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Peugeot PSV

Old 08-22-17, 07:55 AM
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Peugeot PSV

Hi first time posting here and was wondering if I could maybe get some more info on this Peugeot I picked up for $50 that a friend was trying to get rid of before moving cross country. I'm a bike noob when it comes to the technicalities, the best parts and etc. My last bike was a Dawes single speed that was stollen about 6 months ago. The Peugeot is 60cm by my measurement and has mostly Sante components (brakes, derailers, main crank (biospace) ) except for the brifters that are shimano sora possibly? 7 speed and the thumb notch shifter are the only real mentionable attributes. Super Vitus 980 Double butted frame, strong light handle bar tube, champion marked handle bars. Brought it to a local shop to have them give it a once over. Replaced the mavic wheels/shimano hubs/ shimano hyperglide cassette with sunlite freewheel cassette, sun wheels, and origin 8 hubs b/c the old wheels had some cracking at the spokes. Thinking back on it I probably didn't need the hubs or cassette but I just went ahead and trusted the shop. Besides that they replaced the chain,redid some cables and handle bar tape. I did take the old wheels/hubs/cassette home so if the shop possibly sold me inferior parts I could replace them. Let me know what you think, no interest in selling but if you have any idea how much it's worth that would be cool to know. Been hard to place what year/model this bike is (lates 80's?) so if anyone has any of that info it would be greatly appreciated. I will post some pics shortly.

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Old 08-22-17, 07:56 AM
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Old 08-22-17, 09:49 AM
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Pretty high end bike back in the day (supervitus 980 tubing and sante components are all good stuff). Good deal at $50 (good friend there) and it was worth fixing up with new wheels if needed.

The value depends on where you live (bikes tend to command a premium in larger cities) but I'd peg the value at $200-$250 as it sits.
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60CM is confirmed by the typed serial tag.
Rainbow decals are more of a mid 1980's look.

Enjoy!
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Old 08-22-17, 10:28 AM
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Bargaining was in my favor luckily, he was leaving the next day and hadn't been actively trying to sell it. Originally asked $150 when I inquired if he was selling. Had some gnarly sound coming from the main crank that was just loose. Eventually came down to him asking how much I wanted to pay which was $50 and he took that happily. Spent $300 at the LBS for everything and probably didn't need the wheels right away. Cracking was minor I thought but present on more than a couple of spoke holes in the front and back so I said go for it. Didn't know if they were an upgrade or comparable which is why I asked to take the old wheels home.
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You were smart to keep the old wheels. Even if the rims are shot, the hubs/skewers/cassette/spokes are likely perfectly good. If you can find a wheelbuilder nearby, it would be worth taking the old wheels in and checking into having new wheels built up. You might get a nice backup wheelset for pretty cheap. Or you can sell the hubs and cassette individually to recoup some of what you spent at the bike shop.

Give the bike a good cleaning and wax, and have fun. Oh, I noticed in another post of your that you're in NOLA, too, and using this as an around-town bike. If you get into riding for exercise/pleasure, I recommend the levee trail (technically the Mississippi River Trail). I get on by the zoo, and enjoy long rides without worrying about NOLA drivers. And the headwinds will toughen you up!
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Great looking bike! Great buy!

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Old 08-22-17, 09:07 PM
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The last PSV issued in the US was in 1984. The graphics on that bike indicates it's post 84, so it could be a later PSV derivative, like the "Triathlon". No mater what is, it has the good bones on its frame, built with Supervitus 980 tubing.
I suspect the bike is an 86 or an 87 model, possibly sold in Canada and/or Europe......
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Old 08-22-17, 09:46 PM
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Wonder why the non drive side crank arm is new?
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Old 08-23-17, 10:42 AM
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Was wondering that myself. Maybe one bad wreck bent it out of shape? That happened to me on my last bike when I went down on some gravel but I just bent it back the best I could.
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You are probably right about that. Here's my $.02 on what you should do to it. First, does the frame fit you? If not, putting any extra money into it at this point would be silly IMHO.

Assuming it fits and you want to keep it as a rider, the frame is excellent and now that you have new wheels, you can build up the other components to suit your taste.

I would take off all of the Sante bits and sell them to people that need them to complete a set. Alternatively you could try to find the bits yourself and complete your group.

Were the hubs on the wheels that were taken off Sante? If in good shape they will be valuable. So if it were my bike, I'd look for a replacement group and build it up with fresh stuff or since it has the brifters anyway, just do a "retro-mod" on it.

The Sante Brakes and RD alone would fetch something assuming they are in good shape. So gather up all of the Sante bits and list them on the forum in the for sale section (requires investment) or the trade section.

Also, I assume the bike shop regreased the headset and the BB? Don't remember from your earlier post. If not, do that right away.

As others have stated, that is a quality frame. Not super collectible in this condition, but the bones for a great rider. So ride the heck out of it!

P.S. Every Pug that I've ever owned rode great. I'm sure that one is no exception.
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Old 08-23-17, 05:22 PM
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Very nice bike the white crank and paint date it as 87/88 Canadian sold model.
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Old 08-25-17, 07:59 AM
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Thank you everybody for the advice and comments.

Tugadude, unfortunately the hubs were only labeled shimano and are far from shiny, mechanically sound just tarnished. The bike does fit me and I'm keeping it, its a blast to ride. Blows my last bike, a single speed Dawes road bike, way out of the water. Still getting used to shifting and the fine adjustments on the bike that go along with it. I'm going to leave it as is for now, I frankly just don't know enough what would be an upgrade or not. I feel like I need to ride it for a while to see what exactly I would want to change. Having a frankenbike doesn't bother me, it's flashy as is and I really don't want to make it any shinier. Also my bike budget is spent for a while, got an Abloy 342 and some pewag chain to lock this baby up as well. Overkill? Possibly, piece of mind? Hell yes. So in the mean time I can do some research and come in asking specific questions instead of very broad ones on how to spend my money hehe.
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Old 08-25-17, 09:18 AM
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As for upgrades as a basic rider it shouldn't need a lot. One thing to look for would be left side crank arm that is little better match or a good used matched crank set to give a better tread line it looks to be about 5mm out with the current setup.
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