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Old 01-06-11, 02:57 AM
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Whats the Better Buy?

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Old 01-06-11, 05:42 AM
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Old 01-06-11, 06:46 AM
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They appear to be different sizes, the Peugeot looks like it is smaller. Besides that I would buy the Centurion because it is lighter, easier to upgrade and appears to be in better condition than the Peugeot.
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Old 01-06-11, 07:01 AM
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That RS is a steal.
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Old 01-06-11, 08:26 AM
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All I see is a Peugeot, so I assume that the other one was the better deal.

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Old 01-06-11, 12:17 PM
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+1 A good deal is not going to last long enough to get replies to a "Is this bike worth it?" thread. Spend a little time learning what makes a bike a deal, and figuring out what size you want, and then pounce.

Pretty much any reasonably sized market has a scooper out there (several probably) that are monitoring C/L closely, and they will be in their car and closing the deal, while others are doing research.
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Old 01-06-11, 02:29 PM
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Unfortunately woke up late

Sad story woke up late and lost the buy, but still on the hunt. I am looking for something older. Does anyone have any info on this Peugeot year, if frame is steel or chro.. so forth.

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Old 01-06-11, 02:37 PM
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Wow, look at that reflector. Kinda cool that it survived so long.

I'm not a Pug guy, but I think it is a low end frame(steel rims, cottered crank, RD claw). That said, I have heard that French gaspipe frames are lovely to ride. I've never tried them myself. Hiten can make a wonderful bike, but steel rims tend to cause poor braking when wet. The claw and cottered cranks are generally good markers of a low end bike as well, but not always.

Watch some ebay auctions for a while and look at the bikes that go high vs the ones that go low. If you just want a bike that is dependable, but not flashy, check out some 70's-80's mid-range Japanese stuff. Fuji is clearly the best, but all of them are good.

What are your purposes for a bike(commute, exercise, race, etc)?

Edit: You may also want to avoid French bikes as well. For a long time, they used their own threading standard, so replacement parts can be a pain if the bike is not ready to ride. I'm not sure when they switched, so I assume that you couldn't tell either.

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The ebay Peugeot is an early 1970s era model UO8 with hi-tensile steel frame and replacement rear derailleur. This is a much bigger frame than the other Peugeot, so as previously suggested, you need to determine your proper frame size before you go any further.
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+1 Low end UO8 in so-so condition. Not worth the bid plus shipping cost.
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I think we let this one suffer until they give us a size of bike. Otherwise we enable competitors to our phlipant needs. Most frames can be searched, and parts deescriptions are abundant
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UO8s ride beautifully and a simple upgrade to aluminum wheels really lightens them up.

The price for the bike is decent but shipping would make it a bit high.
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The Competitive Fit The Eddy Fit The French Fit
Seat tube range c-c 55.9 - 56.4 57.1 - 57.6 58.8 - 59.3
Seat tube range c-t 57.7 - 58.2 58.9 - 59.4 60.6 - 61.1
Top tube length 57.0 - 57.4 57.0 - 57.4 58.2 - 58.6
Stem Length 11.2 - 11.8 10.1 - 10.7 10.3 - 10.9
BB-Saddle Position 88.6 - 90.6 87.8 - 89.8 86.1 - 88.1
Saddle-Handlebar 53.2 - 53.8 54.0 - 54.6 55.7 - 56.3
Saddle Setback 2.6 - 3.0 3.8 - 4.2 3.3 - 3.7
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