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Peugeot Bretagne, any good?

Old 06-22-14, 08:49 AM
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Peugeot Bretagne, any good?

Looks like a late 80's bike. Seems to be a Mangalloy type frame. Can't find much info on this particular bike. Have an opportunity to buy this mixte for $170. Should I?

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Old 06-22-14, 09:15 AM
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If it's in 100% ready to ride condition I'd say it's not a terrible deal although it's certainly top dollar for a bike with those components although it also depends on the market you're in, bike values vary greatly from region to region.
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That bike would easily sell for 200-250 where I am if it there were no mechanical problems with it. $170 would be a bit higher than the max I'd pay for it though
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Where do you live?
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S170 for a complete and well preserved C&V mixte is a great deal, considering how much 80's Euro C&V mixtes are sought after and are selling for these days.
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Only another CV cycle could be a better deal. You cannot remotely buy any new bicycle with that quality, at that price.

And it's beautiful!
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Fenders appear to be Blumels I think. If I were selling that bike, fully refurbished, I would be asking and getting $300 for it. I sold this one last week to a NYC woman for $270, who waited patiently 7 weeks for it. No fenders and drop bars. The saddle was leveled and I changed to aluminum wheelset beforehand.
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Originally Posted by SteveSGP View Post
If it's in 100% ready to ride condition I'd say it's not a terrible deal although it's certainly top dollar for a bike with those components although it also depends on the market you're in, bike values vary greatly from region to region.
How does one measure bike value by region? Do I gauge it by how many similar bikes are selling in the area? I can say where I'm from, not many Pugs are seen on the classifieds. I think I've seen 4 or 5 since spring time.
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That bike would easily sell for 200-250 where I am if it there were no mechanical problems with it. $170 would be a bit higher than the max I'd pay for it though
I took it home. Girlfriend loves the paint job. Paid $160
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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S170 for a complete and well preserved C&V mixte is a great deal, considering how much 80's Euro C&V mixtes are sought after and are selling for these days.
That's reassuring! The bike seems to be 1990 though. Well the hubs are anyway.
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Only another CV cycle could be a better deal. You cannot remotely buy any new bicycle with that quality, at that price.

And it's beautiful!
Yea we looked at new bikes around $300 as budget is tight and like you said, they're low quality. We'd have to start at $650 price for a decent bike.

And yes, this thing is very pretty. Much more in person!
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Urban area, high income, high fashion, young demographic, bike culture, research university town = max mixte value.
or where the wealthy kids go to college.
Boston, NYC, Princeton, Ann Arbor, DC, Chicago, SF, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Palo Alto, Denver, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
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For $160, I think you did great. Peugeots from Canada tend to have less issues with odd part sizes and mixtes are quite popular.

I would get enough tools to take apart grease all the bearings, clean it all up, then you have a gorgeous bike for under $250.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Urban area, high income, high fashion, young demographic, bike culture, research university town = max mixte value.
or where the wealthy kids go to college.
Boston, NYC, Princeton, Ann Arbor, DC, Chicago, SF, Seattle, Portland, Austin, Palo Alto, Denver, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
Thanks for the tip. Guess I didn't do too bad then
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For $160, I think you did great. Peugeots from Canada tend to have less issues with odd part sizes and mixtes are quite popular.

I would get enough tools to take apart grease all the bearings, clean it all up, then you have a gorgeous bike for under $250.
Thanks! WHen you say from Canada, as in made in Canada? there's a sticker on the frame saying Made in France. Uh oh?
Plan with this is to repack the bearings. Exterior is mint. Very clean. Some plastics wraps are still wedged between parts! I took off the old brake pads and they dont seem to have much wear marks. Sanded them down for better contact.

Anyway, thanks again everyone for your feedback
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Old 06-24-14, 12:14 PM
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Well, I actually meant Canadian market Peugeots (they had a totally different lineup in Canada than anywhere else), but the era I was thinking of was also manufactured in canada (they switched their North American production to Canada in the mid 80s).

That it was made in France makes it a bit more likely that you'll run into some oddball parts, but even that situation is not terrible. There are a lot more replacement parts than there were five or ten years ago.
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I agree, A C&V bike coming from France doesn't always mean a big negative.
Call me weird, but I remember that the "esoteric" nature of French bikes and its components was actually what attracted me to Peugeots back in the 80's and in some way, continue to do so....... I'm sure many French C&V bike fans share the same feelings....
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