I am new to the forum and have re-discovered my passion for riding. I bought what I think is a 1987 Peugeot Ventoux from friend. I knew nothing about the bike other than I liked the way it looked and heard they make for a comfortable ride. I have attempted to research the bike and have hit a wall (basically, I was able to determine that it is probably a 1987 Model).
I do not have pictures as I have not received the bike yet. It is white with a white seat (saddle). It has both rainbow stripes and black and white checkered patterns. I would describe it as tired. Tires are dry-rotted, small dings and scratches (nothing that appears to be from profound abuse). Basically, it looks like someone has enjoyed it a lot. It retains all of the original equipment - minus the white handle bar tape.
I read the guidelines for asking for a valuation before posting this thread. I am aware that pictures are incredibly helpful...and I cannot provide them at this time (again, I have yet to receive the bike). Can someone give me an idea on the general value of the bike considering that the overall condition (with all of the original equipment) is a 5 on a scale of 10 (this is my opinion).
Also, my friend said I could remove the original saddle and sell it to help offset the cost of a tune-up, new tires, new tubes. Is this something I should consider and if so, what is the approximate value of a white leather saddle with no tears or damage but is noticeably aged.
Thank you for your help.