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Peugeot U08 (I believe)

Old 01-24-17, 08:56 AM
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Peugeot U08 (I believe)

Hi, apologies in advance for my ignorance. My bike was nicked and I'm looking to pick up a fairly cheap 2nd hand one for daily commute. At the same time i don't want to totally waste my cash! It has a 15 speed, Shimano Alivio and fairly new michelin tyres.

Can anyone give me a max price I should be paying for this?

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Old 01-25-17, 09:51 AM
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UO8's were low level bikes, but they can be the base of a great build given their ample tire clearances and comfy geometry. A big bonus here as the seller upgraded the cottered crank and RD. Still has the steel wheels though and the tires don't look great.

Max price for me: $150 if I really needed a bike right away, though closer to $100, given the steel wheels, is what I'd like to pay.
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Old 01-25-17, 12:10 PM
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I agree with romperrr, but would suggest you look into the bottom bracket to make sure it's kosher before paying anything. That frame is likely French threaded and most UO-8's and similar came with steel cottered cranksets. This bike has a newer square taper crankset, so someone changed the bottom bracket or at least the spindle. If someone put a square taper spindle in French 35x1 bottom bracket cups, great, everything's in order. If you see a cartridge bottom bracket or non-French size/thread markings, be suspicious. You don't want this bike if someone stripped or seriously cross-threaded the bottom bracket shell threads.
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Old 01-25-17, 03:59 PM
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I wouldn't pay over $100 if it was all original. Something looks off on the front brake caliper. I'm seeing way too much space between the 2 arms. Also, the new crankset has triple chainrings whereas the original only had 2, and the shifter may not work properly with the replaced front derailleur, which should have sufficient range to shift all three rings. Check those things out, at least. Actually, I'd pass on it and look for something else.
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