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Peugeot 531 worth $300?

Old 10-10-16, 06:23 AM
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Peugeot 531 worth $300?

Hello. Pug 531 up for sale in my size. Unsure if it is Frankenbike. The fork looks odd to me. Please help.
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Old 10-10-16, 06:25 AM
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If the bike fits and checks out (no crash, wheels reasonably true, etc.), yes the bike is worth $300 (or the equivalent in pounds sterling). This is not a screaming deal but a very solid one for a quality frame, brifters, and decent quality parts.
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Old 10-10-16, 06:55 AM
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Thank you. I have asked the seller what all he has done to it. I am unfamiliar of year of bike and original parts. There is so much to consider with old bikes and repair costs
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Definitely worth it if it fits, size is important.

Just replacing a 531 fork seems to run into being a lot of money. That is the whole bike in that Peugeot and in very good shape.
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Can you send it to me in Tampa?


Its worth $300.....
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Here are what comes with the bike
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Its NOT 1990's...its '87-'88. And Its Reynolds 531P which is rebranded 531SL. A lot of the components and other bits are 1990's but not the frame and fork.
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I'd be surprised if it's in "ready to ride" condition because of component mismatches. So regardless of what the bike is worth or what the eventual buyer actually pays, it'll probably take some extra money to get it sorted out properly.

For example: The bike has first-generation Campagnolo ErgoPower shifters, which won't index properly with a Shimano rear derailleur. Those shifters are at minimum 8 speeds, but the bike is listed as 12 speed (meaning 6 cogs). If the bike has 6 cogs, it could very well be a freewheel and not a freehub/cassette, so upgrading to match the shifters might entail a new rear wheel or hub in addition to a new cassette.

Doesn't mean the bike doesn't have some value. Just something to be aware of.
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Thanks much especially to Sky Dog. I am not mechanic so it would entail more expenses. Seems to be steady stream of bikes that come up in England. There's an 531 that is on for $85. Will check out train fares to collect it. Enjoying my PSV I collected last week. You SM are so full on bike wisdom. Thanx again for support.
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I had a similar era Peugeot of much lesser frame tubing quality, but the same paint job. I wanted it to be better than it actually was, because the paint was dope, but eventually sold it. When you know deep down that your frame isn't good quality steel, you eventually seek to upgrade it.

When you know your frame and fork are both 531--and your paint job is super fly--that's a feel good feeling. Never underestimate how much more inclined you are to ride your bike when it looks and feels fantastic.
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Some people do Campagnolo Ergo with Shimano RD. I would not be surprised if it actually shifts properly. I am not sure of the combos but I do know that I read that either an 8 or 9 speed Ergo matches up to 6 speed Shimano cog spacing.
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