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Old 09-16-14, 10:56 AM
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Peugeot?

This bicycle has been offered to me for free. I realize the photos aren't of the greatest quality, but I could take more tomorrow if it's necessary.

Basically, what I'm wondering is if I should accept it. I realize it will need some work. I know nothing of Peugeot (can anyone tell if this one is "good"?) and am new to cycling. I am very into the idea of learning to build and fix it myself. (can anyone see any obvious troubles?)

Again, sorry about the garbage quality of the photos, I didn't think I was going to post today and my impulsiveness won't let me wait.










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While I'm no Peugeot expert, any frame built with Reynolds 531 Competition tubing is a score, especially if it's free.

EDIT - A Google search using the exact spelling "Peugeot professionnel 610" on the top tube yields several hits. It appears to be an early eighties model for the European market and selling used for around 400 Euros.
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What Scooper said; this is a quality bike at a pretty attractive "price." Does the bike fit you? If yes, the go for it.
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If the seat can be lowered (which I presume it could, I saw a screw but nothing nearby to turn it) it could fit.
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THIS ONE is for sale in Spain for 300 Euros.

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Is there an emoticon for shocked? That's so awesome! Thanks for doing the legwork! I can't wait to get to work on it now, I hope it ends up working for me.
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Originally Posted by archaeology View Post
This bicycle has been offered to me for free. I realize the photos aren't of the greatest quality, but I could take more tomorrow if it's necessary.

Basically, what I'm wondering is if I should accept it. I realize it will need some work. I know nothing of Peugeot (can anyone tell if this one is "good"?) and am new to cycling. I am very into the idea of learning to build and fix it myself. (can anyone see any obvious troubles?)

Again, sorry about the garbage quality of the photos, I didn't think I was going to post today and my impulsiveness won't let me wait.



Looks more like @archeology is fixing to make salad dressing rather than overhaul his new Peugeot. Awesome bike, even made more so by the fact that it was free. It looks like new tires are needed. Suggest you get 700 x 28mm rather than what appears to be 700 X 23mm. New tubes too. Panaracer Pasela or Vittorio Zaffiro (nice but a pain to mount). Also check handlebar stem insertion point.
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reynolds 531.. take it.. if you're not an exprienced cyclist.. this will surprise you how light and fast it is...id love to have .. its a great bike
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Fully painted fork with sloping fork crown design, dual bottle mounts and the thinner and stretched Peugeot graphics font, point more towards mid 80's and later. Most likely a Euro-only or even a Canadien model, as I have never seen these in the US.
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