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Black Peugeot Bicycle on craigslist, How much is it worth please?

Old 03-26-19, 05:55 PM
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Black Peugeot Bicycle on craigslist, How much is it worth please?

I will attach the link and I don't know how much the bike is worth. If anyone could help me out that would be great.

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Old 03-26-19, 05:59 PM
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Ultimately, bikes are worth what someone is willing to pay for them. Here is a starting point:
https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/
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Is this the bike you are looking at?
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...840566249.html
If so the value would be hard to say from the add. Crappy pics and lack of details. If you're interested, I'd contact the seller and question him to get better info. At the end of the day, it's a vintage bike and worth what someone is willing to pay.
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Looks like an '80s 103 Carbolite tubing frame with upgraded components. Can't tell which model. If you want a stock vintage bike that is not it, but if it's not bent and everything works it might fetch $200. Depends.

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I paid $25 for something similar last year, and found it so uncomfortable that I ended up donating it.

Can't tell from the pictures, but it might have been the same model. They're not rare.
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
Is this the bike you are looking at?
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...840566249.html
If so the value would be hard to say from the add. Crappy pics and lack of details. If you're interested, I'd contact the seller and question him to get better info. At the end of the day, it's a vintage bike and worth what someone is willing to pay.
I think the OP is the seller. Notice that the current listing is for $1. Sounds like the OP is trying to get feedback to set an asking price.

If the OP isn't the seller, I ask simply: For $1, how can you go wrong? Then again, I would definitely meet in a public place because it seems strange that someone would list a bike for $1.
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Originally Posted by JackTheBikeGuy View Post
I will attach the link and I don't know how much the bike is worth. If anyone could help me out that would be great.

Thank you,
Jack
Well, you forgot to add the link. However, any older French bikes are a problem. They use French threads on the headset and the bottom bracket. It is difficult to find these any more though there are SOME available. Also the age of these Peugeots means that the bottom bracket grease was generally not properly serviced that the BB typically needs replacement.

On the other hand, French bikes have a geometry all of their own and a lot of people love the way they ride. Particularly the higher end models such as the PX-10 or any of those made with Reynolds tubing. Warning - the saddles on all of them are absolutely horrible and need immediate replacement.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I think the OP is the seller. Notice that the current listing is for $1. Sounds like the OP is trying to get feedback to set an asking price.

If the OP isn't the seller, I ask simply: For $1, how can you go wrong? Then again, I would definitely meet in a public place because it seems strange that someone would list a bike for $1.
That is just a way of saying "Best Offer".
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That bike is worth at least $1. What a deal! 😏
I paid a lot more for mine. It was still worth it.
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Originally Posted by RiceAWay View Post
Well, you forgot to add the link. However, any older French bikes are a problem. They use French threads on the headset and the bottom bracket. It is difficult to find these any more though there are SOME available. Also the age of these Peugeots means that the bottom bracket grease was generally not properly serviced that the BB typically needs replacement.

On the other hand, French bikes have a geometry all of their own and a lot of people love the way they ride. Particularly the higher end models such as the PX-10 or any of those made with Reynolds tubing. Warning - the saddles on all of them are absolutely horrible and need immediate replacement.
The bike from the ad linked above is not one of those “older French bikes,” at least not completely. It is from right around 1980 and has a modern geometry. It is almost surely made from Carbolite 103 tubing, which makes a nice-riding machine as long as the bike has good wheels. On this one, I note that the wheels are some sort of aftermarket aluminum rims, which could be a good improvement. And if the headset or bottom bracket need to be replaced, it is not at all difficult to find replacement parts even if the threads are French. True, there are not many choices for replacements, but they do exist and are not exorbitant. If the bike fits and rides well, it could be worth a couple hundred in the NYC market.
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All depends on condition/ wear on parts.. that kind of stuff

& yea the local prices of even used bikes is higher , where there are more riders , lower if few.



FWIW The "what's it worth" committee meets Here regularly..




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Old 03-27-19, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by RiceAWay View Post
Well, you forgot to add the link. However, any older French bikes are a problem. They use French threads on the headset and the bottom bracket. It is difficult to find these any more though there are SOME available. Also the age of these Peugeots means that the bottom bracket grease was generally not properly serviced that the BB typically needs replacement.
The one in the link is from the mid-80s and likely would be standardized by that point.

In any case, if it isn't, VO sells them new: https://velo-orange.com/products/gra...e-alloy-cups-1
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Originally Posted by jefnvk View Post
The one in the link is from the mid-80s and likely would be standardized by that point.

In any case, if it isn't, VO sells them new: https://velo-orange.com/products/gra...e-alloy-cups-1
pretty sure it is earlier than mid-80s. If the lousy pics are accurate, it is a lugged frame. If no lugs then you are right.
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Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
Is this the bike you are looking at?
https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/...840566249.html
If so the value would be hard to say from the add. Crappy pics and lack of details. If you're interested, I'd contact the seller and question him to get better info. At the end of the day, it's a vintage bike and worth what someone is willing to pay.
That bike has a lot of strikes against it:
1. upgraded parts limits the vintage sale market.
2. size seriously limits the daily utility riding market
3. French brand name from that era means you may encounter odd threading.
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Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post

pretty sure it is earlier than mid-80s. If the lousy pics are accurate, it is a lugged frame. If no lugs then you are right.

We'll split the difference: 1983



Peugeot 1983 USA Brochure
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We'll split the difference: 1983
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Thread moved from General Cycling to Classic & Vintage Appraisals.

By the way, that frame is not aluminum.
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Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post

Might be swiss at that point. Might be English. Only one way to find out, likely. Probably takes the dreaded 24.0 seatpost.

If you're selling, take much better pictures.

If you're buying make sure it fits-- that is a tall person's bike

Selling? Start at 200$ and be prepared to come down, maybe to half of that.

Buying? Make sure it fits and don't pay 200$.
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