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Old 04-13-18, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
What have you got figured out?
It's legit. Seller is a real estate agent in Colorado Springs who winters in Phoenix, I talked to his assistant at the CO office and just sent him a text. Might be too late but I guess I'll find out soon enough.
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
It's legit. Seller is a real estate agent in Colorado Springs who winters in Phoenix, I talked to his assistant at the CO office and just sent him a text. Might be too late but I guess I'll find out soon enough.
It certainly didn't sound legit on your first comment. Good luck. Schwinn Paramounts are great riding bikes.
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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
It's legit. Seller is a real estate agent in Colorado Springs who winters in Phoenix, I talked to his assistant at the CO office and just sent him a text. Might be too late but I guess I'll find out soon enough.
I'm local so let me know if you'd like me to swing by this weekend and double check anything for you.
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Old 04-13-18, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Brotisimo
I'm local so let me know if you'd like me to swing by this weekend and double check anything for you.
Thanks! I haven't heard back yet, I may be too late or he may be tied up.
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Old 04-13-18, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by merziac
Someone "less discriminating", or more astute?
I think my opinion was self-evident in my original response, but I was trying not to appear condescending and incredulous. Evidently, I did a pretty good job.

In all seriousness, who else among us would need to be told twice about a hundred-dollar Paisley (or bike by a comparable American builder) on CL before beating down the seller's door?
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Originally Posted by Brotisimo
I'm local so let me know if you'd like me to swing by this weekend and double check anything for you.
Made him an offer but no response.
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Originally Posted by Lovenutz


Thanks for posting this, I was able to secure the frame!!
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Originally Posted by Celloplus
Thanks for posting this, I was able to secure the frame!!

Score!!!

Good job.
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Somebody please save this unfortunate Marinoni frame!

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Fuso frame on Ebay...

I just stumbled on this part of the BF site.

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I knew it was a bit tongue in cheek, as well as trying to be helpful.

I will let the group know more in a couple of weeks.

Originally Posted by thumpism
I think my opinion was self-evident in my original response, but I was trying not to appear condescending and incredulous. Evidently, I did a pretty good job.

In all seriousness, who else among us would need to be told twice about a hundred-dollar Paisley (or bike by a comparable American builder) on CL before beating down the seller's door?
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Old 04-13-18, 03:28 PM
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Way to go, you one lucky man.

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Thanks for posting this, I was able to secure the frame!!
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No kidding! And itís orig paint to boot! Now to figure out a build. I have a feeling this one is going to take some time.
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Originally Posted by Tarmac4me
I just stumbled on this part of the BF site.

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Old 04-13-18, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by camelopardalis
It took me a while to find my chrome Schwinn Paramount and it cost me a lot more than this. And I believe that this one is worth than my 1973 model.


Schwinn Paramount Road Bike, Frame 23.25" - $1000 (Surprize, AZ)

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/wvl/b...557374226.html
I was finally able to connect with the seller, John, a very nice guy and we have it mostly ironed out. So when this gets in I'll be letting a couple of others go - must maintain balance and sanity, what very little of either I still have that is. The small bike remains available for anyone here interested. No doubt the phone number discrepancy is slowing responses on this, I was frank with him that it raised red flags for me at first.
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Originally Posted by Brotisimo
I'm local so let me know if you'd like me to swing by this weekend and double check anything for you.
Thanks again for the offer, I think we're good to go as is.
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Originally Posted by Celloplus
Thanks for posting this, I was able to secure the frame!!
Nice! Glad I could help
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Originally Posted by arimajol
Somebody please save this unfortunate Marinoni frame!

Man, I wish I were anywhere close to be able to snag that.
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I toyed with snagging this, but was only really interested in the retrofriction shifters, which I just found elsewhere. I also have a couple other oddball Italian groups I've yet to hang on frames, so you can have this. I think the drilling on the outer chainring is kinda cool. The brakes look like badge engineered Modolos. Not sure about the other stuff.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/b...558107247.html

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Guessing early 1970s. Trade off the crank + rims and you've got a classy machine.
Puch Austro Daimler campagnolo
https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/puch-austro-daimler/6551219866.html

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And you were absolutely correct, my second in two weeks. The other was a a deal, but not half deal this was. Not sure which is cooler yet. Have to see it in person and get it rideable to evaluate. It will be a couple of weeks, stand by.

Some/most of these are or can be magical, I have no doubt about this one being any different.

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I just thought it was cool that a bike from a small American frame builder popped up on CL for the price of a Schwinn World Sport.
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Dawes road bike? https://boise.craigslist.org/bik/d/o...555074405.html
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This one's interesting, a Cilo with a 105 group for $200.
https://boise.craigslist.org/bik/d/c...520061290.html
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My girl found this on CL last night. I just got back from Portland Oregon at 3PM last night just to see her having this delivered Ended up paying $55.00
Moderate surface rust on the wheels, tires are shot and a Stingray seat on a full sized bike. Let the rebuild begin!






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Got some of the work done with this Schwinn. Re greased fork, crank and axle bearings. Replaced the tires, tubes. Polished the wheels, chrome and paint. Removed the OMG handle bars and seat. New 16" Apes and clamp-on handle grips installed. Slowly getting this in better condition, needless to say my honey likes what she's seeing...I have to agree.






Still need to find some full sized brake handles, run all the brake lines and make sure the shifting is correct

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Originally Posted by PilotFishBob
I was finally able to connect with the seller, John, a very nice guy and we have it mostly ironed out. So when this gets in I'll be letting a couple of others go - must maintain balance and sanity, what very little of either I still have that is. The small bike remains available for anyone here interested. No doubt the phone number discrepancy is slowing responses on this, I was frank with him that it raised red flags for me at first.
I'm very happy for you. One heck of a deal. I hope you finalize the transaction.
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