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50th Anniversary Paramount

Old 09-10-19, 03:13 PM
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50th Anniversary Paramount

I just came across this on Craigslist..out of Atlanta.....

Some one was selling an 50th anniversary Schwinn Paramount..in mint condition..

they were asking $ 8,000 FIRM.

Ouch...
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Link to ad

Im a bit speechless on the price --- but with a "Yeah, but" caveat thrown in

true NOS unridden dealer display -- so pretty

OTOH --- Campy 50th anniversary is 1983 and the Paramount 50th is 1988 if we're splitting hairs --- Bike should have a C-Record group on it


https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/b...975143753.html
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Old 09-10-19, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
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Im a bit speechless on the price --- but with a "Yeah, but" caveat thrown in

true NOS unridden dealer display -- so pretty

OTOH --- Campy 50th anniversary is 1983 and the Paramount 50th is 1988 if we're splitting hairs --- Bike should have a C-Record group on it


https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/b...975143753.html
50th X 50th = 8K?, maybe.
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Old 09-10-19, 05:40 PM
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The recession has already hit vintage bicycles.
One can always ask and hope.
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Old 09-10-19, 05:41 PM
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Oh look finally a Paramount in my size! If I had that dough I'd immediately go to a small builder instead.
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Old 09-10-19, 07:32 PM
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There are a number of people in the world with more money than sense. All that seller needs is ONE.
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Old 09-10-19, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
There are a number of people in the world with more money than sense. All that seller needs is ONE.
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Old 09-10-19, 10:40 PM
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Amen......an fool and their money, is soon parted...on the flip, you can't put an price on pleasure......but for 8k ? sheesh...LOL
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Old 09-11-19, 01:56 PM
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You mean I don't even get lever hoods for my $8000? Meh.

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You mean I don't even get lever hoods for my $8000? Meh.

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DD, Hoods are included just in case that was the deal-breaker!
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Old 09-11-19, 06:22 PM
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DD, Hoods are included just in case that was the deal-breaker!
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So interested in the pics I failed to do my reading - thanks!

Still, it's also missing the little knurled cap on the end of the DS rear DO adjusting screw...so I'll pass

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Old 09-12-19, 08:45 AM
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there's no frigging way, that bike will sell for 8k......or am I missing something ??
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Originally Posted by mousemeat View Post
there's no frigging way, that bike will sell for 8k......or am I missing something ??

Not sure if he will get it -- but if it is really unused and unridden , ( he took a hit on value of the group just by installing it - but that was 31 years ago ) --- Its a very special bicycle and the seller is not out of line asking 8k for it --- but I highly doubt he will even get a phone call on it from Craigslist


This bike below has definitely been ridden
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Schwin...gAAOSw~JFcQM2E


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dea...0AAOSwXUNcylYW

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Campagn...4AAOSwhYJcROBA

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Bianchi...cfc0b51fb6cc6d
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Only if 50th group has a serial # below 100.
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Honey, I'm trying to sell it, there's just no interest.
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PDG Paramounts never fail to get a shrug and a meh from me. This one is no different.
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A 50th group set sold on the bay for $3,600.00, so I guess some people just have to have it...just like the astronomical prices for some things etc.
To some bragging rights come with a high price, in my book that is a lot of money to be spent on a wall hanger...to each their own, if you have the excess might as well use it if it floats your boat, we can't take it with us.
I can think of better ways to utilize the $8,000.00.
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Old 09-13-19, 06:29 PM
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$8K firm??!!
I say, Dream on,..... firmly......
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8K and it has Ambrosio rims?



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Shouldn't there be a gold fork?
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Shouldn't there be a gold fork?
If you want that, it's an extra "grand".
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Here's the competitor. 50th with the 50th. He's had his ebay listing up since the beginning of the year.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Schwinn-Par...wAAOSwPhhbYPWU


Then there's 'greatbikemoves' out of NY. He always has spectacular vintage rides listed. A bit high, but you know your getting a flawless bike unless noted. And his 'detail' with his listing set the high water mark. No groupo 50th on this one, just an amazing vintage Schwinn Paramount....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE1974...MAAOSw1rpcVz3e



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Isn't a 1988 Paramount without the gold fork just a 1988 Paramount? It's my understanding that only the ones with the gold fork are considered 50th Anniversary Commemoratives.
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Then there's 'greatbikemoves' out of NY. He always has spectacular vintage rides listed. A bit high, but you know your getting a flawless bike unless noted. And his 'detail' with his listing set the high water mark. No groupo 50th on this one, just an amazing vintage Schwinn Paramount....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE1974...MAAOSw1rpcVz3e
That '74 is beautiful but the decals are wrong for that year; it shouldn't have the Olympic Rings decal on the seat post.
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How many were produced?
Wonder how many are still in New Old Stock (NOS) mint condition?
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