Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: top_ring's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,000

    91 Schwinn Paramount Series 30 PDG

    I have the opportunity to purchase this bike - LX components - new generic wheels. Frame is in quite good condition. However I've only seen photos. Does anyone have experience with this model.

    What tubeset would it have - Tange? Is this bike worth buying? And how much should I offer /pay? Thanks.

  2. #2
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    16,729
    Quote Originally Posted by top_ring
    I have the opportunity to purchase this bike - LX components - new generic wheels. Frame is in quite good condition. However I've only seen photos. Does anyone have experience with this model.

    What tubeset would it have - Tange? Is this bike worth buying? And how much should I offer /pay? Thanks.

    It's pretty blue collar dude.

    I bought a complete PDG70 for $40.

    I'd not spend more than $50 if it was in perfect shape...but thats just me.

    It'll be a solid bike. They ride pretty good too.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com

    Wanted: Syncros 27.2 x 425 seatpost

  3. #3
    Mantis, Paramount, Campy
    Reputation: Shayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,354

    Nice, But A Tad Heavy

    It is built with a Tange tubeset but I don't recall which line.
    Original retail was around $750
    They ride nice IMHO and that frame is virtually indestructable. Just ask the baseball bat that ran into mine as well as those rocks and tree stumps
    Rumpfy is pretty close on the market value although I'd guess it could fetch a bit more.
    Which is good for you (and me) but kinda sad for the brand since some of its contemporaries sell for 10+ times as much.
    *** --- *** --- ***

  4. #4
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    16,729
    Quote Originally Posted by Shayne
    Rumpfy is pretty close on the market value although I'd guess it could fetch a bit more.
    Which is good for you (and me) but kinda sad for the brand since some of its contemporaries sell for 10+ times as much.
    Oh yeah...I low ball'ed its value for sure. The 'new generic wheel' thing was the reason. The stock LX units would be better IMO. There are some pretty lousy 'new' wheels out there. LX from that era isn't so bad.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com

    Wanted: Syncros 27.2 x 425 seatpost

  5. #5
    t2p
    t2p is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    218
    (sorry for the late reply)

    If this is a 1991 PDG30 - TIG'd frame - black w / white spider web (or was it yellow ?) - this is not a desirable Schwinn Paramount ATB.
    .
    The 1991 PDG50 (black w/red marble - DX) and PDG70 (black w/ orange spider web - XT) - both also TIG'd frames at that time - were constructed of higher quality Tange tubing (Tange Prestige I believe).
    .
    (The 1991 PDG90 - red white blue - may have been a lugged frame ... don't think so .... I can't remember.)
    .
    The lugged Schwinn Paramount ATB frames were sweet ones. The 1992 Series 70 was blue-ish in color (Brandywine) and featured XT components. The Series 90 was a pearl pink/magenta-ish (Blue Velvet Gas) - and featured Suntour components.
    .
    The lugged frames were also available in 1993 and 1994 ....... in various forms .... and colors ..... including Lime green and silver (Granny Apple Green), purple, etc .......
    .

  6. #6
    t2p
    t2p is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    218
    sorry for the late reply)

    If this is a 1991 PDG30 - TIG'd frame - black w / white spider web (or was it yellow ?) - this is not a desirable Schwinn Paramount ATB.
    .
    The 1991 PDG50 (black w/red marble - DX) and PDG70 (black w/ orange spider web - XT) - both also TIG'd frames at that time - were constructed of higher quality Tange tubing (Tange Prestige I believe).
    .
    (The 1991 PDG90 - red white blue - may have been a lugged frame ... don't think so .... I can't remember.)
    .
    The lugged Schwinn Paramount ATB frames were sweet ones. The 1992 Series 70 was blue-ish in color (Brandywine) and featured XT components. The Series 90 was a pearl pink/magenta-ish (Blue Velvet Gas) - and featured Suntour components.
    .
    The lugged frames were also available in 1993 and 1994 ....... in various forms .... and colors ..... including Lime green and silver (Granny Apple Green), purple, etc .......

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: top_ring's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    1,000
    Thanks for that info t2p. Good to know these things for future possibilites, but I decided to pass this one up.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •