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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)

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Old 01-20-09, 03:50 PM   #1
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What would you ask for this?

I want to sell my 92 Schwinn Paramount on Craigslist but I don't want to screw over anyone and I don't know the approximate value of this bike. It is a 92 Paramount with Shimano 500EX parts. I even have the derailers should someone want to convert it back. What would you sell it for? Any help would be appreciated. [IMG][/IMG]

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Old 01-20-09, 03:53 PM   #2
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$400-500, considering what I can see of the condition. And that's only if it's a USA-made Paramount, not a Japan-made PDG model.
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Old 01-20-09, 03:53 PM   #3
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i'll give you 200 right now
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Old 01-20-09, 03:55 PM   #4
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Sorry, heres onother pic,


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Old 01-20-09, 03:56 PM   #5
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It is a Japan made Paramount. It was made as Schwinn moved alot of its operations oversees during there bankruptcy.
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what kind of nut is that on your back axle?
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It's in great shape except the usual older bike paint scratches. Actually for it's age it's pretty nice.
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what kind of nut is that on your back axle?
QR Skewer nut.
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Old 01-20-09, 04:45 PM   #9
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Garage door needs some work. The bike would sell for more if you paint the door.
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Old 01-20-09, 04:49 PM   #10
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Ask in the C and V vintage values or Schwinn forum
http://www.schwinnbike.com/usa/eng/forums/
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Old 01-20-09, 07:42 PM   #11
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Garage door needs some work. The bike would sell for more if you paint the door.
Someone elses garage door. Not my prolblem!
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Old 01-20-09, 09:43 PM   #12
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I paid 200 for my approx. 1992 PDG Schwinn and it came with Shimano 600 component group.
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It's a good bike, almost identical to the one which I have.

Yes, it's Japanese, but the build quality is better than 90% of the "pista" bikes being sold right now. If I were you, I wouldn't take less than $500 for it. Too many fixies are overpriced junk, your Paramount comes with decent handling, good quality steel, and very good workmanship. Waterford Paramounts bring the big bucks, but the quality of the workmanship on the Japanese models is not inferior in any way.
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You'll be lucky to get $300.
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$350 sounds good to me and haggle down to $300. Looks in really good condition.
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You'll be lucky to get $300.
it'd fetch more than that in NYC. (though he's in VA)
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it is a japan made paramount. It was made as schwinn moved alot of its operations oversees during there bankruptcy.
$200-300.
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I've got a 1991 Series-5 PDG, and I couldn't get the thing to move at $300; even with the full 105sc setup and new tires/chain on it. I stripped it down and transferred the parts to an '88 Trek 400 I found in the trash, because the Trek frame is larger, and I was really cramped on the PDG.

(The PDG series bikes had the same frame with different component levels and paintjobs, until you hit the Series-9, which was a Kestrel carbon frame.)

If anyone is interested in a 58cm '91 Series-5 PDG frame and fork, sent me a PM.
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throw it under a bus and be done with it!
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Not more than $250.
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I had a hard time getting $350 for mine when it was still geared. I agree, $250, tops.
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