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Is this Peugeot Grand Sport worth 160?

Old 03-20-11, 09:55 AM
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Is this Peugeot Grand Sport worth 160?

I've been lurking the site and from what I understand, if this is the model I think it is, there's nothing special about it and 160 might be too high. I need a bike though..I had a Lotus Challenger SX which died in a hit and run accident the other day. How would this one compare to the Lotus I had, and is it worth the money? It looks like it's in great condition.

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/2275630038.html

Edit: Also, could I do better in this price range? Keep in mind that I'm in Boston.

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Old 03-20-11, 10:11 AM
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I'd pass. It is a very low end frame that the seller hopes to sell to some sucker who thinks that the words "Peugeot" make the bike faster. The fork looks a bit tweaked to my eye as well. I'd say that it is worth about $50 as it sits but good luck trying to convince the seller of that.

Yes, I've heard that Boston has outrageous prices but maybe talk to some of the guys in the facilitator thread about searching for something nice outside of Boston.

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Old 03-20-11, 10:21 AM
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In some markets yes, in others no.

Here's a Puch but it'll need work: https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bik/2275755343.html

Here's a Shogun with crappy pics: https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/bik/2275681784.html
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It's seems to be in remarkable condition and it's been completely serviced. IMO it's better looking -and heavier, than your average Japanese 80's road bike, but I'm sure it rides quite nicely anyway... (Never met a Pug that didn't).

Worth $160?
Well, it's cheaper to buy the $50 bike and do all the work yourself.
- but if you are not prepared for that, be prepared to spend $200 more at the LBS to get the $50 bike overhauled.
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To me, no. Its a really low end bike, in really good condition. But it will probably sell for that much. So it depends on your budget and the amount of time you want to spend looking. Myself, I would aim higher.

+1 to Auchen, if you find a bike that needs even minor work, be prepared to spend $200 or more to get it reconditioned (cables, housings, various adjustments, grease and bearings). Add more if it needs tires. Or do it yourself for about $50 if you have the time/aptitude/tools/interest.
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If I can lower the price, do you think it'd be worth it, or should I just wait it out? At the max, I'm willing to spend 300$ on a bike (which is what I got as a cash settlement from the guy who ran over my Lotus (I filed a police report and he didn't want to go to court).

I'm a broke college student though, so if I can get a good deal on a bike and pocket the rest it'd be sweet. What offer should I make, if any?

Edit: @wrk101

Yeah, I just saw your post. You're probably right, it will go for that much. If I have 300$ to spend, I'm sure somehting nicer will come up. Worst case, I'll just survive on my banged up aluminum mtn bike until I get back home for summer, and then get something new when I come back next semester.

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Personally, I would rather ride that MTB for a while, put on smooth or semi smooth tires, and then pounce on a GOOD bike. I would pass on buying a mediocre road bike. And I would look for another Japanese bike, like your Lotus. There were dozens of good brands in the 1980s from Japan (maybe hundreds).
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Personally, I would rather ride that MTB for a while, put on smooth or semi smooth tires, and then pounce on a GOOD bike. I would pass on buying a mediocre road bike. And I would look for another Japanese bike, like your Lotus. There were dozens of good brands in the 1980s from Japan (maybe hundreds).
+1

$300 buys a lot of C&V bike, and if you can chill a while you can do the research you need to recognize it, and "pounce" on that really hot deal when it finally surfaces. - You have to be diligent though, and act quickly when it does!
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