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    CL Find, Paramount PDG 90

    I've been looking for a winter project, something along the lines of a Bridgestone, Fat (my brother has a 91 Wicked, original owner), something vintage and fun to ride.

    Came across an ad for a '91 Paramount PDG 90, pictures looked good, price was reasonable. Went to look at it tonight and brought it home.

    It's not NOS, but it wasn't ridden very hard or very long. There's a few nicks on the chainstay (in spite of the dropped chainstay), but no chainsuck, no dropped chains on the bb shell, nothing but minor chips and scratches. Perfect for my purposes. There's one nick on the TT that looks like a brake lever chip from the bars swinging around, but generally, it looks great. Guy had the paramount stem and a (claimed original) ritchey handlebar, the tange HS and a cable hanger in the HS stack.

    Looking around the net, there's not a lot of info on these bikes. It's a tigged frame, so aisian made, but I can't find a spec list. My memory says XC pro with ritchey cockpit and seatpost.

    My pictures suck, but it was getting late and I don't have a well lit garage, so the entry floor had to do. Paid $140, which I figured was decent, but not necessarily a steal for a Tange prestige frame/fork..

    Any love for these?

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    Nice one!

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    maybe not alot of "love",,, but I think there is a lot of "like" Nice pickup, clean frame should make a nice build.

    I think this one is/was KB11's (if I'm wrong to post please delete). May give you an idea of the build

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...winn+paramount
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    Great find. Mine is missing the fork but I have accommodated it with a straight blade. Still not together as are most of my bikes but this one seems special to me. RED, WHITE and BLUE.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by da'HOOV
    maybe not alot of "love",,, but I think there is a lot of "like" Nice pickup, clean frame should make a nice build.

    I think this one is/was KB11's (if I'm wrong to post please delete). May give you an idea of the build

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...winn+paramount
    KB11's seems to have a little of everything, XT drivetrain with XC Pro thumbies, dia-compe cantilevers, ritchey rock rims, Diacompe SS-7 (?) levers.

    I'm guessing that the XC Pro and Diacompe equipment is original/correct. The original owner of this bike saw the post and sent me a PM mentioning dia-compe brakes..

    Given the relative rareity of XC Pro stuff, I'm leaning towards an XT build, M73X type stuff, readily available in good used condition, etc. I think M900 XTR would be a year or so too new..

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    Original Build Was XC-Pro

    The Series 70 was the same frame with an XT build.
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    Check it carefully for cracks at the seat stay/Seat tube welds, and under the slot in the seat collar before spending a lot of money building it. You'll thank me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    Check it carefully for cracks at the seat stay/Seat tube welds, and under the slot in the seat collar before spending a lot of money building it. You'll thank me.
    Uh oh. I looked it over pretty well already, but I will again. Is this a common problem with these frames?

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    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    Check it carefully for cracks at the seat stay/Seat tube welds, and under the slot in the seat collar before spending a lot of money building it. You'll thank me.
    Went over the entire frame again last night, I'm clear. Cleaned up pretty nice, I'm excited, just have to get last winter's project finished first..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plum
    KB11's seems to have a little of everything, XT drivetrain with XC Pro thumbies, dia-compe cantilevers, ritchey rock rims, Diacompe SS-7 (?) levers.

    I'm guessing that the XC Pro and Diacompe equipment is original/correct. The original owner of this bike saw the post and sent me a PM mentioning dia-compe brakes..

    Given the relative rareity of XC Pro stuff, I'm leaning towards an XT build, M73X type stuff, readily available in good used condition, etc. I think M900 XTR would be a year or so too new..

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    I have some M730 parts If you're interested. Not NOS, but good for a rider. PM if you'd like.

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    Nice bike. The headtube is an odd place to stamp the serial number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Nice bike. The headtube is an odd place to stamp the serial number.
    Thought so too. Not really that attractive, and in a very prominent location.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metaljim
    I have some M730 parts If you're interested. Not NOS, but good for a rider. PM if you'd like.
    I find myself looking for XC Pro stuff, but still, there's no where near the supply of Suntour that there is of XT 730 stuff..

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    91' Paramount Catalog Scans

    Not sure how much they changed the actual bike from the catalog, but here is a scan that may help with the original setup. (Found it somewhere on the intertubes. Thanks to whomever originally posted it.)

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/568601/1991PmntCvr2.JPG

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimrr
    Not sure how much they changed the actual bike from the catalog, but here is a scan that may help with the original setup. (Found it somewhere on the intertubes. Thanks to whomever originally posted it.)

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/568601/1991PmntCvr2.JPG
    Link broken? Can you save the image and post?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimrr
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    Thanks for that.

    Interesting (to me anyway) that they'd spec full XC Pro, with the exception of the cantilevers. Why not use the XC Pro cantilevers as well, they're already using the levers..

    Anywho..

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    986 work better

    And Dia Compe made Suntour's brakes (and levers?) anyway so its not that off-spec
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne
    And Dia Compe made Suntour's brakes (and levers?) anyway so its not that off-spec
    interesting. i don't like the xc pro cable hanger bolts and my 987s seem to brake way better. never figured why...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad
    Nice bike. The headtube is an odd place to stamp the serial number.

    Not if you're a Schwinn.

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