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    what do you think about this bike?

    what do you think about this one?

    http://www.vatera.hu/item/view/real.php?cod=8118704

    i'll take a look at it tomorrow or so. Any thoughts about the bike?

    Rach

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    I'm sure a Francophile will chime in, but to me that looks to be a high-end Peugeot. PKN?
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    what means high-end? (english not being my mothertounge)
    ...you've got to climb it...

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    Does it say what kind of tubing it is? My Hungarian is a bit rusty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzy
    what means high-end? (english not being my mothertounge)
    It was probably expensive when it was new. Somewhere near the top of the Peugeot lineup.
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    No where near top of the line, those are solid mid-range components. If the wheels are true and the frame is unbent its a decent bike. no more no less. BUt it does look like those ar sew-up tires. They are expensive and flat prone. In the old days they were about the only decent tires, now days there are a lot of good alternatives. If they are sew-ups, I would not buy the bike unless you have expereince with this type of tire, if you do have the experience, you probably would bot have posted this.
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    The Peugeot logo on the top tube places it around 1983. It's mid-range and may have a Maillard Helicomatic rear hub and that's not good.

    I wasn't kidding about my Hungarian being rusty. My maternal grandmother spoke nothing but Hungarian. Actually, I hardly remember a word. I do remember that my last name, Kerekes means something like wheelwright. I should have been a wheel builder.

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    i've bought it

    Kerekes means the guy who makes the wheels indeed

    Anyway I've bought it for 80 euros. It seemed to be in a decent condition. was very comfty to ride on. The tires I'll get changed tomorrow. The shifter works well, but I might ask for advise on the brakes from the local guy at the bikeshop. I think it needs new ammm dunno the word, that 'long metal rope'.
    The frame is really light, i was suprised.

    I am really excited, this is my first roadbike style bycicle. And it rides so well, I live on the top of a hill which i used to manage in 15 min with two stops with the bike i had. With this I arrived home in 12 min, and I wasn't winded at all, and didn't even think on stopping to catch my breath. It was amaizing what a simple bike can mean. Really, it was a blast.
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    Congratulations! It's a beautiful bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzy
    Kerekes means the guy who makes the wheels indeed

    Anyway I've bought it for 80 euros. It seemed to be in a decent condition. was very comfty to ride on. The tires I'll get changed tomorrow. The shifter works well, but I might ask for advise on the brakes from the local guy at the bikeshop. I think it needs new ammm dunno the word, that 'long metal rope'.
    The frame is really light, i was suprised.

    I am really excited, this is my first roadbike style bycicle. And it rides so well, I live on the top of a hill which i used to manage in 15 min with two stops with the bike i had. With this I arrived home in 12 min, and I wasn't winded at all, and didn't even think on stopping to catch my breath. It was amaizing what a simple bike can mean. Really, it was a blast.
    Rach
    the word is cable, by the way. Your English isn't too bad, at least the written part. Congratulations on your "new to you" Puegot!
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    Congratulations on your new bike!

    I bet pretty soon that you will make it up the hill in 9 minutes or less. Enjoy the ride!

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