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Old 09-28-10, 08:25 AM
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Schwinn Paramount (warning)Eye Candy

This was is on my local CL...1983 Paramount

Components are top-notch, built up entirely with Campagnolo Super Record, except seat post, which is Nuovo Record..
I want it, but $$$ is a problem...

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/bik/1976643890.html

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Nice. Some ginourmous person will probably pay that much, just because it's a Paramount. You could scavenge/buy parts and build a similarly equipped bike for less, but it wouldn't be a Paramount.
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I am not an expert, but something just doesn't look right about that picture. I have never seen that decal on a Waterford Schwinn. The strangest thing is that that bike is a 63 cm, yet he is also selling his prized ALAN, which is a 54 cm?
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Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
I am not an expert, but something just doesn't look right about that picture. I have never seen that decal on a Waterford Schwinn. The strangest thing is that that bike is a 63 cm, yet he is also selling his prized ALAN, which is a 54 cm?
That does appear to be a correct decal for that time period - only used for a short time.
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Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
I am not an expert, but something just doesn't look right about that picture. I have never seen that decal on a Waterford Schwinn. The strangest thing is that that bike is a 63 cm, yet he is also selling his prized ALAN, which is a 54 cm?
Maybe not so strange. He referred to his Alan as his "project" bike. He is evidently a flipper, and asking a flipper-type price for his Paramount. But it is a beaut - and a Paramount.
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The SR group is worth about 600-700 alone...it's well worth the asking price if you want a Paramount. There is little doubt in my mind it would sell for that on ebay (or higher). You don't get something for nothing...unless you get VERY lucky. That's fair asking value and no one here would sell it any cheaper.
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Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
I am not an expert, but something just doesn't look right about that picture. I have never seen that decal on a Waterford Schwinn. The strangest thing is that that bike is a 63 cm, yet he is also selling his prized ALAN, which is a 54 cm?
That's the transition "rainbow" decal set from 1983 and early 1984.

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
The SR group is worth about 600-700 alone...it's well worth the asking price if you want a Paramount. There is little doubt in my mind it would sell for that on ebay (or higher). You don't get something for nothing...unless you get VERY lucky. That's fair asking value and no one here would sell it any cheaper.



It's funny how everything I buy is to expensive, everything i sell is to cheap.
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Originally Posted by vinfix View Post
Nice. Some ginourmous person will probably pay that much, just because it's a Paramount. You could scavenge/buy parts and build a similarly equipped bike for less, but it wouldn't be a Paramount.
Yup, it wouldn't be a Paramount. I have already made an offer for the bike, below asking price.
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Old 09-28-10, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
That's the transition "rainbow" decal set from 1983 and early 1984.

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Then indeed it is not only authentic, it is indeed a prize too...

Dam, I want that bike!!
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nice looking bike. are those sidewalls yellow? i like em.

if you get it cehoward, be sure to take/post a picture on it popping a wheelie
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Originally Posted by Chris Chicago View Post
nice looking bike. are those sidewalls yellow? i like em.

if you get it cehoward, be sure to take/post a picture on it popping a wheelie
If I get it, you will get pictures of me with a black eye from my wife's backhand, for trying to sneak another bike in the house..
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I have seen that bike before - maybe on this forum.
Anybody else remember it?
Might belong to someone here.........
I like the decals, saved the picture for reference and tried to do the same with this one, but I already have the exact same pic, same label, everything.
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Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
If I get it, you will get pictures of me with a black eye from my wife's backhand, for trying to sneak another bike in the house..
that would improve the wheelie pic, esp if you get her in the background chasing you with a rolling pin
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Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
If I get it, you will get pictures of me with a black eye from my wife's backhand, for trying to sneak another bike in the house..
Okay, we await pics of your black eye. Hell, I'd suffer two black eyes if I were looking for that. I've got an '84 in 60cm and the seller isn't lying, it's a very stiff frame. With that build and in such excellent condition, I have to agree with Aaron that it's fairly priced. Of course, that wouldn't stop me from trying to negotiate down a benjamin or two.

That's a hideous saddle, though. Needs a Brooks Pro.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
That's the transition "rainbow" decal set from 1983 and early 1984.

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Yeah, I have seen those on a very tiny Paramount with Canti's before for that generation.
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Originally Posted by that_guy_zach View Post
Yeah, I have seen those on a very tiny Paramount with Canti's before for that generation.
Got a photo?

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P.S.: I've been unsuccessfully trying to get my hands on this, but the seller's asking price of $700 puts me off:



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$1000 is a very reasonable price for a full Super Record bike Paramount. You couldnt build that bike for less.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Got a photo?

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I should have saved it but it was on Ebay months ago.
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Good looking bike. Is that your size, Howard? I thought I recalled the bikes you've posted being of a smaller size.
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Originally Posted by Chris Chicago View Post
that would improve the wheelie pic, esp if you get her in the background chasing you with a rolling pin
I got the best of it though, I got two bikes last month, and I snuck in a litespeed pass the wife!!

BTW, the only time I do wheelies are when I am exiting a corner hard!!
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
Good looking bike. Is that your size, Howard? I thought I recalled the bikes you've posted being of a smaller size.
I would be just a tad over..., 59,60, & 61 are perfect for me..

It would be about the same size as my first Raleigh Competition in this pic..

http://www.cehoward.net/comp1.jpg
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Originally Posted by MalcolmsFrejus View Post
I have seen that bike before - maybe on this forum.
Anybody else remember it?
Might belong to someone here.........
I like the decals, saved the picture for reference and tried to do the same with this one, but I already have the exact same pic, same label, everything.
BF-C&V member Yogurt, who has not posted in some time, and lived in the Baltimore area, had a blue '83 rainbow Paramount. I don't remember the size, but it was a large frame. I'll do a little searching. The odd thing about Yogurt's '83 was it had no serial number any place. My '83 has it stamped in the left rear drop-out, a.k.a. Chicago Cage style '60s & '70s Paramounts.
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I did find a reference that Yogurt's Paramount is a 63.5cm frame. Good chance this is his.
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