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Old 07-16-15, 04:31 PM
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I found this one. Is it a waste of time?

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Originally Posted by thejoshwhite
I found this one. Is it a waste of time?

Vintage Ladies Peugeot road bike
Looks like it will be a good deal of work to get going. A waste of time if you want something to ride quick, or if you're going to pay someone to do the work. But if you're willing to do the work yourself not a bad bike to learn on from the looks of it.

Experts here will know more. I might be crazy but that could possible be a reynolds sticker on the seat tube? If so...certainly worth the time.
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sure looks like a reynolds sticker to me- if i was to guess it looks like the 531 is straight across, so its plain gauge - but still way better than 90% of the ladies bikes. Ladies Mixte frames are sort of IN right now, so you could make your money back after fixing it up pretty easily. probably would not make any money of note compared to time put in, but if you just wanted to tinker and learn- or if its for yourself or a friend its a good deal.

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Tall size Burning man bikes..projects..have extra parts..$20 - $75
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Originally Posted by jmeb
Looks like it will be a good deal of work to get going. A waste of time if you want something to ride quick, or if you're going to pay someone to do the work. But if you're willing to do the work yourself not a bad bike to learn on from the looks of it.

Experts here will know more. I might be crazy but that could possible be a reynolds sticker on the seat tube? If so...certainly worth the time.


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sure looks like a reynolds sticker to me- if i was to guess it looks like the 531 is straight across, so its plain gauge - but still way better than 90% of the ladies bikes. Ladies Mixte frames are sort of IN right now, so you could make your money back after fixing it up pretty easily. probably would not make any money of note compared to time put in, but if you just wanted to tinker and learn- or if its for yourself or a friend its a good deal.
Very cool. Thanks guys. I am set up to go check it out this weekend. If it fits my wife, I'll go for it. It seems like the $40 is reasonable. You agree I gather?
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check that sticker under the seat and if it says Reynolds 531 on it then buy it. BUT if you wife is anything like mine, she prefers pretty over quality(which is why she married me ) and may prefer something with a less compromised paint job.
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Yeah I'd look at that bike closely, it could require so much work that it's just not worth doing even at $40. Even if you can do the work yourself it may not be worth the trouble if it's as beat as the seller is suggesting..
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Originally Posted by thejoshwhite
I found this one. Is it a waste of time?

Vintage Ladies Peugeot road bike
Originally Posted by jmeb
Looks like it will be a good deal of work to get going. A waste of time if you want something to ride quick, or if you're going to pay someone to do the work. But if you're willing to do the work yourself not a bad bike to learn on from the looks of it.

Experts here will know more. I might be crazy but that could possible be a reynolds sticker on the seat tube? If so...certainly worth the time.
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sure looks like a reynolds sticker to me- if i was to guess it looks like the 531 is straight across, so its plain gauge - but still way better than 90% of the ladies bikes. Ladies Mixte frames are sort of IN right now, so you could make your money back after fixing it up pretty easily. probably would not make any money of note compared to time put in, but if you just wanted to tinker and learn- or if its for yourself or a friend its a good deal.
It is likely an early 1980's carbolite 103 sticker, for a UO-18 sport. In Houston, I don't believe it is a strong vintage market. However move the reconditioned bike 165 miles to Hill Country and it could garner $225, if it had gleaming paint. Alas, this one will never go for more than $150 reconditioned.

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Originally Posted by oddjob2
It is likely an early 1980's carbolite 103 sticker, for a UO-18 sport. In Houston, I don't believe it is a strong vintage market. However move the reconditioned bike 165 miles to Hill Country and it could garner $225, if it had gleaming paint. Alas, this one will never go for more than $150 reconditioned.

Very interesting. I will likely just build this up for my wife to use in the mean time until we can get something a bit more modern. It has been tricky finding something in her size in the less-vintage-but-still-used-and-affordable market. Thanks for your input guys!
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Denver is just swamped in interesting, reasonably priced bikes right now. And these are just ones in my size....why am I try to reduce my fleet!

Vintage Chromed Out, Tange DB, XT, Mountain bike for $250: Chrome Mountain Bike 22" Frame


Crazy (high) priced, but super cool Diamond Back Mean Streak: Vintage Diamond Back Mean Streak


Cool path-racer-esque Sunbeam from 1969 in 23" size for $200: 1969 Sunbeam English Lightweight


Really well outfitted 650b Raleigh Mountain Tour in 21" for $450: 1984 Raleigh Tamarack 650B city bike


Early Trek in XL for a cool $160: https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/5122833684.html


Ironman Expert in 24" in subdued black for $135 (if only this had some wilder paint it would not be here): Centurion IronMan Expert; 24" frame
Wow no kidding, definitely some cool bikes there. I wish I had the room, I swear I'd own 2 dozen bikes. Sadly the size of our place and my wife's low enthusiasm for multiple bikes inside kind of kills that dream, lol.
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Old 07-17-15, 08:21 AM
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Nice looking Centurion near me.



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Originally Posted by thejoshwhite
Very interesting. I will likely just build this up for my wife to use in the mean time until we can get something a bit more modern. It has been tricky finding something in her size in the less-vintage-but-still-used-and-affordable market. Thanks for your input guys!
It's pretty hard to find a bike for $40 that needs no work and this one has more style than most cheap bikes. If you do go for it, make sure you can move the seat post. It might be stuck in the tube due to corrosion and if so, can be very difficult to free up. If the post is OK, plan on new grease, new cables, new tires, new chain and you should be set to go.
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Here's a basket-case Colnago in Miami. Listed by a pawn shop in the wrong category but there's a lot of potential at $399.

Colnago Riccardi Racing Bicycle RED
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Tall Eisentraut Frame/Fork.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/5091995892.html

A little pricey, but a beauty.
[h=2]64cm Eisentraut, 1975, light touring, lovely - $1200 (berkeley)[/h]









I'm selling my baby of a bike, the one I never thought I would.

I bought it from its original owner about three years ago, had it repainted by D&D in San Lorenzo, built it up, and rode it about 500 miles. It rides beautifully, fits me perfectly, and... not sure why I'm selling. I just don't ride it and I don't want a garage queen.

**Frame**
Seat tube 64cm c-c (low bottom bracket so fits more like a 63)
Top tube 58cm c-c
Chain stays 44.5cm c-c (horizontal drops so this approximately to their deepest point)
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Generator (other other thing?) mount on fork
Pretty lugwork and custom cast bottom bracket shell with really nicely done cable guides
Painted very nicely -- a couple blemishes but a 9.8 out of 10
Everything properly chased/faced before assembly
Frame perfectly aligned -- I put it in my frame table and it's the only frame I ever had in the table (out of ~30 high end/handmade bikes) that was literally in perfect alignment)
Built for 700c wheels
Works best with (nutted) centerpull brakes (because of how the cable guides for the rear brake are oriented on the top tube), but sidepulls work too (that's what I've used)

I'm selling this at this price as a frame/fork, headset (Dura Ace 25th anniversary NOS), seatpost, seat binder bolt (which I had custom machined), and custom machined cable hanger/guides for the centerpull brakes.

I will consider selling other parts to you --- as you wish and as I'm willing, but the ad is for what I just listed.

I'm leave the bike complete so you can ride/test/feel it to have a much better idea of whether or not it's the bike for you.

Cash only. No shipping. No trades. Price firm.

If you are interested, please email me your number and I'll call you back ASAP.
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Originally Posted by Iowegian
It's pretty hard to find a bike for $40 that needs no work and this one has more style than most cheap bikes. If you do go for it, make sure you can move the seat post. It might be stuck in the tube due to corrosion and if so, can be very difficult to free up. If the post is OK, plan on new grease, new cables, new tires, new chain and you should be set to go.
Very good advice about the seat post, thank you.
And I'm certainly not expecting to find something ready to ride for $40 but there's really not been much in her size less than $400, used. It's been weird.
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Nice looking (to me, anyway) Schwinn cheap in New Hampshire.
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Schwinn road bike triple crank Celeste green - $75 (East Derry) < >
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i wish this wasnt $700, does that price seem high?


Vintage 1986 Specialized Rockhopper MTB Sz 18" w/ 26" Tires
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Originally Posted by Mumonkan
i wish this wasnt $700, does that price seem high?


Vintage 1986 Specialized Rockhopper MTB Sz 18" w/ 26" Tires
Yes $700 is way high, those better quality older MTBs without shocks are generally selling for $200-300 tops even in nice shape like that one. And plenty of them can be found for less than $200.
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Hi everyone! It's my first time purchasing a bike and I came across this. Is a good deal? I'm 5'9 and this is in CAD: 53cm Centurion LeMans Tange 2 tubing
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