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Old 07-21-10, 06:40 PM
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found 2 old bikes in skip-peugeot/townsend

hi everyone,i do a bit of salvaging and tonight i found two bicycles in a skip-they are a brown 1984 peugeot v22,fair condition and a black townsend triathlon,vgc,i always come across bicycles but this is one of the few times i actually took them,it is amazing what people dump(also got a laptop tonight along with other stuff).
any information on these bikes would be greatly appreciated,as i am going to sell them and want to get a fair price-thanks

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Old 07-21-10, 08:25 PM
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it's really hard to even guess at a price without pictures showing the condition of the bikes
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Old 07-22-10, 04:41 AM
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sorry mate i havent got a camera,i was just looking a rough guide but the paintwork and stickers on both bikes are exellent
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Rough guide: $10 to $100. All depends on condition.

Let me lower the estimate a bit. Without a camera to share pictures, and without a detailed description (model, size, age, frame tubing, component brand and model, etc), it is going to be difficult to impossible to get full market value out of these bikes.

Around here, bikes for sale without pictures and sketchy information go cheap: $5 to $50. But since you got them for free, that still is a nice profit.

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Old 07-22-10, 09:47 AM
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I'm not sure anyone here knows the value of bikes in places where dumpsters are called the "skip." There is a lot of local variation in prices.
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thanks for the replies everyone, i appreciate without a photo it is hard to tell and the fact they are uk bikes does not help but i have decided to keep the townsend as it feels good-it is in getting fixed now,hopefully will be ready tomorrow,as for the peugeot its going to the car boot sale-i will post pics tomorrow
i have found good bikes before and i am always hoping to come across a good early bmx-someday
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Originally Posted by darren73 View Post
thanks for the replies everyone, i appreciate without a photo it is hard to tell and the fact they are uk bikes does not help but i have decided to keep the townsend as it feels good-it is in getting fixed now,hopefully will be ready tomorrow,as for the peugeot its going to the car boot sale-i will post pics tomorrow
i have found good bikes before and i am always hoping to come across a good early bmx-someday
I've read at one site that the townsend is a good bike. I wouldn't mind owning one since my name is Townsend.
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Next time you're skip-diving ... try to come up with a camera!
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i was waiting on that one-a camera is one of the few things i havent found(i dive most nights)-there was an old frame tonight with one wheel looked at least 50 years old but it had no markings and a bit of rust,i decided to leave it but i got lucky with other stuff
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