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Old 03-28-18, 01:31 AM
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Peugeot Road bike value?

Hello everyone. I am new to bikes, and to everyone that does not know, I have been looking for a vintage road bike. I stumbled upon a Peugeot (Iseran? Not sure on the model, have to ask the seller) on CL and want to know if the price is fair. It is my size, 62cm, which has been most of the battle finding a tall road bike. The seller is asking 150. It is black with the red, orange and yellow stripes and the paint looks to be in great condition. It has a new saddle as well. The only thing is the front brake is not connected but I'm sure that's an easy fix, even for a newbie. Everything looks clean. I wish I could post a picture, but I believe I am too new to the forum to do so. I hope with this information I can get some pointers, advice and feedback on the price. I just don't want to get ripped off lol. Thanks!
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Old 03-28-18, 02:31 AM
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Hi Dyubeta

Post the pictures to imgur.com and then link to the album here. If the bike fits and is in good rideable condition (aside from the brake) it sounds like a reasonable price on face value. But I am slightly biased toward Peugeot, so make of that what you will...
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What city is the bike in? I can pull up the Craigslist picture for you and post a link here that we can view.
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As you are new to bikes, never assume connecting a front brake is easy. There may be a reason someone disconnected it (like the caliper is broken, reach is wrong, lever is broken, or whatever). I typically assume stuff that is disconnected is disconnected for a reason. And the reason is never good.

Sure, worst case for a handy person that can do all of their own work is to head to a co-op and pick up a caliper. Again, getting the right reach is mandatory.

If its an "easy fix", have the seller connect it for you and test it out. If I was the seller, I would do it.
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Originally Posted by DYubeta View Post
I stumbled upon a Peugeot (Iseran? Not sure on the model, have to ask the seller) on CL and want to know if the price is fair. It is my size, 62cm, which has been most of the battle finding a tall road bike. The seller is asking 150...
The Iseran P6 was a lower-end model in Peugeot's lineup in the 1980s. It's not the sportiest bike around, but it was built with reliable parts and would make a fine, comfortable rider.

Your location makes a HUGE difference when it comes to pricing. $150 would be kinda steep in my rural location, but it's not "getting ripped off" territory, especially if you can negotiate down a bit from the asking price. It would probably sell pretty quick at that price in a hotter bike market like NYC.

If it's a challenge to find a bike that fits, paying a slightly inflated price may be a better option than not having a bike while you're searching for a better deal.

Originally Posted by DYubeta View Post
The only thing is the front brake is not connected but I'm sure that's an easy fix, even for a newbie.
That may be the only obvious thing, but a 30-year-old bike is almost definitely going to need some service. At the very least, bearings should be cleaned, inspected, and regreased -- wheel hubs, bottom bracket (crankset), and headset. Brake pads might be a bit hard from age. Cables and housings could possibly stand replacing. The chain and freewheel might be worn. The tires may be past their useful life. None of these things are show-stoppers, but be aware that any older bike you're looking at probably needs a little TLC. Once you've addressed these things, though, it should be practically good as new.
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Thanks for the replies guys. When I try to Post a url, it says I must post 10 times before I can do that.. I don't know what I was thinking saying CL, it was posted on offer up. (must of been lack of sleep lol) however the city it was posted in is Phoenix, AZ! Thank you for offering to do that for me. Hope this helps out

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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
As you are new to bikes, never assume connecting a front brake is easy. There may be a reason someone disconnected it (like the caliper is broken, reach is wrong, lever is broken, or whatever). I typically assume stuff that is disconnected is disconnected for a reason. And the reason is never good.

Sure, worst case for a handy person that can do all of their own work is to head to a co-op and pick up a caliper. Again, getting the right reach is mandatory.

If its an "easy fix", have the seller connect it for you and test it out. If I was the seller, I would do it.

You are right, I should not assume. However, the seller is actually a rookie like me, and says in the posting that he does not have the knowledge to fix it. (Which again, might mean it is not an easy fix) but luckily enough for me, my Co worker actually has tons of knowledge about bikes, used to work in a bike shop, and has offered to help me fix any bike I may find that needs fixing. I will probably end up using that to my advantage!
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Originally Posted by SkyDog75 View Post
The Iseran P6 was a lower-end model in Peugeot's lineup in the 1980s. It's not the sportiest bike around, but it was built with reliable parts and would make a fine, comfortable rider.

Your location makes a HUGE difference when it comes to pricing. $150 would be kinda steep in my rural location, but it's not "getting ripped off" territory, especially if you can negotiate down a bit from the asking price. It would probably sell pretty quick at that price in a hotter bike market like NYC.

If it's a challenge to find a bike that fits, paying a slightly inflated price may be a better option than not having a bike while you're searching for a better deal.



That may be the only obvious thing, but a 30-year-old bike is almost definitely going to need some service. At the very least, bearings should be cleaned, inspected, and regreased -- wheel hubs, bottom bracket (crankset), and headset. Brake pads might be a bit hard from age. Cables and housings could possibly stand replacing. The chain and freewheel might be worn. The tires may be past their useful life. None of these things are show-stoppers, but be aware that any older bike you're looking at probably needs a little TLC. Once you've addressed these things, though, it should be practically good as new.

Thanks for the information about the bike. It was fairly hard for me to find Info about it! As far for the maintenance, I was thinking that it may some tlc as well. I don't mind doing the work, I was actually thinking that it could help teach me how to repair bikes, and just overall knowledge about them.

I was thinking the same and paying a slightly inflated price! I am in Chandler, Arizona just outside Phoenix which is where the bike is being sold at. Thanks for the help!
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That's a nicer bike than an Iseran. Peugeot's lower-end models weren't normally equipped with chrome forks. And it looks like maybe a Reynolds tubing decal just above the downtube shifters.

If it's Reynolds 501, maybe a PH-501 or PGN-10?
http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Broch...20Page%205.jpg
http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Broch...20Page%204.jpg

If I was a lot taller and looking for a bike to ride, I'd probably be all over this at $150.
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That is great to hear! I think I'm going to go ahead and check it out, and possibly purchase the bike today If it feels right. I like the bike a lot, and can't believe it's my size!
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I have a Corbier (P4) of similar vintage, which uses the same Carbolite 103 frame as the Iseran. It is a nice-riding bike. If the Iseran is in generally good shape then $150 is not out of line. I paid only 80 for the Corbier but then it needed a lot of work. (Edited to say that if it is a higher-end Peugeot with Reynoldstubing, jump on it!) Before and after:



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Aubergine, your bike looks great! Did you powder coat it? If so how much did that run you?

The seller still hasn't contacted me.. I messaged him three times lol.. I hope he gets back to me!!
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Originally Posted by DYubeta View Post
Aubergine, your bike looks great! Did you powder coat it? If so how much did that run you?

The seller still hasn't contacted me.. I messaged him three times lol.. I hope he gets back to me!!
Thank you! Yes, I had it powder coated. It was about $175 to strip and recoat. Not cheap but the shop does excellent work.

There are plenty of old Peugeots out there, so have patience!
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That's a pretty cool idea, maybe a project I could do if I ever came across a cheap frame😏
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