Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-18-10, 10:09 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
peugeot or miyata

I'm very new to road biking and last month bought an old Peugeot UO 8, perfect condition, only adjusted the seat & put toe straps on it, then my wife brought me home a Miyata 112 (blaze shifters & oval ring) that she picked up from a charity garage sale ( they were asking $5, but she donated $20), it needs cleaning & a tune up but seems in good shape. I only have time, money & attention span for 1 bike, which do I keep?
ottawaontario is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-10, 10:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
Iowegian's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boulder, Colo
Posts: 1,911
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Are you planning to work on these yourself? Getting the Miyata cleaned and tuned at a bike shop could easily cost $100+. Riding older bikes is only cost effective if you have at least a small bit of skill on maintaining them yourself and a few tools. It doesn't take much but it is something to consider.

It sounds like the Peugeot doesn't need any work but it will be easier to find replacement parts for the Miyata. The Peugeot used parts that are now obsolete while parts are still readily available for the Miyata. I'd keep the Miyata, sell the Peugeot and clean and tune the Miyata yourself. You'll save a bunch of money and learn enough to be ready to maintain the bike in the future.
Iowegian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-10, 12:40 PM   #3
Senior Member
miamijim's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 13,730
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 220 Post(s)
miamijim is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:43 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.