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02-18-24, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,191
Posted By 75lechamp

One of my favorite bike books, which I bought in...

One of my favorite bike books, which I bought in 1973 and still have, is "Richard's Bicycle Book." I was always fascinated by the bike on the cover, which is EXACTLY like that Condor in your...
01-21-24, 02:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,565
Posted By 75lechamp

wildOG mine does have the braze on front....

wildOG mine does have the braze on front. Fascinating minutae on these bikes, thanks for the updates, some things you mentioned I had not heard before! ...
01-20-24, 08:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,565
Posted By 75lechamp

Very nice, and in my favorite Colnago color. Here...

Very nice, and in my favorite Colnago color. Here is mine, which according to the research I have seen, is a 1981 Super, same color as yours. Great bike!

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01-11-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By 75lechamp

Yes, during this period, Raleigh always measured...

Yes, during this period, Raleigh always measured Center to Top - that was the common standard back then. My other Pro is a 21.5 CTT, which is probably what you are looking for. It's funny; the...
12-30-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,151
Posted By 75lechamp

1978 Raleigh Professional 22.5" CTT

PRICE NOW $600 INCLUDES SHIPPING to lower 48. Thanks for looking!

Hi folks, back to thinning the herd since I have less garage space. Here is a 1978 Raleigh Pro, 22 1/2" center to top seat tube....
12-24-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8,672
Views: 1,068,839
Posted By 75lechamp

Super cool Weinmann centerpulls

These were hard to find, for my '64 Paramount P12 build (thank you Billy!)

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12-05-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By 75lechamp

1972 Motobecane Le Champion

SOLD!!

Continuing to thin the herd, as we are moving.... here is a '72 Moto Le Champion, frame size 21" CTT. Typical crazed original paint and decals. Has the standard set up including:

Special...
11-25-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By 75lechamp

FS: 1975 Peugeot PX 10 21" CTT w Stronglight headset

SOLD:

Hi folks, thinning the herd. Here is a 1975 Peugeot PX10 frame, full 531, 21" center to top. Original paint, lots of chips, original decals, no dents that I can detect. Chrome is in great...
11-16-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By 75lechamp

SOLD: 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer frame 21.5" $125

SOLD! ****

Hi folks, I have a 1974 Raleigh Super Tourer frame 21.5" CTT. Original chartreuse paint, in very good condition, but not pristine. Comes with original Brampton headset. Chrome is...
09-10-23, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By 75lechamp

I did find a link to the '73 Paramount specs...

I did find a link to the '73 Paramount specs document: http://www.schwinnbikeforum.com/SLDB/Adobe/1973%20Paramount%20Catalog.pdf

I believe that the P10-9 and P15-9 both shared the same frame, a...
09-10-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,386
Posted By 75lechamp

I have never done a color job, but second the...

I have never done a color job, but second the endorsement above for Spraymax 2K which I have successfully used for spraying clear over decals. It wetsands really well, and after a few days is super...
09-10-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By 75lechamp

That is a very good question. Although I have...

That is a very good question. Although I have temporarily put a NR RD on it, the orginal spec was a "Le Tour" derailleur (which I have, below), and a Regina 14-16-19-25-31 freewheel, which I just...
09-10-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By 75lechamp

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09-10-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By 75lechamp

'73 Paramount P15-9 build - J7373

Well, here is Paramount #5.... a very nice 1973 P15-9, serial number J7373 (September 1973, 73rd frame that month, kind of cool). I had my local painter redo the original color, Silver Mist. At...
09-07-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By 75lechamp

Finished for now....

Thanks everyone for the input! I have temporarily completed this project, still waiting for arrival of a set of the GB Ventoux (map) bars and the 3TTT Record stem. To get a ride in, I put on a...
09-04-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,341
Posted By 75lechamp

Back to the future - retrofit Stronglight cottered crank

I decided to return the Paramount back to what would have been the stock configuration as much as possible. Although I bought it from the daughter of the original owner, she could not really recall...
08-30-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By 75lechamp

DeRosa Chorus vs C Record

I've been in the process of gradually replacing some of the Chorus parts on my De Rosa to C Record. Here is how that went:

Replaced the Chorus RD with a C Record:

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08-26-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By 75lechamp

New Build: 1973/74 Raleigh RRA

Hey folks, this is a build where I somehow acquired a lot of parts before the frame showed up, which is serendipity especially in the case of a Raleigh RRA, which was only made for one year and does...
08-21-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,573
Posted By 75lechamp

I find this topic very interesting, as I too have...

I find this topic very interesting, as I too have a few Raleighs in the 21 1/2" size, namely a Professional MkIV, an International, an RRA and a Super Tourer. I went out to the bike garage and...
08-16-23, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By 75lechamp

Very cool old P12! I am curious about where the...

Very cool old P12! I am curious about where the serial number is on the earlier P12s. I have a December '67 P12 (I don't think it is a touring model, but I do know it is a P12 based on non chrome...
08-14-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By 75lechamp

Huret Jubilee derailleurs - NO LONGER FOR SALE

NO LONGER FOR SALE

Hi folks, I have a complete Huret Jubilee derailleur set, including:

Rear derailleur, early short spring version, short cage. This is the version set up to work on Huret...
08-08-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,348
Posted By 75lechamp

I will put in a plug for Gus Salmon. He does some...

I will put in a plug for Gus Salmon. He does some fantastic work.

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08-02-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 36,617
Posted By 75lechamp

Purple Ciocc

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07-16-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21,512
Views: 2,974,470
Posted By 75lechamp

Tour de Steamboat 2023

Went on my sixth straight year Tour de Steamboat, put on by old friend Kent Eriksen. It was a great day, some challenging hills, but couldn't beat the weather. Stats:

1981 Colnago Super
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07-13-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By 75lechamp

ISO: Cottered crank bottom bracket

Hi folks, I am working on putting my '67 Paramount P12 back to original spec and one part is the crank and bottom bracket. I have found a Stronglight 54 cottered crank, which is close to original,...
06-15-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By 75lechamp

That sounds like a fantastic build! I have always...

That sounds like a fantastic build! I have always admired those track bikes, with the red, white and blue, and chrome lugs. Here is one that I saw for sale on Craigslist. Good luck with your...
06-14-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,608
Posted By 75lechamp

I had to get 2 Allezs, one for the big brother's...

I had to get 2 Allezs, one for the big brother's and the second for the little brother's. Rode big brother's at last year's Tour of the Moon in Grand Junction (same route as the Hell of the West in...
05-28-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By 75lechamp

SOLD: Cinelli Grammo titanium stem 26.0 110mm

SOLD.... thanks!

Hi folks, I have a Cinelli Grammo titanium stem available. It fits 26.0 bars and is a 110 mm extension. In very good condition, very light, and has a reproduction plastic cap,...
05-28-23, 04:59 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 21,284
Posted By 75lechamp

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Views: 740
Posted By 75lechamp

1972 Motobecane Le Champion

Hey folks, it's been a while since I have been in sell mode, but thinking about starting to thin the burgeoning herd. With that in mind, what do you think is a fair value for my 1972 Le Champion,...
05-05-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By 75lechamp

Outstanding find merziac ! Well done!

Outstanding find merziac ! Well done!
04-27-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8,672
Views: 1,068,839
Posted By 75lechamp

1978 Red Zinger water bottle!

Brings back memories of hanging out in Boulder back in 1978....
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04-17-23, 01:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,688
Posted By 75lechamp

I like the stable yet spirited ride on my '81...

I like the stable yet spirited ride on my '81 Super.... plus I agree, the color is iconic for Colnago, that blue is really something, here's mine, with Cobalto brakes and Mavic SSC bleu rims....

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04-12-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By 75lechamp

Registered, thanks for the reminder Matt! That...

Registered, thanks for the reminder Matt! That 770 is fantastic, inspires me to maybe ride my 957?
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04-04-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 55,165
Posted By 75lechamp

Adding to the excellent Campus Green Paramount,...

Adding to the excellent Campus Green Paramount, here is my '67 Paramount....

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03-29-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 45,705
Posted By 75lechamp

74 Grand Jubile

After several false starts, I am finally turning my attention to my '74 Grand Jubile. I have had the frame for over 20 years and have built it up a couple of times, only to get it back down to the...
03-22-23, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By 75lechamp

Nearing completion....

Had some time to hang a few parts on this bike, interesting that the clearances actually permit Campy brakes. I put some "normal" reach Campys on and it's almost like they could take short reach!...
03-05-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By 75lechamp

Agreed, impossible to have too many Paramounts!...

Agreed, impossible to have too many Paramounts! My '71 Kool Lemon is one of the last ones with Prugnat lugs, yours must have been later in the year when they went back to the Nervex.... well done!
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03-05-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By 75lechamp

First of all congratulations for your excellent...

First of all congratulations for your excellent taste and attention to detail. A Carlsbad Masi is certainly in my bucket list, and hopefully I can get there someday. It would be great to see pics of...
03-03-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By 75lechamp

To me that is one of the great appeals of the...

To me that is one of the great appeals of the Paramount - all the vivid colors! Speaking of Kool Lemon, here is my '71, non-step through....

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03-03-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By 75lechamp

wow superb examples merziac !

wow superb examples merziac !
03-03-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By 75lechamp

75 Paramount P60/P65 mixte/step-through/ladies

Starting a build on my latest acquisition, a '75 P60 or P65 in Flamboyant Lime. ....

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03-03-23, 05:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,468
Posted By 75lechamp

Yes, I grabbed it, my fourth Paramount, first...

Yes, I grabbed it, my fourth Paramount, first step-through! It has some issues, but hard to argue with that color (Flamboyant Lime).... I will be bringing it back to some semblance of originality.......
03-02-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By 75lechamp

Thanks, I tend to agree. However there is one...

Thanks, I tend to agree. However there is one strange aspect. I bought the frame from someone who is not the original owner, but it came to him with Weinmann center pulls. On all my other paramounts...
02-18-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,449
Posted By 75lechamp

Finally got around to building up the Paramount,...

Finally got around to building up the Paramount, hope to ride it once the weather starts to clear up around here....

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02-15-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 72,365
Posted By 75lechamp

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1979 Raleigh Team 753
02-15-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 72,365
Posted By 75lechamp

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1975 Paramount P10-9...
01-27-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By 75lechamp

If you're near Golden, you owe it to yourself to...

If you're near Golden, you owe it to yourself to go to Seth's shop, Golden Velo. Stunning array of parts, frames, bikes, etc.
12-28-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,600
Posted By 75lechamp

AdventureManCO I just got this one back from my...

AdventureManCO I just got this one back from my painter here in the Denver area yesterday .... he does a fantastic job. To me, there is not much better than a well executed candy apple type color...
12-28-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,449
Posted By 75lechamp

Thanks, he is pretty old school, so just used...

Thanks, he is pretty old school, so just used tape. He does a great job - his day job is building high end tandems here in Colorado (Davinci) and they have some pretty wild paint jobs. He paints a...
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