Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage > Classic and Vintage Sales
Reload this Page >

71 Paramount. Forced to sell.

Notices
Classic and Vintage Sales Private Sales Only, no online storefronts. All prices must be quoted, we are not an auction site.

71 Paramount. Forced to sell.

Old 07-20-15, 10:22 AM
  #1  
Fahrenheit531 
my bikes have chrome
Thread Starter
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,943

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 714 Post(s)
Liked 509 Times in 269 Posts
71 Paramount. Forced to sell.

Here's a link to the CL ad.
Don't be afraid to PM an offer. Worst that can happen is a "No thanks, I'm gonna hold out a bit longer."

Any shipping will be handled by a LBS because trust me, you don't want me doing it.
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 10:31 AM
  #2  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,580

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 169 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5515 Post(s)
Liked 2,458 Times in 1,578 Posts
Oh man, I'm so glad I just bought a frame and told my wife it was the last one (for this year, ). This bike is beautiful and it's my size . . . .
bikemig is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 10:35 AM
  #3  
trailangel
Senior Member
 
trailangel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 4,782

Bikes: Schwinn Varsity

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1884 Post(s)
Liked 657 Times in 385 Posts
Who is forcing you to sell this bike?
trailangel is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 11:00 AM
  #4  
Fahrenheit531 
my bikes have chrome
Thread Starter
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,943

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 714 Post(s)
Liked 509 Times in 269 Posts
Satan himself.
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 11:39 AM
  #5  
KonAaron Snake 
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
 
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 17,191

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1248 Post(s)
Liked 287 Times in 150 Posts
Originally Posted by J.Oxley View Post
Satan himself.
Elton John?
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 12:18 PM
  #6  
Fahrenheit531 
my bikes have chrome
Thread Starter
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,943

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 714 Post(s)
Liked 509 Times in 269 Posts
Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Elton John?
No.

Mark Zuckerberg.
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 05:17 PM
  #7  
photogravity
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Posts: 5,007

Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Holy moly! That is one HUGE bicycle! From the ad: "56" frame". That thing is just over a foot shorter than I am tall!
photogravity is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 07:05 PM
  #8  
RobbieTunes 
Banned.
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 27,297
Mentioned: 34 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 1,390 Times in 898 Posts
I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with me that I think I can ride a 57cm......

....and I have a 70mm Cinelli stem, too.....


....and that's a zero-setback seatpost....
__________________

BLDMAMTAOLD


RobbieTunes is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 07:48 PM
  #9  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,428

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7080 Post(s)
Liked 895 Times in 610 Posts
Hey, if I can ride a 62 cm, you can do a 57. 58 is my normal.^^ I use a 60 mm stem.
And the big boy is a Paramount. We make small sacrifices, sometimes, for a really nice bike.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Auto-pause is a honey-tongued devil whispering sweet lies in your ear.


seedsbelize is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 07:51 PM
  #10  
Steve Whitlatch 
Senior Member
 
Steve Whitlatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 3,672
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 540 Post(s)
Liked 59 Times in 32 Posts
Sweet deal!! Sorry for your loss.
__________________
My bikes: 1970`s Roberts - 1981 Miyata 912 - 1980`s Ocshner (Chrome) - 1987 Schwinn Circuit - 1987 Schwinn Prologue - 1992 Schwinn Crosspoint - 1999 Schwinn Circuit - 2014 Cannondale Super Six EVO
Steve Whitlatch is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 08:14 PM
  #11  
zs3889
Senior Member
 
zs3889's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 147
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
Hey, if I can ride a 62 cm, you can do a 57. 58 is my normal.^^ I use a 60 mm stem.
And the big boy is a Paramount. We make small sacrifices, sometimes, for a really nice bike.
Unrelated but I'm actually looking for a short stem for a bike that I just picked up. I'm 5'9" and it's a 57 cm. Seat tube is perfect but the top tube is a little longer than I'd like. I'm seeing some 60 mm stems on ebay but do they make them shorter than that?
zs3889 is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 09:04 PM
  #12  
ThermionicScott 
working on my sandal tan
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Posts: 22,062

Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers), All-City Space Horse (hers)

Mentioned: 95 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3637 Post(s)
Liked 2,070 Times in 1,314 Posts
Originally Posted by zs3889 View Post
Unrelated but I'm actually looking for a short stem for a bike that I just picked up. I'm 5'9" and it's a 57 cm. Seat tube is perfect but the top tube is a little longer than I'd like. I'm seeing some 60 mm stems on ebay but do they make them shorter than that?
I had a 40mm SR stem at one point, but found a home for it already. Keep your eyes peeled and you may find one, too.

__________________
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
Originally Posted by noglider
People in this forum are not typical.
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 09:36 PM
  #13  
TimmyT
Keener splendor
 
TimmyT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA, right now
Posts: 2,603

Bikes: Black Mountain Cycles Road and canti MX, Cannondale CAAD12, Bob Jackson Vigorelli

Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 279 Post(s)
Liked 52 Times in 36 Posts
Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I had a 40mm SR stem at one point, but found a home for it already. Keep your eyes peeled and you may find one, too.

That looks (a) painful in a grown on sort of way, so I think (b) it needs surgery.
TimmyT is offline  
Old 07-20-15, 09:52 PM
  #14  
ThermionicScott 
working on my sandal tan
 
ThermionicScott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: CID
Posts: 22,062

Bikes: 1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX, 1980s Raleigh mixte (hers), All-City Space Horse (hers)

Mentioned: 95 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3637 Post(s)
Liked 2,070 Times in 1,314 Posts
Originally Posted by TimmyT View Post
That looks (a) painful in a grown on sort of way, so I think (b) it needs surgery.
Haha. I was so new to road bikes at the time, I had no idea it was out of the ordinary:




(Sorry for the thread-crapping, @J.Oxley -- hope the situation improves...)
__________________
Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
Originally Posted by noglider
People in this forum are not typical.
RUSA #7498
ThermionicScott is offline  
Old 07-21-15, 03:44 AM
  #15  
jjames1452 
Senior Member
 
jjames1452's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Posts: 1,370

Bikes: Trek 720, Trek 620, Trek 520, Steel Schwinns, AD Puch, Kona, Nishiki Pro, All City Disc Spacehorse, Waterford

Mentioned: 19 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 141 Post(s)
Liked 63 Times in 38 Posts
Thank goodness that is not in my size. My wife is just warming up to N + 1, but this would drive her over the edge!!
(and me to the couch)

Good luck!
Sorry for the forced sale.
jjames1452 is offline  
Old 07-21-15, 05:47 AM
  #16  
photogravity
Hopelessly addicted...
 
photogravity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Maryland
Posts: 5,007

Bikes: 1949 Hercules Kestrel, 1950 Norman Rapide, 1970 Schwinn Collegiate, 1972 Peugeot UE-8, 1976 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Raleigh Sports, 1977 Jack Taylor Tandem, 1984 Davidson Tandem, 2010 Bilenky "BQ" 650B Constructeur Tandem, 2011 Linus Mixte

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with me that I think I can ride a 57cm......

....and I have a 70mm Cinelli stem, too.....


....and that's a zero-setback seatpost....
But if you think a 57cm frame is a challenge, you should try a 56" frame. That's a whopping 142cm!
photogravity is offline  
Old 07-21-15, 06:05 AM
  #17  
daf1009
Senior Member
 
daf1009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 3,178

Bikes: LESS than I did a year ago!

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
I had a 40mm SR stem at one point, but found a home for it already. Keep your eyes peeled and you may find one, too.

Is that the new "vertical" only stem? :-)
daf1009 is offline  
Old 07-21-15, 06:06 AM
  #18  
daf1009
Senior Member
 
daf1009's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 3,178

Bikes: LESS than I did a year ago!

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by J.Oxley View Post
Here's a link to the CL ad.
Don't be afraid to PM an offer. Worst that can happen is a "No thanks, I'm gonna hold out a bit longer."

Any shipping will be handled by a LBS because trust me, you don't want me doing it.
Gorgeous bike...sorry for your having to sell it...
daf1009 is offline  
Old 07-21-15, 06:29 AM
  #19  
rootboy 
Senior Member
 
rootboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Wherever
Posts: 16,755
Mentioned: 90 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 553 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 123 Times in 72 Posts
Good price. Especially with those nifty leather brake hoods.
rootboy is offline  
Old 07-21-15, 08:55 AM
  #20  
Fahrenheit531 
my bikes have chrome
Thread Starter
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,943

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 714 Post(s)
Liked 509 Times in 269 Posts
Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
Holy moly! That is one HUGE bicycle! From the ad: "56" frame". That thing is just over a foot shorter than I am tall!
HAHAHA How many times have I laughed at someone else's gigantic frame? Many. It's fixed now. Thanks for the heads-up.
Oh, and after a good and proper measurement, it's actually 57cm, with a 56cm top tube.

Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Good price. Especially with those nifty leather brake hoods.
Which I love, by the way. But I don't have the heart to take them off for the sale. They very much belong there.
But hey, this is how you get repeat business!!

Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
I'm still trying to figure out what's wrong with me that I think I can ride a 57cm......
....and I have a 70mm Cinelli stem, too.....
....and that's a zero-setback seatpost....
Platform bike shoes for the win!
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera

Last edited by Fahrenheit531; 07-21-15 at 09:02 AM.
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Old 07-21-15, 10:39 AM
  #21  
lord_athlon
Senior Member
 
lord_athlon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Why am i broke.
lord_athlon is offline  
Old 07-21-15, 12:15 PM
  #22  
HIGGINS!? 
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tucson
Posts: 39
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You would be crazy if you did...but if you ever decided to part i could take like 90% of the components depending on the price. Im local.
__________________
"Lime green Velocity in the morning, bike thief take warning. Green rim in the afternoon, you're a buffoon." -Bike snob Nyc
HIGGINS!? is offline  
Old 07-22-15, 09:52 AM
  #23  
Fahrenheit531 
my bikes have chrome
Thread Starter
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,943

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 714 Post(s)
Liked 509 Times in 269 Posts
Originally Posted by HIGGINS!? View Post
You would be crazy if you did...but if you ever decided to part i could take like 90% of the components depending on the price. Im local.
I'm not above occasional acts of lunacy. And a lot of this bike is non-original anyway, so it's not like we'd be doing the bicycle equivalent of carving up Picasso's Guernica.
But for this to be a possibility I'd need someone to express an immediate and sincere interest in just the frameset. Hmmmmm... Easier shipping!
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Old 07-22-15, 10:19 AM
  #24  
gaucho777 
Senior Member
 
gaucho777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Berkeley, CA
Posts: 7,217

Bikes: '72 Cilo Pacer, '72 Gitane Gran Tourisme, '72 Peugeot PX10, '73 Speedwell Ti, '74 Peugeot UE-8, '75 Peugeot PR-10L, '80 Colnago Super, '85 De Rosa Pro, '86 Look Equipe 753, '86 Look KG86, '89 Parkpre Team, '90 Parkpre Team MTB, '90 Merlin

Mentioned: 81 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 734 Post(s)
Liked 1,463 Times in 421 Posts
Oh, man, that's a beauty. I expect a buyer to come around shortly at that price. Probably would have been gone by now on the SF Bay Area CL. Your loss, someone's gain for sure. And rootboy special hoods and binda straps: a great combo! Good luck with the sale.
gaucho777 is offline  
Old 07-22-15, 11:16 AM
  #25  
fender1
Senior Member
 
fender1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Berwyn PA
Posts: 6,206

Bikes: I hate bikes!

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 344 Post(s)
Liked 339 Times in 110 Posts
Whachu' want for frame/fork shipped to 19312?
fender1 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

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

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.