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    Early 1960's Schwinn Paramount P-11 "Toursit" 3-speed . . .

    I have been looking for a Paramount "Tourist" model for some time and have only come across a couple of them--both were 10-speed models and I realy want a 3-speed. Anyway, after digging around for some time I have come across one--it's an early 60's model with the plastic fenders and it's in really nice unmolested condition. It's been sitting for a while and needs to be gone through, but it has nice paint and chrome. I have been asked to "make an offer" but have been led to believe the seller expects somewhere around $750 for the bike. Is this too much?

    Thanks.

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    I don't pretend to be an expert on Paramounts, but I don't think it's too much. Bikes like you describe are hard to find in any condition, and this one sounds very nice. A Paramount in almost any condition is going to cost that much, it seems to me.

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    How long have you been looking? How patient are you? Sounds pretty rare, if it is exactly what you want, you probably won't find another for a long time. So its really more of a matter of "what it is worth to you", rather than to the market.

    Condition is everything, and this one sounds like it is in pretty good, original condition.

    I look for bikes every day, and I haven't seen one.

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    I get what you're saying. I've been looking on and off for 3-4 years and this is the first 3-speed I've stumbled upon. It seems like a lot of money, but as you say--I might not find another one for a long long time.

    I don't really know why I want one of these so badly, but something about the 3-speed Tourist Paramount really floats my boat. I don't even know how it will ride, but . . .

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