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paramount chromie - ebay(6 posts)

paramount chromie - ebaySpirito
Aug 14, 2002 11:25 AM

its an early one and looks a sweet one too.

i have dealt with him on ebay previously and found him to be honest and professional as well as an enthusiast.

looks to be a bit big for ahimsa but maybe he could give us first hand report :-)

re: paramount chromie - ebayLone Gunman
Aug 14, 2002 3:44 PM
Hmmm...After looking at that frame I am wondering if I could add the outlining of the lugs to my chromie?
Aug 14, 2002 4:37 PM
So that's a 60-61?

Yep, too big. Tempting, but I wouldn't dream of bothering with a too big frame.

Now if'n a 56-58 shows up......

Do those Paramounts have 27 inchers on 'em? I hate the whole rim/tire selection problem w/ 27's.

May have to hold out for chrome & 700c. Fat chance?

as far as i know .... (27" theory debunked)Spirito
Aug 14, 2002 10:39 PM
im no expert .... but this is how i see it

all paramounts if ordered as bikes came with tubulars (as was any high end race bike) (700c - as was any high end race bike) and if you wanted clinchers (27" - an then considered inferior) you had to order it as such.

there is clearance for both as its only an 8mm diameter overall difference (meaning that with clinchers - 27" the brakes would be set higher by 4mm).

for that era brakes would have been standard reach (49-59 mm) so there is no problem with using them but its getting harder to find both good 27" rims and period standard reach brakes in NOS condition. i would dread at putting modern shimano calipers on a frame with such classic beauty.

of course i may be wrong :-)

you missed it....tronracer
Aug 13, 2002 4:10 PM
I posted one a few below in your size....not too detailed pictures though, but for the price...
No brother Tron, I saw it.Ahimsa
Aug 15, 2002 4:43 PM
The chrome track bike. Very nice indeed.

I am merely in "looking" mode right now.

I'm sure when the money is in my hand I'll find a suitable frame, but for now i have other monetary obligations and even a few bike projects ahead of my "retro chrome fixe speedster".