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The Paramount's done ...(9 posts)

The Paramount's done ...Humma Hah
Apr 13, 2003 11:37 AM
I've posted this on the Retro/Classic forum, with some extra comments on the Fixed/Singlespeed forum, so I'll keep it short here. I've finished the buildup of the '74 Short-Coupled Paramount fixie/singlespeed, and it turned out to be one sweet-riding machine!

Humma Hah "The Paramount's done!" 4/13/03 11:45am
Here's the Retro link with the pix ...Humma Hah
Apr 13, 2003 11:38 AM
Humma Hah "I'm riding the Paramount ..." 4/13/03 11:31am
...were you hurt in the accident that bent your seattube???Akirasho
Apr 13, 2003 1:00 PM
... kewl pics and description... are there any drive side photos available? Interesting placement for your levers... what's gonna be your application for this ride?

Be the bike.
I think the brake levers are a little too low ...Humma Hah
Apr 13, 2003 1:10 PM
and I'll probably unwrap and move them up a little this week. It's awkward to ride on the hoods right now.
re: I think the brake levers are a little too low ...cyclopathic
Apr 14, 2003 2:37 AM
I would just rotate bars a bit up. The best hand position is when they point btw rear brake and derailleur, 1/3 down from brake. Also don't you think saddle points down too much? must hurt hands.

Great ride see you on Crista centuries. Now you have no excuse ;)
Drivetrain pic ...Humma Hah
Apr 13, 2003 3:06 PM
... I bought the bike for group riding. Kinda hard to keep up with MB1 and Miss M in the NSA/OCE century on the cruiser (although I have passed them on occasion on that pig).

The Paramount was 2.5 mph faster than my usual time coming to work this morning, and I wasn't particularly hammering. I've said for years that I believed a roadbike is 2-3 mph faster than a cruiser or MTB at recreational riding power levels.

If I'm ever going to do a double century, it will be on this bike. I might be able to do a 200k brevet on the cruiser, but 300k and up will almost certainly require a roadbike.
... in my most sinister "Montgomery Burns" voice...Akirasho
Apr 13, 2003 3:42 PM
... excellent, EXcelleeeeeennNT!

Be the bike.
Apr 13, 2003 8:06 PM
Even if it's 20 pounds lighter, at least you didn't get all pansy on us and put mulitiple gears on. Good job.

Too pretty to ride?bigrider
Apr 14, 2003 3:48 AM
You will love it I am sure. It is nice having a ride that is unique. I know you build them to ride so remember not to coast.