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