are pictures of my 1990 (?) Paramount PDG OS. The bike was bought
as a frame and built up for road racing. I rode the bike from 1990
to 1998, at which time the bike was put into storage until 2009,
and rebuilt in
2010. I think PDG stands for Paramount Design Group, and OS for
oversized tubing, something fairly unique at the time.
frame is True Temper steel, with minimal lugs and chrome plated
dropout tips. The frame is very stiff, with beefy seat and chain
stays. Look closely and you will notice the flared seat tube where
it joins the bottom bracket shell.
original parts include the DA crank, shifters and derailleurs, 600
brakes and American classic seatpost. The headset is some kind of
beautiful French roller bearing thing that never seems to wear out!
The newer parts include Selle Italia seat, Origin8 120mm threaded
stem w/Bontrager Race bullhorn bar (to give it that retro look),
Cane Creek brake levers, and the beautiful Wheelsmith Accelerator
aero wheels. These beauties (given to me by a friend) feature Wheelsmith
triple- butted SS spokes. Bar tape is Bontrager, as are the 25mm
Race X Lite Aerowings tires. Pedals are Speedplay, and the chain
am currently using Continental Grand Prix 4000 tires (622-25). The
handle bars, stem and seat post are from Velo Orange, and the saddle
is a Brooks Swift. The bike rides like a lighter Rambouillet - very
stable and a great going down hills and through turns.) I use this
for fast, comfortable riding.