for the Xtracycle conversion is almost complete! I’m using some old racing wheels until the new heavier duty ones arrive. I put on some linear pull(v) brakes I had lying around. I also put a front derailler/shifter on. I still need to hook those up later tonight, when it’s cooler! And last put the chain on.
Found out a few things. I put a 68 x 113 BB on to bring the chainrings closer to the frame.
What I think may be the case is that this bike used an old low profile crankset originally and I didn’t have one to put on it. Because I still have the derailler that it used before, when I put it on there is NO WAY it will swing far enough to reach the outer chainring. That’s fine for now. I’m an idiot. I adjusted the set screw and the derailler swings as far as I need it to! Yeah:)
I think this frame size may be okay as long as I put a long seatpost on it. Which leads to problem #2. The post in it was cut off so I don’t have a ready to read size for it. I tried measuring it with my calipers and I think it’s a 26.8mm. My LBS doesn’t have a way of measuring it or the seattube. At the shop I worked for, we had a couple of wonderful tools made by Stein? that basically was a tube that gradually got smaller. Each size was marked, so when you dropped it into the seat tube, it would stop at the right size.
1-Do you know what size seatpost a 1992 Paramount (made in Taiwan) Series 70 MTB would use? I have it narrowed down to a 26.8 or maybe a 26.6.
2-And, if anyone knows where to purchase these seat tube sizers made by Stein?, let me know as well.
Lastly, I did send an email to Waterford Bicycles to see if anyone was still there from the Paramount days to give me a heads up on it. We’ll see if I hear anything!
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