Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lugged steel. 18 speeds. 18 pounds.

On a quest to prove that it IS possible to weight-weenie a steel frame with old components, I built this crazy contraption out of a 1999 Schwinn Paramount, and a unique collection of parts - old, moderately new, and otherwise.

Hey, it cost way less than those ZIPP wheels behind it.

The build, if you so choose to borrow these ideas (please do):

1999 Schwinn Match Paramount frame, Reynolds 853
Aluminum fork, brand is marked on steerer (can't recall)
Campagnolo Record 10-speed crankset + BB (BB is the only carbon on the bike)
CLB brake levers
CLB calipers
Campagnolo something-or-other FD (never did check)
Huret Jubilee RD, first-gen
Hollowed 10-speed Z-chain, gold anodized
Edco/FIR wheelset (Mike Terraferma's old racing wheelset - a trade)
ZOOM quill stem
ITM handlebars
American Classic seatpost
Vetta SL saddle
Shimano part-TI, part steel rear cassette, 9-speed

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