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Choice betweeen Peugeot and Bianchi?

Old 07-26-14, 09:44 AM
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Choice betweeen Peugeot and Bianchi?

I'm looking to purchase either a 1990 Peugeot with Columbus tubing and Shimano Ultegra components or 2000 Bianchi Campione with Campy Mirage components. The Bianchi is a little heavier than the Peugeot. They are both $500. I'm wondering what the best deal would be?

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Go with the lighter Peugeot.
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If I were in your position, I would select the one which fits me best. This is a function of top tube length, seat tube length, frame angles, and bottom bracket height. If you are comfortable with both, then look at features such as tire clearance (would you ever want wider tires?). I am delighted with my Bianchi, but I would have also kept my Peugeot PKN-10 if it had been 2 cm shorter.
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I have both a Columbus SLX frame from Pugeot (wearing a MAVIC gruppo) and a Mirage-equipped Bianchi with Dedacchia frame. Both are great, so you're all set either way. If it fits, I'd give the edge to the Pug.
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Offhand without knowing much about the two bikes I'd go with the Campy one - Shimano equipped bikes are a dime a dozen, never had a Campy setup. Then again, don't know if that Campy model is any good.
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Peugeot if it fits.

Shimano equipped bikes are easier to source parts for.
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IMO, Bianchi was pretty much the Peugeot of Italy...... Just sayin....
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I am required by my moniker to say the Bianchi but I would certainly ride both first. I am pretty sure that Bianchi is Dedacchi tubing but what grade is the Peugeot? Never having owned a Peugeot I would be certainly be intrigued by a nice SL one.
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