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Old 05-12-10, 09:52 PM   #1
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Modern Peugeot with Sora?

I picked up this Peugeot for $75 the other day. It has a Shimano Sora group, Ofmega double crank, Miche headset, ITM handlebars. The tubing is columbus. I mostly bought it so I can take the parts and build up another bike with it. The frame has red and blue decals that say "Peugeot" and "Performance". The shifting cable stops is also on the head tube rather than the downtube. The SN is Y0G7 08849.

I've searched all over for it and have only found 1 lead here http://www.bikeforums.net/archive/in...p/t-80331.html.

I know this isn't vintage, but was wondering if you Peugeot gurus know anything about this? I've only ever seen vintage Peugeots. One interesting thing I found is that the brake is routed so the right hand controls the front brake. I've heard that they do this in the UK? I know that some people do this anyway and it might just be a coincidence that the Peugeot in the above link is from the UK.

Any info. would be great. Here are some pics.




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Old 05-13-10, 05:48 AM   #2
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I mostly bought it so I can take the parts and build up another bike with it.]
I dont get it. Why not just leave it as is? Sora bikes typicaly aren't parted out.

Regardless, I'm not sure what you'd like to know that cant be ascertained by looking at the bike. Its a 2000 model.
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One interesting thing I found is that the brake is routed so the right hand controls the front brake. I've heard that they do this in the UK? I know that some people do this anyway and it might just be a coincidence that the Peugeot in the above link is from the UK.
Several of my motorcycle friends swap sides for the brake levers so it matches braking on a motorcycle (front brake is on the right side). Easy enough change to make. Doesn't matter how it came from the factory.

If I were you, I would just clean it up and flip it. For a modern donor, I would aim for higher grade parts than SORA, and you could make a nice profit on this bike based on what you paid for it.
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I just wanted to know the history of Peugeot as I've only ever seen their oooold stuff around here.

Sora parts may not be much to you guys, but for a college student who is looking to get his friends and family into biking, an ok wheelset with shifters are always a good find... even if they are crappy.

I've already moved parts around from donor bikes to make my girlfriend and myself a few nice bikes and sold some of the stuff I didn't use back to even out the deficit. My brother wants to get into it, and has found a technium frame that he wants to have parts for. It's not like he cares if the parts are SORA or not. On the other hand, I guess I can sell the bike for a bit of money and get him new parts...
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tomio, the point we're trying to make is that it makes no financial sense to swap the parts off the Peugeot. The Peugeot is already a nice bike and you paid a great price for it. We're not bashing or knocking the Sora from a functionality perspective. If your looking to make money sell it as is.

Peugeot is Peugeot. They've been making bikes since 1882. Through 1992 it was in house. From 1992 on they sold licensing rights to Cycleurope but they were still made in France. You own a French made Peugeot.
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I see. Thanks for the input. Maybe I will fix it up and sell it then. Sorry for my noobness, still new to all of this.

Is Peugeot still making bikes and distributing to the US today? As soon as I saw the ad go up I jumped right on it because I had never seen a modern Peugeot before... but i guess that's just me.
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Yes and no. If you go Peugeots website http://www.peugeot.com/en/products/cycles.aspx you can view thier partial lineup of bikes. To be very honest with you I dont know the licensing arrangement is with Cycleurope. French made Peugeots have NOT been sold or distributed in the U.S. since 1991/2. Your bike was brought to the U.S. from Europe.
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tomio, the point we're trying to make is that it makes no financial sense to swap the parts off the Peugeot. The Peugeot is already a nice bike and you paid a great price for it. We're not bashing or knocking the Sora from a functionality perspective. If your looking to make money sell it as is.
+1 Nothing wrong with SORA. I have put SORA parts on more than one bike. But I acquired those SORA bits from bikes with fatal flaws: the most common flaw is a badly damaged frame. So I had no choice but to recycle parts. The nice thing about donor bikes with fatal flaws is that sometimes you can find them really cheap. When a bike is not ridable, there is very little market for it. So if you can see past the fatal flaws, you can sometimes get an outstanding deal.

In your case, you have a good looking Peugeot, that will bring you good money with a clean up/adjustment. That would be the route I would take. And then put that money into your bike fund, use it to either upgrade your keeper fleet, or buy something nice for your brother.

Tip, if you are on a tight budget (and most of us are), it is usually MUCH cheaper to buy a complete bike, rather than build one up from a frame. Even if you get a frame for free, all of the little parts and pieces really add up. Instead, find a great deal on a complete bike (like the Peugeot you found), do some minor maintenance on it, and you are good to go!

Flip a couple of bikes that are not your size, not what you are looking for, or whatever, and you will quickly build a nice bike fund. Then you can use the fund to pay full market price (if you have to) for the bike of your dreams. I used this method to go from a gas pipe boom era bike, to a 2003 Colnago, all funded by trading up a few times. My basic rule is that I am not going to take any money out of pocket for bikes. The fund has to cover it.
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+1 Nothing wrong with SORA. I have put SORA parts on more than one bike. But I acquired those SORA bits from bikes with fatal flaws: the most common flaw is a badly damaged frame. So I had no choice but to recycle parts. The nice thing about donor bikes with fatal flaws is that sometimes you can find them really cheap. When a bike is not ridable, there is very little market for it. So if you can see past the fatal flaws, you can sometimes get an outstanding deal.

In your case, you have a good looking Peugeot, that will bring you good money with a clean up/adjustment. That would be the route I would take. And then put that money into your bike fund, use it to either upgrade your keeper fleet, or buy something nice for your brother.

Tip, if you are on a tight budget (and most of us are), it is usually MUCH cheaper to buy a complete bike, rather than build one up from a frame. Even if you get a frame for free, all of the little parts and pieces really add up. Instead, find a great deal on a complete bike (like the Peugeot you found), do some minor maintenance on it, and you are good to go!

Flip a couple of bikes that are not your size, not what you are looking for, or whatever, and you will quickly build a nice bike fund. Then you can use the fund to pay full market price (if you have to) for the bike of your dreams. I used this method to go from a gas pipe boom era bike, to a 2003 Colnago, all funded by trading up a few times. My basic rule is that I am not going to take any money out of pocket for bikes. The fund has to cover it.
Thanks for the tip. I feel like every time I've posted a bike here, you've helped me out with it...
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