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1987 Paramount Value, PLEASE?

Old 06-02-15, 01:26 PM
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1987 Paramount Value, PLEASE?

Guys and Gals;

I am looking at an immediate opportunity to purchase a 1987 Paramount for $500. The serial number (as best I can see in the dim light) is 580CWF87001.

I know what most of this means, I believe. 58 cm, Not sure about C, W is Waterford, F is June, 87 is 1987, 001 is the first bike of the month.

Am I correct?

Anyhow, it's full Dura-Ace and is ins absolutely MINT condition. The only blurbs is a very, very slight rub scratch on the right top tube (hardly notable), and the decal on the left front fork is somehow torn. How it got torn is beyond me. It looks like it was torn when it was applied when wet.

I have a modern carbon Paramount Series 8 (I know, you guys can cringe; go ahead) so the Paramount (in name or whatever) is sort of growing on me as a Brand.

Is the bike worth this and a keeper? I need to know whether to pull the trigger by tomorrow because the guy is thinking about pulling from his booth and putting it in a holding area for auction Saturday.

Thanks!!!!!
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Old 06-02-15, 01:32 PM
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Go for it. If it's as nice as you say, it would be about $900 +/- 10%. Good luck.
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Even based on those tiny, lousy pictures it's a no-brainer at $500. Go for it! Then post some good pictures for us.
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This bike is most definitely a keeper. No doubt.
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$500 is a solid deal for that if it's in good shape. Bike is worth much more. Make sure it doesn't have any defects. Bent or cracked frame. Or, cracked hubs.
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OK, it's home based on oddjob2's initial recommendation (don't ask; mom said I would jump off a bridge if...). Posting pics soon. Earlier, I said it was mint. Well, it was in dark light. It does have a nasty scratch on the seat stay on RR. and a couple of other "pecks" here and there. But really, it's super, super nice. It has hard-wired Cateye speed and cadence sensors, but no computer. I've taken them off. The old gumwall Continental tires are just done for.
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
Even based on those tiny, lousy pictures ......

Sorry, I was at work and has some things going on. I'll repost.

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Looks nice! I wouldn't have let it get away at that price either. Good buy.
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That's beautiful! Great score! Worth way more than what you paid.
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You got a good deal. I have its twin in 62cm.

The "C" after the 580 is the length of the fork steerer tube ("A" is the shortest for small frames and my 62cm frame has an "E" length steerer).

Here's mine:
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