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02-18-24, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By tkm

Dude was sporting a man-bun and facial hair 40+...

Dude was sporting a man-bun and facial hair 40+ years before it was popular! So I'll give him a pass on the adjustable wrench, lol.
02-18-24, 11:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By P!N20

Don't think so, the seat stay connection to the...

Don't think so, the seat stay connection to the seat lug appears to be different, and John's Condor has clamp-on cable guides.

Hoping John can restore his facial hair to resemble the gentleman on...
09-11-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By merziac

Well if we're talking about your 69, its a whole...

Well if we're talking about your 69, its a whole other kettle of fish, they were still a bit more last decade than next decade when production ramped way up and Schwinn racheted many things Paramount...
09-11-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By abdon

Don't get me wrong, I love my Paramount and...

Don't get me wrong, I love my Paramount and logged thousands of miles on it. I would not hesitate to use it on a century and if I was still into randoneering even further. Credit card touring? Bloody...
09-11-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By merziac

So the designated "touring" Paramount's may have...

So the designated "touring" Paramount's may have been some different tubing, other considerations, etc.

The other thing is most Paramount's were very robust in general so they are not the lightest...
09-11-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By abdon

Missed that memo. Heck the whole bike is...

Missed that memo.

Heck the whole bike is inadequate for loaded touring so it is kind of funny to key on just the brakes. When I was bike commuting to work I had to remember to ride the trek 720...
09-11-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Fairlane63

Lovely Paramount. A labor of love and it shows.

Lovely Paramount. A labor of love and it shows.
09-11-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By SwimmerMike

The paint job looks great. Great job on the build.

The paint job looks great. Great job on the build.
09-11-23, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By TakingMyTime

I am not worthy. Beautiful

I am not worthy.

Beautiful
09-11-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By ascherer

Shiny & sharp! Enjoy...

Shiny & sharp! Enjoy...
09-11-23, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By repechage

noting the brake pad placement, no Campagnolo...

noting the brake pad placement, no Campagnolo brakes for this bike. Also the top tube cable run stops are on the wrong side.
Ďthis frame was original with 27Ē wheels, I think using tubulars or 700c...
09-11-23, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Beautiful Paramount restoration! Well done!

Beautiful Paramount restoration! Well done!
06-08-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7,400
Views: 870,097
Posted By ascherer

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The big PX10 got the Retrofrictions from 75lechamp. I put them on a Simplex...
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By TugaDude

From what I've been reading here, prices seem to...

From what I've been reading here, prices seem to be taking a hit. if you decide to part with that bike, I hope you get a fair price, as it is a beautiful one. I'm a Motobecane fan and that is a...
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By Fairlane63

That is a lovely bike. I would have a hard time...

That is a lovely bike. I would have a hard time parting with that!
That said I would think in the SF Bay Area I would list it at 1K and see if you get any offers. I am no expert but I do check the...
04-09-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,655
Posted By merziac

No suspended reality here except yours, we don't...

No suspended reality here except yours, we don't care whether you have anything against vintage bikes or not.

We also don't care if you find it ridiculous, we don't care about the performance, we...
04-09-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,655
Posted By merziac

:thumb: And or simple disdain for us and C+V.

:thumb:

And or simple disdain for us and C+V.
04-09-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,655
Posted By smd4

Apparently you havenít read too many of the...

Apparently you havenít read too many of the 121,000 posts in the C&V section. Understandable. Thatís A LOT to read! Not to mention the tens of thousands of posts asking about how to work on these...
04-09-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,655
Posted By iab

Incorrect. Shows a complete lack of bicycle...

Incorrect.

Shows a complete lack of bicycle knowledge.
04-09-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,655
Posted By merziac

Confused again, :wtf: If you're truly not...

Confused again, :wtf:

If you're truly not like minded, why don't you please move along.

We don't agree with your assessment at all, this is C+V, not crapon fiberville.

You are not one of us...
04-04-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 55,163
Posted By merziac

"Flamboyant" green according to Schwinn. ;) ...

"Flamboyant" green according to Schwinn. ;)

Love it. :thumb:
03-30-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 45,705
Posted By daverup

I've recently purchased a 75 GJ Mixte in this...

I've recently purchased a 75 GJ Mixte in this color with the help of a enabler friend. I've been waiting on a break in the weather for a road trip to pick it up. These pics are making me even more...
03-29-23, 03:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 45,705
Posted By OTS

Yes, be still my heart. That is a BEAUTY! ...

Yes, be still my heart.
That is a BEAUTY!
Have fun with your build and looking forward to more pics.
03-03-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By merziac

Tx man, I love Paramounts, always have. :love: ...

Tx man, I love Paramounts, always have. :love:

Can't wait to see yours built up.

Have 7 total ATMO and always on the lookout.

Full group shot including the 58. ;)

...
03-03-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By merziac

Wonderful :thumb: Any idea the significance...

Wonderful :thumb:

Any idea the significance of the lotus's?

Traditional Campy build then?

Always loved these with the full on Campy, leaves no doubt that they are fabulous top of the line...
03-02-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By merziac

As always, we know just about anything could be...

As always, we know just about anything could be ordered from the factory on these and all Paramounts, almost nothing was off the table and many extraordinary requests were honored. ;)

The really...
02-16-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 72,358
Posted By velomateo

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02-14-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By AdventureManCO

Well, I can't quite meet the cutoff date of 1979,...

Well, I can't quite meet the cutoff date of 1979, but here is a pic of my '81-ish 9xx series with a donor wheelset while the original set gets new tubbies...
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12-28-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 660,998
Posted By AdventureManCO

75lechamp , you were telling me about this bike...

75lechamp , you were telling me about this bike on our ride, but it is really nice to see pictures. It looks to be in fabulous condition, and fun to see what I might want to do w/ mine as far as bar...
10-16-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By repechage

for racers of a grey hair situation now, a Regina...

for racers of a grey hair situation now, a Regina freewheel is the classic sound.
10-09-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By obrentharris

75lechamp Many thanks for the offer Andy. Those...

75lechamp Many thanks for the offer Andy. Those are 7 speed I believe. I'm looking for 10 speed, or 9 speed if I fail to find 10.
Brent
10-09-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bianchigirll

That’s beautiful. The shop sticker and...

That’s beautiful. The shop sticker and registration really add to the fabulous overall classic look.

you need to make up a backstory for the dent, something like the original owner stopped to...
10-09-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Tubular or clincher rims and tires? It does look...

Tubular or clincher rims and tires? It does look as if the crankset is 144BCD. Shouldn't a '67 have had the 151BCD? I do forget what year that transition was made.

That certainly is a beautiful...
10-04-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By 52telecaster

Let me say that the world is my toilet when bike...

Let me say that the world is my toilet when bike touring.... As for the handling which was my main concern, pretty damn outstanding. i had the front fairly well balanced and while I don't have any...
09-03-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By juvela

----- it is a frequently seen assertion that...

-----

it is a frequently seen assertion that the Competition and Super Tourer frames of this time are identical

one can tell one difference at a glance without any measuring

the chainstays...
08-23-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By Dean51

A little more fuel for the fire..... Here's a...

A little more fuel for the fire..... Here's a full view photo of the bike I sold with the "Allez" seat stay caps and under the BB shift cable routing. Graphics appear to match those in Post #13....
08-22-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By billytwosheds

Yep, I don't *see* anything in the paint that...

Yep, I don't *see* anything in the paint that suggests it was redone. Chalk up the stay caps and graphics combo to a transition period.

It's a nice bike any way you look at it. And my size...
08-22-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By Andy_K

But the decals on this one are from the 82-84...

But the decals on this one are from the 82-84 period, so it must be a transitional model or a repaint, and it doesn't look like a repaint to me
08-22-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By Dean51

I'm with andy k on this one. I acquired two of...

I'm with andy k on this one. I acquired two of these Kono built frames in 2017. A 54 with the "Allez" seat stay caps...two small for me so I sold it, and a 56 with the stylized "S" seat stay caps...
08-22-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By Andy_K

I'm pretty sure that's a 3Rensho built Allez. The...

I'm pretty sure that's a 3Rensho built Allez. The color (which I believe you'll find is a perfect match for Rust Oleum Cherry Red) is the same as my '83 3Rensho Allez. I read something somewhere...
08-22-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By brooklyn_bike

looks like a yoshi konno built allez to me -...

looks like a yoshi konno built allez to me - congratulations it's a terrific bike !
08-21-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By unworthy1

that certainly is an "offset" Konno style...

that certainly is an "offset" Konno style forkcrown! Has to be a significant clue!
08-21-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By machinist42

Two Unhelpful Cents

The "EFs" on the Shimano dropouts are a model designation, not a date code.

https://velobase.com/VeloImages/FrameParts/FBAD720F-639C-4DFC-884A-E6E2E2152798.jpeg

Link to Velobase Listing....
08-21-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By merziac

75lechamp This one is earlier with the allez...

75lechamp

This one is earlier with the allez caps, the S/N is a SSN of a previous owner. None of the earlier red ones were SE's, all the later blue Merz edition ones and some red ones.

Nice...
07-25-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Maytag

Love mine, assembled with Shimano Arabesque...

Love mine, assembled with Shimano Arabesque Groupset, 14-32 freewheel and a pair of Araya wheels. Did a test drive sunday morning.......LOVE IT...
07-25-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By RustyJames

Catnapís International builds - letís see Ďem!

Since Catnap sold a bunch of these recently letís see what youíve got.

My very rough assembly/trial fitting. Shifting bits still being decided on. Excuse the foam paddingÖ

...
07-18-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By merziac

This is the one I want, mine has none and the...

This is the one I want, mine has none and the paint is pretty bad so it is on a very short list of frames that may get painted. :twitchy:

...
07-17-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,648
Posted By billytwosheds

My guess is that you are correct, it’s a Konno...

My guess is that you are correct, it’s a Konno Allez.

A very nice bike. Could be built up with Suntour or Shimano, or even Campagnolo if you like that sort of thing.

The decal indicating the...
06-29-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,828
Posted By Drillium Dude

The classic candy red with white panels of an...

The classic candy red with white panels of an early 80s icon:

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...
05-31-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,561
Posted By merziac

Great news, I cannot imagine a collection without...

Great news, I cannot imagine a collection without Paramount's all I have to do now is find a 60's and mine will span 4 decades with multiples in the 70's.

Here's a partial family portrait after...
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