I'm looking to pick up something for a recreational - fitness ride... might use it as a fair-weather commuter. (I'm in Phoenix, so it's almost always fair weather :-) Have wanted to try the higher end 70's-80's steel ride for awhile.
Wondering if you have an opinion on these options available on the local craigslist (assuming they fit, and are otherwise functionally sound):
1) '87 Schwinn Paramount, low miles, in lovely orchid-pink. Looks to be outfitted with Campy CDA, mostly? or similar 2nd tier but still nice Campy stuff. Columbus, 80's Paramount geometry. *Maybe* my top pick?
2) '78 Dalton European, which I can't really find much about, but looks like a nice high end 531 frame built in the UK and set up much like a Raleigh Professional... Mix of parts, Campy Nuovo Gran Sport, among others.
3) There's a couple 80's Italian bikes available that look interesting: Battaglin, Guerciotti - generally similarly outfitted with either nice Shimano or mid-line Campy parts from the era.
Can get the Dalton a bit cheaper than the others, but I have room in the budget for any of them. My guess is they'll all be more similar than not...
Anyway, thoughts appreciated. :-) what would you go for, given the option?