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Old 07-17-12, 05:02 PM   #1
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Peugeot cadre allege vintage 1970's road bike

Hey, looking for a decent road bike to use in my new small college town. I am considering buying this PEUGEOT CADRE ALLEGE VINTAGE 1970'S ROAD BIKE for $150 off CraigsList.
Here is the link to the ad - http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3108042808.html

Thanks for your help guys! Let me know
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That's a very large bike. If it fits you and it's fully functional, it may be worth the price as you may not have a lot of options in your size. Others are better qualified to assess these, but it's not a high end model so it has no value other than as a good ride. That seat needs a lot of work to. But the first thing to do is figure out what size you need.
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I like vintage Peugeots a great deal. If you can do your own maintenance go for it. However, since you're asking members of this forum, I would think you have limited experience with bike maintenance. Otherwise, fuggedaboutit. You'll be shelling out what the asking price is again for tires, other parts and an overhaul, for a bike worth about what the asking price is today.

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3145285047.html

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3123593184.html

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3075905632.html

I'D RUSH FOR EITHER OF THE LAST TWO!!!!!!!!!!
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Peugeot is bottom end and rough. Pass. That Trek looks like a smokin hot deal, most likely gone already.
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Looks like a skip to me; it appears to need a complete overhaul. Older Pugs of this level are worth about 150 if overhauled and ready to ride. Maybe fifty if in this kind of shape. It looks like a lot of stuff will need to be replaced.

If that bike is your size, you will find they are fairly common in that size and hard to move. I'd wait. I've found very nice bikes in that size range for very little. They're much harder for sellers to move (ask wrk above if you don't believe me); don't let anyone tell you different. Don't be afraid to walk away. Another 62cm will come along. Just up the way in RVA, seller has been trying to move this one for a while:

http://richmond.craigslist.org/bik/3107645896.html

You'll probably want to get rid of the hideous seat.
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+1 How tall are you? That is most important.

+1 Pass on the Peugeot. It's not worth that much in that condition.
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Agree that the Peugeot is really beat.

Both Treks are a deal.
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I like vintage Peugeots a great deal. If you can do your own maintenance go for it. However, since you're asking members of this forum, I would think you have limited experience with bike maintenance. Otherwise, fuggedaboutit. You'll be shelling out what the asking price is again for tires, other parts and an overhaul, for a bike worth about what the asking price is today.

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3145285047.html

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3123593184.html

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3075905632.html

I'D RUSH FOR EITHER OF THE LAST TWO!!!!!!!!!!

I think your right on just about everything. Those CL ads you posted were great steals! I contacted both posters, only to find out they have both been sold. What a nice guy though, ging and finding ads for me. Thanks bud. Ill keep my ear to the ground for better deals. Thanks!
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+1 How tall are you? That is most important.

+1 Pass on the Peugeot. It's not worth that much in that condition.
I am 6'1. What would be the best frame size for me with a road bike fork?
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I am 6'1. What would be the best frame size for me with a road bike fork?
Not your height so much as your inseam.
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I am 6'1. What would be the best frame size for me with a road bike fork?
60-62cm should be a good starting point. That Peugeot might've even been a little tall for you.

Keep looking, you'll find something. To get the best deals (that Trek for example) you need to act NOW and won't have time to ask if it's a good deal.
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I like vintage Peugeots a great deal. If you can do your own maintenance go for it. However, since you're asking members of this forum, I would think you have limited experience with bike maintenance. Otherwise, fuggedaboutit. You'll be shelling out what the asking price is again for tires, other parts and an overhaul, for a bike worth about what the asking price is today.

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3145285047.html

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3123593184.html

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3075905632.html

I'D RUSH FOR EITHER OF THE LAST TWO!!!!!!!!!!
How about this one magic bike God?

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/3149621933.html
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Go for it, nice Tange butted frame, great vintage Shimano group set, overhauled, great condition!
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All original lower end 70's Peugeot with history IE significant wear milage basically means pretty everything on the bike likely needs to be replaced or repaired. I would pass on this there are plenty of basicaly good working decent vintage road bikes on the market in the $100-300 price range.
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