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1984 NOS-ish Schwinn/Waterford Paramount

Old 06-17-13, 10:38 AM
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1984 NOS-ish Schwinn/Waterford Paramount

I bought this Paramount a few months ago and I've still barely ridden it. I was planning on making some changes to the components, but I couldn't bring myself to mess with it at all since it was in such immaculate original shape. Anyway, now things have changed and I need to downsize my bike collection so I'm thinking of selling it.

I usually have a pretty good handle on C&V bike pricing, but I'm not sure what to ask for this. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-17-13, 09:14 PM
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With Shimano 600 from that era, that price tag I see is significantly over market IMHO. I have one a year newer, with full DA. Around here, the high end stuff goes low, so mine will head to ebay.

My estimate: $800+/-. The 600 stuff pushes it to the minus side.


This 1984 with DA only brought $600. I would have thought it would have brought more https://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-Schwinn...p2047675.l2557

There is a more recent outlier that brought $1500. I would consider that to be extremely lucky.


In general, the 1970s Paramounts tend to bring more. But every once in a while, a 1980s version does go high.


$624 for a nice one with Shimano 600: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1987-Schwinn-Paramount-/160995553546?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item257c15310a&nma=true&si=XkeFWmCC9US%252B%252Ft1LFW4DVhV4jwU%253D& orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557




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Old 06-18-13, 04:02 AM
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This one is worth over $1k on ebay, due to the condition.
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I disagree. 27" rims are a turn-off for many buyers, same with hubs that don't match the rest of the group. That's a really nice bike and obviously in prime condition, but in this market I'd say somewhere between $600 and $800 if sold on eBay with excellent marketing. On CL, low end of that. Maybe.

This is one I'd hang onto until the Spring to see if the market improves. Can't get any worse.
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I would guess around $700 local $1000 on Ebay based on condition the original 600 dealer option non standard stuff could hurt value some when the bike was new it was considered a bit of a upgrade but now it's looked at as less than what people expect on Paramount.
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Old 06-18-13, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by link0 View Post
This one is worth over $1k on ebay, due to the condition.
Based on what? Would you pay $1100 plus shipping for it?

I think Work's assessment is closer to the right amount. The bike is immaculate and for some reason you seem to see a lot of '70s and then very late Paramounts and PDG bikes but seldom early '80s. I do agree the 600 is a drawback though.

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Thanks everybody for your input, it sounds like we're on the same page since I was roughly guessing around 700-800ish too. I'll probably just try to sell locally and see what happens since I've never shipped a bike and I'd like to avoid packing and shipping. If I don't sell it, it won't break my heart too much to have to hang on to it

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With Shimano 600 from that era, that price tag I see is significantly over market IMHO.
Just for clarification, the price tag that is on the handlebars is the original one from the shop in 1984 or 1985. Not sure if you were talking about market price then or now. It wasn't ridden before I got it, just purchased and stored in a garage, and I've only lubed the chain and taken it on 2 short rides around the neighborhood to make sure everything worked alright.
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