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Old 04-07-18, 09:52 AM
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Schwinn Paramount PDG 70 MTB Value

Hi. What do you think a good value would be for a Schwinn Paramount PDG 70? There's a seller here in NJ that has one. She's asking $275. It has Rock Shocks; she doesn't have the original fork. Otherwise, from the pics, it looks original and in good condition. She claims the tires are 26". Not sure whether that's original.
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yes it originally came with 26 inch wheels. Personally, missing original fork price is silly high. Around here if it was ready to ride AND had original fork, maybe $200. Realize it was likely made in Japan, Definitely not made in USA. Schwinn expanded the Paramount name across many bikes and models. The made in USA versions have the most value. Some of the PDG were made in China, I think I have a PDG 40 which is made in China.
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OK. Thanks. I just found the Schwinn catalog. It says the 70 model # was made in Japan. Certain lesser models were made in China, as you said. This one has Rhyno Lite Sun Rims, Shimano XTR derailer, and Kore handlebars. It's missing the pedals and she doesn't have the original fork and handlebar. Asking $250 now I guess because it didn't sell.
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Check the price for a fork service or worse rebuild. Realize it may be 26 years old by now. Older bikes tend to not be maintained, instead, they are ridden to failure. Rigid forks require zero maintenance, they are usually either fine or crash damaged.

Missing original pedals and handlebars no big deal. Missing original fork is a big deal IMHO.


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