I have a friend who is moving. She told me about a bike her husband was rebuilding. A Schwinn Paramount. He had stripped the frame of the parts, which she still has, ordered the new decals, and cleaned the frame. And then he died.
That was quite a few years ago and, like I said, now her and her present husband are moving. She asked me to take a look at the bike and parts and help her sell it. She called Schwinn and they told her not to put it back together. I question that.
I am going to visit her (and the bike) in a couple of days. I have not seen this bike yet and I am not sure how to approach it. I know I can rebuild it, but I have a few questions.
What am I looking for to determine the exact model, etc. of the bike? Should the bike be rebuilt before she sells it? What other information should I try to find before making any decisions? What else should I know?
Any help here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.