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Old 09-07-12, 04:25 PM   #1
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Is this a real Paramount?

I just ran across this online. Is this anything significant?
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Old 09-07-12, 04:38 PM   #2
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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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Old 09-07-12, 04:57 PM   #3
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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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Old 09-07-12, 05:49 PM   #4
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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.
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