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Old 07-12-07, 08:13 PM   #1
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Just found a Peugeot...worth the work?

I have just found a Peugeot racing bike in the parc nearby, it is pretty much dammeged:
-Bent handlebar
-Broken spokes
-Bent crank
-Bent rear wheel
-Rusty cassette
-No seat
-No cables
-No chain
-No front derailleur
-Broken rear derailleur

Though it has intact:
-Frame, no rust
-Front wheel, just two broken spokes
-Simplex shifters
-Front CatEye reflector
-Levers

Do you think it will be worth the work to rebuild it? Lets say I will spend a good hundred on used parts from other peugeots? Is it worth it, or all of them arent such great bikes at all?
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With all of that serious damage to the components (bent bars, bent crank, etc.) I expect the frame has been hammered pretty hard too. I'd do a VERY careful check for misalignment and joint integrity before putting any money into it.
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I know very little about Peugeots, but I do know that like most brands there's a wide ranging hierarchy. If it's something like a UO-8, it's probably not worth it unless you just like to work on bikes and learn. If it's something like a PX-10, the frame alone might be worth saving for a future build or a complete restoration. I advise posting info and pics in the Classic and Vintage forum, there are a lot of Peugeot fans there who can identify it and give you advice on it-
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okay, thanx
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Apparently it IS a px10
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DO IT !!! Im restoring a dumpster dive peugeot also and converting it into a cross bike... almost done... just got the wheels in the mail today... nice and true. but... needs to be re-dished... crappy.
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Nice hehe. I know I sound noobish, but what the difference between road bikes and cross bikes? and what is that cyclecross thing =P ?
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Nice hehe. I know I sound noobish, but what the difference between road bikes and cross bikes? and what is that cyclecross thing =P ?
Wider tires and canti brakes. Those are the basics.
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Frame, no rust - If you like the frame it is worth the effort. Consider a single/fixed gear. Sandsmachine.com has some interesting but expensive frame ideas.
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Strip the frame and keep it around until you come across a better set of parts.
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Again, be sure the frame wasn't damaged before adding anything new.
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I just noticed this thread, having responded to the other on this bike in C&V. I agree with HillRider. If every part on it is bent, there is reason for concern that the frame is safe. I also kind of doubt that it is a PX10 based on your description of the shifters in the other thread. I would proceed with caution.

French bikes can also have a few "quirks" that make updating them with newer parts a bit of an adventure. Make sure you know what you have before investing much time or effort. Good luck.
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Unfortunatly, I have just noticed that it IS bent, on the rear part. I already un-bent the crank, handlebar, and some other small parts, but the frame will take me some more time. Its not something that cant be done, but I have to proceed with caution. I also noticed that the bike was sold twice, from different stores, and does not have some original parts, though they were replaced with quality SHIMANO. So all that just cut my expenses in half. I would simply need a new 27" wheel, tires, chain, cassette,derailleurs. Which will come out around 50$, instead of 100$. Or I can even buy an old Velo Sport, and take some of its parts, because they use Simplex rear derailleurs as well.
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Wider tires and canti brakes. Those are the basics.
yah but this guy had spare parts around so its just ending up being wider knobby tires and 105 calipers... funny enough I just just have enough clearance... we'll see once the mud and snow hit the tires...

clear coating the bike today, and just waiting for the cassette and the front derailleur or i could just use my old exage derailleur and re-sell my 105 derailleur

at that point it would be just to wait for the cassette.... oh and a 1 1/8" to 1" conversion shim... next week my bike will be complete. I can't wait to ride it.
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French bikes can also have a few "quirks"...

Only French bikes?
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But what is that makes a PX10 better than other models?
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But what is that makes a PX10 better than other models?
Better frame and higher-quality components.

I believe the frame was Reynolds 531 double-butted w/ Nervex lugs.
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I just took some pics of the frame. Sorry I cant post a direct link, because piczo is flash or something. http://international-citizen.piczo.com then click "Bikes" .
Even if it isnt px10, I will still rebuild it.
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Sorry, some pics are bad quality, my cell was half dead
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Aslo the basics for a touring bike. Not one of Peugeot's upper end bikes, but probably rides and handles like most Peugeots. One word can sum that up, excellent. I've yet to run into a twitchy or bad riding Peugeot. With all those parts missing, it looks like an excellent single speed project?,,,,BD
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As I said before, I know little of Peugeots, but I can tell you that's not one of the higher end models. A couple of clues are the stem shifters (the higher end bikes would have downtube shifters) and the "suicide" brake levers (the auxilliary lever that allows braking from on top of the handlebar).
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It does have the "suicide" brake levers, and the stem shifters could have been installed by the shop that bought it after. Because many parts were replaced
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Were Peugeot downtube shifters clamp on or braze on during the period it was made? Also no forged drops, although I'm also not sure any Peugeots had them at that point. Very Possible though. A higher end model would have a metal pedigree sticker, such as reynolds, etc.,,,,BD
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That is a fairly low-end frame unfortunately. If you have a parts pile on hand, it may be fun to build it up into a single speed.
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Ahh, just noticed the cable housing stops on the down tube. It never had downtube shifters, and the ones on it look original, not installed later.,,,,BD
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