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Ti Paramount Qs(4 posts)

Ti Paramount Qsigjr
Jul 25, 2001 8:04 AM
Howdy. I'm considering purchasing a Ti Paramount at a very attractive price. I found nothing in the bike reviews and I am interested in opinions on this bike. I am NOT interested in speculation on the Schwinn/GT bankruptcy ordeal - just the quality and ride characteristics of this particular frame. Thanks for your help!

igjr
re: Ti Paramount QsDMoore
Jul 25, 2001 9:29 AM
I haven't ridden one, so I can't address the ride. However, they were built by Serotta, and the build is exemplary. Immaculate welds, great paint job. Serotta is very well known in the industry for the quality of his bikes. I've read in the past that the tubes in the Paramount are straight gauge, comparable to the second-tier Ti bike made by Serotta. They don't have the "Colorado Concept" tubing that is found in the top of the line Ti Serotta. I'm sure that Serotta's web site, and the rider forum there, will have lots of information on his Ti bikes in general.

All in all, the concensus seemed to be that it's a very nice bike, perhaps a bit overpriced at retail but if you're getting a good deal on it, then a great bike indeed.
ti paramount tubingigjr
Jul 25, 2001 10:55 AM
Thanks for the info. I did know that they were Serotta built, so I figured they were decent quality. As far as the tubing goes, it is indeed butted, but it's not the same as the Serotta tubing. Schwinn already had the geos they wanted, but worked thoroughly with Ben to get the butting dialed in to perfect the ride (friends work at Schwinn).

I'll probably end up getting it, but I was really curious how the ride is going to be. I've got a '92 RB-1 now (not selling), but the price on the Paramount is so good, I may just grab it. I've been a steel dude forever, so I wonder how the ride of the ti will compare. I've heard from those that have owned both steel and ti Paramounts that the steels actually ride a little nicer.

igjr
re: Ti Paramount QsCar Magnet
Jul 25, 2001 10:18 AM
If your looking at the 99' model (blue and white?), that is one sweet @ss bike. Almost bought one myself but couldn't spend that much cash (my wife would have given me a "Bobitt"). Full Dura-Ace with the carbon fork, Serotta made, last of the custom made Paramounts, what else is there to say?