Re: [CR]Yet another member with a new arrival, and a new QUESTION

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From: Brian Baylis <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Yet another member with a new arrival, and a new QUESTION
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Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2002 23:05:43 -0700


I don't know a whole lot about Paramounts so I can't shed any light on the extra long top tube. Being a squirt myself, I have upon occassion had to fit a short stem to a bike with a long top tube and it has always worked OK for me. Once the bike is between your legs it's often unnoticable. Try the longer one first and see what you think. You can also slide the saddle forward a bit to shorten the reach. It may all just work out.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
> Brian,
> Thanks for the good news about the Nervex shell, and you confirmed
> what I suspected about the bb numbers. The old gentleman's red
> pinstriping is indeed still visible. It was on my old 69 too. This
> was all done by the same old guy, him and him alone??? Pretty cool
> stuff.
> What about the long top tube.. Normal? Custom? Since it is about 3
> cm longer than what would normally be comfortable for me, can I simply
> go down to a 70 instead of my normal 100 mm stem, if I need to? First
> though, I'm definitely going to experiment with the 100 that came with
> the bike. Thanks, again...


> Best regards,

> Mark