|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
|...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.|| |