Here 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.

The 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.

The 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 is KMC.

I 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.

Lee Hogan


Paramount PDG - front end detail


Paramount PDG - drivetrain detail

Paramount PDG - angled view


Paramount PDG - front angled view
Paramount PDG - front end detail


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