Re: [CR]72 Paramount 'PeakBagger' - done !

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]72 Paramount 'PeakBagger' - done !
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2007 23:46:31 -0700
To: CR RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>


Hope to see the Peak Bagger (funny take off of the Japanese "Pass Hunter") in action on the Angeles Crest / Mount Wilson ride on Friday, September 21, Rich. Last year this ride was very popular with the people that rode it. Starts at 750 ft. and climbs to 5750 ft. Mt. Wilson and about 50 mile round trip.

Ride view: http://www.calflora.net/wildplaces/images/scenery2.jpg

Angeles Crest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angeles_Crest_Highway

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, CA USA

On Sep 3, 2007, at 9:49 PM, Rich Pinder wrote:
> Finally - it took me since March 2005, but with ALL the great help
> from you on the list, my Paramount is indeed on the road. Today I
> took a quick ride up and over Sepulveda Blvd, to have coffee down
> in Manhattan Beach. All checked out fine (well, I will need to fix
> those darn squeeling side pull campy brakes!)
>
> I had so much good guidance - a few notables; Charles pointed me
> to these super nice 28mm sewups, called the Challenge Paris Roubaix
> - [JUST noticed Yellow Jersey now says theyre discontinued !]. Wes
> told me the right way to mount barend shifters (involving pipe
> cutters!). And thanks again to Tom for getting us the leather bar
> wrapping - note the RED dyed versions in the pics below.
>
> I was motivated to mount that Stronglight triple because I wanted
> something I could use on our local 'Mt Baldy Climb' ride, which
> seems to occur in the fall or early winter. The fatty sewups were
> also targeted for that ride, because on the hair raising descent
> down the fast (and busy!) mountain road, there are numerous asphalt
> 'cracks' that are kind of interesting at high speed !
>
> For the 'Wish list' - wouldn't it be cool if Honjo made their
> 'smooth' fenders...but in a 32mm 'Shorty' version ???
>
> Thanks again
>
> Pics:
> http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~rpinder/Paramount72.html
> Baldy climb:
> http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~rpinder/Baldy05.html
>
> Rich 'Paramount' Pinder
> Van Nuys, CA