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Value of Trek elance 330 (1988) and Peugeot 'Course'

Old 03-14-07, 11:57 AM
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Value of Trek elance 330 (1988) and Peugeot 'Course'

Value of Trek elance 330 (1988)

this bike came thru the donation pile at a volunteer shop I work at
Since we fix and give out mostly kids bike, the modest sale of older adult bikes goes back into our general fund (we are not-profit)

don't have pics yet, but this bike is in very good shape. Cleaned up nice. 700x23 tires, alloy rims, suntour 5000 changer, alloy bars, seat stem. Gray w/yellow decals. Really, no rusty scale. Two bottle braze on sets. 57CM. No pedals

I may eventually post it locally to raise $.. unless I can find a compelling reason to otherwise

What is the value of this sort of thing?

The Peugeot 'course' is black, has 'Peugeot' branded components, and '103 tubing? Is lightweight.

any ideas on that one? Age?

pics to come
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Old 03-14-07, 12:01 PM
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57cm is a pretty good size. I sold an 86 Trek 400 which is I suppose the next model up for $200 here locally last fall. It was in over all quite good condition as I just did a wipe down of the dust and grime.
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Depends on which "Course" model it is. There were at least three, one of which we can eliminate right off.

1) PF12. Best of the lot, with a lugged Vitus steel frameset, double butted. Bocama lugs, simplex drops.

2) UO10. Second best. Carbolite 103 frame. Alloy rims, shifters on the downtube. External lugs, usually decorated with decals. No suicide levers on the brakes. Value about 100$, maybe more in a place like Mad city.

3) P4. Least. Carbolite 103 frame. No external lugs. Stock shifters on the stem, stock suicide levers on the brakes. Stock steel rims. Value probably about the same as the UO10, maybe a bit less.
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I paid $75 for a very nice condition 330 a while back. Look at the serial number under the BB to see if it starts with a "T". If so, and I think it will, then it was made in Taiwan. Nothing necessarily wrong with that, but it does mean that it has little collector's value. I would guess that in very nice shape you might be able to get something like $50 to $150. But of course, that depends on finding just the right person. You might have trouble finding that person locally in a timely fashion. I would therefore suggest this is an ideal Ebay bike.

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You're in a college town, Madison WI. In clean, ready-to-ride shape, I bet you'll get $200 for the Trek without much problem.

Put it on CL for $220 and see if I'm wrong.
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Old 03-15-07, 04:33 PM
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I'm gonna run back over to the shop and might reconsider keeping it and selling off / moving another bike (I have an old Fuji set up as a SS). I just can't see keeping more than 3 bikes (I know... you guys have dozens)

I'll check serial numbers etc
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Old 03-15-07, 05:21 PM
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I paid $200 shipped for a completely original '89 330 (not Elance) on Ebay not too long ago and have been riding it every day since. Nice bike. I'm sure if you decide to sell it you will be able to put quite a few more dollars back into the fund.

Whoever donated that bike is pretty damn nice- I don't think I'll be parting with mine anytime soon.


*edit* I took too long to reply- If you do decide to keep it I think you'll appreciate it. Mine is equipped with Shimano Exage Action components and haven't had any trouble at all- Of course mine looked like it had been ridden for about 50 miles when I got it. Just make sure you change out the crappy Shimano brake shoes for some Kool Stops- the difference is like night and day as far as stopping goes.

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Old 03-15-07, 08:15 PM
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serial number is actually visible (my daughters '83 400 -- best guess-- had serials that were impossible to decipher)

TML257504

looks like that places it in late '86
I'm going to see if I can lide wider tires thru the brakes (it has skinny 700/23's now) and then fenders on top... and a rack (gasp) then it might make a nice alt commuter
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I'm running 700x28c on mine right now and take the front wheel off regularly (without using the quick release on the lever) with no clearance problem if that helps you determine the size you're after.
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Thanks for all the input. After resigning myself to passing on this one, now I'm jazzed. Hey, it's a TREK, eh?

I have a set of 700/28 Metro tires by Michelin (new) that I like, unused, on the Fuji that I will try to swap. I actually took a look between the brakes, and (maybe I"m being too sunny here...) there looks to be a bit room there - tho the existing tires are 23's. I'll wrangle with the fender Idea later. I'm getting to the point in my life where I like comfort in the rain... fenders
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FWIW, I just paid $100 for an all-original 1987 Elance 400. If I had known how its Maillard freewheel would sound before making my offer, I might even have paid a bit more.

The one you're discussing is probably a 1987 model (last year for the Elance line) with the serial number assigned in late '86.

Mine has abundant clearance for tires up to at least 35's, I think. The fork and brake bridge would go even bigger, but space at the chainstays is the limiting factor. I have every intention of using that clearance and converting it to commuter use. There are even rack eyelets high on the seatstays, so Trek obviously envisioned this.

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Acht!
I went out and took a closer look at this TREK... it has SEW UP tires on it (700/23)
The rims are kinda skinny...

here's a dumb question... are tubular/sew-up rims exclusive to that type of tire? I didin't get a chance to try mounting my available 700x28 Michelin Metros on it... can they (the rims) handle that? I'm just used to wide-ass AVAYA rims, old skool stuff. I'd like to just swap tires, and keep the rims (simplicity) but go to a larger commute tire (the 28's)

by the way, I mounted an available 700 wheel, the one with the 28's (front) and they fit with room to spare.
Just rather keep the rear wheels as is and change tire

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Originally Posted by Sigurdd50
here's a dumb question... are tubular/sew-up rims exclusive to that type of tire?
Yes. You cannot mount clinchers on a tubular rim. If you want clinchers, it needs a new wheelset.
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Yes. You cannot mount clinchers on a tubular rim. If you want clinchers, it needs a new wheelset.

bleah... okay, I'll see what i have hanging around
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Originally Posted by Poguemahone
Depends on which "Course" model it is. There were at least three, one of which we can eliminate right off.

1) PF12. Best of the lot, with a lugged Vitus steel frameset, double butted. Bocama lugs, simplex drops.

2) UO10. Second best. Carbolite 103 frame. Alloy rims, shifters on the downtube. External lugs, usually decorated with decals. No suicide levers on the brakes. Value about 100$, maybe more in a place like Mad city.

3) P4. Least. Carbolite 103 frame. No external lugs. Stock shifters on the stem, stock suicide levers on the brakes. Stock steel rims. Value probably about the same as the UO10, maybe a bit less.
I believe that PF series Pugs (PFN, etc) aren't "Course" models but are "Competition" models. Pugs labeled "Course" on the bike and marketed as "Course" in the original catalogs include (to the best of my knowledge):

PBN10 (Peugeot 103 Lightweight Tubing)
UO10 (Peugeot 103 Lightweight Tubing)
PBL12(L) (Canada, Reynolds 501)

In the UK the UO10 was marketed as the "Criterium"
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This thread is 4 years old........
Indeed it is.

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