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Old 09-21-2010, 09:39 PM   #17176
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End of an era for a classic Paramount

I guess it could be fixed for posterity but I don't think it could ever be an "A" bike again
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #17177
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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!

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End of an era for a classic Paramount

I guess it could be fixed for posterity but I don't think it could ever be an "A" bike again
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:46 PM   #17178
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Wow -

If that were my bike, I'd have it repaired and restored. Then, I'd hang it in a place of honor in my living room.

When I was stationed at Lackland, I hung out at the local Schwinn shops. There were twins - each managed a different shop - who rode a Paramount tandem - custom built. We did a week-long 600 mile Hill Country tour in 1979 - the twins were the only ones (at least back then) I had even seen who could both stand up and crank up the hills.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:48 PM   #17179
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #17180
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the twins were the only ones (at least back then) I had even seen who could both stand up and crank up the hills.
That's what I was doing when it went 'pop'
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:55 AM   #17181
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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!

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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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:20 AM   #17182
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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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:34 AM   #17183
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I rode yesterday after work. Hammered it good and hard.
set some new highwater marks for myself along the way.
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Then today had my health scan at work.

I'm still rated as "Pre-obese"

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.

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

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.

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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:09 PM   #17184
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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!

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

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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:19 PM   #17185
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So it's worth fixing?
It's only 40+ years old, where's that receipt. . .

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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #17186
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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"

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.

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

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.

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.
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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:34 PM   #17187
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I doubt there's any Paramount specific restorers.
^^^ 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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:43 PM   #17188
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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"

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.

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

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.

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.

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.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:53 PM   #17189
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:04 PM   #17190
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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"

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.

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

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.

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.
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.
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