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 Post subject: Schwinn Paramountain
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:32 pm 
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Wool jerseys and retro bikes are popular on the annual Thanksgiving Day ride that I posted on in the Event section. I prefer wool jerseys to retro equipment myself, but Eric Jones showed up for the ride with this mint condition hand-built Schwinn Paramountain, down to an actual Stumpjumper tyre.

Eric's father Holland Jones owned a bicycle shop in San Francisco during the '70s and '80s and was a member of the Rough Stuff Fellowship. Eric's first tattoo was a Campagnolo logo.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:36 pm 
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very nice :D , stumpjumper tyre alone would be worth a mint :)


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 Post subject: Another view
PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:35 am 
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Another view of the same bike.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:55 am 
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to be honest apart from the brakes and the spoke protector it don't look
too dissimilar to a modern bike ...does it?a bit more relaxed angles
but .....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:28 am 
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mikee wrote:
to be honest apart from the brakes and the spoke protector it don't look
too dissimilar to a modern bike ...does it?a bit more relaxed angles
but .....
mike


Since this, like every other MTB from the '80s, is a copy of the Ritchey, you're right

It's a limited production hand made frame. I should have asked Eric for the year, but from the component group it's around 1983-84.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:36 am 
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obviously
it wont be as much use or fun(do they still do fun?) as a modern bike
you just have to watch the new pisher vid to see what we're missing :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:10 am 
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an average modern bike does me puke


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:15 am 
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The bar looks pretty much like the (Renthall) motorcross we mounted on our bikes as kid about 10-12 years ago.

RR, nice ride!


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with a bit of coke can as a shim?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 8:19 pm 
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With a Syncros shim it works fine. I also use such a shim on my Sunn NK Trial bar. A bar almost as undestructable, but it weighs a ton.


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