'. You'll see pic's of Record, Chorus and Centaur. If not this week, then keep checking back every...
12-21-04, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By ParamountScapin

'94 Trek 2300 Rear Dropout Spacing

My '94 Trek 2300 (graphite tubes with aluminum lugs) has 126mm spacing in the back. Can this be spread out to 130mm spacing to allow for use of 8/9 or 10-speed groups? One LBS says no and the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-04, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,850
Posted By ParamountScapin

Sounds like I'll an easy sale of my bar-ends when...

Sounds like I'll an easy sale of my bar-ends when I shift over to STI.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-04, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,364
Posted By ParamountScapin

Tube diameter, wall thickness and overall...

Tube diameter, wall thickness and overall geometry are a function of the draw-mill and their processes. Today one can order just about anything they want. All tubes are definitely NOT the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-04, 08:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,364
Posted By ParamountScapin

The companies change the names on the various...

The companies change the names on the various tubing sets every year just like they do with automobiles. Or bicycles. Bunch of marketing crap. Any of the better stuff is all very good. Last poor...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-04, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,850
Posted By ParamountScapin

Are you saying that the dropout width on a...

Are you saying that the dropout width on a 7-speed is narrower than an 8-speed (I thought both are 126mm) or that only the freehub body is narrower on a 7-speed hub than on an 8-speed hub?

If I go...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-04, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,850
Posted By ParamountScapin

Shimano 7-speed vs. 8-speed

Just picked up a great little Trek 2300 for my daughter in a 50cm size. It is all Shimano 600, which is a 7-speed system. I want to up-grade to STI shifters and am wonder what all I need? Based on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-04, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,685
Posted By ParamountScapin

I've put about 1,000 miles on mine since last...

I've put about 1,000 miles on mine since last spring. Including riding the BTC and some local hills. Have been bullet-proof, thus far and I am a svelte 200+ pounds. Have hit some pretty nasty holes...
09-02-04, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,070
Posted By ParamountScapin

Better yet, go to the Waterford Bikes website and...

Better yet, go to the Waterford Bikes website and click on "Velorotica" and read the history of the Paramount and see how to read the serial number. Will tell you which month and year it was made and...
09-02-04, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,070
Posted By ParamountScapin

But, if you do decide to sell it, watch eBay for...

But, if you do decide to sell it, watch eBay for a few weeks and see what they go for. You'll get an idea of their 'real-world' value. Also, if you wait until March you will get more money when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-04, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
Posted By ParamountScapin

And Campy equipped, as well. Like a good Italian...

And Campy equipped, as well. Like a good Italian bike should be. BTW, I have a new, in the package, Celeste bar tape I'll send you for $10. PM me if interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-04, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
Posted By ParamountScapin

I have. Trek 5200. Nice, but not the same. Sort...

I have. Trek 5200. Nice, but not the same. Sort of like a Corvette. Am sure I could get used to, though. Did not like the aluminum I've tried (Specialized and C'dale). But titanium is in a world by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-04, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,649
Posted By ParamountScapin

No, I don't. I switch bicycles. But I am about to...

No, I don't. I switch bicycles. But I am about to stop doing that, as well, I think. I'll just spin a bit faster or slower on the flats to keep from cross-chaining the drive-train. I have also found...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-04, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,649
Posted By ParamountScapin

I've been using the FSA Compact Pro 50/34 with my...

I've been using the FSA Compact Pro 50/34 with my Record 10-speed group for about a month now. I find that with a 12/23 cassette I am at the bottom of the cassette with 34 chainring or top of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-04, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
Posted By ParamountScapin

Just finished my Dean El Diente about 500 miles...

Just finished my Dean El Diente about 500 miles ago. Titanium is soooooo nice. Steel may be real, but titanium rules. FSA compact crankset, K-Force bar and RD-400 wheels, Record 10-speed group, Alpha...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-04, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,849
Posted By ParamountScapin

Nothing wrong with going to your LBS to get...

Nothing wrong with going to your LBS to get fitted. Just pay them for their time if you know that you will buy on-line. That is only fair to them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-04, 01:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,849
Posted By ParamountScapin

nancyinky - the problem wasn't with CC or the...

nancyinky - the problem wasn't with CC or the bike. It was with you. You didn't do your homework and bought the wrong size. CC didn't sell you the wrong size. They had no way of knowing. They sold...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-04, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By ParamountScapin

I've been on a Scapin EOS3 the past two years. Is...

I've been on a Scapin EOS3 the past two years. Is a Columbus Niva OR tubeset. A great riding bike. But got the proverbial "deal" on a Dean Ti frame and have been playing with it for the past couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-04, 04:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,031
Posted By ParamountScapin

I have one pair that is five years old, two that...

I have one pair that is five years old, two that are four years old and two that are one year old. I average 3,000 per year the first four years and 4,500 this past season. The oldest pair, assuming...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-04, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26,290
Views: 16,202,211
Posted By ParamountScapin

Here's my new baby. Hit's the road for its maiden...

Here's my new baby. Hit's the road for its maiden voyage tomorrow.
04-13-04, 09:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,140
Posted By ParamountScapin

Yes. We didn't see anything of Hincapie being...

Yes. We didn't see anything of Hincapie being dropped, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-04, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,031
Posted By ParamountScapin

I've been using the Performance Elite bibs for...

I've been using the Performance Elite bibs for several years and find them both comfortable and durable. In fact, I think I have finally worn out the first pair of them after five years of use. And I...
04-08-04, 06:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,140
Posted By ParamountScapin

Hincapie may just have it in him. Too bad he...

Hincapie may just have it in him. Too bad he couldn't get anyone in his group to work in the Ronde. He might have done very well if had. But that is probably why they wouldn't help, isn't it? Too bad...
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