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Old 12-01-07, 05:00 AM   #1
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Another nice bike

I'm not sure if it's really worth what he's asking but it is nice. http://cgi.ebay.com/1971-Peugeot-Cit...QQcmdZViewItem

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Old 12-01-07, 05:49 AM   #2
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Yes - another nice bike but different. Great style and well thought out.
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That is a sweet bike, but I'll pass for $900. Looks like everyone else is too. 1:43 left.,,,,BD
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Old 12-01-07, 07:08 AM   #4
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And not unlike my early 70s St. Etienne, which I modified as a Porteur bike. My total cost = about $30 for paint and parts as the bike was given to me for free and most of the rest came from the parts bin. I suppose I could list it for $900BIN and not sell it, too!

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^^beautiful bike there
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I wouldn't be too hard on the seller. To the right person, that bike is worth $900+ IMO. It looks like an excellent restoration; if the seller isn't a BF regular, he/she should be recruited!
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I fail to understand why the seller (except for monetary reasons) would even dare to use the term "RESTORED when virtually nothing on the bike except the brake calipers would have been the original components, the color was never used, there are no decals, and the powder coating has destroyed the potential value of the frameset itself... which in this case was low to begin with.

And, the fancy Deco-style lugs are simply lost in the basic single color paint job, and the frame was basically a mid-range model with heavy weight steel like a basic UO-8 - which seems just stupid to equip with some of the most expensive light weight racing components of the day.

Sure, perhaps a very carefully prepared bike, probably pretty to look at up close, but really not a good idea at all for essentially a hot-rodded refurbishing of a rather mundane old bike frame to start with. Good luck ever recovering the cost invested in it.

Sadly, this will always be a problem for trying to sell highly "modified" bikes with even the most thoughtful attention to detail. I always have to consider this for any of my old bikes, and after a frame is tampered with, you might as well just build up a bike with all the latest Shimano mid-priced components and save the good stuff for an actual restoration, - unless you just like presenting the retro-look on any anonymous bike frame.

I can't believe I'm even saying this, but I really think this frameset would perhaps be better served as [gulp] a "FIXIE" conversion [gasp!] ... especially since it already lacks an integrated derailluer hanger which someone would otherwise be tempted to chop off for a single speed bike.

The porteur hommage bike by nlerner is a much more sensible and even more attractive refurbishment! ~ Nice Job & Good Call!
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^^^^ What he said!^^^^

I was puzzling over the why of putting Campy parts on a mid to low range Peugeot frame set. That IS NOT a "restoration"; renovation, refurbishing, rebuilding, upgrading...yes. But not a restoration. I have a soft spot (my wife claims in my head) for city/utility bikes of any ilk, be they the low end ones from Europe or the higher dollar current versions.

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And not unlike my early 70s St. Etienne, which I modified as a Porteur bike. My total cost = about $30 for paint and parts as the bike was given to me for free and most of the rest came from the parts bin. I suppose I could list it for $900BIN and not sell it, too!

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Is that a wood chain guard!?
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Is that a wood chain guard!?
Yup, made from the same scrap cedar as the rack platform. Close up photo here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lerner.n...95152127128866

I've since changed the bolts to have the heads flush with the surface.

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