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    Muscle bike design spec robtown's Avatar
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    1972 Paramount, chrome

    Since it's not getting any interest - I thought I'd explicitly ask for opinions.

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    Korval is Ships
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    I saw this in the sales section and it is a fine bike. My opinions:

    1. big bike - hurts value
    2. components are not original or period correct - hurts value
    3. missing down tube decal - hurts value
    3. Paramount prices are depressed relative to a year ago

    So basically I think your $1700 asking price is just too high by quite a bit. The frameset is nice but it is big and that hurts value. Almost nothing is original or period correct and that hurts value. I think a more realistic price is probably going to be around $1200 or so. All my price knowledge comes from Ebay where I do a LOT of business and track almost every vintage bike sale. Paramounts have generally been selling for under $1000 and even real nice original ones aren't going for much more. Chrome adds some but also limits your market since quite a few people aren't into the all chrome look.

    Hope this is helpful.

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    I'd take it back down to the frame/fork/headset & sell it on Ebay. The components you have on it are nice but are not original/period correct.

    Wasn't this frame a late night buy it now purchase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDevil63 View Post
    I saw this in the sales section and it is a fine bike. My opinions:

    1. big bike - hurts value
    2. components are not original or period correct - hurts value
    3. missing down tube decal - hurts value
    3. Paramount prices are depressed relative to a year ago

    So basically I think your $1700 asking price is just too high by quite a bit. The frameset is nice but it is big and that hurts value. Almost nothing is original or period correct and that hurts value. I think a more realistic price is probably going to be around $1200 or so. All my price knowledge comes from Ebay where I do a LOT of business and track almost every vintage bike sale. Paramounts have generally been selling for under $1000 and even real nice original ones aren't going for much more. Chrome adds some but also limits your market since quite a few people aren't into the all chrome look.

    Hope this is helpful.
    Quote Originally Posted by mparker326 View Post
    I'd take it back down to the frame/fork/headset & sell it on Ebay. The components you have on it are nice but are not original/period correct.

    Wasn't this frame a late night buy it now purchase?
    I definitely agree with you on the components. The size does limit buyers - but for the buyer who needs that size... I am considering reselling her as frameset. Yes it was a midnight BIN. I enjoyed buying/building the Paramount but it's not my typical rider. Ironically, I chose it to sell because I hoped it would bet me closer to the $ goal I need for my next acquisition. If I had more room and no spousal veto on spending I'd keep the bike and buy the other outright.
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