I am new to this forum as well as the world of cycling. I have been looking through these forums and they have been a great deal of help.
I am considering purchasing for my first bike this used ~'95 Schwinn Paramount:
I have done a lot of research on this make/model of bike as well as getting the proper fit. I am really looking forward to now purchasing a solid entry bike for touring as well as sprint triathlons(non-competitive). What can you tell me about this bike? I've been a bit hard-pressed to find Paramounts that match this color scheme as well.
I am in the process of getting a serial number. But I'm guessing this is a Japanese Model.
The seller description reads:
"Classic Schwinn Paramount OS Steel frame. 54-55cm frame from Center of crank to top of top tube. Approx. circa 1995. Pro issue bike. Ultegra 600 shifter/deraileur, down tube index shifting , Sacks cranks components, Look clipless pedals, Cateye computer, Mavic 32 stainless steel spoke rims, Profile Stem and Ergo handlebars. Never raced or crashed (fell over getting out of pedals a couple of times). Scratches and Scrapes mostly due to storage in a garage."
It has been stored for quite some time, ~ 10 years and was ridden for Touring/Group Rides. The seller has stated I will most likely need a tune up with some new tires.
I will definitely ride before I buy, and make sure the fit is okay though I am not really comfortable paying $400 for this bike. However, can you also tell me about the quality of the components? I am still new to these type of components and am trying to learn as much as I can.
I'm thinking this bike is worth fixing up. Please give me your input, it would be greatly appreciated.