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Is this Peugeot worth the $280?

Old 04-07-08, 08:34 AM
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Is this Peugeot worth the $280?

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/632654019.html
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Old 04-07-08, 08:44 AM
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I would say not. that looks to be a vintage road conversion.

I've just done one from a low end 10 speed to fixed gear for about 40 (US$80) including frame and all the parts I needed, but I did have some bits before (crankset as it was not good for fixed).
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No way. I'd pay like $100 for that, tops.
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Old 04-07-08, 08:55 AM
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no that is not worth $280. and depending on the bottom bracket threading you may have some difficulty replacing that.
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Old 04-07-08, 08:58 AM
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It's French thread. That's an old model.

I usually buy those bikes for $10 from the thrift store, convert them to fixies, and sell them for $100.
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Old 04-07-08, 09:06 AM
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I love how on CL everything old becomes"vintage"
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Old 04-07-08, 09:19 AM
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I hope that CL ad is a joke, because the price, text, spelling, and photograph are all horrible. The bike isn't that great either.
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There are tons of fixed gear bikes for sale on Chicago Craigslist. Buy just about anything other than this.
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Old 04-07-08, 09:31 AM
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There are tons of fixed gear bikes for sale on Chicago Craigslist. Buy just about anything other than this.
Well let me know if you spot anything worthwhile that will fit me, I'm 6'3", so I need 60cm+
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Old 04-07-08, 09:32 AM
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I didn't read anything but a pugeot is never worth $280.
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Old 04-07-08, 09:37 AM
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if you are 6'3 you probably are not going to fit on that bike. If you do not currently have something that you are riding now you most likely just want a bike to ride. It was nice this weekend. DO NOT buy the first bike that comes along just because it is a bike. It may take a week or two but find something that fits both your body and your wallet. This is not hard it will just take a little patience and effort, but you will be a lot happier in the end.
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Well, I wouldn't buy it either, but I think some of the other posters are being a bit harsh/aren't used to the Chicago market. If you wait for a nice converted steel framed bike with Nervex lugs and a good crankset that you can pick up for $100 you'll be waiting a very long time. This seller puts quite a few bikes up on CL and is a good guy who can't spell very well. And he's by no means the worst on Chicago CL in terms of trying to gouge buyers on conversions.
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Chicago CL is always overpriced. It doesn't matter if you're looking for a fixed conversion or a Magna mountain bike.
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Old 04-07-08, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude View Post
I didn't read anything but a pugeot is never worth $280.
There are many worth much more than $280. some in the $1000's Most are not. the UO-8/AO-8 bikes out there are decent bikes and fun to ride, but worth about $100 (converted).

I recently sold a similar bike for $150 after putting $125 into it (wheels, cables, etc.). Thats about the maximum put in price for me with those things.

Most conversions I see on CL are overpriced. I'm guessing it is because the builders aren't knowledgeable about the frames, dump a load of money into them, and expect to profit with a markup.

Also, "fixies" are a market trend right now, so the value of a old frame with horizontal drops has gone up, so the builders are trying to squeeze every last drop they can from these conversions.

Buyer beware. Build your own.
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Old 04-07-08, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by morbot View Post
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Originally Posted by tradtimbo View Post
There are many worth much more than $280. some in the $1000's Most are not. the UO-8/AO-8 bikes out there are decent bikes and fun to ride, but worth about $100 (converted).

I recently sold a similar bike for $150 after putting $125 into it (wheels, cables, etc.). Thats about the maximum put in price for me with those things.

Most conversions I see on CL are overpriced. I'm guessing it is because the builders aren't knowledgeable about the frames, dump a load of money into them, and expect to profit with a markup.

Also, "fixies" are a market trend right now, so the value of a old frame with horizontal drops has gone up, so the builders are trying to squeeze every last drop they can from these conversions.

Buyer beware. Build your own.
The reason CL conversions are so over priced is because people will buy them, not because the person doing the conversion dumped loads into it.
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Old 04-07-08, 11:54 AM
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haggle him down to half price and then consider it
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude View Post
I didn't read anything but a pugeot is never worth $280.

Yeah, same with those old Schwinns and Raleighs, all crap, every freaking one of them. I just puked a little thinking about how piss-poor they are. I would rather walk than ride a Le Tour, International, or PX-10.
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Originally Posted by frankstoneline View Post
The reason CL conversions are so over priced is because people will buy them, not because the person doing the conversion dumped loads into it.
your quite right. Although, I also see nice wheels (or at least rear), nice handlebars and stem on a crap frames quite a bit too.

i suppose things are worth what people will pay for them.
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You might want to see it in person at least. It's kind of hard to tell (for me at least) what rank that Pug is.



I found this PSV-10 for $50 on craigslist for my girlfriend's dad, it was more than worth checking it out in person.
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You might want to see it in person at least. It's kind of hard to tell (for me at least) what rank that Pug is.



I found this PSV-10 for $50 on craigslist for my girlfriend's dad, it was more than worth checking it out in person.
Your girlfriend's dad must like you. Oh wait, you found it for $50 - what price did you get for it?
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Originally Posted by blickblocks View Post
You might want to see it in person at least. It's kind of hard to tell (for me at least) what rank that Pug is.

I found this PSV-10 for $50 on craigslist for my girlfriend's dad, it was more than worth checking it out in person.
That is very nice machine! Its hard for me to beleive you paid $50!!! What a Great Deal!!! I love it!!!
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Originally Posted by jbonamici View Post
Your girlfriend's dad must like you. Oh wait, you found it for $50 - what price did you get for it?
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I paid $50 for it. I gave it as a christmas gift.
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