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    What are these Peugeots worth?

    Check these bikes out on craigslist.

    http://www.craigslist.org/eby/bik/63372061.html

    http://www.craigslist.org/sby/bik/63980798.html

    http://www.craigslist.org/eby/bik/63978286.html


    I've been looking for a Peugeot for some time now. Just getting back into cycling. Let me know what you think about these. I'm basically buying one to ride back and forth to work and maybe some group rides. I had 2 of them back in the 70's but both we're stolen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhendricks
    Check these bikes out on craigslist.

    http://www.craigslist.org/eby/bik/63372061.html

    http://www.craigslist.org/sby/bik/63980798.html

    http://www.craigslist.org/eby/bik/63978286.html


    I've been looking for a Peugeot for some time now. Just getting back into cycling. Let me know what you think about these. I'm basically buying one to ride back and forth to work and maybe some group rides. I had 2 of them back in the 70's but both we're stolen.
    You'd do well to have Pogue, or T-Mar or The OtherGuy confirm this, but bike "A" seems to be a much better bike than bike "B" (ugly bar tape and brake levers notwithstanding). I have absolutely no clue about bike "C".
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    We sell those for between $125 and $175 depending on condition and components.
    Frame only goes for between $50 and $75.
    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhendricks
    Check these bikes out on craigslist.

    http://www.craigslist.org/eby/bik/63372061.html

    http://www.craigslist.org/sby/bik/63980798.html

    http://www.craigslist.org/eby/bik/63978286.html


    I've been looking for a Peugeot for some time now. Just getting back into cycling. Let me know what you think about these. I'm basically buying one to ride back and forth to work and maybe some group rides. I had 2 of them back in the 70's but both we're stolen.
    First one looks ok, but the helicomatic freewheel isn't my idea of a good time. Second is bottom or near bottom of the barrel. Third could be best of the lot,but could use more description....

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    I still have my 1977 UO-10.
    Changed to straight bars, but otherwise everything still works fine.
    Don't plan on upgrading them, it isn't really fiscally sound, but if you have a passion for those bikes, you can. Obtaining another bottom bracket will be the only tough one to find.
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    I would not pay 100$ for any of them. Maybe for all three. Bikes a and b are carbolite, indicative of entry level peugeots. Bike C has no info at this point.

    Carbolite is not bad in and of itself; it is an entry level Peugeot Tubing. But I can find carbolite framed Pugs far, far cheaper; they are not uncommon. They make decent beaters or utility bikes, but lack the responsiveness and ride of the better Peugeot frames. For the record, I have a carbolite framed UO10 and like it fine, but mine was 25$. I would hold out for a Reynolds framed Pug in that price range; either a 501 frame or one of the PK/PRs with 531 main tubes. Or maybe a Vitus framed PFN10E.

    If you find a full 531 bike (a PX10) in this range, buy it. Bikes A and C likely have English threading throughout. B may not, it may be French in the HS and swiss in the BB; I am making a semi-educated geuss here based on the decals. I'd have to actually see the bikes to really know.

    One thought: I live in an area where I find bikes fairly cheap; from inhabiting this board, I know prices are not the same in every area (for example, older bikes are more valuable in NYC or Seattle). You might want to get a feel for your area on bikes like these; where you are, these prices might be entirely reasonable. I don't know, but these are my thoughts on these rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone
    You might want to get a feel for your area on bikes like these; where you are, these prices might be entirely reasonable. I don't know, but these are my thoughts on these rides.
    Just a data point to illustrate your last comment - I live in the local area where these bikes are for sale, and for some reason Peugeots sell for (apparently) more than they are worth. The last Peugeot I listed on CL was a 74'ish UO8 in good riding condition, and It went pretty fast at $80.00.

    Right now spring is exploding across the countryside, and everyone and their brother is out riding around on the weekend. The weather has been in the mid 70's The hills are a beautiful emerald green, and the wild flowers are blooming in earnest. The San Ramon Valley was positively clogged with bike traffic this weekend past - I was absolutely stunned to see the amount of bikes that were out and about.

    Now is exactly the wrong time to buy a bike for cheap......

    John D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman
    Just a data point to illustrate your last comment - I live in the local area where these bikes are for sale, and for some reason Peugeots sell for (apparently) more than they are worth. The last Peugeot I listed on CL was a 74'ish UO8 in good riding condition, and It went pretty fast at $80.00.

    Right now spring is exploding across the countryside, and everyone and their brother is out riding around on the weekend. The weather has been in the mid 70's The hills are a beautiful emerald green, and the wild flowers are blooming in earnest. The San Ramon Valley was positively clogged with bike traffic this weekend past - I was absolutely stunned to see the amount of bikes that were out and about.

    Now is exactly the wrong time to buy a bike for cheap......

    John D.
    John,
    I live in the Bay Area too (San Jose) so the prices don't surprize me either. However, I'm one of those guys that can wait for the right deal to come along. The information that you guys provided me will definitely be more than what those bikes are worth. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhendricks
    John,
    I live in the Bay Area too (San Jose) so the prices don't surprize me either. However, I'm one of those guys that can wait for the right deal to come along. The information that you guys provided me will definitely be more than what those bikes are worth. Thanks.
    That's what I would do - wait for a decent deal to come along. They do come along, and can be just about anywhere. Right now, I'd recommend doing yard sale sweeps for the spring cleaning piles, and cruising thrift shops. Also, scan for generic "road bike" ads on CL - once in a while people list decent bikes using poorly worded ads that require a little investigation in order to discover the treasure that awaits. These bike usually need some level of maintenance/restoration, however.....

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    I would avoid the Carbolites in favor of earlier lugged UO-8s, but a REAL Peugeot find would be a PR-10, a PKN-10, or, better yet, a PY-10 or a PX-10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhendricks
    John,
    I live in the Bay Area too (San Jose) so the prices don't surprize me either. However, I'm one of those guys that can wait for the right deal to come along. The information that you guys provided me will definitely be more than what those bikes are worth. Thanks.
    Check this one out - it is in your neighborhood. A nice Miyata 912 for $95.00 - not a Peugoet, but better.....

    http://www.craigslist.org/sby/bik/64021769.html

    John D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman
    Check this one out - it is in your neighborhood. A nice Miyata 912 for $95.00 - not a Peugoet, but better.....

    http://www.craigslist.org/sby/bik/64021769.html

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    John,
    Bike looks really nice but a little too small for me. I'm 6' 2" 215 so something in the 58-60cm would probably be better. I'm doing the yard sale thing and the local thrift shops. I'd rather pay the money for something nice than have to restore it. Thanks for looking out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhendricks
    John,
    Bike looks really nice but a little too small for me. I'm 6' 2" 2150 so something in the 58-60cm would probably be better. I'm doing the yard sale thing and the local thrift shops. I'd rather pay the money for something nice than have to restore it. Thanks for looking out.
    I'm doubting you weigh a full ton. Little do you realize that you have two of the bay area's finest bicycle rehabilitators on the case trying to help you find that Peugeot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    I'm doubting you weigh a full ton. Little do you realize that you have two of the bay area's finest bicycle rehabilitators on the case trying to help you find that Peugeot.
    Thanks for the confidence of weight. One too many digits. I appreciate the help of all people here. It's been a long time since the days of my Peugeots.

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    Sellwood cycles currently has a PX (with fenders) for 250$. 58cm. Fair price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poguemahone
    Sellwood cycles currently has a PX (with fenders) for 250$. 58cm. Fair price.
    There are a couple of these with fenders on EBAY here in Northern California but the owner hasn't got back to me and the descriptions are kind of vague.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW

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    http://www.sellwoodcycle.com/bicycles/3190.jpg

    This is Peugeot's top-of-the-line for that period. Note the half chrome rear stays and 531 tubing sticker. Looks okay, the shop has a decent rep, but I have never dealt with them personally. Ask 'em qeustions.

    The ebay bike I'm not sure about; that is one of the lesser ebay pics I've ever seen, but the HLE tubing makes it lower end and dates it to the mid-eighties.

    Tenatively, I'd put the sellwood bike about 1972.
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    Guys,

    I have nothing to add except that I have been looking earnestly for a PK or PX circa 1970 for sometime on e-bay and other places. I have the upgraded '68 UO8 ("Mimi") that I brag about periodically. If you see one somewhere that's in an affordable/bargain price range speak right up. I'm looking for a working/racer, not a show bike.

    Thanks for this thread and the other informative posts from the resident experts, each and every one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TysonB
    Guys,

    I have nothing to add except that I have been looking earnestly for a PK or PX circa 1970 ...
    Back then, the PKN-10's predecessor was called a PR-10, so keep watching for one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mhendricks
    John,
    Bike looks really nice but a little too small for me. I'm 6' 2" 215 so something in the 58-60cm would probably be better. I'm doing the yard sale thing and the local thrift shops. I'd rather pay the money for something nice than have to restore it. Thanks for looking out.
    Not a problem. I'll keep a look out and let you know if I come across anything interesting. I do a lot of local Bay Area travel for my work, and so have the opportunity to cruise many thrift shops.

    Bikes tend to follow me home......

    John D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman
    Not a problem. I'll keep a look out and let you know if I come across anything interesting. I do a lot of local Bay Area travel for my work, and so have the opportunity to cruise many thrift shops.

    Bikes tend to follow me home......

    John D.
    I bet mswantak finds one for him first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbossman
    Not a problem. I'll keep a look out and let you know if I come across anything interesting. I do a lot of local Bay Area travel for my work, and so have the opportunity to cruise many thrift shops.

    Bikes tend to follow me home......

    John D.
    Thanks guys for all your help. I'll also let you guys know if I find one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    I bet mswantak finds one for him first.
    Well, he and I both know of a basket case Peugeot U08 that's gathering dust because it's priced at $50.00.

    I'll bet mswantak already has one on his bench that he is putting together.... He just sold off that Sentinel (did a nice job on it, too), and took a decent Bridgestone 450 in partial trade. All I have in my garage (that's up for grabs) is an older Chicago badged Schwinn lightweight of unknown model type. All the decals are long gone, but there is still a "1020" sticker on the bottom end of the seat tube...

    I've also got a nice '82 Fuji Team 12 speed that I'm not using, but it is my size. Decent bikes in my size tend to stay mine - I find it hard to give them up.

    I do know where there is an old AZUKI FFS sitting around for $5, but it needs work from top to bottom. Paint is shot, rear wheel is bent, tires and tubes are rotted, drive train is rusty - you get the idea. Plus, it's got one of those freaky BB freewheel gismos that allows you to shift while coasting. That just ain't natural.....

    John D.

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