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Peugeot Grand Sport

Old 06-27-13, 09:09 PM
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Peugeot Grand Sport

Hello all,
I live in Pasadena and I have been think about buy a bike for a long while. I am 6' 5 so finding a bike is not always easy. I didnt have to pay a lot of money for a brand new bike so I found this one on craigslist

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...892748849.html

New tires

New chain

New derailleur cables

New handlebar tape

New seat

The new features caught my eye but is this price right for this bike??? This group takes old bikes and restores them. I am supposed to go in tomorrow morning to check out the bike. Any input would help. Thanks.
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Old 06-27-13, 09:21 PM
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Old 06-27-13, 09:28 PM
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You have a good eye. It's a gorgeous bike.



However, I just picked up a similar bike. Probably not as well maintained as this. Pedals were missing, stem stuck and headset brinnelled. Getting parts can be quite a bit more challenging than with Japanese bikes for example. As well, you need to be aware that your bike isn't the lightest... you can probably find a lot lighter and a lot easier to maintain for $400.

Having said that, it is still a neat looking bike...
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Old 06-27-13, 10:23 PM
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The selling said he guessed about 25 pounds, does that sound about right?
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Old 06-28-13, 06:00 AM
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I wonder if a 63cm frame would be too small. At 6'5", maybe you should be looking for a 27" or 68 cm frame. Several builders made them. The best way to find out is, of course, to try this one and see if it can be adjusted to fit. Good luck.
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Old 06-28-13, 06:25 AM
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Claw RD hanger, stem shifters, $400********** Crazy land.

Weighs more than 25 pounds too. I have yet to have seen a seller guess high. UO9 clone with alloy rims.

Early 1980s Peugeot = swiss bottom bracket era. Might have one, might not...

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Old 06-28-13, 07:20 AM
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$400 is awful high for a bike of that caliber. In my area $400 is where you see nice mid level vintage bikes, touring bikes, and late model brifter equipped bikes. I realize that your height is an issue, I have the opposite problem being 5'7". If you are patient and diligent, something suitable will present itself. You need to check multiple times in a reasonable travel area every day, once a day in your immediate vicinity will make it much harder to find something.
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