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Is this Peugeot mixte anything?

Old 08-18-23, 01:59 PM
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Is this Peugeot mixte anything?

Do you think it's worth $40? Probably not, but just in case... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...3-40bd47f39581


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oh boy a purple UO-18!

definite bonus points for colour

both wheels are replacements, as are both gear mechs

date looks like ~1972

well worth forty simoliani


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+1 the Frame set is worth more than $40 great color patina. While painted and replacements the wheels look pretty nice I would guess Malaird 500 hubs with US Matrix rims. So actually a very good buy hope you get it at this price it would be gone in a hour in most markets.
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We currently have a couple of similar bikes at the co-op.




They are super cute. It was not hard to get them in rideable condition, but we haven't tried to sell them yet. I think we could easily get $100 each, but whenever they break down we would have to deal with the people again and we would probably have no answers. Some of the steel components such as the bottom bracket lock ring are unbelievably soft. These could be fun if you love tinkering with old bikes, but I fear you will spend more time tinkering than riding.
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Thanks, guys. I should have posted the other pic too; I think it's been living outside, so the paint is probably trashed, and the rims look rusty. If I'd noticed the rims I probably wouldn't have posted it.


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should you have sufficient patience/interest to place frame & bits into a de-rusting bath you will be able to better see just what you have when they come out

components such as pedals such be disassembled prior to going into the soup


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+ 1 with some effort should clean up nice and be a bike worth a few hundred if done nicely even cheap so clean up nice get it riding then go from there.. Nice even if rough rider pics of bikes with details make can add a lot of value
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the colour is top! bit it lacks fenders an I guess lights and dinamo
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$40 is a good price, quite good in fact, unless there is serious damage. My first thought was why the off color fork. Was the bike in an accident, causing the fork to be destroyed and/or frame damage also. Look closely around the top tube and down tube, where each meets the head tube. Cracks, like the ones pictured, might spell a bent and, perhaps, unusable frame...
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Thanks @randyjawa but it's just too much work for me; they also lowered the price from $80 to $75; I said $40 because that's how much it seems to be worth.

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Rusty bikes are a lot of work , but rewarding if it’s the right bike . I don’t know about this particular bike but my ItalVega is still one of my favorite bikes even though it was so rusty that the chain was completely inoperable.
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That does look like a lot of work for a mixte. The rust on the tops of the tubes is likely superficial but the paint is gone, faded and worn away by time outdoors.
The frame is likely fine structurally but it'll never look 'good' again. A guy who's good at paint may be able to fix the original paint but that's a lot of work for just a rather common bike.
I own one in white, it came to me as a converted three speed model, the former owner had tossed the oem wheels in favor of a pair of higher end alloy 700c rims, Atom hubs, and Huret Jubilee derailleurs with a pair of Nitto alloy bars, and an Ideal saddle.
I sold off the Jubilee bits, the saddle, and the wheelset, got far more than my money back and built up a set of original rims with an SA three speed hub and put the bike back to original with a set of alloy fenders and stock Rigida steel rims. Its a taller model so I can even ride it now, but its primarily my loaner bike.

Price wise I'd say $40 is a tough sell with all that rust. While a good rust removal bath would remove the rust, the chrome is going to be rough at best. The rims are likely serviceable but look narrow for that style bike to me. I much rather prefer to see a bike that's all original vs one that's a bit of a rough mix of parts, let alone one that's been sitting out in the weather for who knows how long.
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+ 1 with some effort should clean up nice and be a bike worth a few hundred if done nicely even cheap so clean up nice get it riding then go from there.. Nice even if rough rider pics of bikes with details make can add a lot of value
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If you don't mind spending a few hundred in other to make it worth a few hundred...

The bike is only worth it if it is worth it to you; it was the exact same bike you had as a child and you want to spent a ton of time and a bit of money fiddling with it. Fun times, we pay good money for those and they don't have to meet a cost benefit analysis.

I like mixte bikes and I would not take that one for free. Besides the condition where most everything would need to be trashed and the paint finish that is gone, it has them French annoying non standard threads.
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Free to me...


$500 later (tires, inner tubes, rim liners, cables, cable casing and ends, chain, hoods, saddle, primer, red color, grey color and art). And, I painted this free to me old Torpado with a 1" paint brush...


That is what your $40 bike would end up setting you back, in my opinion. I would pass on that mixte. Too much work and cost for too little bike.
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I just looked at a pair of mid 70's era Peugeot Mixtes locally, both are white, not rusty but not pretty by any means. The one has been thoroughly upgraded with an Ideal leather saddle, Huret Jubilee derailleurs and shifters, Stronglight 93 cranks and BB, Rigida 1320 rims and 1" wide IRC tires. The second bike, is a 3 speed with a Sturmey Archer hub, stock cranks, steel wheels, polished aluminum fenders, and a pair of black 27x1 3/8" tires. The seller was asking $60 for the pair. Neither needed half the work that the bike above needs. The ad was running for 6 months on CL here and only recently expired.
I had emailed him with a low ball offer a few months ago but got no reply, now the seller has replied with a $40 counter offer for both bikes. I'll probably go get them one night this week. Fixing the paint will be the hardest part, and I may respoke the rear wheel since I noticed that the spoke pattern is wrong and makes it hard to get to the valve stem. No cost there, just time.
Most of the work will be basic maintenance, and maybe a pair of new rims and tires on the 10 speed model, something more robust would be a better match. I may also sell off the Huret derailleurs or use them elsewhere, maybe making that one a three speed as well.

In comparison, that bike above is a total mess, the paint will need major work, the chrome is mostly gone, and at best you end up with a pitted mess that will always need attention to keep the rust at bay.
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I wouldn't pay $40 for this bike and I like Peugeots.
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