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Old 07-12-15, 03:10 AM
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Peugot "Carboprofile" Mint

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This add caught my eye out of curiosity. I searched through a bunch of brochures from Peugeot but couldn't find it. I did manage to track down a listing from Spain with the bike though. The add says it's been in storage since purchase, I'm wondering if it's worth the asking price (though I suppose there's nothing special about it as this postings been up for a month).

vintage peugeot rare model

Here's the add from Spain:

MIL ANUNCIOS.COM - Bicicleta carretera Peugeot talla 56

Any Peugeot experts care to chime in?

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Here in the region which lies north of SW Ontario, we have Peugeot Carbolite 103 steel frames which were introduced in the early 1980s. The bike shown in the ad probably hasn't been recently overhauled and would typically sell for $125 +/- $25 in the USA in US dollars. Even in a robust market like Toronto, asking price is $100 too high.
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I would suspect the reason it is 'in storage since new' is it is simply too big for the owner. I agree with OddJob that it will very likely need a overhaul to get some fresh grease into the bearing. $200ish tops, where I live I wouldn't give more the C note for it. It is likely 'rare' simply because the seller hasn't seen another one.

I see they use keywords in Spain too.

bicicleta marca Peugeot con cuadro Carboprofil (especial aerodinamico), talla 56, con 12 velocidades. Esta en exelente estado de conservacion, no hay que hacerle nada. precio no negociable, precio no negociable. Atiendo solo telefono o_____________________ bicicletes segona ma urbana años sesenta años ochenta años noventa 60 setenta 70 ochenta 80 fixi BH rieju bianchi torrotgac Orbea torrot peugeot GAC gacela pinarello colnago battaglin marotias macario otero mavic shimano zeus columbus mendiz olimpic We
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The price seems a bit high buy at least a $100 or so. Plus some things seem just off not right based on the add the owner says the bike has been in storage since new yet has some noteciable wear in places and cheapo new seat and bartape that is poorly done, from perfect like the owner says. Also it is a huge frame with the seat and stem slammed the whole way down so they may have issues good chance one or both are stuck. I say pass on this one as presented it's really only $175-200 bike at best CAD in Toronoto most other places it would be $100 bike.
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Thanks folks.

I suspected as much. A bike that's "been in storage since new" for 20+ years is a little too good to be true anyways, and would certainly have been snatched up anyways in Toronto by now if it were actually mint / rare.
@bianchigirll, Ya sellers do like to use words like " EXCELLENT, Mint, Rare " without having any understanding of what they mean and / or hoping the buyer doesn't
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If you look closely at the seat tube in the photo and the aero shaped ovalizing of the tube in the bottom two thirds of its length, it appears to have a symmetrical aero profile. I'm just guessing, but it is probably just an aero shaped version of Carbolite 103, which is plain carbon steel.

The bike is overpriced, although there may be some cachet adding value because of the shaped tubing.

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That's the same tubing used on the Peugeot Centenary edition bike.....which I think was issued in 1983........
Just a squashed version of the regular Carbolite 103 "house" tubing from Peugeot.......
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