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"1973 Vintage Peugeot 10 Speed Road Bike Showroom Condition"

Old 07-10-13, 02:19 AM
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Looking for a commuter and need some help with some bikes I found

I am looking for a relatively cheap commuter bike to go to school, work, etc...

I found this one and wanted to get a few second opinions. Thanks!

https://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rd...924667370.html

EDIT:

Found one more to help expand my search..

https://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pm...924086435.html

EDIT 2:

Found a few more potential bikes. And thanks for the help so far! Everyone here has been EXTREMELY helpful.

https://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...928087550.html

https://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...923111400.html

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Old 07-10-13, 03:08 AM
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Peugeot is a worthy commuter and is fair priced in ready to ride condition.

Smile at $489 is not affordable and way over priced.
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Old 07-10-13, 07:37 AM
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I like the Peugeot.

Never heard of this but it might be closer to a $300 bike depending on frame material and what the components are

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That girl holding up the Smile bike has manly hands, thought it was a guy in a towel at first. Anyhow - As other people said, the Smile is overpriced. I have a Gardin I'm selling which is basically the same as the Smile for quite a bit less and I wouln't even think about selling it for $450. Also, the seller seems like he/she is shooting in the dark with the price. In my experience, sellers that really try to promote their bikes ("computer designed", "designed in Italy", "top of the line high quality beautifully lugged frame", etc) are people that don't know much about bikes and generally all of them overcharge.

Between the two of them the Peugeot is definitely the better purchase and the price is decent. It's not anything special as Peugeot's go but it's a good workhorse/daily commuter if properly maintained and it's in great shape.

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Old 07-10-13, 07:34 PM
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The Peugeot certainly looks nice, but steel rims, bars, seatpost, steel cottered crank, no thanks. I would not want to commute on that. For that price you should be able to find a lower-end 1980s sport road bike that will have all the functionality of the Peugeot but all aluminum parts and you'll actually be able to stop when it's wet.
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
The Peugeot certainly looks nice, but steel rims, bars, seatpost, steel cottered crank, no thanks. I would not want to commute on that. For that price you should be able to find a lower-end 1980s sport road bike that will have all the functionality of the Peugeot but all aluminum parts and you'll actually be able to stop when it's wet.
+100 Vancouver is noted for wet weather. Think aluminum rims and good brakes as a bare minimum. For a rider on a budget, I continue to recommend rigid frame mtbs instead. A late 1980s/early 1990s rigid frame mtb will cost less, have standard part sizing (google french parts), weigh the same or less, have alloy rims, have much better brakes, no plastic front derailleur crap, etc.

I'd much rather commute on this, add fenders and racks, and its ready to go (1988 Schwinn Cimarron LE, my favorite bike right now).

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