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pierce 09-22-2010 01:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
I did a similar thing to my Motobecane. Frame builder near me in Denver milled the offending tube out and put a nice Italian Columbus tube back in it's place for not too much.

YMMV.

a vintage Paramount is likely double butted Reynolds 531 or Columbus, depending on the age.

Mr Head 09-22-2010 10:34 AM

I rode yesterday after work. Hammered it good and hard.
set some new highwater marks for myself along the way.
Track map

Then today had my health scan at work.

I'm still rated as "Pre-obese":baldy

My Total Cholesterol is good my Triglycerides and LDL are too low to get a reading on. Non-Fasting Glucose level is 126.
I need to drop these ten pounds that have been nagging me. Two years ago when I went through this last, I measured about the same.:huh

Same weight and I have not grown in height or shrunk. :eek1

But, I have dropped two notches in my belt. I can ride harder and farther. I eat better, and less. I don't eat much fat at all, and I tend toward salad at lunch and/or dinner especially when I'm traveling.

The weight is just not melting off. Even Sunday after I rode for three hours I got home, exhausted and had only dropped 2 pounds. :huh

Next trip home, I'm going to get into see my doctor and figure out what besides quitting my job and just pedaling across America will do the trick.

New goal for this two week trip is to lose weight.

I think 3 pounds is a good number to take aim at.

This time its personal.:lol3

scorpion 09-22-2010 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
That's the nice thing about lugged bikes. Get that fixed and it'll be as good as or better'n new! One of us runs Echelon (he's posted in this thread) PM him an see what he'd charge. Or talk to Waterford. Either way,a Paramount's too good to give up on!

M

So it's worth fixing? :clap
It's only 40+ years old, where's that receipt. . . :D

This has been hands down the best bike I've ever ridden. I would love to keep riding it. I'll start looking around for a good Paramount restorer.

pierce 09-22-2010 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scorpion
So it's worth fixing? :clap
It's only 40+ years old, where's that receipt. . . :D

This has been hands down the best bike I've ever ridden. I would love to keep riding it. I'll start looking around for a good Paramount restorer.

really, any good lugged steel framebuilder who's willing to do repairs will do just fine. I doubt there's any Paramount specific restorers. :D

Mercury264 09-22-2010 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
I rode yesterday after work. Hammered it good and hard.
set some new highwater marks for myself along the way.
Track map

Then today had my health scan at work.

I'm still rated as "Pre-obese":baldy

My Total Cholesterol is good my Triglycerides and LDL are too low to get a reading on. Non-Fasting Glucose level is 126.
I need to drop these ten pounds that have been nagging me. Two years ago when I went through this last, I measured about the same.:huh

Same weight and I have not grown in height or shrunk. :eek1

But, I have dropped two notches in my belt. I can ride harder and farther. I eat better, and less. I don't eat much fat at all, and I tend toward salad at lunch and/or dinner especially when I'm traveling.

The weight is just not melting off. Even Sunday after I rode for three hours I got home, exhausted and had only dropped 2 pounds. :huh

Next trip home, I'm going to get into see my doctor and figure out what besides quitting my job and just pedaling across America will do the trick.

New goal for this two week trip is to lose weight.

I think 3 pounds is a good number to take aim at.

This time its personal.:lol3

I stopped weighing myself a long long time ago. It just doesn't matter to me any more to be honest - what's far more important to me is how I feel and how, say, my clothes fit me. I was becoming a slave to the scales and it just wasn't helping me in the end so I sacked it.

ducnut 09-22-2010 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
I doubt there's any Paramount specific restorers. :D

^^^ That's incorrect. Waterford specializes in Schwinn restorations. Afterall, the company is owned and operated by Richard Schwinn.

According to their pricelist, the seattube replacement is $300.

TheYeti 09-22-2010 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
I rode yesterday after work. Hammered it good and hard.
set some new highwater marks for myself along the way.
Track map

Then today had my health scan at work.

I'm still rated as "Pre-obese":baldy

My Total Cholesterol is good my Triglycerides and LDL are too low to get a reading on. Non-Fasting Glucose level is 126.
I need to drop these ten pounds that have been nagging me. Two years ago when I went through this last, I measured about the same.:huh

Same weight and I have not grown in height or shrunk. :eek1

But, I have dropped two notches in my belt. I can ride harder and farther. I eat better, and less. I don't eat much fat at all, and I tend toward salad at lunch and/or dinner especially when I'm traveling.

The weight is just not melting off. Even Sunday after I rode for three hours I got home, exhausted and had only dropped 2 pounds. :huh

Next trip home, I'm going to get into see my doctor and figure out what besides quitting my job and just pedaling across America will do the trick.

New goal for this two week trip is to lose weight.

I think 3 pounds is a good number to take aim at.

This time its personal.:lol3


You may not have lost weight lbs but you are leaner( your waist size is smaller) Most of those weight things are based on BMI they are not always a good gauge of Obesity I've got a friend in the military he's 6'6" weighs 260 has maybe 12 percent body fat yet every year they say he's too heavy the command sends him to the Dr.to lose weight and every year the Dr. checkes him out and laughs and sends him back saying this is not over weight .He always scores high 2% in command on PT tests. But every year they do the same thing. Been going on like is for years. myself weigh 230 and am 6'4" yes I could stand to lose 25 maybe 30lbs but the BMI gauge says I should weigh between 185 and 196 I'd have to go on a pretty sevear diet to lose that much weight.

TheYeti 09-22-2010 01:53 PM

I just picked up one of these


http://surlybikes.com/uploads/bikes/BK6856.jpg

Mediocrates 09-22-2010 02:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
I rode yesterday after work. Hammered it good and hard.
set some new highwater marks for myself along the way.
Track map

Then today had my health scan at work.

I'm still rated as "Pre-obese":baldy

My Total Cholesterol is good my Triglycerides and LDL are too low to get a reading on. Non-Fasting Glucose level is 126.
I need to drop these ten pounds that have been nagging me. Two years ago when I went through this last, I measured about the same.:huh

Same weight and I have not grown in height or shrunk. :eek1

But, I have dropped two notches in my belt. I can ride harder and farther. I eat better, and less. I don't eat much fat at all, and I tend toward salad at lunch and/or dinner especially when I'm traveling.

The weight is just not melting off. Even Sunday after I rode for three hours I got home, exhausted and had only dropped 2 pounds. :huh

Next trip home, I'm going to get into see my doctor and figure out what besides quitting my job and just pedaling across America will do the trick.

New goal for this two week trip is to lose weight.

I think 3 pounds is a good number to take aim at.

This time its personal.:lol3

Muscle weighs more than fat which is why you weigh the same but you took 2 notches off your belt.

The other problem is the BMI is skewed towards people with less muscle mass. Thanks insurance companies.

The only real way to check your fat vs muscle is caliper testing or immersion. Ask to talk to a exercise physiologist for either of these testng methods.

The rest of the things you are doing sound spot on. I'm in healthcare.

Scrotie 09-22-2010 02:58 PM

:clap I'm back in the MTB game. Got a great deal on this. Now all I have to do is get back into shape...

http://scro0853.smugmug.com/photos/1...51_f8h4z-L.jpg

Gummee! 09-22-2010 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scorpion
So it's worth fixing? :clap
It's only 40+ years old, where's that receipt. . . :D

This has been hands down the best bike I've ever ridden. I would love to keep riding it. I'll start looking around for a good Paramount restorer.

There's a few guys out there: Spectrum, Joe Bell, Holland or Hollands depending on what coast yer on (no S is the west coast), Toby at Hot Tubes, Zanconato, and many, many more.

Up to you how much ya wanna spend on it. :nod You can go whole hog and get it better'n new, or you can prolly have someone do the minimum for lots less.

M

ducnut 09-22-2010 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheYeti

Cool!

I looked at one of those, before I bought the Tricross. Part of me still wants a LHT.

Mr Head 09-22-2010 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scro0853
:clap I'm back in the MTB game. Got a great deal on this. Now all I have to do is get back into shape...

http://scro0853.smugmug.com/photos/1...51_f8h4z-S.jpg

Dood, you're missing a forkleg.:lol3

That thing looks cool. Scary, but cool.

Mr Head 09-22-2010 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mediocrates
Muscle weighs more than fat which is why you weigh the same but you took 2 notches off your belt.

The other problem is the BMI is skewed towards people with less muscle mass. Thanks insurance companies.

The only real way to check your fat vs muscle is caliper testing or immersion. Ask to talk to a exercise physiologist for either of these testng methods.

The rest of the things you are doing sound spot on. I'm in healthcare.


I keep telling myself that. Still need to reduce my girth. Working it. It is supposed to get hot this weekend. Just in time for me to leave town and head off into the wet and dark.:huh

Scrotie 09-22-2010 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Head
Dood, you're missing a forkleg.:lol3

That's why I got such a good deal on it. :lol3


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