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Old 12-29-06, 05:33 PM   #1
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Paramount on eBay - bets on final price?

1972 P-15, 25", all-chrome, looks like it's in pretty good shape, w/Campy headset and BB, but needs replacement decals. Any guesses as to how high the bidding will go? Lord knows I can't afford another Paramount project, which hurts as this one is my size. Oh well . . . . maybe another BF C&V denizen can score this one.

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1972 P-15, 25", all-chrome, looks like it's in pretty good shape, w/Campy headset and BB, but needs replacement decals. Any guesses as to how high the bidding will go? Lord knows I can't afford another Paramount project, which hurts as this one is my size. Oh well . . . . maybe another BF C&V denizen can score this one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting
$900.00
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This is a genuine Craigslist ad for a 1969 Schwinn Paramount in great condition for $100

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/254712987.html

The guy called me to tell me he just sold it (yes for $100). I gave him the bad news. It just goes to show....keep a lookout for deals, they do come.
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This is a genuine Craigslist ad for a 1969 Schwinn Paramount in great condition for $100

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/254712987.html

The guy called me to tell me he just sold it (yes for $100). I gave him the bad news. It just goes to show....keep a lookout for deals, they do come.
Oooooooh, I bet that was one unhappy hombre.

Now all I have to do is find that mint-condition 1968-72 Cinelli in my size for $50. As if . . . .
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So, Tom, is that how much you plan to put up on a last-second snipe-hunt bid?

I guess I should up put a guess in the original post, so here goes - considering it's chrome, it's in pretty good shape and it has the right headset and bottom bracket, I'll go out on a limb and say . . . oh . . . how about $1450?
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It appears to be in great shape, but I don't think it'll go for more than $1,000. I got my 24" '72 P15 complete and in museum condition for a little over $1300 in March, and there was THIS ONE, a complete 23" '72 chrome P15 in great condition that went for $646 in July.
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It appears to be in great shape, but I don't think it'll go for more than $1,000. I got my 24" '72 P15 complete and in museum condition for a little over $1300 in March, and there was THIS ONE, a complete 23" '72 chrome P15 in great condition that went for $646 in July.

God I hope so!! It is my auction!
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So, Tom, is that how much you plan to put up on a last-second snipe-hunt bid?

I guess I should up put a guess in the original post, so here goes - considering it's chrome, it's in pretty good shape and it has the right headset and bottom bracket, I'll go out on a limb and say . . . oh . . . how about $1450?
Nope, I can't afford it at the price it was at earlier! I'd like to see the seller make some money on it though!
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I already have one chrome Paramount, but I wouldn't mind another......

Doubtful that I will bid, though. If I buy another I will have to sell something. I just recently sold my Raleigh International frame when I got the Paramount.

I would bid on P-10 or P-15 painted touring frame if it came along in the right color.
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The guy called me to tell me he just sold it (yes for $100)
Sold!... to BigBossman I do believe!
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I'll guess.....1450$USD; too high?
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Naw - I was just funnin'. I was shut out, same as most everybody else.......
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So you aren't the one who bought the '69 Paramount in Walnut Creek for $100?
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So you aren't the one who bought the '69 Paramount in Walnut Creek for $100?
Nope - not me. Looks like mastershake916 knows something, though......
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Oh, that's a shame. It woud have looked so nice along side that Mondia.
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God I hope so!! It is my auction!
Well, for your sake, fender1, I hope I'm closer to right than Scooper and Tom are.
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Nope - not me. Looks like mastershake916 knows something, though......
Upon inspection it's just a varsity with paramount painted on the side, and it looked to have been in a serious accident because the back half is bond-o.
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Turns out we were all too high on the guesses. Final price, $610. All things considered, that sounds fair to me. But then what do I know?
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""Upon inspection it's just a varsity with paramount painted on the side, and it looked to have been in a serious accident because the back half is bond-o.""

Really....? Are we talking about the same yellow Paramount? I had a long conversation with the guy and he told me he bought it himself new in the late 60's for around $300. He told me it had chrome Nervex lugs and Campagnolo cranks!....That would be one hell of a Varsity! Honestly, I don't think we're talking about the same bike.....
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Turns out we were all too high on the guesses. Final price, $610. All things considered, that sounds fair to me. But then what do I know?
I was happy since I paid $550 for the whole bike. Also the buyer tuned out to be a really nice guy and has quite a collection of vinatge bikes. We have corresponded back and forth regarding some trades for parts etc. All in all a win/win situation!
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""Upon inspection it's just a varsity with paramount painted on the side, and it looked to have been in a serious accident because the back half is bond-o.""

Really....? Are we talking about the same yellow Paramount? I had a long conversation with the guy and he told me he bought it himself new in the late 60's for around $300. He told me it had chrome Nervex lugs and Campagnolo cranks!....That would be one hell of a Varsity! Honestly, I don't think we're talking about the same bike.....
Probably not.
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God I hope so!! It is my auction!
Damn - I should have bought it - I wanted it to ride not to sell it.
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Damn - I should have bought it - I wanted it to ride not to sell it.
I too wanted to ride it but it was too big. I took a chance buying it and lost out on having a great bike to ride but was compensated for taking a chance and sending money to a seller (i never met in person, tom is a great guy by the way) for a bike halfway across the counrty.
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