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60's or 70's Peugot, worth it?

Old 01-10-10, 12:53 AM
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60's or 70's Peugot, worth it?

I found a nice-ish looking Peugot, 56 cm on a local classifieds site, owner is asking $125 Canadian.

If it was all original/stock, I'm sure that it'd probably be worth that...but;

"with a few updated and upgraded components. i ground the outer chainring into a chainguard as you can see in the pic. Rear wheel is aluminum with a firt generation shimano freehub and a brand new 6 speed casette. front wheel is steel. Brakes are Dia compe calipers with QR's and shimano 600 drilled levers replacing original mafac components."

....Now I'm not so sure.





I kind of want to save it, but at the same time, I'm not even sure I can fit it, or that it is "worthwhile" to save (for my own riding, not to flip)
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To start off with, it appears to be a late 1970's Peugeot A08. The majority of the revisions would be considered upgrades in terms of performance. An aluminum rear rim is lighter and offers better braking performance. A freehub is far more resistant to bent axles. The cassette will give vastly improved shifting, if it's HyperGlide. The Dia-Compe calipers will be far easy to set up properly and maintain. The 600 levers are far more comfortable thanthe original MAFAC.

About the only downgrade is the five speed conversion, though even that could be argued, as the Simplex piston front derailleurs had very poor performance. It's hard to tell from the picture, but it also looks like he may have installed a mattress saddle.

I don't know the Vancouver market well, but I suspect it relatively high priced. If you cherish originality or were planning to flip it, it's probably not worth it, but if you want a keeper and rider, it may be worth the money.
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While the price is high compared to some areas, from what I can tell Victoria/Vancouver is pricey for old French bikes....similar bikes on CL etc are asking $200+.

I think the real test will be to see the bike in person. If the frame is in nice shape and you like the ride it would be easy to restore to your liking or ride as is. The improvements are worthwhile, except I am appalled at someone grinding the teeth off a chainring to make a "chainguard"!

My AO-8 has aluminum rims, upgraded cranks, 6-speed freehub, and diacompe levers (though mafac brakes) and it rides really nicely.
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Worth it in your market. The two questions I would have:

1. Does it fit?

2. What kind of bike are you looking for? Realize this is a bottom end boomer bike. It is a recreational level bike. Certainly you could buy it and probably get your money back out of it when you are ready to move up.

Myself, I would aim a little higher. Note: I have a U08 and an A08 right now.
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Originally Posted by markk900 View Post
except I am appalled at someone grinding the teeth off a chainring to make a "chainguard"!
Yeah, same here!

But I think I'll pass on it then. I already have a fairly clean example of a Miyata 310, so I'll save the cash and aim higher as wrk suggests.
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I have a peugot with a very similiar frame purchased new in 1969 if I remember right.
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Originally Posted by kent clark View Post
I have a peugot with a very similiar frame purchased new in 1969 if I remember right.
Downtube decal is a Type IV, 1977 to 1978, seat tube decal is a 1974 to 1979 version (type III).
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