Notices
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Schwinn Paramount Series PDG Help!

Old 06-27-20, 10:53 AM
  #1  
guy1138
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Schwinn Paramount Series PDG Help!

Hi all! I'm going to see this bike in an hour and having a heck of a time finding out any info on the year, and I don't know what a fair offer would be. Any help is appreciated! He says it is 105 and 7 speed.

Last edited by guy1138; 06-27-20 at 10:58 AM.
guy1138 is offline  
Old 06-27-20, 11:03 AM
  #2  
cb400bill
Inoxidable Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 18,008

Bikes: Fuji SL 2.1, Cannondale Synapse, Raleigh C50, Trek 710, Raleigh Granada, Legnano Pista, Viscount Aerospace Pro

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1900 Post(s)
Liked 1,225 Times in 765 Posts
Per Waterford's website:

Last edited by cb400bill; 06-27-20 at 02:48 PM.
cb400bill is offline  
Likes For cb400bill:
Old 06-27-20, 11:05 AM
  #3  
cb400bill
Inoxidable Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 18,008

Bikes: Fuji SL 2.1, Cannondale Synapse, Raleigh C50, Trek 710, Raleigh Granada, Legnano Pista, Viscount Aerospace Pro

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1900 Post(s)
Liked 1,225 Times in 765 Posts
Thread moved from C&V to C&V Appraisals.

Based on the color red with black downtube decals, it appears to be a 1992 Series 2 with changed out components.
cb400bill is offline  
Likes For cb400bill:
Old 06-27-20, 12:40 PM
  #4  
guy1138
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Based on the color red with black downtube decals, it appears to be a 1992 Series 2
Thanks! Probably overpaid at $250, but got it anyway. Tires are good, hoods and tape have to go, and the levers are missing the plastic trim piece (as always).
guy1138 is offline  
Likes For guy1138:
Old 06-27-20, 12:45 PM
  #5  
shelbyfv
Senior Member
 
shelbyfv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,866
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1680 Post(s)
Liked 972 Times in 573 Posts
I've read that the Series 7 and maybe the 5 were built in Japan as opposed to Taiwan for the others. I bought a 7 for my nephew a few years ago and was impressed. Really nice frame details. All of them are let down by the unfortunate unicrown fork.
shelbyfv is offline  
Old 06-27-20, 07:06 PM
  #6  
trainman999
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 304

Bikes: 83 Schwinn Superior, 86 Paramount,86 Madison,87 Cimeron,86 Nishiki Linear

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 143 Post(s)
Liked 53 Times in 35 Posts
shelbyfy what is so bad about the unicrown forks on thease? I cant tell riding if unicroen or built up they both have a great ride.
trainman999 is offline  
Old 06-27-20, 07:09 PM
  #7  
guy1138
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Liked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Originally Posted by trainman999 View Post
what is so bad about the unicrown forks
I think it's just appearance. They're nice lugged bikes, but the fork is "meh", the cheaper construction is reminiscent of a department store BMX
guy1138 is offline  
Likes For guy1138:
Old 06-27-20, 08:05 PM
  #8  
shelbyfv
Senior Member
 
shelbyfv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 6,866
Mentioned: 27 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1680 Post(s)
Liked 972 Times in 573 Posts
Yes, they are just ugly and cheap looking.
shelbyfv is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.