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    Should I get a Peugeot UO-8? (well that is what I think it is)

    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:
    http://monterey.craigslist.org/bik/2496520871.html

    The help is appreciated, thanks.

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    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.

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    Oh okay, thank you for the help!

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    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
    http://monterey.craigslist.org/bik/2539198089.html

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    between the two I think I would buy the trek assuming they both fit.
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    The Trek is a much, much, much better bike and a better deal. Move quick, as steel vintage Treks do not usually last long.

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    +1, get the Trek.

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    Cool, thank you so much!

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    Yup, Trek.
    My name is Steve and I don't have a bent fork anymore :)

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    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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