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Paramount OS Frameset(9 posts)

Paramount OS FramesetRickF
Aug 1, 2002 11:35 AM
I am going to be building up a Paramount oversize steel frameset that I have had sitting in my basement for the past 12 years. I seem to remember that (at least at that time) it needed a special size seatpost. If anyone knows what that was or if there are any other quirks to this frameset, I'd appreciate it.
re: Paramount OS FramesetJaeP
Aug 1, 2002 5:20 PM
I have a '92 Paramount OS (alas, its a Japanese model). The seatpost size is a standard 27.2.
re: Paramount OS FramesetRickF
Aug 4, 2002 6:25 PM
Thanks for the reply JaeP. Mine was a Waterford model and I know it wasn't the standard size.
seatpost size for Paramount OSDuke249
Aug 3, 2002 5:06 AM
I checked an old issue of Bicycle Guide (Dec 90) that has a review of this frameset and found that the seatpost size is 27.4mm. They were using an American Classic. After re-reading the article, it sounds like you're going to enjoy the ride quality of that frameset...
Paramount OSSteveS
Aug 3, 2002 8:21 AM
Man, I remember when Paramount introduced that OS frameset and if you have the model with the fancy lugs, keep that thing. Those were beautiful bikes made right there in Waterford.(at least the first versions were) Good luck.
Paramount OSRickF
Aug 4, 2002 6:32 PM
Yes, it is one of the first models and absolutely beautiful to look at. However, I may have picked a different paint job if I were ordering it now at 47 instead of when I was racing at 35. Pretty wild hot pink with black splatter... might be coming back into style.
seatpost size for Paramount OSRickF
Aug 4, 2002 6:27 PM
That sounds about right. I knew it wasn't much bigger than standard, but wasn't sure how much. I really hope you're right about the enjoyment - I've waited 12 years to build the darn thing!
seatpost size for Paramount OSRickF
Aug 5, 2002 2:11 AM
Is this article posted on the web anywhere? I'd like to read it if possible.
seatpost size for Paramount OSmootsdude
Sep 4, 2002 4:50 PM
I have a '90 Paramount OS I rode for 11 years and approximately 50k miles before the seat tube developed a crack at the base of the seatpost. Found out that I'd been riding it with a 27.2 rather than a 27.4 seatpost. I immediately replaced the seatpost with an American Classic 27.4 post. The Paramount OS is as good a steel ride as you'll find but had some rust problems over the years. Also it is somewhat fragile if crashed hard. I had to replace the downtube after being led through a pothole. Why have you waited so long to build it? FYI - I'm now riding a Moots titanium frame and can't imagine a finer more versital ride out there. Enjoy the Paramount!!