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03-28-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,702
Posted By nebill

While I am not about to abandon my love for my...

While I am not about to abandon my love for my trusty Paramount, I do admire the fine looking bike you have fixed up!! Great work!!
03-21-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,511
Posted By nebill

Helmets are always an interesting topic, and...

Helmets are always an interesting topic, and frequently lead to heated debate. A couple years ago there was a thread about them, but it stopped abruptly when a surgeon made the statement that if...
Forum: Foo
10-07-06, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,700
Posted By nebill

Hey, Mariner Fan, if you want ink in Indy, email...

Hey, Mariner Fan, if you want ink in Indy, email Karen at tattoo.guide@about.com and she will guide you! She is the moderator at the tattoo site on about.com, and she just happens to live in Indy! ...
02-07-05, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By nebill

My favorite type of bar tape on my old Paramount...

My favorite type of bar tape on my old Paramount is Cinelli cork tape with two colors of old school nylon tape over it weaved in a diamond pattern! Looks awesome, and still gives you the padding of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-04, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,251
Posted By nebill

Well, I for one, use my good bike for my...

Well, I for one, use my good bike for my commuter. I own two Paramounts, and use them both. I ride my '89 in the summer, and my '76 in the winter, when the paniers come in handy for hauling extra...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-31-04, 10:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,869
Posted By nebill

Yeah, the muddy roads were interesting, but not...

Yeah, the muddy roads were interesting, but not really a problem at all. Then got to meet a nice kid and chat with him while I washed off ol' Blue after that little ordeal! I missed getting to talk...
07-21-04, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,301
Posted By nebill

Steel frames....have to love 'em!! Look at...

Steel frames....have to love 'em!! Look at Waterford (http://www.waterfordbikes.com) or Rivendell (http://www.rivendellbicycles.com) for some really beautiful and traditional frames. To me, this is...
07-17-04, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By nebill

I landed a similar groupo a while back on eBay. ...

I landed a similar groupo a while back on eBay. Shifters, front and rear derailers. Used them on an old Nishiki I restored for my daughter, and it turned out totally awesome! I just loved the...
07-01-04, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,084
Posted By nebill

Personally, if it is a top of the line bike,...

Personally, if it is a top of the line bike, yeah, I'd fix it up! And yes, most components should fit. Things like the bottom bracket will screw right in, and the brakes would fit. I think those...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-31-04, 10:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,869
Posted By nebill

HAHAHA...well, slow and steady wins the race...at...

HAHAHA...well, slow and steady wins the race...at least that is what I like to tell myself! Nice thing about RAGBRAI, if he falls behind, he can't get lost! My first couple of years, I never even...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-31-04, 06:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,869
Posted By nebill

I am so excited!! We spent two weekends working...

I am so excited!! We spent two weekends working on the Team bus, so this year we'll have a deck on top, as well as an added shower on the side to suppliment the two that are on our trailer. This...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-27-04, 03:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,869
Posted By nebill

NO doubt! Finally starting to get some miles in....

NO doubt! Finally starting to get some miles in. Got my speedo working, and going to get in enough miles that I'll need a fresh set of tires and a tuneup right before the big ride! Went to a...
05-21-04, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By nebill

Wow. What a cool commercial. Makes me glad I...

Wow. What a cool commercial. Makes me glad I ride.
05-05-04, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By nebill

Yes, those are original decals! The fellow that...

Yes, those are original decals! The fellow that painted the frame several years ago managed to land a set of original decals for ol' Blue. She really does ride like a dream, and I love my mix of...
05-03-04, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By nebill

http://users.atcjet.net/w/whitlow/paramt.jpg ...

http://users.atcjet.net/w/whitlow/paramt.jpg
Follow this link to a pic of my '89 Paramount! She is even the same color as yours! Mine is an 8 speed, and yes, she rides like a dream!! Been riding...
03-14-04, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,141
Posted By nebill

That is a really cool looking bike!! Very...

That is a really cool looking bike!! Very interesting to me. Great to see it being put to use!!
Forum: Great Lakes
03-08-04, 02:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,869
Posted By nebill

Oh, the humiliation! I didn't know Gus's Mom was...

Oh, the humiliation! I didn't know Gus's Mom was going this year!!! Oh well, everyone else will be passing me anyway, so why not dear old Mom, huh?
:)
Forum: Foo
03-07-04, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By nebill

Never mind..found it!! Now back to the bike!

Never mind..found it!! Now back to the bike!
Forum: Foo
03-06-04, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By nebill

IE auto config

Well, here is something about as far away from bikes as you can get!!

Okay, we are trying to write a script to configure an auto proxy setting in Internet Explorer. We have the tool kit, and it...
Forum: Foo
03-06-04, 06:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,700
Posted By nebill

Or, I like: ...

Or, I like:

http://home.atcjet.net/~whitlow/chring.jpg

or of course:

http://home.atcjet.net/~whitlow/biknflag.jpg

:D
Forum: Great Lakes
02-12-04, 10:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,869
Posted By nebill

Actually, that is kinda neat! One of the totally...

Actually, that is kinda neat! One of the totally awesome things about RAGBRAI is that you can make it your own ride! Ride fast, ride slow, do it twice, doesn't make any difference!! Get out there,...
01-22-04, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,025
Posted By nebill

Can't help with the age, but that is a nice...

Can't help with the age, but that is a nice lookin' bike!! Enjoy the ride!
01-16-04, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,788
Posted By nebill

Fine lookin' old bike!! I bet that bike will...

Fine lookin' old bike!! I bet that bike will work out just fine for you!! I did my first RAGBRAI on my trusty Roubaix. I remember stopping for a bowl of ice cream and sitting in the shade of a...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-15-04, 11:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,869
Posted By nebill

Greetings all!! YES!! I will be there! The...

Greetings all!! YES!! I will be there! The first day for submitting vacation requests was 010204, and when the secretary who handles such things arrived at work, I was waiting at her desk with...
01-15-04, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,788
Posted By nebill

In about 1980, Fuji moved thier manufacturing to...

In about 1980, Fuji moved thier manufacturing to Tiawan, and for a while, thier quality did suffer. Today, they have recovered nicely, and make some very fine bikes. I owned a mid-70's Sagres, and...
12-23-03, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By nebill

Old Shimano 600 groupo. Just beautiful filigree...

Old Shimano 600 groupo. Just beautiful filigree and works like a charm. Found this groupo on eBay, and got it for a song. Cleaned it up a bit, put it on an old Nishiki I restored for my daughter,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-03, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By nebill

Well, I am no expert, but seems to me this needs...

Well, I am no expert, but seems to me this needs looked into a bit more! The two things that pop into my mind would be a broken spoke or damaged cords in the tire. Either condition should not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-03, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By nebill

I'm an old man, and I wanted a bailout gear for...

I'm an old man, and I wanted a bailout gear for hills, so I run a 42-53 on the front, and 11x28 on the back! Works like a charm with my old Ultegra groupo, no mods made at all.
09-02-03, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
Posted By nebill

I've put over 6000 miles on my drivetrain, and so...

I've put over 6000 miles on my drivetrain, and so far, no skipping or other obvious signs of wear to any gears. However, I never run a chain for more than 1000 miles (okay, once let it go to 1080...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-03, 12:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,638
Posted By nebill

About 2 years ago, 260 pounds. A year ago, 193....

About 2 years ago, 260 pounds. A year ago, 193. Due to family problems, very little riding this last winter, and a few of the pounds came back, but I am on the way back, down now. Started eating...
08-21-03, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,291
Posted By nebill

Of course! That would have been too easy! ...

Of course! That would have been too easy! Interesting that they make a decal paper for a printer, but not the UV resistant ink to go with it! And, our bikes were made to be taken outside and...
08-20-03, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,291
Posted By nebill

UV resistant clear coat paint over the decals to...

UV resistant clear coat paint over the decals to protect the ink, perhaps?
And, I believe if you own your bike, and make the decals for your own use, that would be okay..however, reselling them...
08-18-03, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By nebill

What an absolutly beautiful ride...and welcome to...

What an absolutly beautiful ride...and welcome to the a: club, b:clan, c:cult (pick one..or more!) That is really a wonderful ride, if you have only half as much fun on your as I've had on mine,...
08-18-03, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By nebill

There ya go, people of Phoenix...get your bikes...

There ya go, people of Phoenix...get your bikes out of the garages and RIDE! That is a shame that the prices are so high, sounds like a bit of price fixing going on now. And to think I thought...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-04-03, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By nebill

HAHAHA...well, Bruce...one provision...I'll have...

HAHAHA...well, Bruce...one provision...I'll have to keep your wife and kids as collateral...it doesn't take long for a sweet ride like Ol' Blue to spoil you!
Now that you have been thru it, next...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-03-03, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By nebill

Bruce, you may have been slow, but I admire you...

Bruce, you may have been slow, but I admire you for bringing along your kids on such an adventure!! I bet it did feel great to be back on a single bike again. I have never ridden a tandem before,...
08-01-03, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By nebill

Awesome ride, really a nice job!! Thanks for...

Awesome ride, really a nice job!! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Great Lakes
08-01-03, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By nebill

Well, it was nice to looked for! LOL...I had a...

Well, it was nice to looked for! LOL...I had a blast, rode with a couple other folks on Paramounts...one was a vintage '76 all chrome model!
I pulled up next to a man and woman riding two tandems...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-31-03, 06:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By nebill

Hmm, well, according to my bathroom scale, the...

Hmm, well, according to my bathroom scale, the food I found was fine! HAHAHAHA
Bruce, sorry I missed you...I waited at the Fire Dept. but didn't see anyone, so took off. I did, however, leave...
07-28-03, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By nebill

Well, when I got an old Nishiki at a yard sale, I...

Well, when I got an old Nishiki at a yard sale, I fell in love with the frame, but not it's condition! So, I repainted it, built up a nice set of new wheels, put on an old vintage Shimano 600...
07-27-03, 10:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,706
Posted By nebill

So, I'm riding along on RAGBRAI, and this gent...

So, I'm riding along on RAGBRAI, and this gent said howdy to me, and commented on ol' Blue, my '89 Paramount, and I look over, and he is riding an absolutely perfect '76 chrome Paramount!! Boy, did...
07-18-03, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 821
Posted By nebill

I have to agree with Walter!! If it is an older...

I have to agree with Walter!! If it is an older Paramount, I would jump at the chance to get it. Both of my Paramounts are 56's...might be interesting to see what a 58 feels like! LOL Really,...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-17-03, 02:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,700
Posted By nebill

Bruce, no guarantees...as I'm not driving the...

Bruce, no guarantees...as I'm not driving the bus...but I'll do what I can!! See you Sunday!
07-17-03, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Posted By nebill

How truely wonderful that you are back in the...

How truely wonderful that you are back in the saddle!! Keep up the fine work, and have a little fun along the way....it just gets better!
Forum: Great Lakes
07-16-03, 10:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,700
Posted By nebill

Well, we will be crossing the river on our way,...

Well, we will be crossing the river on our way, so probably get that done enroute. Sure looking forward to that first lunch!! See ya soon!
Forum: Great Lakes
07-16-03, 02:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,700
Posted By nebill

It is not uncommon to see people out riding in...

It is not uncommon to see people out riding in the evenings....and some support drivers pick out a spot, then ride out and meet thier supportees, and ride back into camp with them. (This is a...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-16-03, 02:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,700
Posted By nebill

Hey, like I always say, this thing is not a...

Hey, like I always say, this thing is not a race...don't kill yourself, get out there and ride your own ride!! You will do just fine!! Have some fun, join a pace line if you want, or not, and chat...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-16-03, 12:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,700
Posted By nebill

HAHAHAHA...yes, Cabellas is indeed a nice place...

HAHAHAHA...yes, Cabellas is indeed a nice place to stop!! They have a complete mountain inside the store, including stuffed animals that would normally inhabit such a place. And thier collection of...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-14-03, 07:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,700
Posted By nebill

It really is wonderful, isn't it? I love the...

It really is wonderful, isn't it? I love the ride, I love sharing some time with my dear friends from Cycle Sport, I love the people I get to meet during the ride, but I also get a kick out of...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-12-03, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,800
Posted By nebill

Hmmm, may have to look into one of those fans! I...

Hmmm, may have to look into one of those fans! I got one of those magnetic lights last year, and they work like a dream! Air matress with plenty of spare batteries for the pump, sleepin' bags...
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