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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:23 am 
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When I saw the first post I too was about to offer £300 for this with a view to using the suntour group then probably putting the rest back on here for about £100. Its a funny market here, quality rare stuff in great condition that does not fit into the "cool club" gets surprisingly little or overlooked where common as muck run of the mill stuff is generally snapped up. I would agree that the market for this is in the US where I would expect it to fetch $550-$650, it could do better on a good day but would probably cost another $200 or so to ship and as it is a non domestic frame would be in line for a duty bill to top it off which would mean for a us buyer to bite it would essentially need to be the less than the £300 that has been banded about to equal the same landed price.
Maybe it could serve to attract more nice bikes within the workshop, it is surprising what old treasures lurk in lofts which are worthless to their owners. Often seeing stuff like this is enough to spark the memory of whats at the back of the garage etc. With a nice sign on top it may get the donations flowing.
Good luck with it, it was a nice gesture from your customer.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:37 am 
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It'll never have the cult following but whose to say its
not as good as this beauty?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:58 am 
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BITD I had XC Pro MD on a S Works steel, and M735 XT on another bike. The XC Pro stuff was better in every way, hands down.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:44 pm 
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would certainly be interest in the wheels should this be split thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:31 am 
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Thanks again for all the feedback. We're currently toying with the idea of raffling it off, fiver a ticket, maybe doing the draw at The Big Dog, if they're up for it. Does anyone have contact with the organisers?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:26 am 
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jaypee wrote:
Was it bbcbikes with the $3k one on eBay? They're notorious for it.


Why yes it is bbcbikes asking that outrageous price...but that is another story.

The bike in question is a Paramount Design Group bike which was designed in the US but built in Japan. These bikes were fine machines, and were even raced, but the resale prices are modest even here in the States. (btw the stay is not bent that was a design feature.) For reference here is a recent sale on the bay with the same xc pro group and the same paint color. Paramounts made in the Waterford Connecticut factory will fetch a bit more, but still nothing like $3000.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Schwinn ... 7675.l2557


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:19 pm 
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For all that it is such a nice bike, it has no real market in the UK (not even on Retrobike, as far as I can make out), so £300 seems like a very good offer to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:32 pm 
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lewisfoto wrote:
Paramounts made in the Waterford Connecticut factory will fetch a bit more, but still nothing like $3000.


Its actually Waterford, Wisconsin.
But yeah.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:38 pm 
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Thanks again for all the feedback. Someone is going to get the bike for £5 now though as we've decided to raffle it off.

Check out http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=266226 for the details.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Shayne wrote:
lewisfoto wrote:
Paramounts made in the Waterford Connecticut factory will fetch a bit more, but still nothing like $3000.


Its actually Waterford, Wisconsin.
But yeah.


I was going to make some joke about a southern Californian's view of the country but yes, I am sufficiently embarrassed.

Steven


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