Join Date: Jul 2009
Bikes: 1986 Alan Record Carbonio, 1985 Vitus Plus Carbone 7, 1984 Peugeot PSV, 1972 Line Seeker, 1986(est.) Medici Aerodynamic (Project), 1985(est.) Peugeot PY10FC
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Most of the value on the PSV is in the frameset. The components original to the bike was middling at best. Upgrading to better and/or newer components is more for personal satisfaction, and will not elevate the value if the bike, as most people would want it as an all original example, being that it certainly qualifies as a classic that was one of the last bike Peugeot made that had mostly French components to match the French tubed frameset.
Unfortunately, the values for PSV'S had been depressed since 5 years ago, when they peaked at around 400ish bucks. Now it is hard to sell even the best examples for the high 200's to 300.
I would pass on this PSV on the basis of the replaced fork alone as the original is superior to that replacement both on aesthetics and most likely, materials used. Supervitus 980 is heat treated, one of the lightest steel tubeset produced in the 80 and had been favorably compared to Reynolds 753. It even has "rifling" reinforcement inside the steerer tube. The original Peugeot fork also had a much nicer looking fork crown than that Unicrowned replacement.
If you really want a PSV, just wait till a reasonably priced, more original example comes alng, as they do pop up......yes the ones at eBay presently, look quite nice, but are way over-priced, IMO.....
BTW, I forgot to mention, if you are looking for a "sprightlier" bike than your Cannondale, the PSV will not be the right bike for you, as the SV980 frame is quite flexy. The PSV is not for explosive type sprinting or criterium type racing. It more for mostly straight, high speed, long distance smooth spinning. it is also an excellent climber espec8ally if you are a lightweight (maybe 140ish pounds), but you will still have to get used to some front derailleur chain rub on harder/steeper climbs.......
Last edited by Chombi; 03-21-17 at 05:00 PM.