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Old 04-08-10, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by *****3nin.vend3t View Post
What Year & Models please, of both bikes, if possible???...

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Old 04-08-10, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by *****3nin.vend3t View Post
What Year & Models please, of both bikes, if possible???...

Newbie here.
With the PX-10's, year doesn't matter too much.
With the Paramounts, most people prefer pre-PDG era, but those weren't bad bikes by any means, just not as fancy.
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I went into my LBS the other day....leaning against the wall was a chrome Paramount. I was in awe. I was left with my jaw hanging open, "wha...wha...what am I looking at?". It was beautiful. According to the bike shop tech, the owner of the Paramount claimed to have 12 of them he collected over the years. The bike shop guy said the owner of the Paramount would sell for $3000. If I had $3000, it would have been slapped down on the counter. It was an amazing bike.
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From my time period of the mid '70s to mid '80s if would have to be Raleigh Pro, International, Moto Team Champion, Moto Le Champion (have it), Moto Grand Record (have it), Paramount, Peugeot PX10, Raleigh Competition (not GS) (have it) ... in that order. I'd be glad to drop in a Mercian Vincitore anywhere in the middle of that group.
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Old 07-02-16, 12:34 PM
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My most lusted after bike would be an early 70's Paramount, chrome or lime green. I have a 79 Panasonic Track that is probably the closest to a Paramount I'll ever get. I have a Vitus 979 and a Nishiki Cervino. The Nishiki has a mix of parts but I'm very happy with how it rides. I've only seen one other photo of a Cervino.
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Old 07-02-16, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
I went into my LBS the other day....leaning against the wall was a chrome Paramount. I was in awe. I was left with my jaw hanging open, "wha...wha...what am I looking at?". It was beautiful. According to the bike shop tech, the owner of the Paramount claimed to have 12 of them he collected over the years. The bike shop guy said the owner of the Paramount would sell for $3000. If I had $3000, it would have been slapped down on the counter. It was an amazing bike.
Agree with the chrome Paramount being the ultimate grail bike. A gentleman had one hanging on the back if his car (on a bike rack), it looked early 70's and looked Beautiful!!!! I almost wrecked looking at it.
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Old 07-02-16, 03:11 PM
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Cant believe nobody listed a Masi Breaking Away tribute machine yet --- i must build one soon
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Old 07-02-16, 04:10 PM
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For me, it might be a Paramount 60th Anniversary edition Titanium made by Serotta.
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I'd say the one flown by ET.

Or one built by the wright brothers.
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Old 07-02-16, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I'd say the one flown by ET.

Or one built by the wright brothers.
Or the one from The Bicycle Thief. That has to be a tough one to find.

Seems like what the OP was asking for wasn't really opinions but whether, empirically, there is a most sought after bicycle. I don't see how that question can be answered. Sort of like who is the most sought after artist. One could look at auction results and see what sold for the highest dollar, but how relevant that is, I don't know.
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Originally Posted by DMC707 View Post
Cant believe nobody listed a Masi Breaking Away tribute machine yet --- i must build one soon
You know, I am a bit surprised Masi USA did not do a run.
There are frame components that could play the part pretty well, certainly be more popular than the Modern Steel TIG welded frame they are selling, which is on sale sort of.
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Old 07-02-16, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Amani576 View Post
With the PX-10's, year doesn't matter too much.
With the Param, most people prefer pre-PDG era, but those weren't bad bikes by any means, just not as fancy.
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As far as Grail Bikes go a Paramount or a PX 10 wouldn't make it in my top 10 list. There's lot's of English and Italian Bikes that come before.
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Old 07-02-16, 10:53 PM
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Right, the one with Capella lugs. Has to have Capella lugs.
I would love a '73 international.
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Old 07-02-16, 11:17 PM
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I'm riding it. Well, for me anyway.
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Legnano

Lime green Legnano for me. Have it in blue, but not green.
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Old 07-03-16, 04:13 AM
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Any team issued pro bike with with connection to famous rider. 1965-1978.
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This is a bit dark, but given how much that velvet underground demo sold for...Nico's bicycle. I could see some rich, goofy goth rocker riding that around.
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Old 07-03-16, 08:58 AM
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Back in my day, all the best riders were on Grafteks. That would be one on my list of favorites.

And the other bike I would like to own is a Cecil Behringer. Again because the best rider back in the day was riding one.
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Interesting thread. I agree with others that schwinn paramounts and PX 10s tend to pop up more often than most bikes as being highly sought after. I know I keep my eye out for a PX 10.
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Back in my day, all the best riders were on Grafteks. That would be one on my list of favorites.
...I think those are rare now because of assploding issues. There was one for sale here on CL for a long time with a note in the ad that the seller thouight it was unsafe, but had a nice group on it, and would make a fine wallhanger.
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Old 07-03-16, 09:58 AM
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I lover Japanese bikes, I love all bikes, but any bike considered the all-time super number one holy grail would have to come from Italy.
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I have one of my grail bikes 1978 Trek TX900 , alot of others would not agree , but for me the Trek TX900's are one to have.
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i have one of my grail bikes 1978 trek tx900 , alot of others would not agree , but for me the trek tx900's are one to have.
+ 1.
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