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Old 04-13-20, 05:09 PM
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Which one is more reliable and valuable?

Hello everyone!!

I bought my first road bike 2 years ago in the summer, it was a vintage Peugeot and I spent some time restoring and fixing it. I also fixed/restored an old mountain bike I had at home that summer and I learned a lot doing it by myself. I really enjoyed all that process.
All the restoring/fixing on both bikes was about cleaning everything, repainting some small parts, removing rust from all the chromes and making them shine again, truing wheels, redoing all the cables and housing, overhauling one of the head tubes and replaced some small parts too.

Im thinking on buying another vintage road bike and do the same this summer. After a good search I found this three bikes and I was wondering witch one is more reliable and valuable.

1 - https://www.olx.pt/anuncio/vendo-bic...a-IDBAYRH.html

2 - https://www.olx.pt/anuncio/bicicleta...a-IDBYfWc.html

3 - https://www.olx.pt/anuncio/bicicleta...a-IDuJHIR.html
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Reliable and/or valuable. None of them look to be all that reliable, particularly the red one with mis-aligned cranks (look out of parallel to me). The pictures do not offer enough detail to help me say which, of the other two would be best. Sorry that I cannot be more help. That said, the last bike looks to be a higher end model, when compared to the others. However, that last one looks to be fitted with tubulars or sew-up tires. Not something for the uninitiated, again, my opinion.
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The 1st bike pictured is the by far the best for likely for reliable wise but it actually looks pretty clean with little wear ounce you get past the dirt and poor set up.

Yet it's just a OK bike mid level Moto circa 1980 so it might have anything size wise as parts French, JSI/English, Swiss and very likely mixed origin and sizing so not easy bike to upgrade work on.
As for the other two there dogs not worth buying unless nearly free while nice the gold one is a a low end club racer with ssewups' just not a bike for 90 percent of rider's and not a bike you want if you need to ask. The red one is just pretty junk with nice paint.

If you looking for a project to make nice vintage rider I would say aim higher for 100 euro's more you can likely do 5x better.

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I'm not seeing anything valuable in this group.
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I agree with @zukahn1. The first one has decent components and appears to be a good candidate for restoration.
Congratulations on your first two restorations.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
None of them look to be all that reliable, particularly the red one with mis-aligned cranks (look out of parallel to me).
Correct. That bike has a cottered crank, and one of the cotter pins is probably worn to the point that the associated arm is out of alignment, and probably loose. That is not a project one would want to take on just for the sake of doing so.

By the way, to the OP, how are people handling the current situation there? Over here, we hear a lot about Italy, France, the UK, but very little information from "the peninsula". Are you all managing?
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