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Chrome Paramount

Old 04-19-14, 07:01 AM
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Chrome Paramount

It makes me a little weak in the knees just seeing it in what appears to be my size. What do you all think? I am having trouble being objective.

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Old 04-19-14, 07:04 AM
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BUY, BUY, BUY,!!!!!!! That's a steal.
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Old 04-19-14, 07:05 AM
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If you have to ask, it's probably already gone. Run, don't walk. Conservative value on eBay - clear $1400.
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Old 04-19-14, 07:16 AM
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Buy it. It is in my size too - or fricking close enough for a chrome Paramount, so if you don't like it, I'll take it!
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Old 04-19-14, 07:22 AM
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I have already tried to contact him. I am just sitting here staring at my phone, waiting for it to ring................
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Old 04-19-14, 07:38 AM
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OMG get that bike if you can!
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Old 04-19-14, 08:59 AM
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I did edit the post as advised although I had already emailed and called the gentleman before posting here. I will certainly post pics if I am lucky enough to score this amazing ride. I will say it is not looking great as I have not heard back from the seller, but I am an eternal optimist and hoping for the best.
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Old 04-19-14, 12:14 PM
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It's gorgeous and easily worth $1500.

I'm confused about what it is, though. Being real picky about it is like looking a gift horse in the mouth, but if it really is a 1972 bike a P13-9 road racer would have 3 Campy top tube brake cable clamps rather than the braze-ons, and a P10-9 tourer would have had the TT braze-ons but also fender eyelets.

I'm thinking it's an earlier P13-9 which would have had the TT rear brake cable braze-ons and no eyelets (just like the bike pictured in the ad).

It's too bad the seller didn't mention the size (looks like 23") or the serial number.

Whatever it is, it's worth about three times the asking price.
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Sorry.
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Old 04-19-14, 08:51 PM
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Sorry to hear that. I was too late on a beautiful Red Paramount listed for $100 that just said "Old Schwinn 10 Speed" in the title. I must have left 20 emails before I was contacted that it sold to the first guy that responded. It`s all luck.
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I too missed out on the Paramount. There was 1 person ahead of me.
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