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Old 07-10-20, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
Your bike's nice man, no need to feel bad about it, the way you customise it is part of it's character and a reflection of you, if you like it, be proud.

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Thanks it was intended as a tongue-in-cheek post; I’m on vacation and brought this one with me, I was riding what appeared on the map to be a nice wide gravel MUP, that, after a few miles, got narrower and more overgrown. As I was picking my way through peanut butter gumbo mud, root ladders and the 5th or 6th water crossing, I said:

”this is so the Wrong Bike for this ride”

There’s been some famously combative threads about Flat Pedals, Downtube Shifters, and Aluminum Frames, all of which this bike has, so it, therefore is “the Wrong bike”



It’s my #3 bike, the townie/path-bike, and so it kinda gets different components thrown at it, depending on what I plan on doing with it.

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Old 07-10-20, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
The destroyer arrives at your door in the dead of night while you are asleep. In his toolbox there's nothing but fixed cogs, a chainwhip, Loctite Red and a chain cutter. He breaks into your home and lightning strikes illuminate his movements. He finds those beauties and grabs them in his nasty, greasy hands. With his tools of **** he manhandles those ladies and before you know it he's gone in the dead of night leaving both bikes violated and destroyed, converted into suicide fixies....

Now that's a horror story.

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Bike horror fanfic. Now there's a thread topic!
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Old 07-10-20, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
Thanks it was intended as a tongue-in-cheek post; I’m on vacation and brought this one with me, I was riding what appeared on the map to be a nice wide gravel MUP, that, after a few miles, got narrower and more overgrown. As I wasn’t picking my way through peanut butter gumbo mud, root ladders and the 5th or 6th water crossing, I said:

”this is so the Wrong Bike for this ride”

There’s been some famously combative threads about Flat Pedals, Downtube Shifters, and Aluminum Frames, all of which this bike has, so it, therefore is “the Wrong bike”



It’s my #3 bike, the townie/path-bike, and so it kinda gets different components thrown at it, depending on what I plan on doing with it.

You forgot the flat bar vs. drop arguments.

Let's also not forget the other end of things where carbon, electronic shift, ebikes, bikes costing more than $3000, bikes costing more than $5000 and bikes costing less than $10,000 are all wrong.

I'd like to think this was unique to bicyclists, but I realized a while ago that there isn't a single food out there that someone hasn't set up a website explaining why it's completely toxic.
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Old 07-10-20, 05:14 PM
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1. Your bike is blocking the path for others

2. Rear derailleur has waaaay too much capacity for the terrain in the pic.

3. No one is actually ON said bike.

4. That isn't an 'off-road' saddle.

5. Three-pin crank? I got too much deflection on mine back in the '70s (aka - too much power to the pedals )

6. No Thumbie shifters on a flat-bar bike

7. No fenders for a off-road bike on damp trail

8. Mis-matched color scheme - I mean seriously, Gold brake calipers???

9. In the same vein - black spokes on a C&V?

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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
But notice how absolutely clean the bike is with down tube shifters. And it is a lugged frame bike brazed up by a real person, rather than a robot making weaker butt welds.
Nope, not lugged. Or welded. Not even steel.
I told you I was a heretic.
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Old 07-10-20, 10:36 PM
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The valve stems are not lined up, crank is not in correct position, chain is not on large chainring and smallest cog at the rear. Also generally it is good to remove bottles and bags and stuff though this is less of an issue.

Nothing wrong with having downtube shifters or softride stems all that stuff is fine.
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Old 07-10-20, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
Thanks it was intended as a tongue-in-cheek post; I’m on vacation and brought this one with me, I was riding what appeared on the map to be a nice wide gravel MUP, that, after a few miles, got narrower and more overgrown. As I was picking my way through peanut butter gumbo mud, root ladders and the 5th or 6th water crossing, I said:

”this is so the Wrong Bike for this ride”

There’s been some famously combative threads about Flat Pedals, Downtube Shifters, and Aluminum Frames, all of which this bike has, so it, therefore is “the Wrong bike”



It’s my #3 bike, the townie/path-bike, and so it kinda gets different components thrown at it, depending on what I plan on doing with it.
Ah, so there's the full story. As for your components, since you know what BF thinks, I'll bet you must be some sort of non-conformist and deep down inside you really enjoy having the "wrong" bike. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
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Old 07-11-20, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
Maybe no bike is wrong, but some aren't totally right either...


I read the little white thing in front as a teeny little basket off of a kid's bike. I want it to be true.
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Old 07-11-20, 07:56 PM
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@Ironfish653

From Sunday school lessons to living with protests that seek restitutions for actions of the past, do we really know right from wrong?
  • Softride stem or bell bottom slacks, both are period fashionable and functional (sexy...questionable).
  • Oh how easy, I judge drive side pictures and the position of the crank arms. Etiquette people, do we not know which side the fork belong?
  • Fluorescent accessories and natural material saddle is bold indeed, like your teen wearing a tuxedo with Jordan high tops. A fashion statement or no way your spending extra for shoes used once?

Lastly, bravo... tire label aligned with the tube’s valve stem. Truly, attention to detail juxtaposed against iconoclasm (I hope I am using the term correctly).

Enjoyable.
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Old 07-12-20, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
Ah, so there's the full story. As for your components, since you know what BF thinks, I'll bet you must be some sort of non-conformist and deep down inside you really enjoy having the "wrong" bike. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
That's the liberating part about being a Dirty Heathen; No orthodoxy to subscribe to.

Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Brifters.. I like my '90s steel racing bikes.
My steel road bike IS my carbon bike Better?

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Old 07-12-20, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
That's the liberating part about being a Dirty Heathen; No orthodoxy to subscribe to.



My steel road bike IS my carbon bike Better?

I forgot you were the guy who rides a medieval siege weapon! Still can't decide if that seat is on backwards.
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The rider was actually enjoying him/herself and not trying set a new personal best.
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Originally Posted by ofajen View Post
You just can’t see them. Actually they are drop bars, but drop bars are an illusion for most.

Otto
Looks like riser bars to me...
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Old 08-13-20, 08:08 AM
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All this talk of valves and tire labels, and not one person commented on the dork ring or kick stand.
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Old 08-13-20, 09:15 AM
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I have converted my 1983 Waterford Paramount Road bike similarly but have Thumb Shifters.
Wouldn’t a 1983 Paramount be a Schwinn?
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Photographer did not follow the rule of thirds
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Wouldn’t a 1983 Paramount be a Schwinn?
https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture...ord-1980-1994/from ^^^

"...From 1980 forward, Paramount became know as PDG for Paramount design group. Below is their first decal set – known as the “PDG Elite” – which ran from 1980 to 1983..."
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Hmm, what's wrong with the picture?

Well, according to Rene Hearse those tires at a butt load too small.

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Old 08-13-20, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
https://waterfordbikes.com/w/culture...ord-1980-1994/from ^^^

"...From 1980 forward, Paramount became know as PDG for Paramount design group. Below is their first decal set – known as the “PDG Elite” – which ran from 1980 to 1983..."
Sure, but Paramount Design Group (PDG) was part of Schwinn. Paramounts were labelled as Schwinn and were prominently displayed in Schwinn catalogs up to the early 90s.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Sure, but Paramount Design Group (PDG) was part of Schwinn. Paramounts were labelled as Schwinn and were prominently displayed in Schwinn catalogs up to the early 90s.

Just splitting hairs. When wife and I sold Schwinn, they were CHICAGO or GREENVILLE and also the APPROVED. My P15-9 was Schwinn Factory and after the shut down by Ed Schwinn I give the credit to Marc and Waterford. Personal feeling is that one needs only to mention "Paramount" for a knowledgeable history buff's recognition. Wife and I have "Anything You Want" frames with wife's being the first of only a few modified mixte Paramount frames.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Just splitting hairs. When wife and I sold Schwinn, they were CHICAGO or GREENVILLE and also the APPROVED. My P15-9 was Schwinn Factory and after the shut down by Ed Schwinn I give the credit to Marc and Waterford. Personal feeling is that one needs only to mention "Paramount" for a knowledgeable history buff's recognition. Wife and I have "Anything You Want" frames with wife's being the first of only a few modified mixte Paramount frames.
I think a bike that was designed by Schwinn, manufactured by Schwinn, and bears the Schwinn name has earned the right to be called a Schwinn. Calling it a Waterford seems kind of silly, since Waterford Precision Cycles would not even exist until a decade after the bike was manufactured.
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