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Worth it to flip or restore for myself? [Peugeot Record du Monde]

Old 03-23-11, 06:26 PM
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Worth it to flip or restore for myself? [Peugeot Record du Monde]

https://halifax.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLar...AdId=269472217

Found this in the classifieds. Can probably get it a bit cheaper but looks like it needs some serious love.

I found this old thread on it but figured I'd try and get some fresh opinions.

What is it and is it worth it?

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Old 03-23-11, 06:30 PM
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It's a UO-8 that I don't consider to be worth the $150 asking price.
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Old 03-23-11, 06:52 PM
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+1

Restored maybe worth it, but this looks like a real project.

(- And someone better lower that stem before they kill themselves.)
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+2 (or whatever number I am in line).

UO-8's are straigh-gauge gaspipe bikes with lots of steel bolted on. You could use your $150 MUCH more wisely.

I'd pay half the seller's asking price for a very good condition UO-8, but that's only because I'm a chump for the old clunkers. They're great beaters and singlespeed bikes, but definitely not for $150.
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Also, it looks to have the stock front wheel (heavy textured-steel Rigidia rim and normandy hub) and a mismatched (possibly alloy) wheel of of a Sekine. That's another indicator that the seller doesn't really know much about what he's selling.
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I wouldn't go near that
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Step 1 on flipping: Know bikes, know models, know what features are more desirable, know values.

Peugeot did not make a Record du Monde.

This bike has zero flip potential.

Only thing I like on that bike is the Sekine dork disk, which of course is not original.
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I'd buy it at a much lower price but it's not worth $150.00 as is.

I just sold this for $180.00 and I had upgraded the wheels to alloy and added Suntour derailleurs, new cables and housings, brake pads, chain, greased all bearings, tires, tubes, bar wrap, in other words mine was 100% ready to ride.

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Originally Posted by FORDSVTPARTS View Post
I'd buy it at a much lower price but it's not worth $150.00 as is.

I just sold this for $180.00 and I had upgraded the wheels to alloy and added Suntour derailleurs, new cables and housings, brake pads, chain, greased all bearings, tires, tubes, bar wrap, in other words mine was 100% ready to ride.

^ Nice job Fordsvtparts.
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Originally Posted by Maddox View Post
Also, it looks to have the stock front wheel (heavy textured-steel Rigidia rim and normandy hub) and a mismatched (possibly alloy) wheel of of a Sekine. That's another indicator that the seller doesn't really know much about what he's selling.
The stem shifters and brake levers are not original as well. I believe UO-8's from that time came with the simplex DT shifters, white brake levers w/ brown hoods.
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Old 03-23-11, 08:59 PM
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FORDSVTPARTS:

That UO-8 came out nice. I am cleaning a very similar bike/color and I would be glad to get $180 for it (that is after I ride it for a month).
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Originally Posted by rivas7200 View Post
The stem shifters and brake levers are not original as well. I believe UO-8's from that time came with the simplex DT shifters, white brake levers w/ brown hoods.
Yes, except for the DT shifter part. Another BF member once said they never had stem shifters, but some certainly did. My bike (which I recall as '72 and which has exactly those same decals) came with stem shifters. (I later moved them to the DT.) They were not a shop add-on because it had, actually still has, brazed-on housing stops just below the pump peg.




But it does look like that bike has non-brazed-on stops.
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Thanks Auchen and Rivas, I could probably have gotten more but it's not all about the profit for me although I did do all right selling it at $180.00.

It was a fun build and I was really happy with how it turned out and it went to someone that will appreciate it and hopefully treat it well.
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I am currently working on a U0-8 I paid $15.00 for. I am upgrading the rims and derailleurs, all parts I have on hand. I also replaced the cottered crank.
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Record Du Monde is a logo not a model.

Heavy frame, cottered crankset, heavy wheels, bad tires, rust, and crap breakable Simplex derailleurs. I put a dozen hours and $75 into the same model Peugeot last month that I got for free. It might have been worth it if I loved the model and it was my size but I rate the satisfaction level (my primary reason) of the overhaul as 5 out of 10 and the profit as 3 out of 10.

You can do much better with $100 let alone $150.
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Thanks guys.

I have definitely lost interest in this bike now. I thought it might have been a nicer peugeot, that's why I asked. If it had been good tubing I might have considered it, but the cottered cranks, steel wheels, and high ten steel are all definitely turn offs.

Looking at a Norco for $40 from the mid 80's today, looks to be in MUCH better shape.
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I picked up a 1972 Peugeot P8 E (really similar) for five dollars. If you want to flip a bike I would wait for a better deal.
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