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07-13-20, 11:35 AM
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Posted By merziac

Its a Mountace MT18, sold as a mountain bike so...

Its a Mountace MT18, sold as a mountain bike so either way, its a very nice frame. ;)
07-13-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,249
Posted By merziac

:thumb: So cool! Fully agree with all...

:thumb: So cool!

Fully agree with all points, save for the "surprisingly handsome" statement, I for one am not surprised.

Schwinn new exactly what they were doing and planned for this sort of...
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Views: 302
Posted By merziac

No real expert here and I regularly pay too much...

No real expert here and I regularly pay too much for my bikes because I don't like to screw around if I find something I like that fits.

That being said I also feel price is up there BUT if ROS...
07-13-20, 01:23 AM
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Posted By merziac

:thumb: Boy no kidding and its big. That...

:thumb: Boy no kidding and its big.

That fork crown is awesome, an excellent example of why unicrowns are fugly. ;)
07-13-20, 12:59 AM
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Posted By merziac

No worries Doc, I was probably vague at best. ...

No worries Doc, I was probably vague at best.

Our response seemed good because it never lit off here for real.

Next thing you know the very small curve we had leveled off and soon thereafter we...
07-12-20, 04:45 PM
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Posted By merziac

Sorry, wasn't really referring to them. ...

Sorry, wasn't really referring to them.

However I work in a hospital and can tell you that the amount of foot dragging, wait and see while we do the bare minimum by all involved is very worrisome....
07-12-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By merziac

No expert here but from where I'm sitting, you...

No expert here but from where I'm sitting, you should hurry. ;)

These are very iconic, ride great and won't last long if well priced at all, like I said, hurry.
07-12-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Absolutely worth doing. Welcome...

:thumb: Absolutely worth doing.

Welcome aboard, glad you found us.

The fact that you are here and asking the question gives the answer.

You can start by hitting all the parts that come apart...
07-12-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By merziac

I must have seen a lot of Varsity Sports, the...

I must have seen a lot of Varsity Sports, the 74's came with them so maybe the later regular ones did too or they standardized along the way, imagine that. ;)
07-11-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By merziac

Great review, great bike and tx for posting, no...

Great review, great bike and tx for posting, no way we ever get enough MAP goodness here. ;)
07-11-20, 12:05 PM
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Posted By merziac

9 speed triple crank on 11 speed setup

Anybody think this could work?

This,

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/merz_gears_006_e7bd63541c388d0dcfe277205d95803184f77d2b.jpg


On this
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07-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 532
Posted By merziac

+1 I don't totally dislike the Weinmann's,...

+1

I don't totally dislike the Weinmann's, they are iconic but think they dilute the Paramount"s classiness.

Options were limited back in the day and Schwinn was buying them by the truckload so...
07-11-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,387
Posted By merziac

MaxDB The seat could go to the cobbler for...

MaxDB

The seat could go to the cobbler for a refinish and that's why shorts are black. ;)

The MKS are tough as nails, economical and great looking as riders, placeholders or the full ride.
07-11-20, 12:25 AM
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Posted By merziac

Good to hear, the Campy's are the only real...

Good to hear, the Campy's are the only real choice imho and the only other original option and while the lackluster pedestrian Weinmann/Dia-Compe kludge are somewhat endearing.

I have always been...
07-10-20, 10:21 PM
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Views: 21,906
Posted By merziac

Not on your or my life. ;) "They" don't have...

Not on your or my life. ;)

"They" don't have a clue and don't seem to care that they don't.
07-10-20, 10:01 PM
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Views: 532
Posted By merziac

Yep, you might be stuck with the centerpulls...

Yep, you might be stuck with the centerpulls although with the Modolo's on there it should work with Campy's too.
07-10-20, 09:55 PM
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Posted By merziac

You might want to start fresh with a new thread...

You might want to start fresh with a new thread of your own to get some fresh eyes on this.

My expertise is very thin on these but with the Holdsworth style wrapover there should be some that know...
07-10-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,741
Posted By merziac

Still close enough, Ti goes way back too, giving...

Still close enough, Ti goes way back too, giving you a pass, we know your hearts in the right place. :thumb:
07-10-20, 08:52 PM
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Posted By merziac

I'm not confessing to nuthin, I did it I tell ya,...

I'm not confessing to nuthin, I did it I tell ya, on purpose cuz I wanted to. ;)

Plain chrome steel seatpost with oldschool Brooks clamp, still hasn't slipped a bit.

Carbon SR crank and chrome...
07-10-20, 08:33 PM
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Posted By merziac

Steel, right? Tanwalls Motor Close...

Steel, right?

Tanwalls

Motor

Close enough ;)
07-10-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By merziac

I got that too, sounds like their teetering just...

I got that too, sounds like their teetering just got even more precarious, too bad, great guys, deals and resource.

Godspeed Mr. Martin, RIP
07-10-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,387
Posted By merziac

MaxDB :thumb: Very nice work, fabulous. ...

MaxDB

:thumb: Very nice work, fabulous.

Couple of observations and I realize you have thought these through.

That old seat is a find despite being a bit beat up, I would take the paste...
07-10-20, 05:43 PM
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Posted By merziac

:eek: H**Y CRAP! $20 each way, must be peak 24/7.

:eek: H**Y CRAP! $20 each way, must be peak 24/7.
07-10-20, 05:37 PM
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Posted By merziac

Not a classic Pro if at all, more like a Super...

Not a classic Pro if at all, more like a Super grand prix or the like, still a pretty good deal.
07-10-20, 05:27 PM
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Posted By merziac

:thumb: 2nd on the pics, near blasphemy not...

:thumb: 2nd on the pics, near blasphemy not showing a Paramount when asking for help. ;)

And of course the Campy's should come onboard at some point but also agree with getting it on the road...
07-10-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 879
Posted By merziac

Yeah he will, not a C+V fanatic by any stretch...

Yeah he will, not a C+V fanatic by any stretch but he gets it. His bike before the one he has now was a Raleigh SC that he helped with the hands on overhaul.

He loved that bike but let it get...
07-10-20, 04:36 PM
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Posted By merziac

I have a Paisley that is a 56 and was dirt cheap,...

I have a Paisley that is a 56 and was dirt cheap, bought it just to see.

Way too small but I rode it around a bit and knew it could easily be one of those that were it at least one size bigger it...
07-10-20, 04:25 PM
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Posted By merziac

If that is anywhere near your realm, I would get...

If that is anywhere near your realm, I would get on it. ;)
07-10-20, 03:55 PM
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Posted By merziac

ctak I know we talked a bit about some of...

ctak

I know we talked a bit about some of this in the other thread. I think you are on the right track with a Raleigh. They also have another caveat of having a great feel and ride for many.

I...
07-09-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By merziac

jjames1452 This was originally earmarked...

jjames1452

This was originally earmarked for a special deal like the one you are working on that did not pan out.

It is still on a short list of builds for a couple of special friends but...
07-08-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,741
Posted By merziac

Really wish I had drilled down on this before I...

Really wish I had drilled down on this before I built mine, could have had more clearance that was expensive and a bit less than I would have liked., oh well, still love it. ;)
07-08-20, 11:38 PM
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Posted By merziac

Tx man. :thumb:

Tx man. :thumb:
07-08-20, 04:17 PM
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Posted By merziac

Redux, revisit. ...

Redux, revisit.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1196565-old-new-ying-yang-good-bad-ugly-you-decide.html

Done and done, for now. ;)


...
07-07-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,249
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Tx Jeff, now that I got your attention my...

:thumb: Tx Jeff, now that I got your attention my work here is done for now.

I found several sentences in this thread alone that are no more than 3-4 words less than mine so I'm not alone for...
07-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,444
Posted By merziac

No idea, the experts should be along shortly but...

No idea, the experts should be along shortly but that is awesome whatever it is, love Peugeot's all day long. ;)
07-06-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,785
Posted By merziac

23's would be harsh at pressure no matter what...

23's would be harsh at pressure no matter what imo. Again, many here will say that wheels and or tires can make all the difference, I would get the biggest tires on there that you can fit and see,...
07-06-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,785
Posted By merziac

Maybe? :twitchy: I never thought Gators to...

Maybe? :twitchy:

I never thought Gators to be harsh but many do, they come in 32 and seem to ride great for me. ;)
07-06-20, 12:18 PM
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Posted By merziac

This should be a Jim Merz edition but some of the...

This should be a Jim Merz edition but some of the decals are missing, tubing, fork tubing and headtube as well as it looks like no Merz on the NDS chainstay. :foo:
07-06-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,249
Posted By merziac

As already said, this is very interesting,...

As already said, this is very interesting, timely, frustrating at times, surprising and much more.

I have always done this by the seat of my pants, literally and figuratively like many/most of us....
07-05-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,249
Posted By merziac

And therein lies the rub, most people struggle...

And therein lies the rub, most people struggle with doing it properly as it is "uncomfortable" so it is often not accurate when it can be the key number in the equation.
07-05-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,249
Posted By merziac

So what is your hard stop (PBH) inseam? Mine...

So what is your hard stop (PBH) inseam?

Mine is 38in out of 72 total. ;)
07-05-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,249
Posted By merziac

Pretty sure I blathered on about the big Merz and...

Pretty sure I blathered on about the big Merz and the big Paramount when I figured out pretty much the same, then again when I built the Strawberry even though it is not as tall since it will allow...
07-05-20, 04:39 PM
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Views: 246
Posted By merziac

No expert whatsoever but I'm inclined the livery...

No expert whatsoever but I'm inclined the livery is correct in that it is the right style, fit and vibe of the frame.

The headbadge especially looks legit from here to me but what do I know? :foo:
07-05-20, 04:32 PM
07-05-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,444
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Welcome aboard, glad you found us. ...

:thumb: Welcome aboard, glad you found us.

Get your post count up to 10 so you can post the Peugeot.
07-05-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By merziac

Depends on the builder and how, what tubing they...

Depends on the builder and how, what tubing they use.

Many will combine different tubes for an outcome that they want to get you what you want.
07-04-20, 10:46 PM
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Views: 525
Posted By merziac

The dog is right there with the cat. :(

The dog is right there with the cat. :(
07-04-20, 10:41 PM
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Views: 1,444
Posted By merziac

AdamCh :popcorn Two of the best, both...

AdamCh

:popcorn

Two of the best, both handmade, one custom, one production, both made right here in the US, Happy 4th. ;)

78 Jim Merz touring and 74 Schwinn Paramount.

...
07-04-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 366
Posted By merziac

Huh, well guess I should have seen that, the rest...

Huh, well guess I should have seen that, the rest still applies. ;)

And we still need a bigger pic of the whole guard.
07-04-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 366
Posted By merziac

R1de4fun Can we have a pic of both sides of...

R1de4fun

Can we have a pic of both sides of the cool blue wrench shown on the fixed cup plz?

Looks like a good wrench to get the fixed cup off to do a proper service, it should come out to...
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