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76 Paramount...What's it worth?(8 posts)

76 Paramount...What's it worth?mikebikr
Jun 24, 2002 12:23 PM
My friend has a spectaular black 1976 Paramount in mint condition. It can't have 300 miles on it. The bike was the touring model with full Record including the hubs and drilled brake levers. Any idea on what it might be worth? I want to buy it and display it in my house before he does anything with it.

What I just paid for a '74 frame ...Humma Hah
Jun 24, 2002 12:39 PM
I've been bragging about the '74 Paramount frame I just scored a few weeks ago, $450 on e-bay, plus $50 shipping, and folks here think I got a good deal. Mine's a rare frame with a curved seatpost, chromed lugs, half-chromed forks and stays, decent paint. The chrome is something collectors lust after, would look stunning on a black bike.

I lost a bid on another frame that someone bought outright for $425. The mechanic I've been talking with to find parts paid $266 for a '71 frame, yellow with bad paint and evidently no chrome. I did see one Paramount trackie, red with the chrome and all the Campy parts, a '72, the guy had paid $250 for it but the seller was having to move it fast to pay his rent, and took a pasting on it.

That built-up bike ought to bring $600 easily if it has the chrome, I'd guess a hundred or so less without, and in really good shape with the right buyer might push $1000 or even a bit more.
Hey Humma, I just saw these on ebay and thought of you..Dave Hickey
Jun 25, 2002 3:42 AM

"New in the original box Campy (Nuovo) Record high-flange Strada (road) hubset, 32-hole (uncommon for large-flange), 120 mm rear spacing, curved skewers, BSC threading. No shopwear (note the correct boxboard spacer between the two hubs - this prevents them from rubbing against each other - watch out if it's not present!) Just right for building into some lightweight vintage wheels for that late '70s Masi, Colnago, Schwinn Paramount or Hetchins perhaps?"

Just what the Paramount needs.
the seller is worth buying from as well....Spirito
Jun 25, 2002 5:33 AM
he knows his stuff very well and would never sell a lemon.

he also has not a bad collection himself

Nice set ...Humma Hah
Jun 25, 2002 7:30 AM
... and tempting. They're not exactly what I had in mind, but should be a prize for someone working on a similar problem.

I've already lined up a suitable Campy front wheel ($25!), and am working on an order for a custom-built rear wheel (not Campy, but with the flip-flop hub I want). Eventually, I'll want a Campy rear fixed-gear wheel for it, more for show than for riding.
here's one to watch...Spirito
Jun 24, 2002 8:27 PM
all chrome makes it a doozy price wise...

how come my mates dont have any of these top offer me?

Thanks everybody. (NM)mikebikr
Jun 25, 2002 4:51 AM
Would I be stupid....?mikebikr
Jun 25, 2002 5:12 AM
If I bought this bike and never rode it? It's too large for me but just so beautiful. I just want to look at it.

I think I'll schedule an appointment with a psychologist now.