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Old 12-05-19, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam

Dead on its side.
OBVIOUSLY, you need to pick it up, you can't ride it laying down on the DS like that!!!
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Those laces are the first thing to go when you get admitted.
Hopefully, they will still leave me with my belt ..N+too many .
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Old 12-07-19, 03:16 PM
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Nothing special about the listing, except for the seller's description.
https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bop...023764014.html
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Old 12-07-19, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jreeves
Nothing special about the listing, except for the seller's description.
https://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/bop...023764014.html
Turn your street bike into an indoor exercise bike.
While your riding... eat pizza... drink beer... watch TV
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Old 12-08-19, 08:45 AM
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Gosh, I am enjoying this thread immensely. The giant scooter defies explanation.
Not at all. Go look up some of the old ads for Sandals resorts, possibly generated by the same person. You won't believe the mishmash of photos; sailboats in full sail on land, people standing on water, etc.

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Old 12-09-19, 02:09 PM
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I see this quite a bit these days on FB market place, people putting ridiculous prices on things, I think its the same strategy as putting things up for $1 that you really are asking $200 for but it just baffles me. $1895 for a beat up Peugeot???

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...0850619776918/

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Old 12-09-19, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansu
I see this quite a bit these days on FB market place, people putting ridiculous prices on things, I think its the same strategy as putting things up for $1 that you really are asking $200 for but it just baffles me.

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Artificial Scarcity? Hope you find a sucker and start to use that to prop up the market?
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and the vast majority of those vintage Peugeots were junk bikes. heavy waterpipe grade tubing in the frames, steel cotter pin cranks. bearing cones made of cheese. plastic Simplex deraileurs, or worse, stamped cheese-metal Huret ... bad brakes. spokes made from bailing wire.
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Old 12-09-19, 03:32 PM
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That is interesting! I was looking over Craigslist and found the same bike in New Jersey.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/b...022249163.html



This for sure is the same picture as the facebook post above. It cannot be two places at the same time. Is that Facebook post Everett, WA?

This is Whitehouse, NJ.

It piqued my interest because it seem to have original fenders and accessories. I have no doubts about the material used on these old Peugeots were inferior to what was available as we move into the 80's and the Japanese bikes.
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Old 12-09-19, 03:40 PM
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they were inferior compared with what was available in the 60s/70s too. heck, the late 60s Dawes Galaxy I had when I was 15 was a superior bike. and the Motobecane Gran Record I bought new in 1975, reynolds 531 double butted frame and forks, tubulars, Campi Neuvo Record shifters, side pulls, completely blew that grade of Peugeot away.
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Old 12-09-19, 04:48 PM
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Gitane and Dawes made bikes of that same grade during the period. They all did. That Peugeot was representative of basic at the time and the one pictured was likely for the domestic market with its fenders and generator lights.

I've ridden worse: Schwinn Continental.

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Old 12-09-19, 05:42 PM
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I've seen very very few quality peugeots of that era, than most any other contemporary 'major' brand , the vast majority of them were low end clunkers. Schwinns were in their own class of clunker (not counting the superb Paramounts)... the Continental was a step up from the even more common Varsity
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Since I owned a UO8 in '71, that was considered Consumer's reports Best Buy. The Gran Record was a higher class, probably compares with the Peugeot PR10
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In the early 70s, the Grand Record was Motobecane's top touring/sports model, with only the Team (or was it called Champion?) racing bike above it. I preferred the long geometry of the touring bike

I still have it but its beat to heck. centuries, touring/camping, commuting for 10+ years.
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Old 12-09-19, 08:38 PM
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Put the bike up against the garage door of a storage unit and hope you get storage wars clients! Smiles, MH
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This fella has been dabbling heavily in some mind-altering substances! A historical Raleigh of great significance that may or may not have been owned by Pres. Obama.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/b...032253341.html

This amazing Raleigh bicycle may very well have belonged to President Barack Obama when he attended college at Columbia University. I can't prove it did, but at the same time- you can't prove it didn't. It's a large bike. I'm 6'6" (President Obama is 6'2"). The paint job isn't perfect, but the frame is in great shape and I recently replaced a tire so they are in good shape as well. The reason I must part with this (possibly historically significant) bicycle is that I am a coward. I rode a few times, but realized I'm too afraid of hurting myself to ride it with any regularity. With this truly amazing bicycle (which might belong in a museum) I am including a very nice bike lock (AND key) which I purchased for $50. I am also including an awesome (but now outdated) Livestrong (LOL) bike helmet. Remember Lance Armstrong? What a fun cultural reference! Lastly, I am including a handheld tire pump. It's small enough to fit in a backpack (or large pants pocket) so you'll always have it handy to adjust the tire pressure. All of this for the low, low price of $200. Yes we can!

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Old 12-10-19, 09:38 AM
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I swear this person has been trying to sell this bike on our local CL for several years now and started out in the 4-digit price range. Every year or so they drop the price a little. https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/b...020469868.html

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Old 12-10-19, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by greg3rd48
This fella has been dabbling heavily in some mind-altering substances! A historical Raleigh of great significance that may or may not have been owned by Pres. Obama.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/b...032253341.html

This amazing Raleigh bicycle may very well have belonged to President Barack Obama when he attended college at Columbia University. I can't prove it did, but at the same time- you can't prove it didn't. It's a large bike. I'm 6'6" (President Obama is 6'2"). The paint job isn't perfect, but the frame is in great shape and I recently replaced a tire so they are in good shape as well. The reason I must part with this (possibly historically significant) bicycle is that I am a coward. I rode a few times, but realized I'm too afraid of hurting myself to ride it with any regularity. With this truly amazing bicycle (which might belong in a museum) I am including a very nice bike lock (AND key) which I purchased for $50. I am also including an awesome (but now outdated) Livestrong (LOL) bike helmet. Remember Lance Armstrong? What a fun cultural reference! Lastly, I am including a handheld tire pump. It's small enough to fit in a backpack (or large pants pocket) so you'll always have it handy to adjust the tire pressure. All of this for the low, low price of $200. Yes we can!

My bike, may or may not have been owned by Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Winston Churchill, George Patton, Nancy Pelosi, and Mitch McConnell. if you are interested, this bike is not for sale, so make me an offer on this historically significant, and unique bike, and i will tell you to pound sand promptly!
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Old 12-10-19, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by mgopack42
My bike, may or may not have been owned by Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Winston Churchill, George Patton, Nancy Pelosi, and Mitch McConnell. if you are interested, this bike is not for sale, so make me an offer on this historically significant, and unique bike, and i will tell you to pound sand promptly!
I know, right? What is the point of including such meaningless information? Even if the previous ownership meant something to a potential buyer, the lack of proof makes it a completely worthless addition to the listing.

It's a nonsense sales tactic that doesn't mean anything to anyone and is only likely to turn off someone who may be a potential buyer for an overpriced bike.
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^^^^^^ Based on the choice of ceramic sculpture, I'm thinking this bike was once owned by Marlon Perkins.
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^^^^^^ Based on the choice of ceramic sculpture, I'm thinking this bike was once owned by Marlon Perkins.
Must be a time capsule. Check out the console stereo.
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Made in France...

... And crushed where? $110 shipped, and comes in time for christmas! https://www.ebay.com/itm/made-in-fra...IAAOSwGzBd4Ae~
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^^^^^^ Based on the choice of ceramic sculpture, I'm thinking this bike was once owned by Marlon Perkins.
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom...
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... And crushed where? $110 shipped, and comes in time for christmas! https://www.ebay.com/itm/made-in-fra...IAAOSwGzBd4Ae~
That could be a very provocative art piece on the dangers of street riding..... Or scrap metal
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^^^^ Hey, it's the Bronx. Things, uh, happen, y'know? Things.
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