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1985 Peugeot Racer - too much?

Old 04-01-12, 11:03 AM
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1985 Peugeot Racer - too much?

Hey new here so be gentle

I'm interested in this 1985 Peugeot Racer.

Love the look of it and it seems to be in great condition.

Is 250 too much? I'm not so familiar with repairs so am willing to pay a bit extra to get something that needs less work to start off with. After that am very much willing to learn.

Anything I should look for if I go inspect it?

Thanks!
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In my mind, the asking price is a bit high for the bicycle, but I am completely unaware of what bicycles go for in your market. Understanding Vintage Bicycle Value takes a bit of time, as you will see if you take a look at the information offered.

As for what to look for, another learning experience awaits. Have a look at Vintage Bicycle Quality and you should have a head start on what to keep your eyes open for.

Hope that is a help and welcome to the Bike Forums.

You do have a great deal to learn and my advice is to go slow. Start with an inexpensive bicycle and learn on it. Then graduate to something worth more and with more to offer. That is not to say that the Peugeot is not a nice bicycle, but it is nothing special, even though its condition is a big plus.
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Don't purchase this unless you can work on it yourself. The binderless seatpost, the low-end wheelset, the Huret changers and other issues could only discourage you from finishing and riding it. The price is very high at 245 quid, it's certainly worth less than half that, IMO...
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Not bad bikes for what they are. But yeah, I agree with about half that price being reasonable.
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Thanks for advice guys - I think the price seems high, but after watching ebay for a few weeks old Pugs seem to go for between 150-300 depending on nick. This being from a reseller has naturally put the price up a bit.

Anixi - Assuming it is in good condition would those be such issues?
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I think that's an 84 PGN. The lower model to the PSV of that year with Reynolds 501 tubing (Instead of the PSV's higher spec Supervitus 980 tubing) frame but similar components to the PSV.
If anything, it's the frame that's worth it on this bike. The Reynolds 501 tubing turned out to be Peugeot's "bread and butter" tubing for mid line models of that time and had proven to be quite reliable and excellent riders (also thanks to Peugeot's good frame geometry designs.). You do have to be careful and check the condition of the seatpost binder bolt and the related threaded boss to see if the present owner had not overtightened it and cracked the boss or if the bolt had bent from maybe excessive rider weight and rough rides. that goofy seatpost binder jamb bolt system was Peugeot's weakest design for that year and was quickly phased out after only one model year. If you are a heavy rider, you might consider looking for a different bike just because of it.

250 BP??...a little bit much for what the bike is, really. I'd expect that kind of price more for maybe the higher model PSV. I'd say 175ish quid max for what looks to be a relative minter.

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Originally Posted by RedTar View Post
Thanks for advice guys - I think the price seems high, but after watching ebay for a few weeks old Pugs seem to go for between 150-300 depending on nick. This being from a reseller has naturally put the price up a bit.

Anixi - Assuming it is in good condition would those be such issues?
No, not really. It's just that if they are in poor condition, you should pass unless you can either find replacement parts, or have a mechanic friend willing to get you up to speed on DIY repairs.

For instance, I have a Pug that has not only the stays bent, but, the bottom bracket AND the head tube off kilter. It's a total mess! If I can't do the DIY frame fixing, the old AE8 will have to either be hung up for later, or, off to the freecycle crowd. I can't afford to have the work done by a professional.

That said, if you can't afford to send your bike to a professional, don't get this bike! I remember a US student who posted here recently that bought a $150 bike. He had poor advice from not only a friend, but the bike shop. It turns out that the bike is in need of a lot of repairs, some that require specialized tools he can't afford.

I would hate to see you, especially with a French bike, to get bogged down. Don't hesitate to purchase Japanese or other Asian bikes, since the parts and repairs are far cheaper and easy to accomplish. French, and esp. Swiss bikes should be avoided like the plague for the unprepared. I know, I've currently own five Frenchys, they're all giving me fits, and I've been in this business for decades...some people never learn!
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