|Sorry for outbidding you guys on that silver Paramount ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 8, 2002 5:14 PM
|I know Catch of the Day had a bid on it, and I think a couple of others here may have gone after it, too, but I wanted this one so badly I could TASTE it! You've heard me saying for a couple of years now that I was waiting for a very special vintage Paramount, and this is it!
|re: Sorry for outbidding you guys on that silver Paramount ...||Carbon fiber fanatik|
Jun 8, 2002 5:37 PM
|congrats on the purchase. Can you show us a pic after you get it on the road? I haven't seen one of those in about a billion years...!|
|No way I'd not post a pic of it ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 8, 2002 5:43 PM
|It will go on my website, right beside the Schwinn cruiser.
The three teensy little pix on the e-bay site are stunning, but I can't wait to see this bike when it arrives. Silver paint (it matches the cruiser, my Diamondback MTB, my pickup truck, and my helmet), chromed Nervux lugs, half-chromed forks and stays, and that unique curved seat tube.
With any luck, I'll have it together as a fixie by the time MB1 holds his next NSA-OCE century!
|You had better get it together by next weekend!||MB1|
Jun 9, 2002 3:45 AM
|You will be styling for the DC ride.|
|I'll have to miss that ... and I really wanted to come.||Humma Hah|
Jun 9, 2002 7:27 AM
|I doubt the bike will be here by then, and I've not been on a proper roadbike for about two years, so I'll need a while to get used to it. Scrounging vintage Campy parts could take a while.
You got a spare flip-flop rear wheel handy? I'm in the market.
|MMmmmmm pretty lugs...||GreenFan|
Jun 8, 2002 5:59 PM
|Almost the same year as my first 10 speed...a yellow Scwhinn Continental...boy am I glad they came up with lighter metals and indexed shifting...very nice find none the less...congrats =)|
|Friction shifters are no problem on a fixie ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 9, 2002 1:17 PM
|... This bike is gonna be rigged as Emil Wastyn intended, fixed-gear, except it'll have a flip-flop hub so's I can ride singlespeed in the hills.
Lighter? Compared to the cruiser, presently weighing in at about 43 pounds with lights and fenders for commuting, this thing's gonna feel like a feather. Won't even have all that heavy derailleur stuff.
|Hummah gets his Paramount!!! congrats buddy nm||Djudd|
Jun 8, 2002 6:42 PM
|It must have been of paramount importance...||Me Dot Org|
Jun 8, 2002 9:04 PM
|...sorry, just had to say that.
A gorgeous bike, well done! Does this mean the end of the Schwinn cruiser?
|Hardly ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 9, 2002 7:32 AM
|The cruiser, the REAL Humma Hah, and I are bonded for life. True love. The bike begs for me to do my best, gives me a feeling of power and smoothness I've never felt on any other bike. Its also a very rugged and reliable commuter, and that's 90% of my riding lately.
But it IS a bit slow. I wanted a bike that would hang with the pack, let me ride with MB1 and Miss M without holding them back or watching them pull away 2 mph faster than I could go. I also want to break the double-century mark, something the cruiser may simply not be up to.
I'll still probably do most of my solo riding on the cruiser, use the Paramount for the ultra-distance and group ride stuff.
Jun 9, 2002 9:43 AM
|The close coupled Paramount was made for only a very short time.
We happen to have a close coupled Paramount Tandem. I can tell you it rides like a dream!
|Actually I'm glad to hear you say that||Me Dot Org|
Jun 9, 2002 9:33 PM
|...both that you are holding on to the Schwinn and that you are getting the...uh...Schwinn.
I just remember hearing some of your descriptions of Century plus rides on the cruiser, and I always thought your knees would thank you for a racing bike.
I will, however, be selling my stock in Johnson & Johnson - the makers of Motrin :-)
Jun 9, 2002 1:58 AM
|Let us know how the restoration goes.|
|Schwinn STILL makes great bikes....................||DWridesGT|
Jun 9, 2002 6:19 AM
|Up to their last day, Schwinn made FINE bikes. The Schwinn Fastback road series is a great example. These bikes compare to anything on the road. Just pick up a copy of last years "2001 Annual Bicycling Review" and read about the Fastback Limited. Or, this years Schwinn Fastback Comp. They get a bad rap (namewise) but the quality is outstanding. Any thoughts......??|
Jun 9, 2002 7:43 AM
|Yes, I remember you talking about a Paramount way-back-when. Nice choice, enjoy!
Jun 9, 2002 1:59 PM
|Looks great. Will the cruiser be jealous?
Can't wait to see it built up.
|I'm hoping the cruiser accepts the new one ...||Humma Hah|
Jun 9, 2002 3:53 PM
|... all these years of sharing the garage with a JC Whitney, or the apartment with a Diamondback, I'm hoping the old Chicago Schwinn accepts the almost as old Chicago Wastyn Schwinn as a sibling. I'm basing this on your experience with your "children" ... no jealously there, I hope?
The cruiser remains my first love. It didn't mind when I got the Diamondback (it seriously needed a rest for much needed repairs). I'll probably gush over the "new" one, buy toys for it, but the bike I'll ride most days will continue to me my old love.
|Wow, a perfect fit.||Alex-in-Evanston|
Jun 10, 2002 6:29 AM
|That bike is luscious. I can't imagine a better owner for it.