Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Should I get a Peugeot UO-8? (well that is what I think it is)
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08-08-11, 01:36 AM
The guy that I met on craigslist is selling it for $200 (the bike is in great condition, and I don't know if the price is fair or not considering that the bike is low-end). Would it be wise for me to get the bike? I am going to be riding the bike a whole lot. I will be traveling about 150-200 miles weekly through hills and long roads, and I am not sure if the bike will be able to handle it.
Here is the link to the bike:
The help is appreciated, thanks. :D
08-08-11, 06:22 AM
UO8s are great riding, well built bikes, The bike will handle anything you can throw at it.
That said they are a bit heavy so climbing hills will be a bit harder than on a lighter bike but again those old low end Pugs are very comfortable and stable.
Pricewise, depends on your market but if it's in a good a shape as it looks and it tuned, greased and ready to ride I'd say $200.00 is reasonable.
08-09-11, 11:10 PM
Oh okay, thank you for the help!
08-10-11, 10:05 AM
I have a little problem now, so I was looking at other bike just for fun, but then I came across a Trek 420 road bike. Now I am not sure which one to choose from.
Here is the link to the trek
08-10-11, 11:02 AM
between the two I think I would buy the trek assuming they both fit.
The Trek is a much, much, much better bike and a better deal. Move quick, as steel vintage Treks do not usually last long.
08-10-11, 11:40 AM
+1, get the Trek.
08-10-11, 07:22 PM
Cool, thank you so much!
08-10-11, 08:05 PM
08-14-11, 07:39 PM
Hi newer to the forum, but I have dealt with a UO-8. Another +1 for the Trek. The BB and all components are French threaded/sized which is not standard at all and is a pain in the ace to work on. Plus IMO the Simplex derailleurs (derailers if you're a SB fan) are very poorly constructed compared to Suntour of the day. If it was a PH-8 made in the 80s where they went with the standard British sizing and Sachs components I would probably go for the Peugeot. In this case though the Trek is where it's at.
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