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1991 Schwinn Paramount 70 PDG like new

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Old 07-26-17, 10:54 PM
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1991 Schwinn Paramount 70 PDG like new

After all of your help on my vintage road bike, I now request your opinions on my vintage mountain bike. Like the other bike I am the original owner. Other than a few dirt roads, it has mainly been ridden through the neighborhoods of metro Detroit. Truth is, I mainly ride my single speed mountain bikes and beach cruisers along the lakefront. This bike is 100 percent original except for the grips and seat. I have the original Deore XT pedals that are not on the bike (see photo). Even the tires are original. I might be able to find the original seat. Is that really relevant, or are seats and grips considered personal preference/wear items? Again thanks for all the help. This forum is great.
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Old 07-27-17, 06:09 AM
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When you are talking about a 26 year old bike, all original also means has not been maintained. Original components = good. Original consumables = not so good.

I like your choice of grips and pedals by the way, really sets off the colors of the bike.

Bike is super clean, thats a big plus too.

Local market, depending where you live, MTBs top out here at around $200. Maybe you can push it to $250 because this bike is so clean. Ebay will get you quite a bit more.

I have a 1992 Paramount 70 myself. The Japanese Paramounts just don't have the desirability of the US made Paramounts. Had it been made in USA with the exact same frame tubing and components, probably would be 3X the $$.
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Local market, depending where you live, MTBs top out here at around $200. Maybe you can push it to $250 because this bike is so clean. Ebay will get you quite a bit more.

When a Chinese Huffy is approaching upwards of two bills now, I have to disagree. I'd give $200 for this any day of the week.
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I had no idea that Paramount PDG made mountain bikes. Wow! I guess I just learned something new. Good looking PDG road hikes usually go for around $350 up. The bike pictured above looks very well equipped. I like the cantilever brakes & thumb shifters. Plus, it's got a real nice shiny finish. If it's a genuine "made in Japan" item then, it's worth a premium. Ask for the stars. Take the moon. Try for $350 and see what happens.

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Milkdudd, I may be over-stepping my bounds by saying this , but I had this same frameset back in '93 ---- PM me if you are trying to sell somewhere . But if you were looking for value --- I think $300 or so is about right
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Good looking PDG road hikes usually go for around $350 up.
Maybe this is market dependent but I don't find this to be the case at all. I see PDG road bikes over $300 just sit. I personally think PDG bikes are some of the best values in the market but i wouldn't give over $250 for one because you can eventually find one for that. Had a nice PDG 5 road bike on CL here for $175. A good value but I passed l knowing there are others available when I'm ready for one.

PDGs remind me of Raleigh USA Racing bikes. Good bikes but under appreciated and under valued.
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Awesome looking bike!
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Seeing how pristine this is makes me wish I didn't buy my used '91 Series 70 so scuffed up.

By the way, what's that little decal on the head tube (6th picture)? Mine had sticker residue there as well. Some addendum to the serial number?
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Seeing how pristine this is makes me wish I didn't buy my used '91 Series 70 so scuffed up.

By the way, what's that little decal on the head tube (6th picture)? Mine had sticker residue there as well. Some addendum to the serial number?
The word JAPAN. Speaking of stickers, I have a little residue on the top of the down tube right before it joins the head tube. Any idea on that one? Maybe something the dealer put on?
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The word JAPAN. Speaking of stickers, I have a little residue on the top of the down tube right before it joins the head tube. Any idea on that one? Maybe something the dealer put on?
Thanks.

Nothing in the corresponding spot on mine, though your dealer logo theory seems good. Not much space to put it on the usual space on the seat tube by the BB since the tubing decal is there.
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