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Peugeot Festina

Old 02-12-17, 12:45 PM
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Peugeot Festina

I have just bought a Peugeot Festina on eBay for 70. I have only ever ridden MBT as I like downhills etc and never owned a road bike before. I thought I would get a cheap secondhand one to try out before committing to a more expensive one.

When I collected it that chap told me I had got a good price for it as he told me its history etc. Must admit I didn't realise bike was as old as it is but after a very brief ride up road seems to all work nice and is very comfortable and is in good nick.

Thing I am after is will I have trouble with parts for it as they look original 'campagnolo' gears and brakes if needed to replace due to age, and second is 70 a good price as I had planned to spray it, but wouldn't want to ruin it if bike has more value in original colours which it has.

Sorry for any ignorance shown but my road biking knowledge is virtually zero.

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First things first: Pics. We need pics. Not just to give you more informed feedback, but because we like to see bikes.

If it's in decent mechanical shape, that seems like a good price. Nice score!

Ride the thing for a while before worrying about what to change, especially since you're not an experienced roadie who knows his preferences. Get the fit dialed in. Figure out if the gearing works for you and your terrain.

Drivetrain components don't need replacing because they're old. In general, if they're in good shape, they ought to serve you well even if they're not the current flavor of the month. (Unless it just happens to be a model or part that wasn't so hot. But without more info or pics...)

As for spray paint... I normally recommend against it unless the original paint is *completely* shot and you don't want to pay for a legit paint or powder coat job. It requires a complete tear down to do right. Meticulous prep work. And once it's painted, treat it gingerly because most rattle can paints scratch easily.
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Since its an older bike you'll probably get more help if you post pics and ask questions in the Classic & Vintage forum.
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