Re: [CR] Gruppo for 50th Anniversary Paramount

(Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina)

Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 13:51:09 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR] Gruppo for 50th Anniversary Paramount
To: gpvb1@comcast.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: 6667


Or if you really want over the top, a full gold-anodized Galli gruppo.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

gpvb1@comcast.net wrote: Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 11:04:55 EDT From: InchPitch@aol.com To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]Gruppo for 50th Anniversary Paramount

What would be the best gruppo to install on a 50th Anniversary Paramount? C-Record is correct chronologically, but looks way too modern for a vintage style bike. Super Record was the last of the "classic" road gruppos, and although it was discontinued shortly before the 50th Paramount was introduced, there would still have been plenty on the dealers shelves, so it's sort of contemporary.

Would appreciate input from Anniversary frame owners, telling what they did. And also the thoughts of others who have pondered the question. Feel free to contact me off list. Bart Frankel, are you out there? Drop me a line, I need your new e-mail address

Thanks much,

Bill Curtis Costa Mesa, CA

Hi Bill: A pretty good percentage of built-up 50th Paramounts (that I've seen, and particularly the ones with the gold plating on them) have 50th Anniversary Campagnolo groups, and a Campagnolo freewheel on them. There's a four-year discrepancy between issue dates, but so what? ;-) 50th with 50th, gold-plated with gold-plated..... It could be considered wretched excess, but there you have it. Put a saddle with gold-plating on it as well if you want to max. out on the gold standard.... Of course, there are several other options too....
Regards,
Greg Parker
Ann Arbor, Michigan