When the Paramount was relaunched in 1998, the demand for the bike was so high, they were painted and shipped them as fast as they came in from Serrota.
Lennard answers questions about rebuilding a Serotta - Schwinn Paramount with a new fork, mixing and matching Shimano and SRAM components, and making a mathematical correction.
The superstars of some pro cycling teams are catered-to by their bike sponsors, at least to give them a psychological edge of thinking that they have a special bike—if not an actual performance advantage.
How to mix and match SRAM chainrings, chains, shifters and cassettes, and also how to unfreeze a frozen bottom bracket.
Ultrasonic, non-destructive frame testing is not a reliable method unless one has a perfect reference sample of the same carbon used in the fabrication of the bike frame.
Why to use a chain gauge to measure bicycle chain wear, when you can use a ruler instead.
More discussion about measuring chain wear, and the correct way to align chainrings.
In this week's column, Lennard looks at firmware updates for electronic shifting, mixing mountain and road components, and using tire liners for additional tube protection.