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Hey Humma, Paramount update?(12 posts)

Hey Humma, Paramount update?tronracer
Jul 9, 2002 5:03 AM
How's the fixie coming along? I've been searching for a chrome frame myself.

BTW, is there a difference between track headsets and road headsets?
Hey Tron, how about 53cm with a long top tube...Dave Hickey
Jul 9, 2002 5:29 AM
The TT is too long for me, But this is the perfect chrome fixie frame.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1842412019
D'OH, that' s the one....tronracer
Jul 9, 2002 6:33 AM
I didn't want to post it. Oh well.... there is a guy bidding on it that if you look at this feeedback, you will see that he has bought all kinds of bikes in all different sizes. Bike shop???? He's like my little brother in monopoloy buying up everything!

I was wondering about the long top tube myself....Wouldn't just a short stem be okay? I'm 5'8" w/ a 31" inseam(no shoes). No monkey arms either. I want to put this fixie together, then sell my Pista. What price would you guesstimate this frame ending up at? I called him to give him the chance to give me a buy it now, but he didn't know what to ask for it so I said $250. He never emailed me with a positive response so that means no. He said he paid $150 for it in 1981. Wow. I'm concerned about the top tube length, but he said he is 5'8" w/ a 30" inseam and never felt stretched out w/ a 100mm stem and track drops. I'm still concerned though, can anyone put my worries at ease?
D'OH, that' s the one....Dave Hickey
Jul 9, 2002 6:55 AM
I can't see it going for much more than $250 but stranger things have happened on Ebay. I noticed the fork isn't drilled for a brake. Has anyone ever tried to drill out a fork?
D'OH, that' s the one....tronracer
Jul 9, 2002 7:07 AM
Hmmm. back to no brakes again? I was getting used to the front brake.

Did you look at the other guy's feedback...the one that's bidding on the bike now? He paid three hundred for a bike that isn't as nice as this one. Double D'OH
He has to be reselling. Too many different sizes nmDave Hickey
Jul 9, 2002 7:39 AM
Yeah, the bastard nmtronracer
Jul 9, 2002 8:32 AM
Maybe he owns a messenger service nmDave Hickey
Jul 9, 2002 8:41 AM
Or delivering pizzas nmtronracer
Jul 9, 2002 9:17 AM
Close...Ahimsa
Jul 9, 2002 7:23 PM
I'd say he is a messenger's bike shop owner/mechanic.

Builds up his stock for the working bikers.

A.
Wow, and I thought my fixie was going to look nice...Lone Gunman
Jul 9, 2002 10:02 AM
I doubt that the pitting/rust in the BB area is that at all. It is sort of a burn mark that I think happpens in the brazing process, my chromie has the same thing.

While I'm here I guess I can give a chromie fixie up date. Ordered rims, Sun MA13II mirror finish, A Suzue basic track hub flipper and lockring, installed the crank with 43T ring and short stack BMX bolts, brakes are installed as is saddle, bars, stem, got a chain, ordered 17T freewheel, need to get the wheels built up once the hub arrives. Could be done in about a week or so. Expect to have about $225 in the whole project when done.
Funny you should mention that ...Humma Hah
Jul 9, 2002 2:44 PM
Just today I got a box from CyclArt, containing the following:

One slightly weathered but round and smooth-running high-flange 36-spoke Campy front wheel with aluminum clincher rim. Has a QR axel with no spindle, which I'll replace with solid. Needs some Mother's Aluminum Polish.

One Campy BB.

One set of toe-clips.

Half a dozen pages of a Schwinn shop parts manual, c. 1969, showing the correct parts for a Paramount of my general vintage.

To answer your headset question: The headset for a 'Mount of that vintage is the 1039 Campagnolo Strada, Schwinn catalog number 56 720, for either the road or track bikes. Threads are British Standard.

The track parts are frequently quite different from the road parts. Pista for track, Strada for road.