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So, After a month of raking craiglist and ebay for a bike for my girlfriend, I just HAPPENED to come across a frame and fork that I couldn't resist. I ended up buying it and transfered all of the parts from my Paramount to the "new" bike. My grin couldn't be bigger :D

The bike is a 1981 Bianchi Super Corsa. I would say the condition is fair. There are a fair number of chips to the paint and some large spots with the paint missing. The chrome could use a little cleaning up too. In my eyes, its still perfect. I wanted something that I wouldn't be afraid to take out on rides that may involve some crappy shoulders but one that had history to it too.

Eventually I want to swap out components for what would have been original to the bike. It would be sweet to get a panto-ed stem and seat post to start.

Here are the results:
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The Bianchi on the workstand with the Paramount in the background
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Off the stand
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Yes, I biked it home with the Paramount strapped to my back
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And the girlfriends new ride
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I like it

In fact, I like them all. Why swap out the Paramount for the Bianchi. The Paramount's sweet also. What sort of brake levers and pedals are on the Bianchi? Ha ha, what shoes are on your feet? Miyata's cool too.
 

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What I forgot to mention is: the Paramount is a 55cm frame and I am 6' tall. The Bianchi is a 59cm frame and fits much much better.

The brake levers are just Cane Creek SCR-5's and the pedals are Look PP-396's, the ones with Jaja's signature printed on them.

Here are a few pictures for nostalgia:
You can see just how high my seat post was with the Paramount in this picture
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And here is a good picture of the head badge
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I just have to wait for the rain to clear now...
 

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Man, I know that feeling- it doesn't matter how classic a bike is, if it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit.
 

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buck-50 said:
Man, I know that feeling- it doesn't matter how classic a bike is, if it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit.
That's the truth. I'm wrestling with the same problem with my smallish (and much beloved) Bridgestone RB-2.

BTW, love the Paramount.
 
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