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Old 03-19-21, 03:21 AM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
I take it this is going to be one an upright city build that's most definitely not going to get locked to a bike rack

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Not after he finds out how much the Waterford paint job is. I would just put it in a museum.
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Old 06-29-21, 06:32 PM
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Frame arrived home today! I don't think costs were excessive around 2k for all new paint and chrome, about evenly split. Economic stimulus eh. The fly in the ointment is that the information they sent says not to build it for a month or so. I had advance notice of its arrival and pulled and sorted all the previously cleaned and restored parts and cleaned the shop and everything in order to start the build soonest, now I'm put off a month. Shoot! Pictures in the next few days.

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Old 06-29-21, 06:47 PM
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Frame arrived home today! I don't think costs were excessive around 2k for all new paint and chrome, about evenly split. Economic stimulus eh. The fly in the ointment is that the information they sent says not to build it for a month or so. I had advance notice of its arrival and pulled and sorted all the previously cleaned and restored parts and cleaned the shop and everything in order to start the build soonest, now I'm put off a month. Shoot! Pictures in the next few days.

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Absolutely go with at least 30 days, more is better, the longer it cures the better it will look longer. I have a friend that is an expert painter and he always advocates letting paint cure longer if you want it to be tough, look good and last.

Patience grasshopper.
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Old 08-05-21, 04:47 PM
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I promised pictures:

Here are pictures of my imperfect build. Several small things will get changed but I rode it for the first time tonight. It is the first time I have ridden this bike or any Paramount. I have owned it since 2007. Riding it is a treat. It is a 21 inch frame which I thought would be too small but standover height is perfect.

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WOW!

Looks fantastic and I am no big fan of white except when its brand new sparkling bright like this.

So glad when a Paramount gets redone correctly.

Also glad you waited, that paint will look good and last much longer.

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Old 08-05-21, 10:27 PM
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What a beauty with that classic paint job. I am a big fan of fenders on a city bike, even if just for looks (and chainguards too). I think white fenders would really set this off. Here is my attempt at a TREK "Sports". The dull grey paint kind of fits the old Raleigh Sports image.
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