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Old 07-17-10, 08:03 PM
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Peugeot 3 Speed Mixte questions

Anyone know what something like this is worth? https://orlando.craigslist.org/bik/1843965328.html. Unfortunately the photo is not great...

I am looking for a commuter for a very short distance and want something fun to ride. I generally prefer a more relaxed/upright riding position, so I am hesitant to consider road bikes but I love the look of the mixte frame. I'm also concerned about riding on such skinny tires, as I'm accustomed to cruising-style bicycles. I'd have to drive about 2 hours to see this particular bike.

I've also considered purchasing a new mixte bike that just looks vintage, but I'm nervous about locking it up outside, as I live in a college town where theft is far from absent. I plan to purchase a Kryptonite Evolution Mini U-Lock and also Pitlock locking skewers for wheels/seat. Bike will be kept inside at night.

My family/SO think I am better off purchasing a new bike. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-17-10, 09:19 PM
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1) I am looking for a commuter for a very short distance and want something fun to ride.

Check. The three speed is limiting, but it should meet the expressed needs.

2)I generally prefer a more relaxed/upright riding position, so I am hesitant to consider road bikes but I love the look of the mixte frame.

Check. It will be sportier that a cruiser but far more relaxed than a road bike.


3) I'm also concerned about riding on such skinny tires, as I'm accustomed to cruising-style bicycles.

Um... Those are not skinny tires and they will be far more efficient that a cruiser style bike tires. You'll be instantly hooked/spoiled on those tires compared to cruiser style (big fat, slow tires).

4) I'd have to drive about 2 hours to see this particular bike.

Can't help you on this one, but if the bike truly is in mint condition it might be worth the trip.

5) I've also considered purchasing a new mixte bike that just looks vintage, but I'm nervous about locking it up outside, as I live in a college town where theft is far from absent. I plan to purchase a Kryptonite Evolution Mini U-Lock and also Pitlock locking skewers for wheels/seat. Bike will be kept inside at night.

I'm not in a high crime area so I have no idea what to tell you. My bike is never out of my sight.

6) My family/SO think I am better off purchasing a new bike. Any thoughts?

Will they buy one for you, a new one? :-)
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Old 07-18-10, 05:40 PM
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Well, its no longer available. The nicest bikes and best deals often go fast, really fast. Particularly in a larger market like Orlando.
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