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Old 05-23-19, 02:59 AM
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Peugeot PH8

Is this bike worth saving?

i like the frame but what should I do with it?
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Old 05-23-19, 06:22 AM
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Worth saving? Yes. Worth putting money into? No. I rescue bikes like this and donate them to the local co-op where they take donated mechanics and parts and get them back on the road.

Now if you have some decent wheels laying around and some other parts, since you like the frame, go for it.
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I offer a different opinion. The Carbolite frames are actually quite nice. The bike appears to have aluminum rims, which is a plus. Put on nice supple tires, replace the cables and housing, and lube it up. It should be a very pleasant ride. I have a P4 that I fixed up and I ride it often.
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Interesting paint color, decent paint, which can be the biggest restoration expense. If it's OK mechanicly, and if it fits, go for it. I love my Peugeot, even with some French wierdness.
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Worth saving? Yes. Worth putting money into? No.
I agree 100%. The bike is very entry level and, though I might be wrong, the wheels look to be steel, as opposed to alloy (alloy or aluminum rims are much preferred compared to steel rims).

To get decent ride quality, be prepared to spend a bit. Cables, tires, brake pads, full lubrication of all bearings (bottom bracket, head set and both wheel hubs). If you can't do the work yourself, be prepared to spend even more.

I would look for something of better quality and my guess is that you can find something much nicer with little effort and at reduced prices.
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That amount of rust on the frame would be a deal killer for me, no matter what the price. I'd only be looking at taking parts off it.
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