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Raleigh Professional & Schwinn Paramount

Old 10-27-23, 04:44 PM
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Raleigh Professional & Schwinn Paramount

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Not affiliated in any way. Just curious what everyones take is on these bikes and the price!
They are lovely but I think the seller is a little hopeful..
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Old 10-27-23, 04:58 PM
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That guy is high, and I'm not talking about the price.
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Old 10-27-23, 05:44 PM
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It's not even a question....to quote Aerosmith
" he's been dreaming float n down stream n losing touch with all that's real"

Nuff said
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Old 10-27-23, 06:31 PM
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For some reality high side $400 0n the first and $500 for the second if really nos with rubber tires still good?!. It would be a me yet maybe very entertaining to take a close look if close.

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Old 10-27-23, 07:34 PM
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I would not go that far. I'm not familiar with Raleigh but that early chrome Paramount is easily a $2k bike on the Bay. Early Paramounts are pricey, chrome ones are uncommon, and apparently in pristine condition.
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I don't know what I would pay for them, but I know it wouldn't be close to the seller's asking price. I will say it is a shame that nobody has enjoyed these bikes all these years. I don't know what is worse, misuse and abuse, or sitting around for almost 50 years unused..
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Lovely bikes. In my book, the seller loses credibility with some goofs.
The Pro came with a Brooks Pro saddle. And, believe it or not, plastic bar tape. Minor quibbles for sure.
More to dispute with the Paramount: brake calipers, seatpost, and (perhaps) pedals out-of-period. Hubs look like Tipo.
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Originally Posted by Chuck M
I don't know what is worse, misuse and abuse, or sitting around for almost 50 years unused..
Most definitely misuse and abuse. A 50 years old bike can be ready to ride in a couple of hours, and abused one may be destined for the dumpster.
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I would say about $1000 for the pro on a good day and maybe $1500 or so on the Paramount. It is hard to say , but eBay might bring the best results .
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$200- 300 as is seems brutal but the markets tough and it iwhat it is. Myself I would keep I CAN ALWAYS FIND 4 FEET OF SPACE FOR A NICE BIKE.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1
$200- 300 as is seems brutal but the markets tough and it iwhat it is. Myself I would keep I CAN ALWAYS FIND 4 FEET OF SPACE FOR A NICE BIKE.

Ok, the seller is way off base on the high end, but you're way off base on the low end. These are two very nice bikes in what looks like excellent condition with some nice extras. You say the market is brutal -- it might not be fantastic, but if near you bikes like these are selling for the peanuts you suggest they're worth I need to rent a truck and stock up! If these were actually $200-300 each they'd be the deals of the year.
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Realistically, a lot of work needs to go into both of these bicycles; both should get complete overhauls simply because 50 y/o grease is now plastic. Cable housing is probably brittle, brake pads are probably like cold hockey pucks. $3000 for both is a bit high, but still within the fair range. I think $2000 for the pair is still fair. This will be interesting to follow.
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