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Old 08-17-09, 07:36 PM   #1
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Help with buying a schwinn paramount

I really want to start riding road bikes but I don't really know much about them. I saw this schwinn paramount on craigslist for $200 or for trade, but I don't know how much it is really worth. Any help with rather or not I should buy it would be appreciated you can check it out here

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/bik/1320619656.html

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edit: I just found a Schwinn Peloton as well

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/bik/1318931738.html

is it worth $200?

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Old 08-17-09, 07:45 PM   #2
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The good deals like this one will not last long enough for a "what do you think of this one" thread unfortunately. Best bet is to review this forum, particularly the valuation subforum, and you will quickly become a bicycle valuation expert!

Around here, the great deals go super fast, and the good deals last a day or two.
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So then it is a good deal? I just ask because you said a good deal like this one wont last very long.
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So then it is a good deal? I just ask because you said a good deal like this one wont last very long.
The Peloton for $200 is a good deal IMHO. It appears to be an '85 model, and that year was one model below the Paramount so it's a high end bike. It looks like somebody swapped the Sun Tour components for Shimano 600 and 105.

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Old 08-17-09, 08:06 PM   #5
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Yeah, I like that Peloton for that price.
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The Paramount was a smokin hot deal. The Peloton is a pretty good deal (depending on condition, can only tell that in person) and should not last very long in a good market. Of course, before you buy anything, you really need to know your size and what type of gearing you are looking for.

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Old 08-17-09, 08:13 PM   #7
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Awesome, thanks for the input guys. Hopefully before long I can learn more and not have to ask such stupid questions but I appreciate the help.
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+1 to everyone else. The Peloton is a decent buy. Nice bike.
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