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Peugeot Super Competition

Old 02-16-15, 06:36 PM
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Peugeot Super Competition

Peugeot Super Competition Reynolds 301 Bike | eBay

Ebay in pick up range for me. I emailed the guy to ask about parts/wheels, etc. My quick research suggests this might be a good frame. Worth a couple hundred bucks and 2 hour round trip?
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Old 02-16-15, 08:29 PM
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Looks to be in really good condition from the pic in the link you attached. Can't see the full pic on my phone but the only thing I could spot that is unusual, is that the owner is using clamps to attached the bottle cage to the frame. IIRC, these frames should have water bottle brazed on threaded bosses on the down tube. It might be worth asking the If the bosses are in good condition (threads not stripped?). The saddle also does not look right on the frame. You might want to switch it to a nicer Ideale 2000, or a Brooks Pro, to complete the "period appropriate" picture.

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Old 02-16-15, 08:42 PM
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Price is too high, considering the drive. Bikes dirty cannot see the drive train components.
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Old 02-16-15, 08:47 PM
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I always wonder why people insist on the single photo from the non-drive side.
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If that small frame fits you, sounds nice. It's the double butted 531 main tube-type frame based on the slant to the decal. One caution: In the 80's I fatigue cracked a Raleigh frame of similar construction. I think mine had a brazing defect at the lug, tho. If this frame has a lot of miles, you could have fatigue issues to consider. Before buying it I'd go over the head tube to downtube joint very carefully, and indeed all the lugged joints.
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Old 02-16-15, 09:31 PM
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It looks like a Super Competition. It is missing the braze a la main sticker on the top tube and the bottle braze ons on the down tube. The half chrome fork is not out of character but the seatpost typically came on the Competition. The tubing stickers suggest a full 531 build which is good and the other equipment looks period and build correct. So, yes, probably worth the drive and the price as the finish looks pretty good.
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Old 02-16-15, 09:32 PM
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I'm thinking it is a 81 or 82 PKN10 and not a 1981 Super Competition.

Doesn't say "Super Competition" on the top tube.
Only has chrome socks on fork, not the whole shebang.
Clinchers, not tubulars.

I'm working on a seized post on one right now and therefore, a mere fraction of the asking price of the bike above. Of course I did not know that when I bought it.
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1979 PXN10 Super Competition. With the exception of the 'Super Competition' decal everything fits.
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To tell you the truth, it doesn't look that different from the U09 that I bought new in the 1970s.

I think that $275 is on the high side, considering that the bike has not been ridden in a while and is not rideable in it's present condition (needs tires and brake housings at the very least). The seat cover is not inspiring, and the significant rust at the bottom bracket and rear dropout is troubling.

I would not bid on that bike, at that price, unless I was able to inspect it in person first, and confirm the condition.
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Thanks everybody. You people are sharp. Seller emailed me back and said all original parts, including hubs.

The frame is definitely too small for me, but quality vintage bikes don't pop up around here too often. I have to go up that way to get my Tommasini tapped and faced (LBS can't do Italian thread) and might try to take a look at it.
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Originally Posted by Spaghetti Legs View Post
Thanks everybody. You people are sharp. Seller emailed me back and said all original parts, including hubs.

The frame is definitely too small for me, but quality vintage bikes don't pop up around here too often. I have to go up that way to get my Tommasini tapped and faced (LBS can't do Italian thread) and might try to take a look at it.
I think any price under $400 is fair, not a steal by any stretch but fair. It's certainly well worth the $275 opening bid.
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If the frame is too small for you, why buy?
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