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1978 Peugeot Super Competition PXN10LE

Old 12-07-19, 04:59 PM
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1978 Peugeot Super Competition PXN10LE

Any idea of the value of this bike? Trying to decide whether it is worth selling, or I'll just keep it...

1978 Peugeot PXN10LE Super Competition, 58cm. Original Pearl Blue paint in nice condition with some scratches. Reynolds 531 frame and forks.

In 1978, some parts were changed from the original bike:
Front derailleur --> Campagnolo Nuovo (more rare 4 hole version)
Rear derailleur --> Campagnolo Nuovo Record patent 1978
Brakes & levers --> Campagnolo Nuovo Record side pull

Recent work:
New (old stock) brake lever gum hoods
New tires and tubes
New handlebar tape

Other than that:
Original wheels, hubs, crankset, handlebars, seat post, etc.








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Old 12-07-19, 07:43 PM
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...I have no idea of what the going price is now. I know that they're swell bikes, and that crank and chainrings is probably my favorite of all time. My suspicion from reading other people's posts who sell stuff more regularly on ebay is that parting it out gets you more money overall. Which is a shame. I wouldn't have the heart to part out the ones I have here. I can tell you the local sales on Craigslist are kind of at an all time low where I live in NorCal.

Gatorskins are an unfortunate tyre choice for this bike. There are better options available from Vittoria and even from Conti.

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Old 12-07-19, 10:07 PM
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OP if it fits you, I would keep it...most likely you will never find another one as clean and the money that you will make from either the sale of complete bike or part out will soon be forgotten, but "not" the "one that got away."
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Old 12-09-19, 05:02 PM
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OP if it fits you, I would keep it...most likely you will never find another one as clean and the money that you will make from either the sale of complete bike or part out will soon be forgotten, but "not" the "one that got away."
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Thanks Ben. Yes, it would be a shame to part it out--I'm not really looking to do that.
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Old 12-09-19, 06:49 PM
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I vote to keep it, but then, I keep all of mine.👍
I have a gold '78 PR10, not quite as nice as this one, and mine is a keeper.
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Old 12-11-19, 09:32 AM
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That is super clean and a cut above the regular CL fare, I would echo the above and say with the Campy bits there is more money to parting it out then selling as a complete bike. If it fits and puts a smile on your face then ride it!
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Old 12-11-19, 01:04 PM
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A friend sold his ‘77 LE (black paint is rare I think?) that I refurbed for him. The W concave rim on back was rideable but really needed a replacement. So a year later he sold it on Craigs for 325.00, plus shp. My friend is a wheeler dealer horse trader that would squeeze you for your last shoelace. Being he doesn’t ride or flip, he thought he had a goldmine. He squeezed me for sale info, he asked 425.00 even though I warned him of the market variables and he would have to be more flexible than he was accustomed selling cars. He ended up selling the bike for 325.00. This bike had the Simplex derailleurs, new cables, tires/tubes, tape, pads...ready to go. Sold in 2012.
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Old 12-11-19, 05:54 PM
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Super clean I say keep also as for value it's way down on nicer late 70's and early 80's road bikes with none indexing DT shifters. So I would say $350-400. While supper nice clean up the value parts are worn have issues chain rings have bad spots in places and the DIY not really right hand drilled dots kill a lot of value of the crank set and components
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$400 as it sits. The campy bits are nice and I'd consider selling them separately from the bike.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
...and the DIY not really right hand drilled dots kill a lot of value of the crank set and components


...?? the chain rings look OK to me. I think this is how they came from the manufacturer, but maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 12-11-19, 07:06 PM
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Old 12-11-19, 08:12 PM
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Killer chainset!
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Old 12-12-19, 08:49 PM
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OK I guess that's the way a they came oem new during the drillium craze still it seems to almost wreck some really nice black fitted chainrings. Why have nice black anoidized rings then drill holes and divots in them messing up the the nice black finish?
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OP has a fine ride. Beautiful color and nicely equipped. $550 range.

As for factory Stronglight black anodized drilled chainrings~~~ on my '72 Le Champion. (Not the best pic, sorry)

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OK I guess that's the way a they came oem new during the drillium craze still it seems to almost wreck some really nice black fitted chainrings. Why have nice black anoidized rings then drill holes and divots in them messing up the the nice black finish?
...if you want the drillium to stand out (which most, if not all fans of it did), doing the drilling after the black is on there gives that little silver ring around every hole for visual contrast. If you just want black chain rings, you're not a fan of drillium in general. If you want the things anodized after the drilling, they will look a lot less detailed, and the little holes will more or less disappear when viewed from a distance.
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OMG That is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! Heck, start at $1000. You can always come down. But, you can never ask more than the first offer. Be good. Have fun. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Dvd5 View Post
Thanks Ben. Yes, it would be a shame to part it out--I'm not really looking to do that.
No sale, this is very nice, even if you got say $500, you will not replace it for that without a huge stroke of luck, a bird in the hand.
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There you go, guidance from $350 to $1,000! The low side feels like a local CL “just move it” price and the high side a throw it on eBay for that lucky overseas sale.

If you’ve been watching values, you already know vintage bikes have slowed to a crawl. Best to hold on to it and enjoy it if you can. If you’re committed to selling, I think it could sell locally somewhere in the 4s. Campy on a clean bike can still do okay. It might look like listing at $475 and waiting until someone comes along who will give you $425-$450. My 2c.
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Old 12-15-19, 10:08 AM
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Thanks Everyone!

Thanks to everyone for your opinions / guidance. Not quite sure what I'll do since I mostly ride "off-road" with another bike.
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Old 12-19-19, 04:53 PM
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...well since you mostly ride off-road with another bike, you need a road bike don't you!

Seriously, you may never find another original bike from that era in that condition. You could always just pick a price that you'd be very happy to accept, add 10% to it, and let the market decide its fate.
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If you will ride it at all, I'd keep it at least until the market for bikes improves. I love Pugs and that is one of my favorite colors. If you were in St. Louis, we'd be talking! But seriously, it is a cream puff and worthy of being ridden by someone that appreciates it. Perhaps there is someone in the family the right height that would fall in love with it?
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If you will ride it at all, I'd keep it at least until the market for bikes improves.
The challenge is the market may NOT improve. I've held on to things waiting for the market to improve and 99% of the time, it ended up getting worse, not better.

"I'm almost certain that if the OP posted that bike on eBay, it would go for more than that."

As far as
Ebay, sure. But then you have to pack and ship at a reasonable cost, buyers win all disputes, and pay all the fees. But absolutely, on these desirable vintage bikes, Ebay is the place with the highest prices.

Many sellers want Ebay type pricing, but the convenience/ease of a local sale.

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
$400 as it sits. The campy bits are nice and I'd consider selling them separately from the bike.
I'm no expert and am inexperienced when it comes to vintage bikes, but I have a hard time believing $400 for this. I'm almost certain that if the OP posted that bike on eBay, it would go for more than that.
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As for the market doesn't seem like it will improve for sellers any time soon. A big part of what is driving prices down on vintage bikes is the apparent glut of nicer mid level 80's and 90's road and MTB's so a perspective buyer looking for something to ride will have 50-100 bikes that would make nicer riders to choose from under $500 and likely few nice choices in the under $200.
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I'm no expert and am inexperienced when it comes to vintage bikes, but I have a hard time believing $400 for this. I'm almost certain that if the OP posted that bike on eBay, it would go for more than that.
Here are some factors to consider: location, the campy bits, and the condition. $400 is about right--based on prices that I've seen--for a more or less unmolested PXN10LE. The condition should add a bump up to the price as should the campy bits. Those parts are worth more if parted out. Also the market for vintage bikes has been trending down. That said, I think my original estimate was a bit low as I was thinking of the price of this bike without the campy bits. So in a local sale in a medium sized city, I'd value this $400-$500 but the higher price may be very difficult to realize given that state of the vintage bike market.

It's my size, I'd be talking to the OP if he were local to me for sure. I like the bike a lot and I like French bikes a lot.
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