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eBay / CraigsList finds - "Are you looking for one of these!?" Part II

Old 08-04-16, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Kactus
1960 Schwinn Paramount P-12 in Seattle for $479. Most (all?) of the parts appear to be non-original.
1960 Schwinn Paramount - Campagnolo
Original or not, I'd be running over...cash in hand...and making an offer for both.
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Nice looking low-end Falcon in MKE:

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Originally Posted by Kactus
1960 Schwinn Paramount P-12 in Seattle for $479. Most (all?) of the parts appear to be non-original.
1960 Schwinn Paramount - Campagnolo
Dang. Too small. I'm glad we're in different size classes though!
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Originally Posted by velofinds
This bike is beautiful. And the photography makes it look even better than it is. Does anybody here know how to take these kind of pictures?
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
This bike is beautiful. And the photography makes it look even better than it is. Does anybody here know how to take these kind of pictures?
You will need a wide backdrop, digital camera with hotshoe mount, decent lens, few flashes, triggers to fire the flashes, transmitter to fire the triggers, lightstands and softboxes. There are plenty of tutorials online on how to do this type of set up for smaller ebay items, so you will just have to compensate for a bigger item like a bike.
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Old 08-05-16, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake
Original or not, I'd be running over...cash in hand...and making an offer for both.
Yeah, that's almost a no brainer.

Here's the second one: 1973 Schwinn Paramount - Campagnolo
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Old 08-05-16, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by TimmyT
Yeah, that's almost a no brainer.

Here's the second one: 1973 Schwinn Paramount - Campagnolo
Love the black and that particular "Schwinn" script. Great prices.

Totally anecdotally: I'm seeing bike prices for higher-end vintage bikes stablize on CL (not eBay so much) and also seeing good but common vintage bikes sit a long time if they are over $300 or so here in SF (ones that would go fast a few years back). Wonder if the used market is cooling a tad despite overall ridership going up.
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Originally Posted by artclone
Love the black and that particular "Schwinn" script. Great prices.

Totally anecdotally: I'm seeing bike prices for higher-end vintage bikes stablize on CL (not eBay so much) and also seeing good but common vintage bikes sit a long time if they are over $300 or so here in SF (ones that would go fast a few years back). Wonder if the used market is cooling a tad despite overall ridership going up.
The real top end isn't going to change much, but I do think we're going to see changes...particularly in the "practical" category of used bikes (like the $400 higher end Japanese bike that you ride to work). Basically I think the changes in some of the standards...threw axles, disc brakes, new spacing, proprietary BBs, threadless forks, oversized headtubes...are going to make our 80s practical bikes less practical in terms of serviceability and availability of parts. Effectively we're going to be looking at that 1989 steel Miyata less like a practical alternative and more like a 1972 Peugeot with french threading.

Devotees will still want them, and say it's not that big of a deal, you can get it on ____ or use this work around, but it's an added layer of complication that will reduce demand considerably. Very much the same as french bikes. The more current differences continue, and the more parts become proprietary and less standardized, the less your Iron Man is going to be worth. Your 1948 Bianchi will still be worth a lot.

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Originally Posted by hansmanos
Dang. Too small. I'm glad we're in different size classes though!
It IS my size. Unfortunately, I'm at my SWMBO enforced limit.
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Originally Posted by Kactus
1960 Schwinn Paramount P-12 in Seattle for $479. Most (all?) of the parts appear to be non-original.
1960 Schwinn Paramount - Campagnolo
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It IS my size. Unfortunately, I'm at my SWMBO enforced limit.
My size too. And it will fill a hole in my herd. Too bad it's too far.
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I have an irrational love for Pugs, and this one is a winner. Rare color (never seen it before), SV 980 tubing, Silca frame pump, matching bidon (oh boy), good condition Turbo saddle... the group is sort of ho-hum but can easily be rectified. Love it -- wish I had the need/space.


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My size too. And it will fill a hole in my herd. Too bad it's too far.
I'm sure someone here can facilitate if you work a deal for it.
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Originally Posted by Kactus
1960 Schwinn Paramount P-12 in Seattle for $479. Most (all?) of the parts appear to be non-original.
1960 Schwinn Paramount - Campagnolo
I'm just going to pretend that I didn't see this listing even if it is my size . . .

I'm beyond my limit on bikes but if this were local, I'd buy it.
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There's a red Bianchi Eros (62cm frame) on the Philadelphia CL, for about a day, for $200. It has Campagnolo components, pump, bag, etc. It is in Berwyn, PA. I am in south jersey tomorrow, and really can't afford the temptation right now. Please buy it and make the posting disappear.
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These are screaming deals at $140 and $120. They both look to be in good condition and ready to ride.


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This one has had braze-ons added and repainted.
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I know what they've done to this frame is considered a treasonous act in these parts, but I think it's absolutely gorgeous.

Schwinn Paramount 1970 | eBay
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I know what they've done to this frame is considered a treasonous act in these parts, but I think it's absolutely gorgeous.

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I think that looks fantastic. Sometimes you have to repaint to save a frame and that beats a bad powdercoat.
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I like the Brooks saddle on the second bike
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[QUOTE=plonz;18964262]I know what they've done to this frame is considered a treasonous act in these parts, but I think it's absolutely gorgeous.

Looks like seller has the same bicycles vs woodworking conflict I do. Also the same Delta sawdust collector, which helps some, but it is a losing battle. Don
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Originally Posted by plonz
I know what they've done to this frame is considered a treasonous act in these parts, but I think it's absolutely gorgeous.

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I think that looks fantastic. Sometimes you have to repaint to save a frame and that beats a bad powdercoat.
Googled "hydro dripping". Not the same as painting. Seller said he had the frame hydro dipped and left it unfinished. Does that mean he did not apply clear coating?

Are any of you familiar with this process or owned a bike that's gone thru it?

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Originally Posted by artclone
I think that looks fantastic. Sometimes you have to repaint to save a frame and that beats a bad powdercoat.
I totally agree, fantastic looking paint work and a fantastic looking bike.
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
Googled "hydro dripping". Not the same as painting. Seller said he had the frame hydro dipped and left it unfinished. Does that mean he did not apply clear coating?

Are any of you familiar with this process or owned a bike that's gone thru it?

Just How Durable is Water Transfer Printing? | HG Arts
I looked it up too. Things like this are actually normally painted first then the pattern applied. They spray paint it then dip into a water floated pattern then clearcoat it. Neat thing is you can make your own pattern at some places . Little Cinelli flying Cs, etc.

The pattern in this pattern is probably just the red polkadots, which are over black paint. I'm pretty sure the bike is clear coated too. I think seller means just bike wasn't built up after. Probably should clarify if interested though.

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https://www.westcoasthydrographix.com/faq.html

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