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Old 06-21-11, 11:27 AM
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Waterford Schwinn Paramount

Hi looking to check my pricing to see if I'm way off. I posted a 58cc Waterford Schwinn 50th anniversary Paramount on our local Craigslist for $750.00 and want to see if I'm in the ballpark.
I built this up with DuraAce in early 1990's. Purchased the frame from a local bike shop who had it on consignment for a worker at the Waterford shop that originally built it for himself (no serial number because of that).
It's in very good condition with new tires, tubes and saddle (pedal and computer are not included.) Also just installed a carbon seat post as the titanium one was loose at the head.

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Old 06-21-11, 12:33 PM
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Low for a Waterford Paramount, with that build. But selling a high end bike on Craigs List can be difficult. I know here in Hooterville, no way could I sell my 1986 Waterford Paramount anywhere close to full value.

You are probably close to Chicago, so that brings a much better market than what I have here.

What is the story on that fork?? Assuming it is not original, that would knock the value down quite a bit. Beautiful paint on that frame!

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I'd pay $750 for that. Nice looking bike. 8 speed Hyperglide?
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Yes Hyperglide, shifts very nice for older stuff.... The only thing I'm concerned about is it not having a serial number. Don't know if that's a problem or not...

I have the original gold plated fork although the clear coat on it is a bit scratched up from years of being in my basement and being moved around.
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Pull that original fork out of storage, and don't worry about the serial number. You will have a sweet bike there! Price is looking low, low, low.
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I figured it may be low but didn't know for sure, oh well...

Look at this scam message I already received from Craigslist

Hello,
Thanks for your response in business time,i would have love to call you but due to the schedule of my work,i will need your name and address with your phone number for payment,As am only able to make payment by certified check, because i am on business trips and i will be pleased if you can send me more pictures.It will take some days for the payment to get to you.As per pick-up, I will make arrangement for the pick-up after payment has been received and cleared in your account.i would not mind adding $50 if you retain it for me and Please take the posting off Craigslist today and consider it sold to me. Do reply back with your full name and address in which the payment will be mail to you.
Expecting to hear from you soon.
Regards.....

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If only I had $750..
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Wow, good lookin' bike. Like others have said, I'd pay $750.
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Another thought?

If I can't sell it on Craigslist, do you think with a total rebuild I could get this bike in the 18lb range? Right now as is it is about 21.2lbs. I'm thinking Campy SuperR and some other choice lightweight parts and new wheels (I think these Mavic's are a bit on the heavy side).

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For reference, my '89 waterford OS paramount weighs ~19.5lbs. as shown. Original 8spd. dura ace shifters, o/g cranks, calipers, bars. Stem is nitto pearl. Saddle, seatpost (not shown, now it's a thomson) and wheels are all newer stuff.
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Old 06-23-11, 06:45 AM
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Nice, looks like a similar color to mine... What size frame? Looks a bit smaller then my 58cm.
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It's 55cm.
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I need to sell my too small 52cm Waterford, and pick up your 55.....
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Well when/if I sell it you can have first refusal!
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nice bike, like the paint job, might b low on the price paramounts kinda collectable i beleive
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1992 Paramount OS

In 2008 I bought my NOS 1992 Paramount OS frame from a LBS who had it hanging on display for over 15 years. I paid more for the frame than the OP is asking for his complete bike!

Asking price is way low.

There is a Paramount Discussion Group (PDG) on the Waterford web site.

https://www.waterfordbikes.com/board/viewforum.php?f=2

I started riding my Paramount again the other day and forgot what a sweet ride it is.



I just posted more pictures of it on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/2826722...7627513872864/

It's a franken bike but I put it together to ride not impress other bikies.

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