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Possibly a 1979 Peugeot Competition

Old 01-27-17, 04:26 PM
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Possibly a 1979 Peugeot Competition

Hi all-

First, I've learned a lot just by lurking about the past week or so. Thanks to all.

I'm seeking a bike for my son. I found one on Craigslist. I can't post the URL because I don't have 10 posts yet, but it's a Peugeot Competition, and if you look at the Dayton Craigslist and enter "Peugeot Bike" in the search box, it comes up at the top of the search.

I checked the catalogs at Bike Boom Peugeot and it appears to be a 1979 model (the big round reflectors were my clue). This noted, people with far more knowledge about bike parts than I (not a hard trick to pull off) may be able to be more precise.

The price is in the seller's ad (I'm thinking that if I can get it between 150 and 200 it won't be awful - this of course assumes my son will like it. It seems a nice bike to me, but I'm no expert.

We're also looking at a mid-80's Fuji Touring at $130 that is awaiting its owner's return. It's a nice bike but doesn't seem as ready to ride as the Peugeot does.

Some questions:

1-Should I work on this one, or wait on the Fuji?
2-One thing I'm concerned about is something about is something I read about older French bikes and non-standard threading / tubing. Would 1979 be safe in this regard?

Thanks in advance for your time and advice.

Dave
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Old 01-27-17, 05:17 PM
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It's hard to say without seeing the Fuji but the Peugeot is a bottom of the line, early 1980s model by virtue of the lugless construction, steel rims and cottered cranks. The mid-1980s Fuji is a better bicycle and far easier to work on, due to the eccentricities of French bicycles, but the decision would probaly come down to which is the better fit and the relative cosmetic and mechanical condition.
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Ad link and pic assist.

BIKE 10 SPEED AUTHENTIC PEUGEOT COMPETITION GREAT SHAPE NEW TIRES 80's - $249

BIKE 10 SPEED AUTHENTIC PEUGEOT COMPETITION GREAT SHAPE NEW TIRES 80's






BIKE 10 SPEED AUTHENTIC PEUGEOT COMPETITION GREAT SHAPE NEW KENDA TIRES

THINK THE BIKE IS FROM THE EIGHTIES, BUT NOT SURE, COULD BE EARLIER.

$249 OBO
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Wait for the Fuji.
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Another vote for PASS . New $30 tires , no other sign of maint . Check out the Fuji Tourer , nice bikes.
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Thanks everybody. I hadn't noticed the lug-less construction (though had I gone to see it I might've). At any rate, you all have aided yet another noob.

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I would be inclined to pass on this one as well pretty much the bottom of Peugeot's line for the early 80's. As for the Fuji if it's this one it's also low end in really rough shape I would pass also.
https://dayton.craigslist.org/bik/5905596622.html

If your looking for a basic vintage road bike on a budget I would probably consider this one for $100.
https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/bik/5972716885.html
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How tall is your son?

This Panasonic DX-3000 is listed for the same as that Peugeot ($250)

Link

It's listed as a 54cm, although it looks a bit smaller.
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Agreed on the one in Springfield as to condition. I asked about the Absolute, but it turned out the stand-over is too tall for him (his max standover at this time - still growing - is a hair over 31 inches, the Absolute came in at 33.5).

The Fuji we're looking at isn't in Dayton, and from the description (the owner said 21 inch frame) it should be about right. I asked about the Panasonic but he didn't seem too excited. He really likes my Fuji and the one we've seen (if we don't find something really compelling before the owner gets back in state) - a 1985-86 touring - looks like the plan right now. If things go to plan we'll have it sometime in mid Feb, get it tuned up (local bike shop has reduced rates on tuneups through the end of Feb) and be riding in March.

Again, thanks for the excellent advice.
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