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    Front wheel looks like a replacement as the rim...

    Front wheel looks like a replacement as the rim doesn't seem to match the back rim.

    If you are buying for resale, it will never be worth much more than $100.

    Rust on the seatpost & stem...
  2. I am sure that there are. In the future, learn...

    I am sure that there are. In the future, learn what it takes to identify a quality bike in your size. Jump on it when it becomes available at a good price. Don't out it on here.
  3. I sold one an identical one recently that was in...

    I sold one an identical one recently that was in great shape, but was in worse cosmetic condition for $150. I tried to sell it on and off for a couple months at $180 and got no hits.

    Let him...
  4. I have been. It is mostly the muscle and balloon...

    I have been. It is mostly the muscle and balloon tire crowd. Booths can have some decent cheap stuff. Last time I picked up some bullmoose handlebars and an XT rear derailleur for $5 each.

    I...
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    I will chime in and be the lone disenting voice...

    I will chime in and be the lone disenting voice so far. I like them. They are an 80's MTB clone with some geometry tweeks to be used as a do it all bike at a lower price point.

    While we on...
  6. The pictures tell me that you are going to do...

    The pictures tell me that you are going to do have to do a lot of work to this bike if you buy it. Do you have the skills, parts, and tools to work on a French bike that clearly needs work?

    Crank...
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    Did Campy actually put grease or peanut butter in...

    Did Campy actually put grease or peanut butter in the can?
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    Use this as your opportunity to build up a set of...

    Use this as your opportunity to build up a set of alloy wheels.
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    I won't give you an estimate on the bike, but...

    I won't give you an estimate on the bike, but take off the front rack that fits on the MAFAC racer brakes and sell it on ebay. Those are worth a nice little sum all by themselves.
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    That is why I have avoid buying a roof rack as I...

    That is why I have avoid buying a roof rack as I am positive I would do this.
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    To me Weinmann's are easier to set up. The...

    To me Weinmann's are easier to set up. The Mafac's I have had tend to flex more when braking which requires more fiddling with the brake pad adjustment to keep them from rubbing the tire when...
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    Remember if you test your alcohol stove during...

    Remember if you test your alcohol stove during the day, you can't visually tell if it is burning. I found that out the hard way when trying to reprime a homemade stove that I thought wasn't lit. My...
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    Depending on the model of Peugeot, the modern...

    Depending on the model of Peugeot, the modern brakes may be worth more than the bike.

    Most Peugeot's of that era should have Mafac Racer centerpulls. Again, I don't know the model of your...
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    Honestly if you are going to pull a tag-along and...

    Honestly if you are going to pull a tag-along and ride slower, I'd get a mid 80's MTB. Balance and gearing is so much nicer to pull a tag-along.

    1983 Bianchi 18" MTB/city bike - Suntour 15spd,...
  15. That bike needs a lot of work. Even $300 is no...

    That bike needs a lot of work. Even $300 is no bargain.
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    I am of the never repaint school as well. ...

    I am of the never repaint school as well.

    Early on, I had a frame powder coated. Looked great, but I moved that bike on and never wasn't able to recoup the cost of a powder coat. Also, people...
  17. Trying to remove frozen cartridge BB's whose...

    Trying to remove frozen cartridge BB's whose plastic retaining cup has broken off in the bike. This has happened a couple times to me.
  18. Braking is a major consideration on these. I...

    Braking is a major consideration on these. I always switch the front brake to right lever as the front brake works so much better than the rear one on these. New brake pads that are angled to match...
  19. From a restore and resell perspective, it will be...

    From a restore and resell perspective, it will be pretty easy to get upside down in a hurry. I see rust in a lot of places. I see bad tires and cables. I see a seat and handlebar grips that look...
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    I have one of the smaller size ones like the one...

    I have one of the smaller size ones like the one on the right in the pic. Let me know if it works for you.
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  21. I took one of those off a donor bike last week. ...

    I took one of those off a donor bike last week. Send me a PM if you want it, just pay shipping. I reused the bolt for something else, but a replacement should be cheap.
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    Yes. I personally like the Suntour XC...

    Yes. I personally like the Suntour XC derailleurs & micro ratchet thumb shifters. Also keep your eyes open for some of the sealed bearing hubs that came on some mid-80's MTB's. They are so very...
  23. Raleigh Sport brakes/steel rims. Good thing...

    Raleigh Sport brakes/steel rims. Good thing England is flat.
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    I think your Mesa Runner has plenty of potential....

    I think your Mesa Runner has plenty of potential. I would just clean it up and ride it around a bit with the existing stuff on it. If it works for you, then start upgrading. Finding a donor bike...
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    If the frame is too small for you, why buy?

    If the frame is too small for you, why buy?
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