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Old 01-08-13, 12:26 PM   #1
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What's wrong with this bike?

Just curious, this bike has been on my local CL for quite a few months and it hasn't sold yet. It looks like a nice bike. Anybody care to venture a educated guess as to why it hasn't sold?

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PEUGEOT TRIATHALON - $500 (MOSCOW)


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80's PEUGEOT TRIATHALON in nearly perfect condition. ~57cm. Shimano 105 Group, Wolber Super Alpine wheels.


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Old 01-08-13, 12:46 PM   #2
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Probably priced too high. Although it is 105, it is an older 105 group with downtube shifters. At the $500 point, I would want integrated shifters.
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Those white tires give me 'the willies'.

Is that front wheel a 650cm?
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There was a bike on Ebay that was priced too high. I was watching it because it was similar to one I have. He had it listed about 2 years and some fool finally bought it .... so this may sell eventually.
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Too expensive. A mass produced (probably from Canada) bike with 105 parts... a new mass-produced 105 bike WITH brifters from Bikes Direct is the same price. Plus those white tires are... how can I say this politely... soooooo gay (not that there is anything wrong with that).
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How many miles before the white tires are dingy? I remember whitewall car tires were a PITA to keep clean.
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How many miles before the white tires are dingy? I remember whitewall car tires were a PITA to keep clean.
I would guess between 100 - 200 feet.
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Also the chain may be too short, but it is hard to tell from the picture.
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To all of the above, I'll add that it ain't no 57 cm bike! The head tube looks like it's 57cm. That bike is more like a 62 or 64 cm bike...very tall.
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To all of the above, I'll add that it ain't no 57 cm bike! The head tube looks like it's 57cm. That bike is more like a 62 or 64 cm bike...very tall.
I think you are mistaken. I have spent my adult life looking for road bikes of 62 cm or more, and that, sir, is no 62 cm bike. I would have guessed 60 or 58.
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French threads.


That or not too many people buy bicycles in the middle of winter in Idaho.
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Because he didn't include pedals. How daheck are you supposed to ride it? No wonder the tires are still white. Shame shame shame.
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Probably sold a month ago and the add hasn't been removed.
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No, the seller brings it to the top every week like clockwork.
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No pedals. JK. probably because it's just a collector's bike now, and you could probably get a better bike with modern components for the same price.
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French threads.
Not form the '80s. THat bike was most likely produced in Canada and has English threads.
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Not form the '80s. THat bike was most likely produced in Canada and has English threads.
I think this illustrates the issue with the bike. It's a Peugeot. Does it have English or French threads? Does it have the Peugeot funky stem? The Peugeot weird seatpost size? There are people out there who love them but most of us run away from their quirks.
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Late 1980s. 60 cm to my eye. English threading. Mid Shimano equipped. Chain is too short by a link or two. Decent effort by the re-builder, but he didn't totally know what he was doing. There's nothing remarkable about that bike. It does nothing for me, not worth a second glance. There are comparable and lower priced Japanese competitors from that era. $295 tops. It'd be a decent rider, though.

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In addition to any of the above reasons, it could also just be the market. I don't know what the bike situation is like in Moscow, or any part of Idaho for that matter. Could be very little activity; could be lots of activity but a glutted market. Bottom line though is regardless of any of the other circumstances, if it hasn't sold, the price is too high.
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probably nothing wrong with the bike. it's the ad

Seller is asking too much AND putting no effort in their ad. they need to include more pics of the bike and more information if they want $500... and even then they aren't likely to get it with a mid-80s peugeot. $300 would be reasonable/even a bit low for my market if sold in the middle of summer. $500.. no way
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I think of CL as the great online garage sale. I go there hoping to find cheap stuff, not to pay premium prices. Even with 105 stuff I don't see this bike being worth much more than $250. I think that the seller sort of put lipstick on pig.
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I bought a 1990s Trek 1500 with 105 in excellent condition for $150 and have seen similar vintage and quality rides available for the $200 range. I wouldn't pay more than that for the one listed by the OP.
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Too much for that pug.
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The Location. Moscow is in Russia.
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