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05-26-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By Paramount1973

Yup, I bought a used and very grungy Park TS-2.2...

Yup, I bought a used and very grungy Park TS-2.2 chrome model from a local LBS for $100 and paid the QBP price for the Park rebuild kit, about $22. I cleaned the stand up and the rebuild kit brought...
04-29-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By Paramount1973

I bought a very grungy Park TS 2.2 chrome model...

I bought a very grungy Park TS 2.2 chrome model from a LBS for $100 and got the QBP price for a Park rebuild ki, about $22. The stand cleaned up well and the kit rebuilt it to like-new functioning. I...
04-19-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,758
Posted By Paramount1973

Haven’t seen the Fuji Sagres mixte mentioned. It...

Haven’t seen the Fuji Sagres mixte mentioned. It had triple butted Valite tubing, I have a 1985 model sitting in my basement, waiting until I can get to fixing it up. Nice bike....
01-21-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,003
Posted By Paramount1973

For several years, my buddy and I were two of the...

For several years, my buddy and I were two of the three cycle commuters on a site of about a thousand workers. He got laid off and found a job working from home. I got laid off with a pretty good...
12-22-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 597
Posted By Paramount1973

Pardon my ignorance but could one use a 73mm...

Pardon my ignorance but could one use a 73mm square taper mountain bike cartridge? The non-drive side cup would theoretically protrude 2mm which would not appear to be a big deal.
05-18-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,700
Posted By Paramount1973

I need a variety of hand positions and donít ride...

I need a variety of hand positions and donít ride flat bars except for short distances. My lower back is happier if my riding position isnít completely upright. My bikes have short reach/short drop...
03-15-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,859
Posted By Paramount1973

I don't think this is correct. The forks I have...

I don't think this is correct. The forks I have obviously have cut threads, the OD is just slightly less than the unthreaded portion of the steer tube. Rolled threads have an OD slightly greater than...
02-10-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,052
Posted By Paramount1973

Ben's doesn't carry them any more. Otherwise, the...

Ben's doesn't carry them any more. Otherwise, the cheapest price I could find was Universal Cycles at $50.
01-29-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By Paramount1973

The High Plains is certainly a candidate. I...

The High Plains is certainly a candidate. I painted the lugs on this one

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8124/8658267783_9361bec068_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ec6Tn2)P4170257...
12-19-17, 03:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,200
Posted By Paramount1973

Modern suspension forks make a huge difference on...

Modern suspension forks make a huge difference on rocky, rooty, rutted trails, no two ways about it. A fully rigid mountain bike from the 80s will beat your wrists and hands up in such circumstances.
11-17-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,202
Posted By Paramount1973

All that plus quill stems (I use threadless...

All that plus quill stems (I use threadless adapters), classic style brake pad shoes get tossed in favor of modern style with replaceable inserts (much easier to toe-in), single pivot sidepulls get...
11-13-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,887
Posted By Paramount1973

The tool I have paid extra for is the DAG-2...

The tool I have paid extra for is the DAG-2 derailleur hanger alignment tool. I bought my big machinist vice at a flea market for $20. All of my adjustable wrenches are quality USA made tools from...
11-05-17, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,515
Posted By Paramount1973

I like Wellgo M138 pedals which I buy from Ebay...

I like Wellgo M138 pedals which I buy from Ebay from Taiwan vendors. The M138s are very similar to the VO touring pedals but without the accursed sandblasted finish. The VO pedals will scar my shins...
10-15-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,421
Posted By Paramount1973

I had Soma New Xpress 28mm tires on my Trek 660...

I had Soma New Xpress 28mm tires on my Trek 660 but took them off. They have a robust flat resistant lining that goes from bead to bead and it makes the sidewalls stiffer than the Paselas I have or...
10-03-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 15,423
Posted By Paramount1973

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4462/36805684763_8b...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4462/36805684763_8bd1751feb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y5oKMM)New pathway in the White Clay Creek preserve (https://flic.kr/p/Y5oKMM) by galoot_loves_tools...
07-02-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By Paramount1973

I found mine at a flea market. I usually replace...

I found mine at a flea market. I usually replace 15mm socket head bolts with 14mm.
05-21-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,853
Posted By Paramount1973

That is a great looking bike.

That is a great looking bike.
05-08-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,418
Posted By Paramount1973

A 531 Trek like the late '80s 660 or a Japanese...

A 531 Trek like the late '80s 660 or a Japanese Bianchi with double-butted Ishiwata tubing.
05-08-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Paramount1973

I've seen a boat-load of Trek Multitracks come...

I've seen a boat-load of Trek Multitracks come through our community bike shop and at the local flea market but I've yet to see one with a chrome fork.
05-08-17, 08:50 AM
05-04-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,904
Posted By Paramount1973

LED lights and a Velo 5 or Velo 8 wired bike...

LED lights and a Velo 5 or Velo 8 wired bike computer. And my iPhone in a pocket.
04-16-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,951
Posted By Paramount1973

Six are ridable, four are in various stages of...

Six are ridable, four are in various stages of completion. My front suspension mountain bike, my Trek 660, and my Novara X-R commuter are getting the most use.
04-04-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Paramount1973

Do you use the original Quick-Glo or the finer...

Do you use the original Quick-Glo or the finer grit version?
04-01-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,628
Posted By Paramount1973

I have several VO threadless adapters on bikes....

I have several VO threadless adapters on bikes. They are excellent.
03-30-17, 03:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,860
Posted By Paramount1973

*Imagines SWMBO finding a detailed spreadsheet of...

*Imagines SWMBO finding a detailed spreadsheet of bike related spending*shudders* Ah..no. No detailed records.
03-26-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Paramount1973

Shimano makes a step-down ferrule that might...

Shimano makes a step-down ferrule that might work.
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=62560&category=1613
03-19-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 811
Posted By Paramount1973

Fascinating article, thanks for posting!

Fascinating article, thanks for posting!
03-14-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,294
Posted By Paramount1973

Usually this one. I use an Axiom Hunter grocery...

Usually this one. I use an Axiom Hunter grocery bag pannier to which I had to attach a velcro strap at the top to cinch the top of the bag closed. Sadly, the Civia Cafe racks are out of production....
03-12-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,810
Posted By Paramount1973

Since I took that picture, I swapped out the 48t...

Since I took that picture, I swapped out the 48t chainring for a pinned, ramped 46t, the crankset is now 46-36-24 with an 8-speed 11-32 cassette. It does fine on the road, it now has a rear rack and...
03-12-17, 01:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,810
Posted By Paramount1973

Trek 930 in drop bar configuration. ...

Trek 930 in drop bar configuration.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7176/13809142365_14d97bbc13_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n3gsVt)P4120228 (https://flic.kr/p/n3gsVt) by galoot_loves_tools...
03-11-17, 02:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,400
Posted By Paramount1973

Here is the Nitto version of the old GB...

Here is the Nitto version of the old GB Allrounder bars.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007EZKNJM/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00
03-05-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 858
Posted By Paramount1973

I prefer steel granny rings on my commuter and...

I prefer steel granny rings on my commuter and mountain bikes, they last longer than aluminum. Rivendell sells the Sugino steel 24t chainring in 74 bcd, for not a bad price. The alloy version is...
03-03-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,984
Posted By Paramount1973

Based on what you describe as your commute, a...

Based on what you describe as your commute, a front suspension will take a lot of the sting out of the bumps you are traveling over. You don't appear to need knobby tires, 35-38mm tires with a...
02-20-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By Paramount1973

Did a 20 mile ride in the C&D Canal Trail...

Did a 20 mile ride in the C&D Canal Trail yesterday. We set a record of 71F, 25F above normal. It's supposed to be even warmer on Thursday.
02-14-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Paramount1973

Kinda looks like something I would build. I have...

Kinda looks like something I would build. I have aero levers, indexed 7-speed Shimano bar end shifters, and that Deore M591 rear derailleur on my 1973 Paramount.
02-10-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,212
Posted By Paramount1973

I ran into the same problem when I installed the...

I ran into the same problem when I installed the Truvative kit in my wife's Suburban. I started by trying to file the chamfer deeper on the Truvative parts but got frustrated and mounted the things...
02-10-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,416
Posted By Paramount1973

Your fork is said to have an axle-to-crown...

Your fork is said to have an axle-to-crown distance of 408mm. A current 80-100mm shock will have an axle-to-crown distance of about 470mm. That's a pretty big difference. You can rebuild a Quadra 21r...
02-10-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,575
Posted By Paramount1973

Powder coat powder is polymer resin that has been...

Powder coat powder is polymer resin that has been finely ground. The 'natural' resin without pigment added is typically clear. Unless the pigment affects the permeability of the resin, there isn't...
02-06-17, 10:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,107
Posted By Paramount1973

Finished a 26er mountain bike from a new Nashbar...

Finished a 26er mountain bike from a new Nashbar frame, Rockshox fork and various components from the parts bin. Then I took it out on the local trails. They were still a little muddy, oops....
02-05-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,106
Posted By Paramount1973

Yeah, adjusting cantilevers with the smooth brake...

Yeah, adjusting cantilevers with the smooth brake pad posts. Trying to toe them in is my least favorite wrenching experience.
01-18-17, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6,461
Views: 1,871,482
Posted By Paramount1973

The Nashbar stem is actually fairly light.

The Nashbar stem is actually fairly light.
01-17-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,714
Posted By Paramount1973

Do the build. It's how you learn. Get the frame...

Do the build. It's how you learn. Get the frame and then figure out what components you need. A 29er would give you a wider range of parts choices if you can find a frame. Otherwise, there are still...
01-17-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By Paramount1973

I use that non-adhesive Chinese bar tape with...

I use that non-adhesive Chinese bar tape with non-permanent double-sided tape. I wrap some double-sided tape at the ends of the handlebars where I start the wrap, around the curves in the bars near...
01-16-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,317
Posted By Paramount1973

I have a Giant Iguana and I derive pleasure from...

I have a Giant Iguana and I derive pleasure from telling people that. Also thinking of a drop bar conversion of it.
01-13-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,781
Posted By Paramount1973

Be that as it may, I doubt the non-fully chromed...

Be that as it may, I doubt the non-fully chromed frames were inferior to the chromed frames.
01-09-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,781
Posted By Paramount1973

Not sure why you would think that 73/74...

Not sure why you would think that 73/74 Paramounts are inferior to previous years. I have a 73, the chrome is excellent, the brazing is flawless.
01-08-17, 03:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,613
Posted By Paramount1973

Actually, I have seen plenty of low end modern...

Actually, I have seen plenty of low end modern big-box store bikes that come with steel everything, rims, cranks, brakes, and handlebars. They weigh a ton.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,278
Posted By Paramount1973

I commute on one of three bikes. The rainy day...

I commute on one of three bikes. The rainy day bike is a Schwinn High Plains mtb, converted to drop bars and bar end shifters. It has 42mm Panaracer T-Servs on it. These weigh in about 420 gm, so not...
12-19-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,029
Posted By Paramount1973

This is the Support Group From Hell. Buy it.

This is the Support Group From Hell. Buy it.
12-13-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,628
Posted By Paramount1973

If one does not have a ball end mill, the washers...

If one does not have a ball end mill, the washers are available on Amazon as well as Ebay.
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