Is this a good deal?
Is this a good deal?
1977 Peugeot PX10
No it's nothing exceptional. If you want something of value, go with Paramounts built in the US. That's a mass produced frame from Asia. Expect to pay a lot more though for a US Paramount.
You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.
Its a fair price .No great deal.The higher the number pdg the better the bike.Pdg 3 is not the best.I would offer more in the $200 area.
These Japan-made Paramounts are sleeper bargains. Lugged OS tubing of the highest order and with detailed, custom lugwork to-boot, they were the top-of-the-line contemporary of bikes like the RB-1 and the Specialized Allez, bikes that commonly sell for $500+ these days. The Schwinn Peloton and Circuit, though beneath the PDG'mounts on the company hierarchy, typically sell for much more than $275 in this shape and they do that without much complaint from the peanut gallery around here.
So what's different about the P'mount? Other than the unicrown fork (sold that way to save a pound of weight off the final build), the P'mounts are better bikes in almost every way. Ask anyone who owns one how they ride. You won't find a negative comment in any of the archives here that's for sure. Build quality and finish quality on these is also typically top notch. Even the people who used to work at Waterford were mightily impressed by these.
1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.
Call the seller up say, "I'll give you $200 cash, right now." If he counters with, "how about $250", reply with, "I'll meet you in the middle. That technique seems to work well for me.
I just paid $300 (they were asking $350) for a 1992 PDG Series 3 in like new condition. It doesn't have a scratch, and came with brand new Vredestein tires and a new Selle Italia SLK saddle (one of my favorites). I figured the saddle and tires were worth half the asking price.
FWIW, I really like the way it rides. I took it out on the VA Beach hammer ride last Saturday, and it did fine. It needs something smaller than a 13 cog on the back, but rides, shifts, and handles beautifully.
Orange Park, FL
Well, somebody snagged it. The listing's gone.