Paramount Pair Values

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  1. #1 Posted Aug 8, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Looking for an approximate value on this pair. Former owner worked at a Schwinn dealer in his teens + says he raced them. The store owner sent frames to Chicago Schwinn to be refurbished in mid '60's.

    Without checking dates, one would think they're both factory original paint/decals (which they actually are technically) ,BUT I'm told the Campus Green came out later.

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    Thank you - rsz_1img_1992.jpg

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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Couple more pics of smaller frame.

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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Found serial #'s :

    693 on drive side rear dropout of taller
    928 on drive side of shorter

    Please email direct for more info/pics.
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  4. #4 Posted Aug 8, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    #693 is mid 50s 928 is late 50s both have had lots of parts changes and were repainted mid 60s like owner said. If you figure out what you want please lmk Thanks Brian
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    693 on drive side rear dropout of taller
    928 on drive side of shorter

    Please email direct for more info/pics.
    mludwig5@sbcglobal.net[/QUOTE]
     
  5. #5 Posted Aug 8, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    What size is the big one and is it for sale?
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Bikes are 24" + 22.5" from center of cranks to top of seat post tubes.
    I started the thread to try + educate myself on values, so they weren't priced outrageous, but nobody seems willing to give out numbers.
     
  7. #7 Posted Aug 9, 2017

    Riding a '37 Dayton Super Streamline

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    The first thing I do when trying to establish a value that I don't know is go to Ebay and do an advanced search for items sold...
    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=schwinn+paramount&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&LH_Sold=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=15&_stpos=30809-3237&_sargn=-1&saslc=1&_salic=1&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50&LH_Complete=1
     
  8. #8 Posted Aug 9, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    The problem with values is you have 1950s Paramounts with 1960/70s paint jobs/colors. That reduces the number of people who would want them. If you were to buy them as a restored bike you would need to go back to Waterford and do a color and decal correct paint job which is another $500 of cost to have a restored bike. Having said that almost any Paramount especially an old one is worth a least $1000. I have a 1974 P10-9 Paramount and I would have to really need the money to sell it for less than $1000 and the bike is not perfect. Roger