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1980's Peugeot Triathlon Question

Old 02-04-09, 04:16 PM
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1980's Peugeot Triathlon Question

I recently did some computer work for someone at their house. They're good people and I knew they weren't rolling in dough, and I happened to see this beautiful orange bicycle hanging in their garage. We eventually arranged a trade: the bike for my services.

The tires were flat, so I didn't really test it out or anything. I got it home, aired up the tires and took it for a spin. I'm WAY too big for this bike. So I'm thinking I may sell it, but I have NO idea about it's value. I'm trying to decide whether I should just sell it on Craigslist (no idea on a price), or whether it's worth the hassle to put it on ebay.

Any help or advice you could give would be appreciated.
  • Model Number & Serial number on the sticker: PSN10T56 & 4715326
  • It's a Peugeot Triathlon, with a Super Vitus 980 frame and fork.
  • Modolo Brakes
  • Stronglight Cranks
  • Made in France
  • Huret Derailleur

Here is a link to a Flickr set with photos.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-04-09, 05:15 PM
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1986 PSN10 Triathlon. Frame geometry is identicle to the PX/Y/Z10's. Superbe ridding and handling bikes.

At the moment Peugeot prices are all over the map. Just recently I've seen models 2 levels below your model sell for more than your model.

That being said....$225-300 on the street.
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Craigs List pricing depends on where you live. Where do you live?

Around here, in good clean ready to ride condition I would estimate it at about $200. Is the shifting friction or indexed? At the $200 point, people expect indexed shifting here.

Your market could be better or worse..
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Old 02-04-09, 05:22 PM
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Friction shifting....
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Old 02-04-09, 05:49 PM
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Thanks for the quick replies guys. I live in Oklahoma City. As far as I know, there isn't a huge market for this type of bike. But, Craigslist is worth a shot I suppose. Just out of curiosity, what is the main selling point that makes this bike still worth $200-$300 after 23 years?

I'll take miamijim's word that it's friction shifting, since he seems to know his stuff.

I'm not much of a gearhead when it comes to bikes. I ride a Gary Fisher Marlin on weekends around the trails, that's about it. The bike is a 20 minute tune-up away from being perfectly ridable. I think this is a really cool bike, and I'd like it to end up in the hands of someone who appreciates it (I know that may sound corny).
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An older road bike that has some type of cromoly frame, and not a Huffy/Roadmaster/etc crap, with alloy rims and alloy crankset, in good riding condition, will bring at least $150. Then you go up with more desirable brands, better components, and better frame materials (a Tange 1 Champion frame bike is worth more than a generic cromoly framed bike).

Jim in Tampa can get more in his area than I can here.
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In general lugged (re-inforced joints) steel framed road bikes from reputable companies tend to hold their value well.

All products depreciate to a certain level and either stay at that lower lever or appreciate after a certain amount of time. 'Classic' road bikes are appreciating. Not all of them are but high end bikes from the big boys like Schwinn, Peugeot, Miyata and Trek are doing well.

As far as this particular Peugeot:

1. Super Vitus 980 tubing. We can argue all day long if there's a better tube. I'm not saying its the best tube but it certainly comapres with anything Reynolds or Columbus made.

2. Components are mid to upper level. Aside from the brakeset they aren't over collectible but they are mid to upper level.

3. The ride....its rides like a high end race bike because the frameset is a high end frameset.


BTW...if it were a 54cm frame it'd be sold already.
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And the 56 in the model number means it's a 56cm frame right?

(this forum is great, you've been a huge help!)
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Originally Posted by mathan1234 View Post
And the 56 in the model number means it's a 56cm frame right?

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That is correct. For describing the model I'd call it a 'PSN10 Triathlon'. Towards the end of the of the 80's Peugeot began transitioning from alphanumeric models names to actual names. There was a short period in which both formats were used.
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I paid $395 with shipping for a 1982 PSV10 a year ago on ebay.
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