Ok, just have to vent a little because my Paramount OS on ebay didn't sell. Personally, I think the bike is worth about $1,000, but obviously the marketplace disagrees.
Strikes me as somewhat incongruant that a late 80's Paramount OS is worth less than a 70's Paramount. The Paramount OS was actually a technological advance, and the best Paramount ever built. But mid 70's PAramounts, which are not nearly as nice routinely go for over a $1000, in mediocre shape.
And the number of handbuilt Waterford OS Paramounts built has to be way lower than all the regular PAramounts built in the 70's
I think it relates in part to the how old is vintage thread. At 17 years old, it isn't quite vintage. Also, the bike sold originally as a frameset, so there is no set of componets that would be "original" And if you did put a period correct group (7 speed indexed D/A for example) it just doesn't have the cache of Nuevo Record.
I imagine 20 years from now, my bike might be worth something. Apparently right now its not worth as much as Bikes Direct junk.