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Old 04-05-18, 07:07 AM
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I have a Peugeot bike question.

Can this singel speed peugeot be converted into a multigeared bike?
There's one for sale on Craigslist and I would only want to buy it if I can convert it into a multigear.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-05-18, 08:25 AM
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Based on the presence of the cable stops on the down tube and chain stay, it was multi-gear at one time. You can even see the impressions on the fork crown from the old caliper brakes. It looks likes it's been converted using smaller diameter wheels. Depending on the approach used for the previous conversion, you may have cold set the rear triangle to a wider dropout spacing. Typically, these types of projects end up costing more than buying an appropriate, used, multi-gear bicycle.
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What it looked like original... https://www.google.com/search?client...Atfyqr57bmFgM:
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Yes, and you'll be able to put brakes on it, as well.
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Okay great thanks for the information. If I can get it for cheap enough it might be worth it to get the stuff to make it original. my local co-op bike shop has plenty of vintage parts that would look awesome on this bike that they sell for $5 and $10.
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If you have to hire an LBS to do the build, it will get pricey fast. If you can do all the work yourself, have at it. You may find it cheaper to find a donor bike and scavenge the parts from it, than paying $5-$10 per component.
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What would be a good price to pay. The seller is moving and wants it gone. They came down from $190 to $100 in less than two days. I wanted to pay less but it's tuff goings at the moment.
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What would be a good price to pay. The seller is moving and wants it gone. They came down from $190 to $100 in less than two days. I wanted to pay less but it's tuff goings at the moment.
If you wanted to ride this as-is, then it might be worth considering. Since you want to convert it back into a geared bike, things are going to start getting pricey fast. I strongly urge you to ignore this bike and look for something else. Your market can't be hurting that bad for geared mixte frames, can it? We can help you look.

A thought experiment: let's say they went from $190 to $100 all the way down to $40! Wow! Now add a pair of long-reach brakes. Brake levers. Add a rear derailleur and claw-hanger mount. Shifter. Brake and shifter cables and housing. Longer chain. And lastly a new rear wheel to replace the coaster brake hub one. Buying these things individually, even used ones at low bicycle co-op prices will really add up. Then someone has to assemble it all. Do you do it yourself? Could be a fun project if you have all the tools. Or do you pay a shop to do it? What is the total bill with bike, parts, and labor?

A way to do it a little cheaper than buying piece by piece is to find a donor bike with all the parts you want. It will probably be a ladies bike, since those are cheaper than men's models. But at some point you'll realize that you should have ridden the parts bike instead of messing with that stripped-down Peugeot.
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Big thanks for the info guys/Clang. So apparently my mom has decided she wants one of those cool recumbent bikes With the 3 wheels and your way low to the ground. She has decided that trying to balance an upright bike it's just no fun at her age. So I went with her to a store in town who sells them and we test road them and they are hella fun I test Road one with a battery and oh my word way too much fun. I'd like to get one too but it'll take a while to save up money so luckily I still like up right bikes and have plenty to ride.
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mom has decided she wants one of those cool recumbent bikes With the 3 wheels and your way low to the ground.
As a recumbent owner myself (2 wheeled bent), this is a good purchase for her. As she will be a trike owner, depending on her location, there should be club rides or other places for trike 'bent owners to meet up. I've seen packs of older ladies on their trikes on our local tour rides. They tend to stop at watering holes, like Two Sticks here in town. A few drinks in, a few choice words, next thing you know, a martini glass gets thrown at a rival pack. Cops are called in and the trike packs scatter off.
Like I said, this is a good purchase for her and I'm sure she'll have fun riding and enjoying her adventures with friends along the routes.
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^ Ha, so she'll need a leather jacket also...
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