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    Senior Cyclist forresterace's Avatar
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    Is this a real Paramount?

    I just ran across this online. Is this anything significant?

    http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLarg...AdId=410013662
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    Bianchi Goddess Bianchigirll's Avatar
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    Yes and No. It is a PDG or paramount Design Group bike. It is a bike designed by the group that would be responsable for designing a Paramount but it was built in Japan rather than Waterford like a real Paramount. It is still a nice bike but does not carry the same prestige as a 'real' Paramount

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    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
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    Series 2 was the lowest in the group, and i think it was made in China, while some of the higher ones were made by Panasonic in Japan. I've had two of those. Nice bikes, under equipped component wise.
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    Decrepit Member Scooper's Avatar
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    Bill has it exactly right.

    The PDG Series 2 Paramount was the low end; it and the Series 3 were initially made on Taiwan by A-Pro, then production moved to mainland China.

    The PDG Series 5 and Series 7 were both made by National/Panasonic in Japan.
    - Stan

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