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    Paramount

    I think I've got a line on this bike, listed as a '78 Paramount, in pretty good condition. However, I know very little about Paramounts in general, and wonder if some of the experts around here would like to pitch in... What exactly am I looking at here? What would you value this bike at? Is it worth investing a bit of cash and time in to fix all the way up, etc etc? Maybe a flipper, maybe a keeper, I don't know yet...



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    Will take some better pics and a description of any deficiencies as far as how much to put into it.

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    Right, right, and it is a pretty bad picture, I haven't seen the bike in person yet. The seller is asking 150, which seems like it might be a pretty good deal what with the mania surrounding Paramounts, as long as nothing is cracked or overly deformed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowden View Post
    Right, right, and it is a pretty bad picture, I haven't seen the bike in person yet. The seller is asking 150, which seems like it might be a pretty good deal what with the mania surrounding Paramounts, as long as nothing is cracked or overly deformed.
    Are you driving to his house yet? Even if its bent its worth $150. We could tell stories all day long about members who post 'is this a good deal' and wait for multiple responses only to lose out on killer bikes because they waited too long.
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    Hah, it's happened to me, for sure... I'm actually waiting to hear back from him with his address, so I can get there post haste.

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    Drive, drive, drive; buy, buy, buy!!! Condition really doesn't matter at that price.

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    Hahaha, buy a tent and camp out in his front yard. Taser anyone else who might show up to see it, block traffic on that street!

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    Not sure about the angle, but the front fork looks bent. I just don't want to buy one when I see that.

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    The crankset alone is almost worth that. Why haven't you bought this yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Esteban32696 View Post
    Not sure about the angle, but the front fork looks bent. I just don't want to buy one when I see that.
    Looks OK to me - bent forks are really hard to identify from photos, unless they're really obvious. It's not bent back from the crown, which is a good thing.

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    Unfortunately, it seems as though it was just some d-bag posting an ad with a picture he found somewhere else on-line, not a genuine opportunity. I am greatly disappointed.

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