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Old 06-06-19, 05:51 PM
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Peugeot

Hey all, Just south of Montreal in Ottawa looking for a decent bike to commute to work on. Thinking on this peugot ? Thought suggestions?

kijiji.ca/v-road-bike/ottawa/peugeot-road-bike-size-medium/1438594816?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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Old 06-06-19, 06:45 PM
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Fairly nice but low end Canadian built bike from the late 70's for most markets the price is a bit high. Yet with great cosmetics and condition in the Montreal market it's a fair deal and should make nice basic rider if it has no major issues.
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Better off commuting on some decent rigid frame MTB with narrow tires than a cottered crank, steel rim, plastic derailleur Peugeot. In the last ten years, I have not found a single one where the front derailleur plastic clamp wasn't broken.

I see one below it for even more $275, where the seller claims its a PX10 (its not, its not close).

I see three U-08s or what we would call U-08s in the US, all listed high. Any steel rim, cottered crank, plastic derailleur bike would make a poor commuter IMHO.

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Never realized it was a platic derailleur.

Thoughts on decent roadbike brands to keep an eye out for. Also please remember our dollar is 30% less then yours!
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A bit of location brand Canada built Miele top end bikes often times pop in the 200-400 cad range in the opsmarket.
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No doubt that's a very pretty bike. BUT,,,,,..... the little dimpled things on the rims call out chrome steel and, the cottered crank and hell....... no damn kickstand. I don't know. Looks like a Sunday rider to me. Not a daily grinder.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
A bit of location brand Canada built Miele top end bikes often times pop in the 200-400 cad range in the opsmarket.



any reference material on identifying them ?
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No doubt that's a very pretty bike. BUT,,,,,..... the little dimpled things on the rims call out chrome steel and, the cottered crank and hell....... no damn kickstand. I don't know. Looks like a Sunday rider to me. Not a daily grinder.


I'm open to suggestions some other sap bought it
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It's not about brand or specific model, it's about quality. Almost every brand made good stuff and mediocre stuff. French brands have their own peculiar uniqueness. And since there are hundreds of brands, and each brand had a dozen or so models, and specifications changed every year or two, compiling such a master list would be a huge task. And then sellers rarely get model right, and pretty much never get year right.

A heavy, old entry level road bike is no bargain. For some reason, people avoid the cheaper, better made, rigid MTBs that can handle racks, fenders, a myriad of tire widths and styles, have better brakes, etc. There is this misconception that a heavy road bike will be better and faster. Now a good, lighter weight road bike with nice components, yes, it will be faster. Depending on your commute, you may not achieve any speed benefit due to traffic, stop lights, and so on.

I have bought two Mongoose bikes. Talk about a terrible brand! One was a MTB, full Deore XT components, top of the line. The other was a road bike, full Campy Ergo drivetrain. Was I seeking a Mongoose, no way. But they actually did make some decent bikes, along with a ton of Walmart junk.

In MTBs, look for Deore components or better, cantilever or V brakes (no caliper brakes), decent cromoly frame material, alloy rims, alloy hubs.

Right now, in my area, Facebook Marketplace has the best deals. Buyers haven't figured it out yet, they will!

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