Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-23-08, 11:06 PM   #1
bad news hughes
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
should i buy this bike

pardon my ignorance, but I'd like your advice...

A friend is selling his bike, said he'd be okay with $500. The details of the bike, to the best of my recollectionare as follows: '83 Schwinn Paramount frame (powdercoated) with Cinelli bottom bracket, it has a full Miche group on it, black Velocity Deep V rims and Nitto steel njs certified bars..

i wish i had pictures, but aesthetically it looks pretty nice, but I'm not sure what its actually worth.
bad news hughes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-08, 11:38 PM   #2
stussy2k
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ehhh
not a super deal.
stussy2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 05:27 AM   #3
frankstoneline
stay free.
 
frankstoneline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1980's Ross Signature 292s 12 speed
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dont buy it,
schwinns are boat anchors (for the most part)
I'm pretty sure that miche group is something like 500 new, but I would guess he doesnt have the full miche group unless he (foolishly) had those hubs laced to deep v's. Removing those hubs (and I would bet dollars to dougnuts the seatpost is missing too) drops the value of that group to MAYBE 350. Thos 70's and 80's frames are not worth anything (I've been given several) and I would let him keep the bars and get something suitable for street riding (track drops are THE worst option for street use).
most importantly does the bike fit you?
I wouldnt call the dude much of a friend if he's trying to sell you that setup for 500 skins, if anything he should be hooking it up. I would offer him 400 at most, probably 350 unless he REALLY has the full miche group with hubs seatpost etc.
frankstoneline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 05:41 AM   #4
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 8,145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
What universe is this where Schwinn Paramounts are worth nothing?
jet sanchEz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 05:50 AM   #5
frankstoneline
stay free.
 
frankstoneline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Bikes: EAI Bare Knuckle, 1980's Ross Signature 292s 12 speed
Posts: 1,557
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jet sanchEz View Post
What universe is this where Schwinn Paramounts are worth nothing?
ha, oops misread the model of the frame.
if it is indeed a paramount, thats a pretty ok deal.
I misread and thought it was some schwinn road frame :/ sorry.
frankstoneline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 05:55 AM   #6
sneaky viking
bum style
 
sneaky viking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: CT
Bikes: Poprad, Fuji conversion, Quattro Assi
Posts: 664
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(oops...too late)

It's a track frame, not a conversion, and it fits, buy it in a heartbeat.

Last edited by sneaky viking; 07-24-08 at 05:58 AM.
sneaky viking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 06:12 AM   #7
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 8,145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Seriously, I know it is early but when I read the first two responses, I thought I was still asleep.

To the OP--------Dude, an '83 Paramount frame alone is going to hit 5 bills on eBay, snag it!
jet sanchEz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 06:38 AM   #8
bad news hughes
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah if i bought it the first thing i would do is swap bars and put on a brake. i'll find out about the hubs and seat post.. thanks for the advice!!

yeah the bike fits like a glove..
bad news hughes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 07:22 AM   #9
Sangetsu
Senior Member
 
Sangetsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 東京都
Bikes:
Posts: 532
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
I'll give you $600 for it
Sangetsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 08:34 AM   #10
middy
Team Smartass
 
middy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Tejas, brah!
Bikes:
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey, you're not the actual Patrick Hughes, are you?
middy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 08:41 AM   #11
santaanna's leg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
I would guess he doesnt have the full miche group unless he (foolishly) had those hubs laced to deep v's.
Out of curiosity why would it be foolish to lace Miche hubs to deep v's?
santaanna's leg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 08:46 AM   #12
huerro
Villainous
 
huerro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Austin
Bikes: Trek 420, Cyclops
Posts: 1,894
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It all goes back to the Austalian-Italian wheel wars of '04. Sad times, my friend. Sad times.

OP if you haven't already, buy that bike now now now.
huerro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 08:49 AM   #13
dutret
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: GA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How do you know it's a paramont? Did you friend get it powdercoated himself?
dutret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 09:08 AM   #14
santaanna's leg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by huerro View Post
It all goes back to the Austalian-Italian wheel wars of '04. Sad times, my friend. Sad times.
I assume you're just joking, but I'm curious what the issue is as I have Deep V's with Miche hubs.
santaanna's leg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 09:10 AM   #15
dutret
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: GA
Bikes:
Posts: 5,317
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by santaanna's leg View Post
I assume you're just joking, but I'm curious what the issue is as I have Deep V's with Miche hubs.
deepvs are ****ty heavy rims miches are mediocre hubs apparently that offends some people.
dutret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 09:12 AM   #16
santaanna's leg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 106
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dutret View Post
deepvs are ****ty heavy rims miches are mediocre hubs apparently that offends some people.
So the Miche hubs, despite being mediocre, are considered too good to pair with ****ty deepv rims?
santaanna's leg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 09:47 AM   #17
jet sanchEz
Senior Member
 
jet sanchEz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 8,145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Your sarcasm detector is broken.

Deep-Vs are fine although, compared to racing rims, they are heavy. I would wager that 98% of this board couldn't notice a difference while riding on the street but that same 98% will now stop buying them because they have been told they are heavy. Sell your shares in Velocity now, before it is too late.
jet sanchEz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 01:08 PM   #18
bad news hughes
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nah, my friend is a pretty stand up guy, I know he's not trying to rip me off.. He did get it powdercoated himself, so I just have to take his word on the authenticity, I guess.. (Unless there is another way to verify?).I'll see him this weekend and I'll probably buy it then because its better than my other bikes

Also.. sorry, no my name is not patrick
bad news hughes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:03 PM.