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Old 05-15-11, 07:54 PM   #1
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Empire Professional and Peugeot Super Sport

I picked up a couple bikes from a junk pile and want to make sure I'm not going to ruin something valuable by repainting/cleaning/etc these up.

Peugeot Super Sport ~1982


Empire Professional, unsure of year, had "Made in Japan" sticker on downtube.


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The Empire looks somewhat interesting. What is the frame tubing (I see a decal on the seat tube)? That Peugeot may have a Swiss threaded BB. I hope not.
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The only thing I can read on the Empire is MADE IN JAPAN, the other decals are unreadable...
The peugeot will probably just be freshened up, was mostly wondering if theres a market for it and what I should ask. I'm 6'3" and way too big for either of these bikes...
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Neither will be worth enough to warrant a quality repaint. Wheels don't appear to match. You have at least a couple of steel rims there, which are value killers around here. I see some rust on the Peugeot. Peugeot gets a lot more name recognition. It really depends on how they look once you clean them up.
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I picked up a couple bikes from a junk pile and want to make sure I'm not going to ruin something valuable by repainting/cleaning/etc these up.
unless you're planning on restoring the bike with original decals and whatnot, please don't repaint any bike
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Neither will be worth enough to warrant a quality repaint. Wheels don't appear to match. You have at least a couple of steel rims there, which are value killers around here. I see some rust on the Peugeot. Peugeot gets a lot more name recognition. It really depends on how they look once you clean them up.
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unless you're planning on restoring the bike with original decals and whatnot, please don't repaint any bike
So don't bother doing a good paint, but don't do one at all?

I was planning on redoing the same paint and ordering new decals. While replacing the cables and brakes and what not. But keep them pretty much original.
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