Re: [CR] Schwin Paramount Track frame as road fixed gear?


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:32:44 -0700
From: Jim Merz <jameshmerz@gmail.com>
To: oroboyz@aol.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Schwin Paramount Track frame as road fixed gear?


I don't think this idea would work. The pressure involved would be very high. I think a die would be needed on the outside of the whole top tube. If any portion was not surrounded it would bulge out. It probably could be done, but not worth the trouble.

Most dents in the middle of a frame main tube can be massaged out if there is no sharp crease. I used steel tube clamps that fit the tube very closely, split clamps about 4" long. If you centered the clamp on the dent and put the clamps in a vise with just enough pressure to allow the frame to be rotated in the clamp the dent would be worked out. Of course the paint is not going to be liking this, but otherwise it works pretty good.

Jim Merz Big Sur CA

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 9:45 AM, <oroboyz@aol.com> wrote:
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> Mark wrote:
> I wish someone had an oil-pumped-into-the-top-tube-pop-out-dents set up,
> that we could send these frame to...
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> Dale Brown
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: FujiFish1@aol.com
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Sent: Fri, Jul 23, 2010 12:46 am
> Subject: [CR] Schwin Paramount Track frame as road fixed gear?
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>
> I recently borrowed a 1974 Paramount track bike from a local friend named
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> Duane, for the Americane' festival on July 3rd, and after "the crash" on
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> the velodrome (not my fault .. I swear!), I noticed a dent in the top of
> the
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> top tube, inflicted by the metal post and railings that she came to rest
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> upon. After 36 years of Duane's ownership with no mechanical damage
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> whatsoever, I managed to dent it within the first two hours of riding it.
> Felt
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> so
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> bad ... that even though I couldn't afford it, I had to buy it! :)
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> The frame is factory drilled for front and rear brakes, and of course,
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> comes with a Campagnolo Record strada headset. I'm wondering, is there
> any
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> reason that I shouldn't use the frame and some of the components as a road
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> fixed gear, given the installation of flatter topped bars, stouter rimmed
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> wheels, proper brakes, and clamped on water bottle cages? Thanks for any
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> insight...
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> Ciao,
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> Mark Agree,
>
> Southfield, Michigan, USA